Forestry GIS Analyst

Cawdor Forestry Ltd

Cawdor, Nairn, Inverness
Dependent on experience

Paid • Full or Part Time • Permanent

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology

Closing date: Friday, 19th August 2022   4 days left

Cawdor Forestry is a respected and innovative forestry consultancy, specialising in providing quality forest management services to a diverse range of clients in the Highlands and north east of Scotland. 

We have an exciting opportunity for a GIS professional to join our team. The role involves working in a small business on a diverse mix of projects including; forest planning, GIS and cartography, data management, data collection, forest certification and contract management. Working out of our Cawdor office, near Nairn in the Highlands of Scotland this provides a fantastic opportunity to live and work in an exceptional part of the world with excellent access to the outdoors.

Expected start: Autumn 2022.

Salary dependent on experience.

The key job responsibilities are:

  • Maintain forestry geospatial database and map records. 
  • Ensure quality and currency of geospatial data and map outputs. 
  • Provide GIS, mapping and data management support to forest managers and clients. 
  • Assist with forest management and planning.

Job Requirements

The successful candidate is expected to have: 

  • A relevant qualification in GIS, or including a GIS module. 
  • Experience in using QGIS and ArcGIS. 
  • Experience in using Microsoft Excel and the MS Office suite. 
  • High PC literacy. 
  • An eye for detail. 
  • An adaptable and willing to learn attitude. 
  • A genuine interest in the use of GIS and IT. 
  • Clear communication skills with colleagues and clients. 
  • An understanding of the rural environment. 
  • A driving licence.

Additional desirable requirements:

  • Experience of working with databases, especially PostGIS and MS Access.
  • Experience/knowledge of the forestry industry.
  • GPS surveying / data collection experience. 
  • Knowledge of the rural payments and grants system. 
  • An interest in cartography and data presentation.
  • Knowledge of the Woodland Carbon Code.
  • Knowledge of voluntary registration and property mapping.
  • An interest in 3D visualisation and rendering.

If you think that you are the person we are looking for please submit a covering letter/email and CV to: Davina MacLennan, Cawdor Forestry, Estate Office, Cawdor, Nairn, IV12 5RE, [email protected]