Senior Geospatial Specialist

Date: 13-Sep-2021

Location: Auckland Wide, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council



•             Provide complex spatial information, analysis and mapping (maps, data and reports) from appropriate spatial datasets.

•             Lead and manage geospatial projects using the latest spatial and visualisation technologies

•             Provide expert geospatial advice and undertake mapping projects and various spatial analyses as required


He angitūtanga: The Opportunity

The Auckland Council Geospatial team is passionate about transforming Auckland through the power of location intelligence and to this end operates an enterprise GIS that supports several exceptional products and solutions for Auckland Council and its customers.


There is an excellent opportunity for a Senior Geospatial Specialist to provide geospatial services including spatial data analysis, visualisation, and web mapping services to support the Plans and Places department work programme. This busy and varied position will give you an opportunity to work with our small and highly skilled GIS team alongside our planners and technical experts on topics such as land use, heritage, natural hazards, water quality, and landscape protection. Many projects in our work programme require spatial and visual data analysis and mapping. You'll work with the latest technology in one of the largest enterprise and project environments.


He kōrero mōu: About you

You will be an energetic and passionate Geographic Information Systems (GIS) professional with at least 5 years' experience performing quality cartographic mapping, spatial and visual data analysis, web GIS delivery and editing using GIS and desktop software applications. You have a degree or diploma in geography or GIS and/or design or equivalent work experience. Must have experience and knowledge using at least some of the following products - ArcGIS Desktop (ArcMap and ArcGIS Pro), ArcSDE, ArcGIS Server (web services), Adobe Suite, Web GIS (ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Portal), Safe FME technology. You'll be at a great advantage if you have experience working with Māori or within Kaupapa Māori paradigms.


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

As a high-performing organisation, we place a high value on the quality of work done where achievements are regularly celebrated and recognised, embracing the culture of positivity, fun and passion in the workplace. There are endless opportunities to develop your career across the Council group; Auckland Council is committed to your professional development and offers a wide range of training courses, lunchtime learnings and collaboration networks. We offer flexible working arrangements to suit your lifestyle -with the ability to work from home on some days or from one of our alternative office spaces across the region.


As a Council employee, you'll gain access to a vast range of benefits and discounts, including discounted financial services and insurance, Auckland Art Gallery membership, entertainment, lifestyle discounts and more. You'll be joining a team of dedicated and respected experts working collaboratively across the region to contribute to Auckland's growth and development. We are committed to diversity and have a culture built on trust and valuing individual as well as collective contributions.


Applications will close on Tuesday 28th September 2021.  Interviews will be conducted online.


Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.