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Lead GIS Consultant - Associate/Principal Grade, Bristol Edinburgh or Manchester, UK

Office Location: UK

Salary: Competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package

Discipline team: CAD & GIS


Job Description

SLR’s GIS team provides a wide range of expert geospatial advice and support across all 31 technical disciplines offered by SLR. An outstanding opportunity has arisen for an experienced GIS professional to join this established team in a leadership capacity, and with a remit to shape its continued future growth technically, professionally and commercially.

Location is flexible given SLR’s single cost-centre “One Team” approach. However, given the location of technical infrastructure and other team members within the GIS group the position would ideally be located in Bristol, Edinburgh or Manchester.

As well as a structured path for progression based on performance, the successful candidate will enjoy a competitive salary coupled with comprehensive benefits including car allowance, pension, life cover, travel insurance, healthcare and more. Our comprehensive annual review process ensures that the efforts of our staff remain adequately recognised and rewarded, and our family friendly policies help staff balance the needs of professional and family life.


Joining as the Lead GIS consultant within a combined CAD & GIS team, the role will involve taking responsibility for all aspects of the day to day management of the GIS Team members. Along with overseeing technical output of the team, this will involve providing continued professional development, and helping to ensure that our GIS staff’s skills grow as their careers progress.

Alongside this responsibility, the person joining will also be actively involved in the technical delivery of GIS support on projects being undertaken by other SLR disciplines.

We are seeking a candidate who will be undertaking the role of a “GIS Champion” within SLR – increasing awareness with colleagues across the business of what GIS can offer and how this will benefit clients and project outcomes; with a view to expanding the internal workload undertaken.

SLR is also keen to diversify the technical expertise offered by its GIS team, and the new starter would also have a great opportunity to lead diversification into areas such as WebGIS and BIM.

There is a longer-term desire for the team to expand into actively targeting and winning external GIS work directly with clients, and therefore an aptitude for, or experience within business development would be useful.


Suitable candidates should be able to demonstrate:

  • Degree in GIS related subject and professional experience within a consultancy (Environmental would be advantageous) or similar commercial environment
  • Advanced understanding of GIS and an ability to develop this in others
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a proven ability to build and maintain effective working relationships at all levels
  • Excellent time management skills with an ability to effectively prioritise tasks and solve problems whilst under pressure
  • Highly motivated and willing to take on new challenges, must possess a determination see challenges through to a conclusion

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