Senior GIS Developer
Jacobs Engineering Group
Manchester, United Kingdom , United Kingdom
5d ago


Jacobs leads the global professional services sector delivering solutions for a more connected, sustainable world. Providing a full spectrum of services including scientific, technical, professional, and construction and program -

management. Our 77,000+ employees in 400+ locations around the world serve a broad range of companies and organisations including industrial, commercial, and government clients across multiple markets and geographies.

During our 125 years in the UK, we have been involved in some of the biggest and most challenging projects, delivering innovative and sustainable solutions to the country’s most critical issues, from access to clean air and safe water, civil and national security and safeguarding mobility.

That’s because Jacobs is much more than just a traditional engineering company. At Jacobs, you will work with the most talented professionals and thought leaders to shape the future of the global professional services sector as we deliver ground-

breaking and life-changing solutions for a more connected, sustainable world. Our global network includes more than 230 offices and operations spread across the globe with 2018 revenues of $15 billion.

You might be wondering how does GIS fit into this huge business? This article will show you that our Digital Solutions and GIS teams are pivotal to the Jacobs projects now and also the future direction of the business : Our 70 person strong geospatial team in the UK sit within the Digital Solutions business unit and work closely with a variety of disciplines ranging from water, ecology, highways and EIA, to cities and urban planning, communications and engagement, and aviation.

Unsurprisingly the breadth of projects is vast, and we know there is more we can do if we grow our team effectively. In this role you will be working with ESRI JavaScript Python and other APIs to provide specialist input to projects and implement spatial apps and websites.

The user interfaces you design will be the front end to projects and datasources. You will provide critical input to delivering projects on time and budget.

With exposure to a wide range of market sectors and an extensive knowledge pool, you will deliver dynamic, innovative solutions to internal and external clients.

If you’re up for the challenge, we’ve been looking for someone just like you. Manchester is one of our key offices, however this role can be based in any of our UK offices.

Essential :

  • Experience working with GIS software and creating web based solutions
  • Experience using ESRI JavaScript API and customising ESRI Web Apps
  • Evidence of setting up web sites with a good knowledge of JavaScript, HTML, CSS
  • Ability to write efficient scripts in Python, particularly knowledge of ArcPy
  • Experience of ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Portal and knowledge of how these systems work and complement each other
  • Advanced data management skills to facilitate Spatial Data Infrastructures for complex projects and multi-platform delivery
  • Exemplary focus and attention to detail, and can demonstrate experience of delivering solutions in a fast paced work environment
  • A problem solver and team player, with good degree (2 : 1 minimum) qualification in a relevant discipline
  • Desirable :

  • Experience of working in a development team, use of version control such as Git or Team Foundation
  • Knowledge of .Net and C#, Angular.js, Node.js or other JavaScript frameworks
  • Experienced in GIS systems integration and implementation of Enterprise GIS (ArcGIS Enterprise / Server / Portal / ArcSDE)
  • Other desktop GIS software (e.g. MapInfo, Quantum GIS, GRASS)
  • Experience of GIS application to engineering / utilities / environmental sectors
  • Our CultureAt Jacobs we have recently celebrated 10 years of our culture of caring - BeyondZero’. We see safety differently -

    we strive to go BeyondZero by putting the health, safety and well-being of our employees first in everything we do.We are committed to equality across our business and we promote STEM and WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) initiatives.

    When you join Jacobs you will have access to a wide range of Global Networks, centred on inclusion and diversity. To find out more about our networks, check out our website : We encourage applications from candidates looking for flexible working or reduced hours’ contracts.

  • Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including : Identity, Right to Work;
  • Employment / Education History and Criminal Record. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected.

    JACOBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to the safety and well-being of all.

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