Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Lead

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Overview

KwaZulu Natal
  1. Project Automation and IT
  2. Contract
1096630
Negotiable
FUNCTION: GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS) LEAD
DISCIPLINE: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
LOCATION: DURBAN
DURATION: CONTRACT (12 MONTHS RENEWABLE)
SALARY: MARKET RELATED

NB: VACANCIES ARE APPLICABLE TO LOCAL SOUTH AFRICAN AND EUROPEAN NATIONALS
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"TRS is looking for a qualified Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Lead to oversee GIS activities and operations with Oil & Gas Project Industry experience to join our well established international Client on the Mozambique LNG Project."

JOB DESCRIPTION:
• Oversees all functions of the GIS department, including technical development and project management.
• Develops and maintains the GIS Strategic Plan.
• Determines and manages budgetary requirements and provides long-range planning for overall agency GIS.
• Prepares, maintains and monitors the GIS budget.
• Prepares reports on department operations, activities, and expenditures.
• Develops and implements department services, policies, procedures and strategies.
• Implements standards and procedures for GIS database maintenance and administration.
• Writes and maintains internal manuals, training materials and systems documentation, as well as publicly available map resources.
• Leads internal and external eHA partnership relationships for GIS.
• Consults with eHA departments in the development of their GIS plans, goals and objectives. Interfaces with eHA departments, external agencies and/or partners to ascertain future GIS projects and to provide GIS-related technical guidance and assistance.
• Serves as a liaison with GIS vendors for the proper acquisition, installation, operation and maintenance of GIS-related resources.
• Ensures eHA’s access and availability to expert external consultants.
• Provides direct technical support and manages development for GIS software packages. .
• Drives the GIS department forward.
• Leads new business development and enhances department /organisation reputation. Contributes to the growth of the GIS practices in eHA.
• Evaluates the functionality of systems, keeps up-to-date with new technology and investigates new applications.
• Attends and participates in professional associations, meetings, seminars, conferences and trainings to stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of GIS technology.
• Educates and mentors new GIS users.
• Performs any other duties assigned by Management.
• Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organisation’s policies and applicable laws.

QUALIFICATION AND SKILLS REQUIREMENTS:
• Accredited Bachelor’s Degree in GIS, Geography, Surveying, or related field is required
• Minimum of five (5) years GIS related work experience within Oil and Gas Industry.
• Experience in the use of ArcGIS desktop, ArcGIS Online, enterprise geodatabases, and open source GIS software.
• Experience with project management, including planning, statements of work, budgets and scheduling.
• In-depth knowledge of GIS, databases, GIS principles, practices and techniques.
• GISP Certification through GIS Certification Institute is preferred
• Advanced computer skills, including Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office Suite.
• Proficiency working within specialized software utilized in program.
• Experience with open source GIS software (both desktop and server) and ESRI software (specifically the ArcGIS desktop suite, including extensions, and ArcGIS Online).

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Contact:
Steven van Rooyen
Email:
Steven.vanrooyen@trssa.com
za.trsadd@trssa.com

TRS Staffing does not discriminate on the grounds of age, race, gender, disability, creed or sexual orientation and complies with all relevant South African legislation. As per legislation, due consideration is given to previously disadvantaged individuals.
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