Technical Author


SPEN are looking for a Technical Author to join their GIS Transformation Project in Glasgow.

Role: Technical Author
Business: Scottish Power Energy Networks
Duration: 18 month rolling contract
Location: Scottish Power Glasgow/hybrid style working
Rate: Inside IR35, Umbrella and PAYE

The main duties and responsibilities of the Technical Author would be:

  • Provide technical report writing knowledge and expertise to support the delivery of the GIS Transformation project
  • Responsible for authorship of a suite of technical reports to support the delivery of the project, ensuring these reports are delivered in a clear, consistent, and timeous manner
  • Working as part of a team of GIS Consultants Data Model Analysts, Geospatial Architects and Business Analysts, in the delivery of the project
  • Collaborate with the GIS Transformation team, and the wider business stakeholders, to ensure deliverables meet project requirements
  • Interpretation of Business Requirements and specification documents, and development of required technical reports to meet these requirements

Experience and Skills Required

  • Degree-level qualification in a technical field, or equivalent level of relevant work experience
  • 3+ years’ experience working within the geospatial field, with experience in data management and data analysis roles, working with large, complex datasets
  • Experience working on enterprise-level GIS systems and asset management systems
  • Ideally experience working with the ESRI product-suite – ArcMap 10.2+, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, Survey123, Field Maps
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of data models and database structures and relationships
  • High level of proficiency with MS Office products (Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint)
  • Ideally experience working in the utilities sector
  • Ability to work on and prioritise multiple workstreams in a demanding environment and to deliver outputs to deadlines, whilst communicating progress and issues to the project team in a clear and timely manner
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, and the ability to interpret end-user requirements and deliver outputs which fully meet these requirements

Project Overview

  • The purpose of the project is to manage obsolescence (by 2025) of our GIS software and deliver a GIS Strategic Roadmap in alignment with global expectations, that takes us from the current position to 2028. The GIS transformation also enables the delivery of several other commitments laid out in our RIIO-ED2 and T2 business plans.
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