Spatial Services Application Specialist





Use your experience to make a positive impact

Niche is a leading consultancy specialising in natural capital and offsetting, terrestrial and aquatic ecology, heritage management, environmental planning, management and approvals, and spatial services.

Our purpose is to empower people to create a sustainable future.

We’re looking for a Spatial Services Application Specialist to join our diverse community of talented, innovative technical experts and strategic advisors. Our people are proud to do work that matters, to make an impact working on some of the most consequential, challenging and inspiring projects in their industry.

Find your Niche – a place you can thrive

From the start of our business in 2009, we have trusted our people with the flexibility they need to structure work around their lives and the autonomy to deliver their projects from end to end. On any given day our people will be working from home, in the field, or from one of our offices located across the east coast of Australia.

We value your expertise and ensure you have the systems, support and tools to do what you do best. Whatever your role with Niche, you can take advantage of:

Time for your wellbeing, personal development and family

  • Additional paid leave to support your health, wellbeing, development and personal fulfilment
  • Spend time with family or friends, volunteer in your community, or work on a personal project
  • Competitive parental leave policy to support parents and carers

Recognition for your time and effort

  • Competitive in-field TIL policy, and incentives/allowances to recognise your time in the field
  • Competitive total rewards package and allowances

Support to master your craft

  • A network of peers, mentors, leaders, senior specialists and experts accessible through our buddy and mentoring programs
  • Flexible career pathways to progress in both technical and people leadership streams
  • Financial assistance and leave to support your continuing professional development.

Check out our Careers page for more information.

About the role

We are seeking a motivated experienced GIS Application Specialist to join our team in a full-time capacity. This role would be suited to those who have over 5 years of experience working within a GIS consultancy firm with a focus on ecology and heritage. 

The successful candidate would have an excellent understanding of GIS, ArcGIS and Enterprise. The role has flexibility with work-from-home arrangements or based at any one of our offices including Sydney, Parramatta and Wollongong in NSW, or Brisbane and Cairns in QLD. 

What you will be doing:

  • Undertaking complex GIS analyses using core GIS software, Spatial Analyst and 3D Analyst Extensions.
  • Processing satellite, aerial and drone imagery and LiDAR data 
  • Creating visualisations and conveying the results of spatial analysis 
  • Discovering patterns and trends through spatial mapping of data 
  • Producing maps showing the outcomes of spatial analyses 
  • Providing technical support to end-users 
  • Publishing web maps and configuring web apps for Niche’s Data Editors and Field Maps 
  • Building mapping applications and tools to improve efficiencies

What will make us a great match

This role will best suit someone who has an excellent understanding of GIS, ArcGIS and Enterprise.

Specifically, we are looking for:

  • Tertiary qualification from a recognised institution at undergraduate or postgraduate level with a major in GIS/IT or allied fields.
  • Over 5+ years’ GIS experience working in a consultancy.
  • Strong problem solving, analytical and conceptual skills.
  • Demonstrated experience and competency with:
    • ESRI ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS Enterprise technology
    • Complex consulting projects
    • Delivering high-quality GIS products or projects
  • Experience preparing ecology and heritage related mapping.
  • Ability to meet productivity targets and meet project budgets.
  • Capability to work as part of a team of diverse professionals in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong communication, problem solving, analytical and conceptual skills.
  • Proficient experience tablet and laptop computers, smart-phones and the Microsoft Office Suite of products.

About Niche and the team

At Niche, we look to the future and ask how we can empower people to make a positive difference and to solve clients’ problems in a way that balances a need for development with respect for heritage and reliance upon our environment.

Spatial services

Niche’s spatial services help clients overcome common challenges with collecting, storing, distributing and understanding spatial data. Our team of analysts, technologists and problem solvers deliver spatial services systems and data that can be tailored to client organisation and deployed seamlessly to allow each stakeholder to access the information they need, wherever they are located, and at all stages of the project.

This role reports to Ishara Kotiah who currently leads Niche's Spatial Services across NSW, QLD, and Victoria. Ishara has worked as a GIS consultant for the bulk of her career working across a range of industries including forestry, the water and energy sector, emergency management, health, and local and state governments. With more than 20 years of experience, she has delivered on GIS strategies for those organisations, and the design and implementation of enterprise level GIS databases, systems, and applications. Her experience spans the mobile, desktop, web, and cloud platforms, and she has a strong interest in driving efficiency gains through workflows and optimised databases and systems. 


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