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Senior GIS Analyst - APAC

About Lightsource bp


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.


About the role



You will work in close collaboration with various teams within Lightsouce 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, applying automation, and building tools/applications for various stakeholders within Lightsource bp.  You will work as part of the wider EMEA/APAC GIS team with a specific focus on supporting project development in Australia and New Zealand, as well as wider support for the APAC region.


Role and Responsibilities

  • Utilise GIS to support greenfield site development in AUS and NZ, creation of constraints information to support solar facility design, managing land ownership information, prepare map exhibits and conduct risk assessments
  • Geospatial data management within the Enterprise GIS environment
  • Development of Export-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, apps and dashboards.
  • Engagement with stakeholders to identify opportunities to develop geospatial solutions to support the business
  • Assisting non-professional GIS users across APAC & EMEA regions
  • Work independently and with teams in the development and delivery of geospatial solutions
  • Provide technical expertise and guidance to others as required
  • Actively communicate and promote the purpose and benefits of information and data management and data analytics


Knowledge / Experience

  • GIS fundamental knowledge including GIS data management, coordinate reference systems and transformations, geospatial analysis and cartographic design.
  • Experience working with various Geospatial data formats (shapefile, geodatabase, tabular, CAD, KMZ)
  • Experience carrying out geospatial data management within an Enterprise GIS environment and developing/applying automated ETL processes
  • Experience using and developing content in the portal environment, including dashboards and tools
  • Experience working with stakeholders to identify opportunities to improve data insights, simplify workflows and processes, and introduce automation
  • Experience in leading projects related to the development of solutions for geospatial data management and analysis, within desktop and portal environments
  • Ability to manipulate and analyze geographical information to be presented in reports or presentation
  • A minimum of 4 year prior experience using ArcGIS software in a professional environment
  • Spatial Analysis Extension and Raster Processing Experience
  • Coordinate with technical teams to review and edit scope of works and ensure GIS deliverables meet analysis needs
  • Expertise in the use of ArcGIS Pro, ArcSDE, Portal for ArcGIS, FME and Python


Personal/Work Skills

  • 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
  • Work on multiple projects simultaneously, with a commitment to keeping projects on time
  • Must be proactive in seeking to improve data insights, automate and simplify workflows and processes
  • Have significant relevant experience in a business analysis and consulting role
  • Passion to share the latest trends and best practices in GIS
  • Fluent in English


Education and Qualifications

Bachelors or Masters degree in GIS, Geography or related fields. Certifications in GIS and work experience will be considered in lieu of higher degree.


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

Beyond your day-to-day working life at Lightsource bp, there’s a variety of initiatives that will contribute to your own personal development. Initiatives to get involved with including our charitable causes or supporting our solar honey project.