Scientist GIS Analyst/Developer, Flood Risk, Oxfordshire, UK


The Floods Group at HR Wallingford is internationally recognised as experts in the field of flood risk assessment. We have considerable experience of hazard and risk mapping – from national scale assessment using broad-scale tools, to regional and local flood risk assessments. Our consultancy studies are backed by leading edge tools and our active involvements in climate change and flood risk research.

Continued success with research and consultancy in the field of probabilistic flood modelling has created the opportunity for a GIS Analyst / Developer with 5 plus years’ experience to join our team. As a pre-requisite you must have strong analytical and programming skills in spatial data processing, both from an architectural and implementation perspective. In particular we require someone with ArcGIS expertise and noteworthy experience of ArcGIS development using C#.NET, VBA and python.  Direct experience of the following would be advantageous: MS Access, SQL Server, Oracle (or Oracle spatial), PostgreSQL (or PostGIS), Web mapping, open source GIS and FME Workbench / Server, system testing, delivering training, managing projects and developing business. An appreciation of open channel hydraulics, physical geography, fluvial, tidal and coastal processes or numerical modelling and simulation would also be useful, as would knowledge of Floods related data and the marketplace.

Working as a member of the Floods Group of GIS Analysts / Developers you will have responsibility for designing and delivering innovative solutions for a wide range of research and consultancy projects covering topics ranging from flood hazard mapping and risk modelling to climate change assessments and scheme optimisation. It is essential that you can work well individually and as part of a team where you will need to present arguments, demonstrate particular strategies and engage others in their implementation.

HR Wallingford is an independent research and consultancy organisation.  We are committed to recruiting and retaining staff of the highest calibre. We offer a stimulating working environment, competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package that includes a defined contribution pension scheme with a minimum 10% contribution from the employer, permanent health insurance, flexible working hours, childcare vouchers, staff restaurant and a sports and social club.

If you are interested in applying for the above please send a covering letter with your CV to Sonia Tyack, Personnel Manager, HR Wallingford, Howbery Park, Wallingford, OX10 8BA or by email to

The closing date for this vacancy is 4 May 2012.

No agencies please.