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KBR Senior Geospatial Data Support Officer in Canberra, Australia


Senior Geospatial Data Support Officer

Your KBR future – delivering solutions and changing the world

About KBR:

We are a company of innovators, thinkers, creators, explorers, volunteers and dreamers who all share one goal — to improve the world.

KBR delivers science, technology and engineering solutions to governments and companies around the world. KBR employs approximately 34,000 people performing diverse, complex, and mission-critical roles in 33 countries.

For 65 years, KBR and its heritage companies are proud to have delivered some of Australia’s largest and most complex projects.

With around 2,000 employees in 6 primary offices throughout Australia, we are committed to social and environmental sustainability and delivering projects with a digital mindset driving innovation within our business and for our customers.

We help ensure mission success on land, in the air, at sea, in space and cyberspace for our defence customers. From individual technologies and services to comprehensive project delivery and mission execution, no other company can match the breadth and depth of KBR.

KBR comprises a diverse team who provide a broad spectrum of capabilities across Australia and the Asia Pacific. Our proven project teams readily address complex and multi-disciplinary activities, providing low-risk and cost-effective solutions to the defence force.

Learn more about our business here (https://kbr.foleon.com/gsapac/gs-apac-overview/) .

The Opportunity:

We are currently seeking Expression of Interests from highly motivated Geospatial Data Support Officers what will join our team to provide technical support to users of Defence's Mission Planning System by acquiring, translating and storing the geospatial data so that end users have the appropriate information to successfully plan their missions. The candidates we are hoping to hear from need to be able to use common geospatial software to achieve this.

The Geospatial Data Support Officer would work as part of the Canberra-based Geospatial Team that would assist activities related to Mission Planning Systems supporting ADF aviation and intelligence customers. Candidates would have the opportunity to participate in precision GNSS survey collection activities to support the MQ-4C Triton.

All candidates will be required to hold and maintain an active NV1 clearance. Only candidates holding an NV1 clearance should apply.

Responsibilities would include:

  • Conducting data assurance and configuration management activities for MPS data, as required, to maintain system airworthiness.

  • Develop and maintain mission planning data acquisition and distribution policy for MPS Program Office.

  • Devise and implement efficient and secure procedures for data handling and analysis with attention to all technical aspects.

  • Support others in the daily use of MPS by providing quality geospatial data.

  • Conduct geospatial data manipulation and management to develop military specific data sets as required.

  • Analyse geospatial data and develop custom reports as required.

  • Monitor and analyse information and data systems and evaluate their performance to discover ways of enhancing them (new technologies, upgrades etc.).

  • Ensure digital databases and archives are protected from security breaches and data losses.

  • Troubleshoot data-related problems and authorize maintenance or modifications to geospatial data sets.

  • Conduct data backup and recovery planning.

  • Review or generate work instructions to document specific and repeatable procedures to aid in redundancy, configuration control and accountability of geospatial products produced.

  • Manage and maintain data storage repositories for ADF Aviation and Geospatial MPS data.

  • Format and structure data to so it can be consumed by Mission Planning Software.

  • Co-ordinate and distribute periodic data updates to users.

  • Validate, convert, modify, combine, and export geospatial data in MPS compatible formats.

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Minimum six years’ experience in the Spatial industry.

  • An understanding of spatial data collection, storage, analysis, and translation methods.

  • Experience in conducting quality analysis to ensure adequacy, accuracy, and legitimacy of spatial data.

  • Experience in spatial data management and the appropriate storage mechanisms.

  • Experience in the use or knowledge of various geospatial software applications, such as the ESRI Suite of Products, Global Mapper and FME.

  • Experience in dealing with stakeholders at various levels to understand and collate the user’s spatial data requirements.

  • Experience in precision GNSS field survey collection.

    Location: Canberra, ACT

    Benefits of KBR

  • A workplace culture certified as a Great Place To Work (Aus, India, UK & US)

  • Flexible working conditions

  • Competitive salary (including annual reviews)

  • Paid Parental leave

  • Paid Reservist leave

  • Income protection

  • Corporate rewards

  • Salary packaging/Novated leasing

  • Discounted employee stock purchase plans

  • Flu shots, skin checks and private health insurance discounts

  • Career development: Online learning, mentorship and career pathways

    If you’re ready to shape tomorrow, let’s get started. Apply Now!

    KBR acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their continuing connections to land, sea, community and culture. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.

    KBR is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing an inclusive and diverse work environment. We encourage candidates of all abilities to apply.

    As a Major Service Provider of the Australian Defence Force, an AGSVA security clearance will be required and compliance to International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). As such, our hiring decisions are based on the key requirements of each role and candidates are selected based on their unique strengths and experiences.