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Development Manager, GIS

Lightsource bp is a global leader in the development and management of solar energy projects. We are a 50:50 joint venture with bp with a mission to help drive the world’s transition to low carbon energy. 

With solar set to increase tenfold in the next 20 years, we are well-positioned to capitalise on this growth. By joining the Lightsource bp team, you will ‘be the change’ on the world’s energy transition to a more sustainable future.

We pride ourselves on our entrepreneurial spirit as we continue to push the boundaries of an ever-changing energy landscape. By choosing a career with us, you can expect a challenging and fulfilling role surrounded by people who are passionate and have brilliant ideas about sustainable technology, innovation and making the world a better place.

What You’ll do 
The GIS Manager (Developer) will support the GIS team and will work in close collaboration with various cross-departmental teams within Lightsource bp to (1) support day to day geospatial needs, (2) carry out management of data and portal content within the Enterprise GIS environment (3) develop geospatial solutions to improve workflows, automation, and to build tools/applications for various stakeholders within Lightsource bp. The GIS Manager (Developer) will primarily be working across our Americas region; however, the GIS Manager (Developer) will also work in close collaboration with our Europe and APAC GIS team to ensure best practices and a consistent approach. The ideal candidate will have experience using GIS in renewables or the energy sector, ability to work both independently and collaboratively and be passionate about “being the change”..


Duties and Responsibilities
• Geospatial data management within the Enterprise GIS environment
• Development of Extract-Transform-Load (ETL) processes to manage data flows
• Development of automated processes and tools for the enterprise environment
• Maintain and develop content within the Lightsource bp One Map portal (using Portal for ArcGIS), the organization and presentation of data, maps, applications, and dashboards
• Engagement with stakeholders to identify opportunities to develop geospatial solutions to support the business
• Work independently and with teams in the development and delivery of geospatial solutions
• Provide technical expertise and guidance to others as required
• Work with other Lightsource BP technical teams to develop integrated data solutions
• Identify, develop, and implement best practice work processes
• Actively communicate and promote the purpose and benefits of information and data management and data analytics
• Mentor junior team members on proper data management and project documentation. 


Who we’re looking for     

• Advanced GIS fundamental knowledge including GIS data management, coordinate reference systems and transformations, geospatial analysis and cartographic design.
• Ability to manipulate and analyze geographical information to be presented in reports or presentation
• Demonstrates a vast knowledge of cartography and database management.
• Expertise in the use ArcGIS Portal ArcGIS Pro, ArcSDE, Portal for ArcGIS, FME
• Expert user of ArcGIS software in a professional environment
• Expertise using and developing content in the portal environment, including dashboards and tools
• Expertise working with stakeholders to identify opportunities to improve data insights, simplify workflows and processes, and introduce automation
• Proficient in Microsoft Office suite of tools
• Familiarity with Microsoft PowerBI
• Bachelors or Masters degree in GIS, Geography or related fields. Certifications in GIS and work experience will be considered in lieu of higher degree.

• 5-7 years’ experience using GIS to support Renewable Energy development
• A minimum of 5 years’ prior experience using ArcGIS software in a professional environment
• 3-5 years’ of prior programming experience using Python, JavaScript and HTML within an ESRI enterprise environment.
• Excellent communication skills and ability to work with diverse stakeholders in a high paced environment
• Must be detailed oriented and have strong data organization and analytical skills
• Experience working with multiple spatial files formats including CAD, KMZs, Shapefiles, Raster datasets and Geodatabases
• Experience with data exchange between CAD/GIS environments
• Spatial Analysis Extension and Raster Processing Experience

Why you’ll make a great member of the team    

Personal Qualities
• You are a contributing member of a rapidly growing company with ample opportunities for new experiences, growth, and promotion
• You are passionate about solar/renewables & energy storage
• You can make a positive impact on the environment and climate change
• Ability to work independently and provide leadership at an enterprise level
• Collaborative work style


Why you’ll want to work for us  

Our company is a place where you can be yourself and grow – a place where your ideas and opinions matter.
Be you:We pride ourselves on being an inclusive community, where every individual is valued and treated with respect.
Be responsible: Our culture is driven by our core values. From operating safely to ensuring our solar projects are responsible and promote biodiversity. 
Be recognized: Alongside a competitive salary, we offer a variety of benefits including annual bonus, retention bank, health insurance, pension, and other local benefits.
Be inspired: Join an agile, international team working across 15 countries to power the future and positively impact people, communities, ecosystems and biodiversity across the world.
Our core values: Lightsource bp truly cares about creating a sustainable future through safe, responsible and meaningful low-carbon energy projects. Our core values of Safety, Integrity, Respect, Sustainability and Drive are the guiding principles for everything we do.

We offer:
· US team members are entitled to medical benefits, life insurance, dental benefits, vision benefits and short- and long-term disability benefits. Lightsource bp pays for the first $800 of the monthly insurance premium. For staff members with dependents, Lightsource will cover 50% of the costs of covering dependents. The team member contributes the remainder of the premium, if any, through pre-tax payroll deduction.
· Lightsource bp offers US team members immediate eligibility for a 401(k) plan, with a 3% nonelective employer contribution.
· Our team members are eligible for a discretionary annual bonus, calculated based on corporate, team and individual objectives. Team members in the US may receive an additional 50% of their annual bonus in a “retention bank” as well, available for withdrawal after three years of bonus awards have accrued.
· Lightsource bp currently observes the following 11 holidays in the US: New Years Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
· US team members accrue 20 days of vacation and 15 days of sick leave annually. All team members are also eligible for COVID-19 leave.
· Team members in the US enjoy a hybrid work environment.
· US team members receive a monthly personal phone bill reimbursement of up to $100 and a monthly commuter benefit of up to $150. Team members also receive one-time wellness and remote work allowances


Lightsource bp is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.
This position requires satisfactory proof of COVID vaccination or your obtaining an approved accommodation or exemption that exempts you from compliance with the mandatory COVID vaccination requirement in accordance with applicable law. “Fully vaccinated” means that at least two weeks have passed since the administration of the second dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or the first dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.