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GIS Operative (52 week placement) at PlotBox

The role The purpose of this placement role is to contribute to the completion of all Mapping related tasks to satisfy our customers' needs and to the continuous innovation of the product. The GIS Operatives will report to the Mapping Team Manager and will work alongside a team of Engineers, Surveyors and GIS Technicians. Key responsibilities include: - Creation of georeferenced aerial mosaics. - Using Photoshop to alter TIFFs, PNGs and JPEGs. - Creating webmaps through the use of Arcmap, ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Online. - Design work using AutoCAD and Carlson survey Software. - Assisting Drone pilot to complete Aerial Image Surveys. - Use of GPS equipment to record Ground Control Points. - Surveying work with Ipad within cemeteries to capture headstone photos. - Surveying work with Total station within cemeteries. - Surveying work with 360 cameras. - Champion product consistency and support implementation of product standards . - Continuous innovation to improve current product capabilities. - General assistance to wider mapping team effort. Who we think will be a great fit We are looking for someone who has a great work ethic and who has the drive to go above and beyond for our customers and team members alike. You will be able to carry out the physical, as well as the intellectual, demands of the role and you will be a team player capable of work which is both fast paced and requires attention to detail. You will be working towards a degree in Geography, Environmental Science, Engineering or Surveying or a GIS-related discipline and will also possess the following: - Excellent oral and written communication skills - Attention to detail whilst being able to work quickly through high-volume mapping - Flexibility to accommodate mapping trips where required in the UK and the USA (if travel is permitted during covid pandemic) Experience of the following is desirable: - Photoshop - Arcmap - ArcGIS Pro - AutoCAD - Python - G suite (mail, drive, hangout, docs) or Microsoft Office - Knowledge of GIS programming - GIS internships with experience in the field. Company Summary PlotBox is the leading software solution provider for the bereavement industry, facilitating crematoria and cemetery clients all around the world. We are very clear on our mission; to take away some of the pain for families dealing with death and those who serve them. Enabling our clients with world class software allows them to turn their attention to successfully supporting grieving families. We are a high growth scale up of almost 60 people headquartered in NI and spread out across the globe, collaborating on a journey to make PlotBox the solution of choice for every death care facility, globally. We live and breathe our core values – Tenacity, Teamwork and Trust. We have a passion for tech and innovation, actively exploiting new and cutting-edge tools and technologies to enhance our product and skillset. We actively promote from within and our dynamic scale up culture ensures proactivity and initiative is rewarded with excellent career opportunities, progression and mobility. How would our team describe life in PlotBox? When asked to describe our company, they use words such as fun, respect, care, team spirit, family feel, trust, happy, listen, sense of accomplishment, flexibility, development. This is an exceptional opportunity to join our talented team. We recently made it into the top 10 UK Best Workplaces™ 2021 and could not be happier. Our staff have told us loud and clear that they love working for PlotBox; from the relaxed working environment to feeling truly valued in their roles. In addition, our purpose driven mission and the sense of pride in doing what we do - to ultimately lessen people’s pain at the most difficult time of their lives - means a lot to our team. Benefits Offered by PlotBox Our headquarters are ideally placed in the beautiful and scenic countryside location around Ballymena along with other office locations in the USA and Australia. We are constantly increasing our list of benefits which currently include:

  • Investment in employee growth, development and certification courses.

  • Regular wellbeing initiatives and health cash plans

  • Safe and supportive culture; we foster continuous improvement in all aspects of work

  • Career mobility and progression

  • Regular travel opportunities

  • Flexible working hours

  • Pension

  • Working from home options (and not just during the pandemic!)

  • Active social and charity committee - lots of social events throughout the year

  • Office perks: fridge and larder fully stocked with unlimited drinks and snacks

  • Free Parking

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