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GIS Analyst

Job details

No. of posts: 1
Vacancy Reference Number: OGA 032
Grade EO
Salary: £30,091
Location: London or Aberdeen
Travel to other locations with UK? Yes
Ocassional travel within the UK may be required
Appointment Type Permanent
Level of Security clearance Basic
Medical required? No

Unless otherwise stated consideration will be given to requests to work on a part time or job share basis. Flexible working hours can also be considered.

Application details

Closing date for applications: 19 Jan 2018

Brief overview of role

The OGA seeks a GIS Analyst to drive the continuous improvements in GIS technology and services across OGA, while maintaining the on-going operational requirements of the organisation.

The GIS Analyst will be responsible for supporting the Senior Mapping and GIS Manager in the delivery of the OGA’s spatial strategy. This sets out a vision for the OGA’s spatial capability and how that will support the OGA’s IT/IM Strategy.

The role is part of a multi discipled team reporting the OGA’s Head of Digital services.

Detailed job description and key responsibilities

Key responsibilities include:

  • Produce and maintain spatial datasets mastered in GIS
  • Provide spatial assistance to users on the OGA’s Energy Portal (Internal and External)
  • Produce PDF maps on request for OGA users
  • Maintain a set of public PDF maps
  • Support development of OGA’s web based GIS
  • Support GIS Manager in delivering priorities
  • Support users across OGA with GIS tasks


Priorities and key challenges

The immediate priorities for the GIS Analyst are as follows:

  • Work with key areas of OGA to build ability and raise awareness and capabilities of GIS.
  • Support the growing number of users with map and data requests.
  • Provide deskside support as required.

Support the Senior Mapping and GIS Manager with administrative tasks.

Person specification

  • Competence 1: Changing and Improving - • Open to change and can communicate the need for it.
  • Competence 2: Building Capability for All - • Works and communicates effectively and fluently with managers and staff - able to explain complex technical issues in terms that non-technical managers and staff will understand.
  • Competence 3: Managing a Quality Service - • Takes into account the diverse needs and requirements of customers.
  • Competence 4: Delivering at Pace -• Able to meet deadlines, prioritise and organise a busy schedule of work;

Specialist Skills, Qualifications, Experience, Licenses, Memberships or Language

Essential Desirable
• BSc in GIS or suitable experience
• Knowledge of the ESRI Platform at 10.5+ (ArcGIS, Portal, Server, AGOL, OpenData and Insights)
• Working knowledge of Oracle Databases and ArcSDE
• Working knowledge of GIS Data Management
• Strong geodetic knowledge
• Excellent skills on the MS Suite (Excel, Access, PowerPoint, etc)
• Working knowledge of Safe FME
• Programing experience (Python, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Markdown, etc)
• Cloud environments (MS Azure)
• Experience in the Oil & Gas industry

Application Process and Further Information

Unfortunately you do not meet minimum nationality and educational requirements of this position.

Completed applications will only be accepted via the online application process below, however, if you do require the application form in a different format please contact us at quoting the recruitment reference number and job title.

You should provide examples in your covering letter that best demonstrate your skills and abilities against the competencies and specialist skills. The maximum word count against each competence example is 250 words. The information you provide will be assessed during the short listing stage and if you are invited to attend an interview, the indicated competence areas will discussed further.

When completing your application, you should use the STAR format (Situation, Task, Action and Result) methodology for each competence. All appointments are subject to successful completion of pre-employment checks

For further information please see the Information to Candidates pack (PDF)

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Equality and diversity statement

The OGA is committed to embedding equality and diversity into all our policies and processes. We will aim to recruit, retain and promote staff on the basis of competence and regardless of characteristics including those listed under the Equality Act 2010. These protected characteristics are; age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation