Geomatics Industrial Placement 2021 - 16940

South West
Rivers House Twerton
Staff Grade 2
Full Time, Part Time/Job Share
Environment & Sustainability, Analytical, Geography
£19,517 pro rata
Wanting to further develop your skills? The Environment Agency has exciting opportunities to do just that!

Our Industrial Placements run for 54 weeks starting in July-August 2021. Giving you time to gain valuable experience whilst complementing your studies and personal/professional growth.

Geomatics is the centre of expertise for remote sensing/GIS data analysis within the Environment Agency. Our geospatial products help support a wide range of applications across the Environment Agency/partners organisations including, flood modelling, habitat mapping, asset management, and environmental/urban planning. We also support during incidents by surveying/monitoring events such as floods/environmental disasters.

During the placement you will have the opportunity to work with specialists delivering high quality spatial data products.

Daily tasks may include:

• Processing data captured using our state of the art airborne LIDAR and digital aerial camera systems to agreed accuracy specifications.
• Production of high quality Digital Surface Models and classification of surface objects to create Digital Terrain Models.
• Ortho-rectification of colour/near-infrared airborne imagery to create seamless photo mosaics.
• Generation of QC reports and archiving of data to ensure availability for future use.
• Using GIS and remote sensing software to undertake complex spatial analysis of elevation and other spectral datasets.
The Environment Agency works across England giving you the opportunity to work both locally and nationally.

You will work with and learn from experienced members of your appointed team who will coach and mentor you throughout the year to support you to reach your potential.
We are looking for individuals with a well-developed sense of spatial awareness who are committed to a career in geomatics and/or the environmental sector. Ideally you will be studying or have recently studied a Geomatics/GIS/Remote Sensing/Geography related degree.
You will have completed a minimum of two years of your degree course but will not have graduated before summer 2022.
We are looking for applicants with some of the following skills:
- A passion for the environment and wanting to create a better place.
- Keen interest in GIS and remote sensing – Experience in using ESRI GIS software would be advantageous.
- Basic theoretical knowledge of LIDAR systems or other remote sensing platforms would be beneficial but is not required
- High level computer literacy
- Analytical and problem solving skills
- Excellent communication
- Team working skills
- Able to take initiative
- Manage own workload
For any questions relating to this role, please contact:

All assessments and interviews will be carried out using an online platform such as MS Teams.

Interviews are scheduled to take place from: mid-May 20201

We recognise the challenges that people with (multiple) protected characteristics may experience on the job market. We are fully committed to being an inclusive employer and ensuring equal opportunities. We are keen to make our workforce as diverse as possible, and we hope to attract applications from underrepresented groups, including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people, people with a disability, and people with gender diverse identities.

We also welcome applications for part-time hours.

03/05/2021, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Up to 54 weeks
Applies Analytical Knowledge and Experience
Description: Applies acquired knowledge and experience to produce and interpret results from samples analysed in the chemistry/ microbiology laboratory.

Describe where you have had to analyse a remote sensing dataset in a GIS to better understand an environment problem?
Communicates Effectively
Description: Listens and questions to understand and engage. Conveys information and ideas clearly, accurately and persuasively through speech and writing.

Please describe why you would like the opportunity to work for the Environment Agency. What will you personally bring to the organisation?
Manages Self
Description: Has full awareness of own strengths, weaknesses, impact and approach. Effectively organises self and takes personal responsibility for own role in the Environment Agency.

How do you think your experience and/or skills to date will support you during this placement / internship. How will it benefit you in achieving your future career aspirations?
Uses Initiative
Description: Takes action before and/or beyond what is required, owning the outcome.

Please describe a situation where you have gone above and beyond a task showing how you used your own initiative and what extra benefits this brought to the situation. This can be related to any aspect of your life, eg university, volunteering, any work place experience you have had.
If you are applying from the Civil Service please note that the Environment Agency is not a part of HM Civil Service and you would not be a Crown Servant in the event of being appointed. Therefore, you will not be eligible for continuous service. For applicants who currently work in local government or other bodies listed in the Redundancy Payments (Continuity of Employment in Local Government etc) (Modification) Order 1999, you may be eligible for continuous service for the purpose of calculating any future redundancy payment. If you are unsure of your status then you should contact your own HR Team.

We are fully committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve. We welcome flexible working patterns for all our vacancies, including job share, so please include clearly any information regarding your preferred working arrangements on your application.

We also have a Guaranteed Interview Policy to support those with a disability who are seeking employment. We have committed to guaranteeing an interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

The Environment Agency, as a Non-Departmental Public Body, is committed to providing value for money and utilises Central Government frameworks and contracts for all external recruitment needs. For this reason, we are unable to engage with the market directly through post, email or phone calls . Should you wish to become a support supplier on one of these frameworks or contracts please visit for more information.

This Vacancy is closed to applications.