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Geospatial Web Specialist
Purpose of the Job
To manage GIS applications and their system interfaces to ensure project information, required for the progress of the Project, is available to the Business.
Responsible for the configuration and technical support of GIS server and web software.
Develop and maintain GIS system interfaces to other business applications, including asset management, access management and other business systems as required.
Develop functionality to enable custom workflows and functions to be applied to web-based tools.
Provide technical support for the project and Rail for London teams.
Provide training, assistance and guidance to members of the Project as required.
Keep abreast of skills and knowledge within the discipline and undertake further training as necessary to update knowledge of GIS and CAD technology as it develops.
Act as a designated reference point for GIS management within the Project.
Support the GIS team to ensure geospatial information is readily available to the Project.
Develop a good working relationship with our IT service providers.
Take reasonable care of your own and others’ health and safety and of those who may be affected in the day-to-day delivery of this role by taking personal responsibility for working to Target Zero principles.
Co-operate in all matters relating to health and safety, including following safe working procedures at all times.
Act as a role model for vision and values, behaving in ways that are in alignment with Ways of Working. Encourage and support others to do so too.
Promote equality in the workplace and adopt appropriate behaviour when interacting with colleagues.
Take necessary care to properly protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of corporate information from unauthorised disclosure, modification or destruction. Never knowingly put information or information systems at risk.
Main Challenges of the Job
Providing GIS expertise as needed to support the Project and RfL Project Teams as requirements change throughout the project lifecycle.
Managing the configuration, administration and development of GIS software products. This will include covering GIS Team tasks when required, such as holidays.
Working with Tech & Data (T&D) and other appropriate parties to ensure that software and system upgrades are undertaken in a safe and seamless manner.
Thoroughly competent in modern computer systems with specialised knowledge of:
GIS products (ArcGIS Enterprise, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Desktop and FME Desktop / Server) including architecture, configuration and customisation.
Database products including Oracle Spatial and SQL Server.
Experience in the administration of GIS software and associated Databases listed above.
Knowledge of Spatial Database techniques and methodologies are essential.
Experience with CAD technologies, specifically Bentley products (ProjectWise / Microstation), would be beneficial.
Ability to set and maintain Project Standards connected with GIS data and systems.
Knowledge of cartography/topographic surveying techniques, knowledge of London Survey Grid would be beneficial.
Working knowledge of GIS industry standards such as those relating to metadata, topology, data sharing and OGC would be desirable.
Relevant qualification (e.g. Degree or equivalent) or extensive proven experience in Geospatial Systems.
Experience within the Rail or equivalent transport infrastructure industry would be beneficial.
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