Technical Manager - GIS

02 Nov 2021
02 Dec 2021
Full Time
Contract Type

Technical Manager - GIS

Location: Flexible

*Morgan Sindall has a commitment to sourcing candidates directly and as such we do not accept speculative CV’s from agencies.*

About us:

Would you like to work for one of the most successful and secure companies within the UK Infrastructure industry with a vision to be a market leader across all of the sectors in which we operate?

Morgan Sindall provides national infrastructure services to private and public sector customers across a comprehensive range of markets. While we are best known as engineering experts, working in sectors as diverse as nuclear, rail, water, energy, highways, and aviation, our UK wide business provides a wealth of different support function roles within human resources, commercial, IT, innovation, design, work winning / business development, safety, health, environment and quality (SHEQ), communications, procurement, and finance.

With talented people as the key to our success we operate a culture whereby personal and professional development are at the forefront of our efforts to attract and retain the best people in the industry. We are a community of diverse individuals with shared goals and a strong, supportive, and inclusive culture. Collectively, our people play an invaluable role in shaping the UK’s infrastructure and contributing to our long-term sustainable growth.

We are looking for people to join our team who not only have relevant qualifications and skills, but who understand and value our culture of pride and connection.

Read more about our Highways work here


We have a fantastic opportunity within our Highways business unit for an ambitious and talented Technical Manager – GIS.    

Role responsibilities

The GIS lead will develop and manage the new framework for GIS as a core part of the Digital Engineering function, to maximise the use of GIS across the Highways Business unit.

The GIS technical lead will provide expert advice and innovative solutions, using specialist software such as ArcGIS and QGIS, to deal with the challenges of managing and presenting large geospatial datasets.

They will also provide project managers across the Highways Business Unit with relevant spatial data analyses to advise project teams about relevant constraints including Health and Safety, environmental and ecological requirements, and stakeholder engagement.

They will be involved in providing GIS databases for key functions in the Highways Business unit including, HR, Work Winning, Procurement and Materials Engineering.

Who we’re looking for

We’re looking for someone who has a relevant degree qualification, with experience of using GIS software to provide geospatial data and insight to support project and business decisions.

They will need to have:

  1. A relevant technical and/or professional qualification in GIS or a related discipline.
  2. Demonstrable experience in using GIS software (including ArcGIS and QGIS) and associated geospatial databases and database management systems to meet wide-ranging business needs.
  3. Demonstrable experience in linking GIS into other business IT systems.
  4. A proven ability to think creatively and logically to develop innovative and timely GIS solutions for complex data management and processing problems.

About the Highways Team:

The UK’s strategic and local road infrastructure is a vital asset for communities and businesses, supporting economic prosperity and social connectivity.

As a major tier 1 contractor and framework partner, we play a key role in providing multi-faceted engineering services to keep these vital arteries running, ensuring smoother, safer, less congested journeys for everyone.

Our teams work on complex, high-profile national motorways, trunk road schemes as well as local authority road networks to deliver comprehensive, integrated services including design and build. These infrastructure solutions are enhanced by our complementary tunnelling and bridge design and build capabilities.

Whether working on Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) schemes or construct only works, we always endeavour to share best practice and deliver progressive solutions by engaging as early as possible with our customers to maximise innovation, efficiency, and cost savings.

Driving improvement across our road network

  • Delivering projects to improve road journeys for millions of people every day
  • Providing improved and new access to areas for development and employment opportunities, promoting economic growth
  • Implementing hard shoulder running (HSR) and introducing smart motorway technology to give reduced vehicle emissions, increased journey time reliability and cost savings of around 40 per cent compared with conventional schemes.


Morgan Sindall is an equal opportunities employer and has been accredited with the Positive About Disabled People ‘Two Ticks’ accreditation.  We are also an Investors in People company.


Morgan Sindall is unable to employ anyone who does not have the legal right to live and work in the UK.

We can potentially consider certain types of flexible working in this role for the right candidate, subject to meeting business needs.