Geoscience Data Technician - Cardiff

Contract:
Permanent
Category:
Full Time
Job Sector:
Engineering / Technical, Science / Analysis
Region:
South Wales
Location:
Cardiff
Salary description:
Negotiable / Competitive
Posted:
29/05/2018
Start Date:
ASAP
Recruiter:
Orange Recruitment
Job Ref:
OR/SRK/0518GDT

Geoscience Data Technician
Reporting To: Head of Data and Visualisation Team
Department: Support

Post Responsibilities:
Working within the Data and Visualisation Team to support GIS and Data Services across the business providing expertise and technical support in data management primarily at a project level.

The role will focus on three areas:

* supporting the data management and GIS requirements of projects;
* assisting in the development of protocols for data management, and;
* assisting in the development of data management services for external clients.

Main Duties:
The main duties of the role comprise:
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* Supporting the data management needs of projects, particularly those involving large and/or multi-disciplinary datasets
* GIS development support
* Development of generic and project specific databases to support efficient data handling of information within projects
* Assisting with the development of tools, procedures, guides, manuals to support internal generic database systems for projects
* Development of systems and procedures for efficient capturing and data handling of site data and transfer to project data systems
* Processing and manipulation of geoscientific and other data

SPECIALIST SKILLS:
Essential:

* Knowledge of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and GIS development and integration environments particularly ArcGIS and ESRI products
* Knowledge and some experience in databases and database design and field data capture
* Have knowledge and experience in programming e.g. python, vba
* Good working knowledge of MS Excel and MS Access advantageous
* Qualifications relating to geosciences and/or computing
* Ability to deliver high quality work under pressure and to tight deadlines
* Excellent communication skills
* Excellent organisational skills with good attention to detail
* Ability to work effectively as part of a team
* Ability to rapidly learn new software as required
* Ability to work without direct supervision and to prioritise workload effectively
* Willingness to proactively engage with consultants/clients to maintain and improve the quality of output
* Proven problem-solving skills

Desirable:

* Knowledgeable and experienced in environmental and geoscience disciplines including; environmental monitoring, (environmental) geochemistry, hydrology and hydrogeology, geology.
* Experience of graphics and visual representation with an ability to present data and information effectively
* Knowledge of MS SQL Server, PostgreSQL or similar server based systems

Location:
Cardiff office.

Candidates may be required to work at other locations as required and overseas travel will form a part of the role.

Commencing Salary:

* Salary Range £negotiable.

Hours of Work:
The normal working week is 40 hours, Monday to Friday 09:00 to 17:30 with half hour lunch. However, there will be the need for working flexible hours to meet deadlines. Overtime is not payable.

Holidays:

* 29 working days per annum inclusive of bank and public holidays. Leave increases with length of service.

Pension and Associated Benefits Following Successful Completion of Probationary Period:

* Pension Contribution (5.25% of the basic salary)
* Death in Service Benefit (4 x basic salary)
* Long-term Disability Insurance (75% of basic salary following 13 weeks continuous incapacity, less state benefit)
* Discretionary Bonus (subjec

Company Description

Orange Recruitment is team of recruitment specialists, with over 10 years of experience. Orange Recruitment was established to provide our clients with an abundance of highly qualified candidates, with minimal costs & minimal hassle.

Closing Date:
26/06/2018

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