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Senior Consultant - Cartography
Location: Southampton
Salary: £32,173.00 - 39,509.00, plus excellent benefits
Employment Type: Full-time, Permanent
Number of vacancies:

Role summary
It is an exciting time for Cartography. The demand for our services is changing, with customers increasingly expecting all datasets to be up-to-date and the same currency. There is user demand for the new content, via new product output and services, particularly to meet digital and on-line user needs. At the same time technological change has enabled new production methods. We can derive maps very quickly after the data has been acquired, deliver data through many mediums – digitally & wirelessly and automatically derive different products from Geospatial data.

This is a great time to join our Cartography operation, to be involved in meeting the changing demand for our services and to take advantage of new technologies. You will provide technical leadership for Cartographic system improvement, undertaking and guiding development, and influencing decisions that ensure appropriate GI technologies are chosen, developed and implemented.

You will lead on technical development and research projects which test emerging technologies and enable Cartography to take advantage of appropriate technical advances. Maintaining & developing your own technical skills, you will also provide technical leadership for the Carto Developer team to enhance technical capabilities, to provide creative, flexible and cost effective solutions. Contributing to the technical strategy formulation & design and support the implementation of solutions to enhance Cartography’s delivery capability. You will provide expertise both internally and externally to OS on GI and other tools that enable improved automation and quality of cartographic processes. You will be an ‘ambassador’ for technical development in Cartographic processes when sharing information both within OS and externally. Developing the Carto Developers in the team so that they have the necessary skills to deliver the required improvements

You will need to demonstrate your track record against the following essential criteria and competencies:

  • Advanced GIS toolset knowledge – Arc Map/ArcServer/Model Builder
  • Coding and software development – ideally knowledge of Python, FME, ESRI workflow manager
  • IT knowledge – knowledge of databases & data models
  • Influencing and implementing technical improvements in a GI environment

Competencies - level 3

  • Changing and improving
  • Leading and communicating
  • Delivering at Pace

For more information about the competencies and what we are looking for, please click here  

Alongside all the benefits you’d expect from us (e.g. flexi time and an excellent pension plan), we offer exciting projects, a fresh, innovative environment and the role-specific training you’ll need to really develop in your career.   

Please note the new format, described below, for submitting your application.

To apply, please upload your covering letter and CV demonstrating your suitability for the role. Your letter should include a heading for each of the competencies, under which you should provide relevant examples to demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the role as described in the summary above (maximum 250 words under each heading).

Closing date:  22 July 2014

No Agencies
Interviews will be held w/c 4 Aug 2014] 

Please note:
• Once you have submitted your application it cannot be amended; only submit your application when you have completely finished and answered all the relevant questions. • Late applications will not be accepted.

All applications for these vacancies must be made on-line. There are limited exceptions to this. Paper applications will only be considered if you have a disability that will prevent you from applying on-line. If this is the case, please contact the recruitment team on 023 8005 5500 to discuss. This number is not to be used by recruitment agencies.
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