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TerraQuest Belfast, GIS Summer Positions

About the Role

We require Technicians to be based in our Belfast City Centre office to cover the summer period. These temporary positions would be suitable for a student looking ‘summer work’ between university years. Ideally we would require some exposure to GIS but this is not necessary essential providing you can demonstrate an aptitude/interest in the same. The role involves working on both project and service related contracts across the business including the processing of planning applications through validation processes and our market leading land referencing services. Technicians work as part of teams in areas as diverse as processing planning applications to analysing, processing and capturing ownership and occupation data, including spatial data using a geographic information system (GIS), and extensive communication and interaction with stakeholders from the general public, planning professionals and our clients. Technicians are also required to occasionally undertake visits to sites throughout the UK.

About You

You will be looking to enter a career with an industry leader and have an interest in some or all of our key sectors which include planning, geography, land, property and construction sectors. You will be gaining knowledge and experience in working on some of the UK’s major infrastructure projects along with industry leading outsourced planning services.

You will possess good multimedia communication skills and will be able to liaise with team members, clients and members of the public.

You will possess some or all of the following:

  • the ability to read plans and maps;

  • a basic understanding of geography;

  • proficiency in MS Office suite and use of internet;

  • the ability to organise own workload and be able to work autonomously;

  • the ability to work to deadlines and within a team environment;

  • attention to accuracy and detail;

  • exposure to/experience of Geographic Information Systems;

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;

  • Confident in dealing with difficult customers and achieving positive outcomes.

An ideal candidate will also have:

  • a 'can do' attitude, consistently delivering to time, quality and cost;

  • ability to deliver excellent customer service at all times;

About TerraQuest

  • TerraQuest is a long established secure data and technology specialist with broad ranging services including Land Referencing, Business Process Outsource and Software as a Service technology solutions.

  • Working in partnership with both private and public sector clients to improve the day-to-day operations of their business, TerraQuest provide rich data-based services and solutions to optimise business efficiencies and support both day to day and strategic decision making.

  • With around 250 staff across the UK, we have a diverse range of skilled people from GIS technicians, GIS data specialists, project managers, case processing operatives, planning officers, software developers, service desk analysts amongst many other roles

  • Our people are core to our business success with a diverse and broad range of roles that provide many career opportunities coupled with our commitment to develop staff, you can now see many roles within the business fulfilled though promotion.

  • TerraQuest looks for people who share our commitment to working in the community and who really want to make a positive difference to people’s lives. TerraQuest is proud of our recruitment history and benefits and we have high staff retention rates.

  • Working directly on many of the UK’s major infrastructure programs our Land Referencing Team provide high quality data to meet legislative based processes enabling our clients to meet critical deadlines.

  • TerraQuest offer full planning administration, validation and end to end planning services to a number of local authorities throughout the UK, coupled with the delivery of the Planning Portal for England & Wales

  • Our business process outsourcing services work hand in hand with our clients, often on site, in diverse areas including digital mailroom, secure application processing and case processing-based services.

  • Technology has been at the centre of many of TerraQuest’s services and we now offer diverse software solutions, many SaaS based, GIS web portals, Property and Land Back Portals, On-Line Pre-employment & Security checks, Digital Mailroom and the Planning Portal for England & Wales

  • TerraQuest have attained ISO9001, 14001, 18001 and 27001 to support the delivery of all its services.

TerraQuest Benefits

  • On joining TerraQuest you will have online access to our range of voluntary and flexible benefits including the WorkSave Pension Plan.

  • We offer extensive training and UK recognised qualifications in order to give our team members the tools they need to progress within their job.

  • Child-care voucher scheme, helping parents with the cost of child care.

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • Geography background would be an advantage: 1 year

Job Types: Fixed term summer period contract

Salary: £20,155.00 per year


  • 8 hour shift

  • Monday to Friday


  • GIS: 1 year (preferred)

Work remotely:

  • Temporarily due to COVID-19

To apply forward your CV to quoting GIS Technician Summer Position

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