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GIS Analyst

SSE plc

Location: Aberdeen City, Belfast, County Dublin, Highland Council, Perth and Kinross, Portsmouth, Reading, Renfrewshire

Job Type: Full time


SSE has big ambitions to be a leading energy company in a low carbon world. Following our commitment to invest £20.5 billion in low carbon projects to 2027, we have significant growth plans and are well on our way to achieving our ambition to build a world that's more sustainable and inclusive for you, your family, the community you live in and for generations to come. We are proud to be playing a critical role in the net zero transition, as we aim to more than treble the net capacity in operation to 13GW and grow renewable energy output five-fold to over 50TWh over the next 10 years.

Join us on our journey to net zero and help us power change.

About the Role

Base Location: Flexible, however our preference is that you will be based in one of our key UK or Ireland sites, which includes but is not limited to:- Glasgow, Perth, Aberdeen, Inverness, Reading, Havant, Belfast or Dublin.

Salary: £38,700 - £58,100 dependant upon experience + performance-related bonus + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible First options available

Reporting to the Onshore Lead GIS Analyst, the GIS Analyst will assist in the management of SSE's Renewable Onshore GIS Systems for Solar and Battery sites.

You'll be required to produce maps, plans and data sets using ARC GIS Pro to support the use of ARC GIS Online platform across the business. This includes the production of Ecology plans, Environmental Risk Maps, Lease plans, creating and updating datasets and creation of online web maps, applications and dashboards.

Some of your other main accountabilities will include;

- Providing comprehensive technical expertise and GIS support across SSE Renewables and the wider SSE group, ensuring high quality data standards are rigorously adhered to both internally and externally.

- Sourcing and managing spatial data sets using a variety of tools and techniques ensuring all associated metadata and geographical information is up to date.

- Creating web maps, applications, and dashboards for use on AGOL.

- Using scripting techniques to automate processes on ARCGIS Pro and improve visuals within AGOL.

- Creating 3D models of Solar and Battery sites, with the intent to incorporate BIM models and point cloud surveys.

- Identifying innovative value opportunities within the GIS Team to support the Onshore Renewables business maximise returns on existing assets and projects.

What do I need?

To be considered for this role, we would love you to have:

- Degree level qualification in a geography or environmental based discipline which covers the use of GIS.

- Extensive experience and a strong understanding of ESRI's suite of GIS software in particular ARC GIS Pro and AGOL.

- Good knowledge in production of data sets using advanced editing toolsets such as Spatial Analyst and 3D Analyst.

- Knowledge of data management standards.

- The ability to use Python/Java for scripting and automation would be an advantage.

What's in it for you?

An excellent package with 34 days holiday entitlement, enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare, salary sacrifice car leasing and much more, view our full benefits package on our careers site.

As an equal opportunity employer we encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE' to find out more.

What happens now?

All applications should be submitted online, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

If you would like to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact Douglas on / 01738 275199.

Before commencing employment with SSE, you'll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal records and credit check.




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