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Geographical Information Systems Analyst Job in Kenya

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Tullow is looking for you!

Tullow Oil is Africa’s leading independent oil and gas exploration and production company and is a constituent of the London FTSE100.

The Group has interests in over 100 exploration and production licences across 24 countries focusing on four core regions: Africa, Europe, South Asia and South America.

Working for Tullow Oil in Kenya, you will be given the freedom and responsibility to make a difference.

We provide the opportunities to build a solid future within our rapidly expanding portfolio and provide competitive rewards as part of our people strategy.

Our high level of employee engagement is also one of our key success factors that we want to continue building on.

Tullow Oil is seeking a talented, self motivated, proactive and skilled individual of high personal integrity to fill the following position:

Job Title: Geographical Information Systems Analyst

Reports to: Kenya Environmental Manager

Job Purpose:

To provide GIS analysis, spatial data management and cartography support to the Nairobi office and field

Work alongside the global GIS group to implement and roll-out the Global GIS strategy across Tullow

Promote the potential and application of GIS across Kenya

Key Responsibilities:
  • Provide advanced GIS analysis, spatial data management and cartography support to several disciplines including Operations, Exploration, Enviroment Health and Safety, Drilling, Facilities and External affairs.
  • Expand the application areas of GIS across Tullow by working closely with users, potential users and clients; listening and capturing their workflows and translating their requirements into innovative GIS projects.
  • Work alongside the global GIS group to implement and roll-out the Global GIS strategy across Tullow.
  • Design, provide training and roll out Tullow Kenya’s GPS methodology and field data collection processes for GPS devices, cameras and unmanned aerial vehicles.
  • Assist in preparing training materials and providing training on both new and existing applications to end users; ensures that GIS products are delivered within a timeframe acceptable to the GIS manger and the business and solicit feedback for improvement of future services.
  • Promote the potential application of GIS across Kenya
  • Maintain a thorough understanding of technology developments in the GIS world, so that the Tullow systems can remain at the leading edge in terms of technology and usability.

  • Bachelor’s degree in GIS, Surveying, Environmental Science, Geography or Geology.
  • At least 5 years experience of working in similar roles that involved advanced GIS analysis, GPS data collection and Cartography
  • Thoroughly conversant with a broad range of GIS technologies and their practical application within the several industries
  • Proficient in the use of ESRI suite of applications including ArcGIS, Spatial Analyst and 3D Analyst
  • Good working knowledge of relational databases and geodatabases
  • Experience processing satellite imagery using software like ERMapper, Erdas or ENVI is desirable but not essential
  • In-depth knowledge of GPS technology and hands-on experience using GPS technology 
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.; a ‘people’ person, who will listen to users and translate their desires into viable business solutions
  • Ability to assess and interpret end user information requirements and to develop and implement appropriate technical solutions
  • Ability to multi-task and support various GIS users/clients in a fast-paced multi-disciplinary environment.

Applications should be sent to:

Adept Systems
Management Consultants
P.O Box 6416,
Nairobi, GPO 00100


Only shortlisted candidates will be contracted

Closing date: Friday 27th September 2013

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