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Head of Geospatial and Data Services

Founded in 2021, Venterra is at the forefront of the wind energy sector, offering comprehensive services to foster the development of wind energy across the globe. Our ethos is deeply rooted in sustainability, shaping who we are, our operations, and our aspirations to benefit our clients, society, and the environment. As a key ally to wind energy developers, we deliver end-to-end services for the entire lifespan of offshore wind assets.

With a commitment to driving the wind power sector's growth, Venterra aims to be the world's leading service provider by supporting the offshore wind industry's swift expansion and pivotal role in the energy transition. Our mission is to offer unparalleled engineering, construction, and operational services to wind energy developers worldwide. We achieve this by aligning with agile, technology-driven partners who share our entrepreneurial spirit.

As Venterra continues to expand, we are on the lookout for a Head of Geospatial and Data Services to enhance our team. The selected candidate will be employed through Ordtek and will work from our Hethel, Norwich office.

Role Description: 

To take the lead on delivering our geospatial and charting deliverables and focus on enhancing our GIS and data resources to enhance the offerings of Venterra. Onus will be on the Geospatial Team Lead to ensure all our datasets are robust, auditable and of exceptional quality, adhering to Venterra's standards and observing and adapting our approach as required by client contract and industry guidance.

Key responsibilities will also include: 

  • Collaborating with a range of internal and external stakeholders to formulate and execute project specifications within designated deadlines.
  • Overseeing the timetable and progression of ongoing projects to ensure client satisfaction exceeds expectations.
  • Ensuring the quality and uniformity of data representation across all documentation, mindful of audit and compliance obligations.
  • Generating graphical representations for both internal and external use.
  • Administering databases and storage systems in accordance with our quality standards, integrated management systems, and recognised best practices.
  • Pioneering the research and development of digital solutions to enhance operational efficiency, teamwork, or to address identified industry needs in client projects and research initiatives.
  • Serving as the primary liaison and cultivating a reputation as a subject matter expert within these domains.
  • Advocating for standardisation and overseeing compliance with organisational procedures and legal guidelines to aid in audit processes and industry certifications.
  • Providing mentorship to junior colleagues’ organisation-wide, prioritising professional growth and future leadership within the team.
  • Exhibiting a strong capacity for problem-solving and managing disputes effectively.
  • Directing team efforts with clarity, delegating responsibilities to leverage individual strengths.
  • Proficient in navigating challenges and fostering a harmonious team atmosphere.
  • Strategizing, goal-setting, and mitigating project risks with proficiency.
  • Leading the creation of intricate reports and steering teams towards delivering thorough documentation.
  • Fostering a cooperative team environment and establishing robust cross-functional relationships.
  • Maintaining composure and integrity in all interactions, thereby securing the team's confidence.
  • Communicating with influence, motivating team members towards goal attainment and engaging stakeholders convincingly.
  • Making and upholding decisions with confidence, ensuring team members feel supported and assured.
  • Actively managing project boundaries to prevent scope expansion and gaining in-depth understanding of contractual obligations.
  • Working with the finance department on billing matters and adept at preparing fee proposals and project schematics.
  • Leading on R&D and innovation.

Expertise Required: 

  • Proficiency in GIS software applications and programming is required, ideally in-depth knowledge of ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Online.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and a working knowledge of industry practices.
  • Well-developed skills within scripting, programming, modelling, and designing.
  • Ability to design and maintain GIS databases and other database formats.
  • Proficiency in cartography and map design, including coordinating systems, projections, and map scales.
  • Ability to utilise, convert and incorporate various types of data into GIS. Examples of this data include Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD), Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and database files.

Education/Qualifications:

  • University Degree in Geoscience Field, Geography, Planning, Engineering, Computer Science, or related area.
  • GIS Experience.

Additional requirements:

Candidates should also be highly organised and motivated individuals with effective communication skills, a good work ethic, and a commitment to technical excellence, personal efficiency, and career progression through Continued Professional Development. Own transport is essential due to the location of the office.

At Venterra: 

At Venterra, we are committed to inclusion and diversity in everything we do. We take inclusion and diversity seriously. We know that getting this right is critical for us to live our organisation’s values. We are always trying to improve our way of working to be more inclusive and equal. We are an equal opportunity employer. Our vision is for Venterra to be a place where people of all ethnicities feel welcomed to work.

How to apply: 

Please send a copy of your CV to careers@ordtek.com