Vacancy: Knowledge Transfer Manager - Geospatial
Posted on 06/02/2019
We are looking for a determined, bright, analytical and goal-orientated individual with current and relevant knowledge and experience in geospatial technology to join our Complex Systems team in providing business support to companies developing and/or using geospatial data.
Geospatial data and technology has the ability to transform our understanding of the world around us and empower a smarter world. Changing technologies in the geospatial realm itself – live imagery from orbit; enhanced visual data resolution; more accurate positioning technology, and data processing technologies – are making location data increasingly relevant for wider sectors such as finance, transport, housing, retail and many more. The increasing relevance of geospatial data and technologies and ubiquity of applications present a clear and valuable global economic opportunity. The Geospatial Commission was established in November 2017 with the aim to maximise the value of geospatial data including all UK government data linked to location.
In view of the importance of this opportunity the KTN has recently committed to running a Geospatial Insights Special Interest Group (SIG) with the aim to pioneer broader access to, and smarter use of geospatial data to grow new commercial services providing actionable insight. This role will be focussed on delivering a successful SIG through a combination of company support, workshops, landscape mapping, sector events and study groups.
The post will be extremely varied, working with businesses across a multitude of sectors, providing technical capability to help UK industry to create economic value by innovating with geospatial data. There will be a focus on opportunities driven by the Geospatial Commission and Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF).
For further details and how to apply, please see our jobs page. The closing date is 10th March 2019.
Informal enquiries may be directed to Phil Williams, interim head of Complex Systems.