GIS Specialist, Air & Environmental Quality Practice

Harwell, Oxfordshire
15 Mar 2012
15 Apr 2012
Stacey Noton
Full Time
Contract Type
Career Level
Senior Management

The Company

AEA is a global consulting firm, creating inspired solutions that solve complex issues in the areas of climate change, energy and environment. Our solutions are optimised by expert knowledge management and innovative IT.

We work with governments and businesses worldwide to address the challenges that they face, helping to transform the way they work through the creation of profitable and sustainable solutions.

We require flexible, dynamic and adaptable people who want be part of our organisation at an exciting and stimulating time.

Protecting the air we breathe isn’t easy but through independent and expert technical support on policy, strategy and on-the-ground implementation, AEA’s Air and Environmental Quality practice has been helping governments and businesses do just that for nearly four decades.

When governments or businesses require help in protecting our air and environmental quality, they need experts who understand the complete and at times complex chain of evidence - from pollution emission to its human and environmental impact. They need experts who can provide accurate pollutant measurements and detailed emissions inventories and who can provide models to show how this pollution will move through the environment reacting chemically and physically across. Additionally, they need experts who understand how populations and ecosystems will be exposed to pollution may be impacted. The ability to present such complex information to the public in ways that help them understand the risks to their health and impact on the environment is increasingly important.

Today, we have evolved into a practice area with some 100 scientific, consulting and technical staff; we continue to deliver pioneering work and successful client solutions.

We are now looking to expand the team and our capability through additional GIS expertise. We are therefore seeking a GIS Specialist with experience in conceptual environmental data modelling. Our particular focus is on mapping and visualising air pollution data relating to emissions, concentrations and population exposure.

Role Purpose:
The purpose of the role will be to implement and support desktop and web-based GIS solutions on projects (with internal and external interfaces). As a GIS Specialist the candidate will be expected to provide advice and guidance to others on data manipulation, spatial data processing and modelling.

Essential Requirements/Experience:

• Either a degree qualification in GIS or a related field and appropriate work experience
• Experience of ESRI packages (either of the following: ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Server and Arc extensions).
• Strong Microsoft Excel and Access skills
• Experience with working and controlling a large number of evolving datasets
• High level of attention to detail
• Excellent written and verbal communications skills.

Advantageous Experience

• Experience of providing GIS support to any of the following disciplines: Air Quality pollution, Greenhouse Gases, Energy, Transport and Waste
• Exposure to other non-ESRI based GIS.
• Exposure to other spatial data
• Excellent presentation and administration skills
• Consultancy experience

This is a fast-paced and challenging environment offering you the opportunity to make your mark; you will have support from the wider business for your own career development into a wide range of future opportunities within AEA.

In return for your commitment, drive and enthusiasm, we offer an attractive remuneration and benefits package, a personal development plan, and the opportunity to make a difference in a challenging and rewarding field.

To express your interest in joining our prestigious organisation please visit our career pagesby clicking the 'Apply now' button, and submit your application using our on line process.

The AEA group strives to be an equal opportunities employer.