Your new role
As a Spatial Data Manager within our Estates & Facilities Management division, you will be head up a team responsible for creating and maintaining GIS datasets in relation to our operational estate.
The Team create GIS data, publish and help interpret our historical portfolio and provide assistance and support to land and GIS functions across the wider business. We maintain our ownership portfolio valued at £13 billion, with a series of due diligence processes, working closely with the Land Registry and the Ordnance Survey.
This is a permanent full time role based in Manchester, with regular travel to other Highways England offices.
What you’ll be leading on
* Analysing, collating and manipulating complex datasets and documents to assist in the creation and maintenance of digital datasets
* Identifying spatial disparities, assimilating information and data, contributing to appropriate and cost effective spatial network resource distribution
* Providing leadership to the team by developing skills, capability and capacity in order to optimise performance and deliver the local agenda alongside corporate and divisional objectives
* Working collaboratively across organisational boundaries to ensure effective liaison and identify opportunities for GIS growth
To be successful
* Experience of handling large datasets
* Degree in Geography and/or Geographical Information Systems and/or Geomatics related subjects
* Strong technical background, with keen interest in developing new methodologies to solve complex spatial problems
* A very good understanding of staff performance and line manager responsibilities
* A thorough understanding of Ordnance Survey products and associated licensing
* A good understanding of Land Registry process and documentation would be desirable but not essential
A bit about us
There’s never been a better time to join our Finance & Business Services (FBS) team.
Our directorate is responsible for managing the company’s £4 billion a year finances, overall governance, assurance and risk management, managing the company’s large and dispersed estate, processing damages claims and the operation of the Dart Charge facility. A lot of what we do is like oil in the organisational machinery. We make the business work more smoothly and we help everyone to do their jobs better. Our vision is to work through partnership and collaboration to secure great resource outcomes for the company and amplify what we achieve with it.
Want to know more?
Take a look at the role profile to find out more.
Why you should join us
At Highways England, safety is our number one priority. It is one of our core values, as well as a behaviour we expect from our people.
Our vision is that everyone who uses our roads, as well as those who work for us, get home, safe and well. Our Home Safe and Well approach sets out our commitments and how our employees can contribute.
Working for us, you’ll recognise the behaviours required to achieve our vision, and help create a fair and just culture for us all. You should be able to fully understand the hazards and risks that are involved in your work, and follow our procedures safely.
We want you to feel able to raise health, safety and wellbeing concerns with your colleagues, and to challenge unsafe conditions or behaviours wherever you see them. We’re always seeking to improve our performance, and want you to be at the heart of that – helping us all get home safe and well.
And finally we reserve the right to close before the advertised closing date, so we recommend completing your application as soon as possible.