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GIS Analyst


GIS Analyst

  • 543358
  • Closing at: Dec 5 2022 at 23:55 GMT

To reach net zero by 2050, we're looking for people who can bring big ideas, new skills, and innovative thinking to help us build a world that's more sustainable and inclusive for you, your family, the community you live in and for generations to come.

So, join us on our journey to net zero. Help us power change.

About the Role

Base Location: Glasgow, Perth, Inverness or Aberdeen.

Salary: £33,945 - £39,463 + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances, and wellbeing.

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

We currently have an exciting opportunity to join SSEN as a GIS analyst across large capital projects supporting in the “Pathway to 2030” and delivering our NetZero goals.

Reporting to the GIS Manager and helping in the growth and development of this team to assist in the management of the GIS systems for the Transmission business.

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

As a GIS Analyst some of your key accountabilities in this position will include:

- The creation and maintenance of robust and large GIS datasets, ensuring this is relevant, up to date, cleansed, and high quality data standards are rigorously adhered to, including appropriate metadata.

- Provision of first-class GIS and cartographic support, including preparation of maps, plans, the update and creation of ArcGIS Online Web Apps, 3D visualisation and mobile mapping techniques.

- Support the delivery of individual tasks and wider business processes through identification and design of innovative and technically complex GIS solutions, applications, and workflows.

- Deliver training and technical support to colleagues across the business who use GIS, supporting in its growth and development.

- Facilitate the integration of GIS with other technologies, and support in the sharing of information and data to develop and protect internal and external stakeholder relationships.

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 programming/scripting languages (e.g. Python, SQL, Arcade).

- Expertise in ESRI's ArcGIS suite, including 3D and Spatial Analyst extensions, ESRI Enterprise portal and ArcGIS Online Web GIS.

- Familiarisation with a diverse range of data types including Terrestrial and Marine data.

- Substantial and deep knowledge of the use and potential of GIS based systems, coupled with a deep understanding of the core principles of GIS and data management.

- Understanding of Major Projects Governance Framework, ethos, gates, and requirements within energy networks or similar. 

About our Business

SSEN Transmission owns and operates the electricity transmission network in the north of Scotland, transporting energy from where it is generated to where it is needed, providing a safe and reliable supply of electricity to the communities it serves. Home to some of the UK's greatest resources of renewable energy, SSEN Transmission is playing a critical role in the transition to a low carbon future, developing, building, maintaining, and operating a network for net zero.

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.

Next Steps

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 Stephanie on / 01738 342963.

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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