Geomatics Asset Analyst - 28630

Staff Grade 4
Full Time
Analytical, Environment & Sustainability, Geography, Information Technology, Science
We are fully committed to having an 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 are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic person to work in our team of Geomatics Analysts. This is within our National Monitoring Survey team.

This post will work on various projects and programmes using LIDAR data to support assets. This will include producing new products derived from LIDAR data and improving spatial datasets held within the Environment Agency asset inventory.

You will work within a small team delivering key projects, fostering & building relationships with internal EA & DEFRA colleagues. You will provide technical advice on the use of GIS and remote sensing products, sharing your knowledge and skills within the wider team.

The job role will cover varying tasks including for example:

• Using GIS skills to manipulate recent LIDAR data creating an accurate spatial representation of Environment Agency’s assets, such as embankments, walls, and bridges.
• Identifying features and dimensions associated with assets to create health metrics and ratios of the managed structures.
• Work with LIDAR data of varying resolutions and point density, enabling the use of point cloud data where appropriate.
• Writing new and updating scripts and models to automate processes.
• Ensuring a high level of Quality Control on the derived outputs.
• Visualising outputs and work towards developing a “digital twin” of the Environment Agencies flood embankment assets.
• Data processing with good data management practices.
• You will be required to have an incident role and respond to incidents or provide business continuity support during an incident. This will involve additional training and may attract an additional payment.
The team is part of the Operations Directorate, working with Area teams and Agency partners to co-deliver monitoring requirements.

We provide a range of specialist services, delivered by our professional people, to enable effective evidence to be used across the business.
This includes collection and analysis of LIDAR, Aerial Photography, Satellite and Bathymetry data. Advising the business in terrestrial land survey and operational remote sensing.

Be part of protecting our healthy air, land and water.
• You will have a relevant degree level qualification in Geography, GIS, Environment or another relevant scientific discipline, or equivalent experience with a good understanding of operational applications.
• You will be able to demonstrate a strong and broad range of GIS skills such as ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, and have experience in learning new software quickly.
• You should be comfortable working with large complex raster datasets for analysing, interpreting, and reporting purposes. For example, using Lidar data for height modelling and feature extraction.
• Experience of using python (particularly ArcPy) is desirable to automate and develop workflows.
• An analytical mindset with problem-solving skills.
• You will be able to prepare maps, reports, and other relevant information to stakeholders.
• Candidates must be able to communicate well and work as a team, whilst also have the confidence to work autonomously and develop this new and exciting role.
The candidate pack and role profile available, should be read along with the advert in order to understand the key accountabilities and skills needed to succeed in this role.

The post is full-time, we also welcome applications for part time hours.
Interviews will be carried out using MS teams. and are scheduled to take place in early of March 2024.

Your answers in the application and at interview will be assessed using the STAR technique (Situation, Task, Action, Result) for each of the role capabilities.
As an organisation we strive to reflect the communities we serve, to achieve this we welcome applications from all backgrounds regardless of race, sexual orientation, and religion.

For more information about the vacancy, please contact:
David White ( Tel:07552 271881

26/02/2024, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Achieves Results
This role will involve working on a range of different projects and tasks with differing sometimes conflicting deadlines.
Please describe a time where you have delivered a complex GIS project or piece of work to a deadline. How did you prioritise tasks to meet your targets? What challenges did you face and how did you overcome them?

• Maximises work output by setting goals and priorities tracking and measuring outcomes and taking swift remedial action when necessary.
• Can be relied upon to regularly exceed goals agreed
• Is tenacious and perseveres when others might give up and by doing so achieves the desired results
• Anticipates forth-coming issues and adjusts actions as necessary.
• Willing to put in extra effort to meet urgent deadlines when required; shows dedication and commitment;; “goes the extra mile”
• Is resilient and performs well under pressure; responds positively to setbacks and develops alternative action
Data and Information Management
This role involves efficiently managing a range of spatial datasets, and ensuring they can be readily be used for analysis and interpretation work for our programme.

You can demonstrate the ability to collect, analyse, interpret, record, manage, develop and share data, material or information appropriately for a variety of purposes. You will be able to handle, analyse and interpret and report on large coastal survey datasets to create clear and accurate GIS products.
Please provide evidence of how you meet this competency in your answer.

• Ensures that activities are carried out and documentation completed according to the relevant data laws, policies, processes and standards.
• Accurately and safely collects, enters and maintains data in line with Environment Agency procedures and stores data, or material, for subsequent analysis safely.
• Anticipates requirements for data or information and/or identifies future reporting requirements and puts in place the means to meet these.
• Produces factually accurate reports, both verbal and written using data and statistics supported by tools, databases and specialised software.
• Prepares and presents findings in a logical and well-structured manner that can be readily accessed and understood by a wide audience.
• Is fully aware of all documentation applicable to roles & responsibilities. Knows how to find out if unsure.
Focuses on Efficiency, Innovation and Quality
This role will handle and manage a significant archive of spatial data, undertaking analysis on newly captured and archived LIDAR data to understand features and change trends. The role will require seeking better ways to analyse and interpret data to for asset management, and using new monitoring techniques to gather better information.
Please provide an example of where you have taken the opportunity to create, introduce and implement new or improved methods, processes. How did you maintain quality and accuracy?

• Takes responsibility for the quality and timeliness of own work, admits errors when necessary and quickly takes action to rectify
• Demonstrates an ongoing concern to improve performance and increase efficiency.
• Checks and ensures the accuracy of information received and produces work that is right first time.
• Puts in place checks to ensure that plans and processes are being carried out to the required degree of accuracy.
• Actively seeks and implements opportunities to maximise efficiency and effectiveness of self and the team.
• Ensures that data and information are always delivered in an accurate, timely and legal manner.
• Proactively looks for better ways of doing things; learns from events and seeks to improve future performance.
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.

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