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WSP USA Geospatial (GIS) – Associate Consultant (Senior) in United Kingdom

In today’s world it’s important to work for a company that has clear purpose, giving back to communities and supporting what is truly important in the world.

When considering a career move it’s vital to work for a business that is aligned to your values and goals, a place where you can belong. See what WSP stands for in 2024 and beyond…

To find out more about our WSP UK business, please click on the following link and discover what awaits you at WSP: https://www.wsp.com/en-gb

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In today’s world it’s important to work for a company that has clear purpose, giving back to communities and supporting what is truly important in the world.

When considering a career move its vital to work for a business that is aligned to your values and goals, a place where you can belong.

To find out more about our business click on the following link and discover what awaits you at WSP: Who We Are | WSP (https://www.wsp.com/en-gb/who-we-are)

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU

Work-life balance?

WSP recognises that work is only one part of your life and making time for other things is important – whether that’s for your families, friends, or yourself.

Our hybrid working policy allows the flexibility to work from the comfort of your own home as well as collaborating in our contemporary offices across the UK.

Inclusivity & Diversity?

We want our people to achieve rewarding careers, bringing their whole selves to work. We celebrate integrity and treat people with respect, supporting each other and embracing diversity to create a culture of inclusion and belonging at WSP.

Our employee resource groups VIBE (LGBTQ+ employees), CREED (Championing Racial Equality and Ethnic Diversity) and our Gender Balance Group, in tandem with WSP’s Neurodiverse Community Group, WSP Connect Group (visible and non-visible disabilities) help us promote the right environment for you to reach your full potential.

Health & Wellbeing?

We are committed to supporting our people, giving you the tools to make improvements to your health and wellbeing through our Thrive programme.

Med24 gives you and your family unrestricted telephone access to an NHS doctor where you can call day or night or have a face-to-face video consultation.

Flex your time?

For improved work life balance, WSP offers the “WSP Hour” which enables you to take one hour per day to do as you wish and make up the time earlier or later that day. We also offer part time and flexible working arrangements plus the option to flex your bank holiday entitlement to suit you.

Your development?

We appreciate that development and training is important to you and that’s why we have a supportive environment that invests in your development, whether that’s chartership, training or mentoring.

APPLY NOW AND BE THE FUTURE OF WSP!

#WeAreWSP

Here at WSP we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy or maternity/paternity. As a Disability Confident leader, we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria, please let us know if you require any workplace adjustments in support of your application.

Please note WSP reserves the right to close the vacancy before the advertised closing date.

We are seeking an experienced individual to join our established GIS / digital team based in the UK The successful candidate will work alongside colleagues to develop digital and geospatial solutions across a range of sectors, including biodiversity, climate change, environmental impact, net zero, planning, renewable energy, transport, waste and water management.

Your work will be varied and challenging and will include the following:

  • Acting as a geospatial subject matter expert (SME) champion across WSP UK;

  • Taking the lead technical role in the delivery of future GIS and digital projects;

  • Contributing to geospatial technical innovation and development;

  • Leading new business development and proposal activities;

  • Potential mentoring and management of geospatial staff within WSP UK and

  • Writing and reviewing technical reports and presentations.

We expect that the successful candidate will split their time between home working and time spent in one of our UK offices.

YOUR TEAM

Our GIS and integrated digital teams deliver a wide spectrum of services including application development; database development; mobile mapping; remote sensing; technology consulting; spatial analysis; and web mapping. These services are provided to a range of high-profile customers in the UK and overseas. Our work is diverse and delivered across multiple sectors – including climate change, defence, energy transition and renewable energy, government, minerals, planning, power, transport, waste and water.

Recent examples include: the development of digital and geospatial solutions to enhance climate change assessment and resilience planning in the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Grenada, Kazakhstan, Iraq, Turks & Caicos, and the Western Balkans; geospatial modelling of optimal sites for wind and solar farm sites in the UK, Middle East and Australia; development of web tools for strategic transport modelling in the UK and the Ukraine; work to improve the UK’s energy infrastructure, including strategic studies for Cadent, National Grid, Western Gateway and UK nuclear industry; and the development of GIS tools to improve water supply resilience in England, Bulgaria, Grenada and Qatar.

Our portfolio of recent clients includes the: Azerbaijan Ministry for Ecology and Natural Resources; Bristol Water; Cadent; Caribbean Development Bank; DAERA Northern Ireland; Dwr Cymru Welsh Water; EDF Energy; Environment Agency (England); European Bank for Reconstruction and Development; Heathrow Airport Limited; Horizon Nuclear Power; High Speed 2 (HS2); Joint Nature Conservation Council (JNCC); National Grid; National Water and Sewerage Authority, Grenada; NEOM, Saudi Arabia; North London Waste Authority; Organisation of Easter Caribbean States (OECS); Rio Tinto; RWE; Transport for West Midlands; USACE and the US Navy; United Nations Environment Programme; United Utilities, Wessex Water; Western Gateway and the World Bank.

We will shortlist candidates using the following qualification and experience criteria:

Consulting experience

  • A MSc degree-level qualification (or equivalent) in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) or Geomatics and ideally a minimum of 10 years related work experience;

  • Acting as a senior technical specialist and leading GIS and digital elements of major UK or international development projects;

  • Prior experience of undertaking geospatial business development and proposal writing activities, and

  • Experience of mentoring and staff / team management (advantageous but not essential)

Technical skills and knowledge

  • Advanced knowledge of desktop ESRI ArcGIS, QGIS and/or FME analysis software;

  • Ability to create geospatial software applications using Arcpy, Python, SQL, Javascript, HTML and/or R/Shiny;

  • Experience of creating and managing web mapping solutions using ESRI or Open Source technology;

  • Database management skills and experience – ideally with SQL Server, PostgreSQL or MS Access;

  • Cloud computing experience using MS Azure would be an advantage.

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