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Geospatial Surveyor - IRC2215881

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction


Join our Asset Information Services function who specify, collect, evaluate, collate, analyse and share data and information about our infrastructure assets. This data is used to create insights and intelligence, helping asset managers, engineers, network infrastructure planners and maintenance​​​​​​ teams make better informed business decisions.

You’ll help support the railway through repeatable, sustainable, reliable services and products. Our methods for collecting data are cheaper and safer than track-side inspections. The power of our data allows our customers to plan and deliver effective maintenance and renewals of railway assets. Together we are delivering improved safety and performance.

The result: A better railway for a better Britain.

Main Responsibility

You will be expected to work approximately a 30/70 split between surveying onsite (30%) and home or office-based GIS work (70%). You will be undertaking GPS boundary surveys, topographic and measured building surveys and creating bespoke cartographic maps to support land transactions and project work, with some data analysis.

·        Proven use of surveying equipment; Leica TS15 and GS18 or similar

·        Good knowledge of ESRI suite: ArcMap and ArcGIS Pro

·        Basic knowledge of AutoDesk CAD products

·        Basic knowledge of LSS

·        Working away

Further training can be provided where required

What will you be doing?

  • Support the provision of a comprehensive digital mapping data and bespoke cartographic products utilising the corporate geographical information system (GIS) and Computer Aided Design (CAD) systems for inclusion in reports, contract and legal documentation and presentations to external bodies ensuring compliance to agreed quality control procedures.
  • Support the delivery of national detailed land, building, GPS/Total Station and topographical surveying services ensuring customer and business timescales are realised.
  • Act as a company specialist in providing knowledge and expertise in historic landholding information and legal documentation, Geospatial landholding data analysis and technical expertise and advice service to internal, external customers and data owners.
  • Proactively support and protect the value of the operational and commercial landholding assets through progressing and negotiating with 3rd Parties and liaising with Land Registry regarding adjoining Application Notices and claims of adverse possession.
  • Support the management, maintenance and governance of all new and existing landholding related spatial datasets in the GeoRINM Viewer (GIS), and its related support systems in accordance with Corporate and National Audit Office standards and procedures.
  • Provide technical knowledge on the full range of Geomatics services software. Identify and implement changes (including bespoke software tools) required to support Land Information’s overall strategy and delivery of efficient and effective services.
  • Facilitate systems for recording and archiving drawing requests, and existing/new data files and records in a structured manner, ensuring accessibility of such data.
  • Support the delivery and maintenance of a specialist CAD service with all necessary software updates through liaison with suppliers and Information Management and technical support teams.
  • Support strategic property plan preparation projects and initiatives, across all areas of the business in order to achieve business objectives. Supply expert analysis and interpretation of risk management specific information e.g. flood data and its relevance to the project
  • Support communication and delivery on Geospatial landholding related data management activities and promote awareness of the relevant standards throughout the organisation.
  • Support Property/Route managers and stakeholders to identify future strategic needs for Geospatial landholding related data and assess the impact on current resources, processes and systems.
  • Support the team’s participation in, and responses to, regulatory National Audit Office and Department for Transport audits and reviews of analysis and reporting activities and capabilities, and any subsequent recommendations.

The Ideal Candidate

Meet the essential criteria/ Apply today to join our team!

  • Educated to degree level in a relevant subject, or applicable experience in the Geomatics environment.
  • Post Qualified Experience (PQE) in providing Geomatics services, especially the use of GIS based systems.
  • Eligible for, or working towards Membership of RICS or a relevant professional body
  • Excellent oral, written, communication and negotiation skills.
  • Decision making skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Broad technical knowledge and understanding of multiple tier applications.
  • Proven ability to work with customers and understand their requirements.

Who we are looking for?

We are committed to a diverse workplace enriched with representation from diverse cultures, backgrounds and skills. We pride ourselves on creating an environment where difference is embraced, and individuals can thrive. We recognise that the success of the team is dependent on a multi-cultural, multi-disciplined group of individuals, aligned to deliver successful solutions.

At Network Rail, we have a number of employee networks to reflect our diverse population and help to raise issues to the wider workforce and support their membership and support our Everybody Matters strategy, led by our central Diversity & Inclusion team. In AIS specifically, we have a group of Diversity & Inclusion Champions who take part and lead on many activities, to drive through more initiatives to support an inclusive environment for all its people and promote a professional and positive working environment. For more information on Diversity & Inclusion at Network Rail, please follow this link

Package Description

Vacancy Type: Full-time but flexible working patterns will be considered.
Duration: 9-month secondment with the potential to be extended or become perm
These positions are based in: London Eversholt Street, with the option to work remotely
Closing date: 03 December 2021
Band & Salary: 4B, £32,740 - £36,832

At Network rail you will have a clear development path, access to training and enjoy a range of employee benefits, such as; up to 28 days annual leave, rail subsidies, a range of pension options, flexible and agile working arrangements, discounts on shopping, gym memberships and much more. 

Click ‘apply for this job’ to apply. If you would like to speak the Resourcing Team please contact Abigayle.sutherland@networkrail.co.uk 

For further information please contact Andrew.Oakes@networkrail.co.uk

About the Company

Our role is to run a safe, reliable and efficient railway, serving customers and communities. We exist to get people and goods where they need to be and to support our country’s economic prosperity. Safety is our number one priority.  

We're undertaking an ambitious change. Our vision is Putting Passengers First - becoming a company that is on the side of passengers and freight users. 

As one of the UK’s leading equal opportunities employers, our values and the way we behave is important to us and we have created an environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution. We have seven employee networks that provide fantastic support, opportunities and development for applicants from all backgrounds. Click here for more information 

Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd

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