GIS Consultant

Posted on Jan 20, 2019 by Arcadis

London, London United Kingdom
Immediate Start
Annual Salary


The GIS team works across Arcadis' UK business providing support to the Utilities, Highways, Rail; and Energy and Environment sectors. We are a small team with specialist skills who are developing a reputation for technical excellence and innovation within the business.

Reporting to the GIS Team Leader, you will be responsible for undertaking GIS data preparation, data management, analysis, mapping and visualisation on our projects. This will include:

  • Using web and mobile technology to support field data collection teams
  • Preparing MXDs and PMFs for data sharing and mapping
  • Preparing map services for GIS applications
  • Developing and applying geoprocessing models using model builder and / or python

You will assist in the delivery of project-related tasks to meet budget, time-frame and quality targets, meeting or exceeding client expectations, promoting and marketing all facets of Arcadis' services during interfaces with clients and other sectors and disciplines, contributing towards the achievement of the divisional business plan and to build networks within the industry

Key Responsibilities/ Duties

  • Delivering GIS work on UK projects
  • Preparing and coordinating work for GIS staff based in the UK and overseas (travel not required)
  • Liaising with internal and external clients
  • Providing GIS technical mentoring to junior GIS staff
  • Undertaking GIS mapping, analysis, data capture, data management and geoprocessing
  • Extraction and formatting of AutoCAD data into GIS formats
  • Preparation of GIS reports
  • Analysing and developing databases
  • Analysing data in Excel
  • Working with the GIS team to deliver GIS deliverables to tight deadlines
  • Undertaking quality control of GIS work undertaken by other GIS staff
  • Contributing to the technical development of the GIS team through sharing ideas and innovations
  • Occasional travel to other offices for business development and project meetings
  • Performing other duties and responsibilities as required from time to time by your manager or Arcadis


Person Specification/ Qualifications:

  • Minimum Academic Qualifications & Certification:
  • A Master's degree in GIS and/or suitable experience


  • Demonstrable post-graduation in a similar position
  • ESRI ArcGIS 10.4 or above
  • Microsoft Access and Excel
  • Some previous GIS project management experience
  • Some experience of preparing content for bids and proposals
  • Some experience of programming in either Python, SQL or VBA and a desire to develop these skills further
  • Understanding of relational databases and database design
  • Understanding of core principles of GIS and GI data management
  • ArcGIS Online / Portal for ArcGIS
  • Knowledge of UK GIS datasets
  • Customer focussed approach to quality and service
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to identify innovative solutions to problems
  • Well motivated and team focussed with an ability to work without supervision and act on own initiative
  • Well motivated and able to work to tight deadlines
  • Desire to work within a consultancy environment applying GIS to environment, geoscience and infrastructure projects


  • Experience of working within infrastructure, environment, water or buildings disciplines
  • Experience of working with processing large datasets i.e. LiDAR, OS Mastermap
  • Experience of programming in either Python, SQL or VBA
  • Exposure to ESRI Model Builder or FME
  • ArcGIS Server and ArcSDE
  • ArcGIS Online / Portal for ArcGIS
  • ArcGIS Mobile or ESRI Collector App, Survey 123
  • QGIS, PostgreSQL/PostGIS
  • Open Source GIS tools such as GDAL
  • Building Information Modelling (BIM) and GI Modelling (HoleBASE/GINT)
  • Minimum Academic Qualifications & Certification:
  • A Master's degree in GIS and/or suitable experience

What We Offer:

We offer a dynamic challenging job with international focus in a pleasant working climate, attention to education and a competitive remuneration package reflecting the seniority of the role. You will have a great deal of responsibility with endless opportunity for impact and freedom for initiatives. Given the international spread of the business a certain level of flexibility in working hours is important.

We offer a fantastic working environment where you own your destiny and will be encouraged to forge a successful career. In addition, we offer some excellent benefits, such as:

Highly competitive salary

Stakeholder Pension matched to up 8%


Life Assurance

Income Protection

Annual Leave, with option to purchase additional days

Annual Professional Institution Subscription Paid

Tax Free Season Ticket Loan

Flexible Benefits Scheme, including Cycle to Work

Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Leave

Birthday Vouchers

Long Term Service Awards

Refer a Friend Scheme that rewards you for every successful introduction you make

For some levels, Company Car/car Allowance

Opportunities like this are rare. Don't miss out on a chance to put yourself in a place where great things can happen. Get in touch now to let us know that you're interested in making a move.

At Arcadis, we trust our teams to create their own work-life balance. It means we always welcome people who want or need a flexible career. We're proud of the diverse ways of working that thrive in our community as a result.

We believe that by working together diverse people with different experiences develop the most innovative ideas. Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of how we improve quality of life and we work closely with our people across six ED&I Workstreams: Age, Disability, Faith, Gender, LGBT+ and Race. A diverse and skilled workforce is essential to our success.

Reference: 614600755

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