Jacobs Senior or Principal GeoSpatial Consultant in Birmingham, United Kingdom

Senior or Principal GeoSpatial Consultant


Jacobs is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of full-spectrum technical, professional and consultancy services for industrial, commercial and government organisations globally.

With more than 77,000 people globally, our teams collaborate, innovate and create. Our people are proud to have been behind some of the greatest consultancy and engineering feats over the past 70 years.

We foster a collaborative and inclusive environment for our people, and our partners, and we want you to be a part of our growing business.

Our Strategic Consulting & Digital Solutions Business Unit is a team of approximately 800 staff who offer high level, strategic consultancy services both directly to our clients and in support of projects across all other Operating Units within B&I Europe and the wider Jacobs.

The Jacobs ‘Digital Solutions’ team delivers efficiency across projects through the use of innovative technology, advanced spatial analysis, and effective data management solutions.

To meet our growing UK business needs and future development aspirations, we currently have an opportunity for a Senior or Principal GeoSpatial Consultant within our Digital Solutions team, preferably to be based in Birmingham. The successful person will become part of a respected and ambitious company with excellent career prospects and international opportunities.

The role is required to complement the progressive Digital Solutions team, supporting Utilities, Highways, Rail; and Energy and Environment sectors. With exposure to a wide range of market sectors and an extensive knowledge pool, you will deliver dynamic, innovative solutions to internal and external clients.

Primary Job Responsibilities

The principal function of this position is to assist the Geospatial team in all aspects of operational delivery and development of the Geospatial solution business. Working with a range of data capture, analysis and visualisation technologies, you will provide critical input to delivering projects on time and budget. They will provide technical expertise and leadership on projects and support the continued development of the infrastructure data management business.



  • Identify and develop appropriate Geospatial data solutions (image processing, survey, photogrammetry and LiDAR) and support development across a range of spatially related technologies for multi-disciplinary projects

  • Support the continued development and implementation of asset related Geospatial data solutions

  • Assistance with business development, client management skills – bid writing and presentation

  • Assistance in the preparation of deliverables, including technical and non-technical reports and presentations

  • Wide ranging analysis and creation of complex datasets, ability to work with complex data sets

  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills

  • A problem solver with honours degree qualification in a relevant discipline

  • Exemplary focus, ambition and attention to detail

  • Advanced numeracy, analytical and computer skills for data manipulation and management

  • Proficient written and oral communication skills with the ability to convey technical details to a non-technical audience

  • Be self-motivated and proactive with the ability to ask questions where necessary, solve problems, and actively own issues through to conclusion.

  • Provision of guidance, training and mentoring to other colleagues and act as a key technical geospatial contact


  • At least 10 years’ experience of developing and delivering geospatial solutions

  • Experienced of spatial data management and analysis, knowledge of data and metadata standards

  • Present complex information in an understandable and compelling manner

  • Delivery of geospatial data projects and tasks to defined scope, budgets and timescales

  • Experience in management of data across the whole of project lifecycle

  • A master’s degree and/or proven capability in one of the following: Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing, LiDAR

  • Evidence of delivering diligently to an agreed scope of work to time, quality and budget requirements

  • Knowledge and experience of the full data migration process, from source to target data mapping.

  • Experience of Geospatial solutions application to engineering / utilities sectors

  • Other Essential Functions

  • Ability and flexibility to function as part of multi-disciplinary teams located across a number of offices is essential.

Our Culture

At Jacobs we have celebrated over 10 years of our culture of caring - ‘BeyondZero’. We see safety differently - we strive to go BeyondZero by putting the health, safety and well-being of our employees first in everything we do.

We are committed to equality across our business and we promote STEM and WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) initiatives. When you join Jacobs you will have access to a wide range of Global Networks, centred on inclusion and diversity. To find out more about our networks, check out our website:


We encourage applications from candidates looking for flexible working or reduced hours’ contracts.

Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including: Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected.

JACOBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all.

Primary Location United Kingdom-United Kingdom Countrywide-Birmingham

Req ID: BIA00018Q