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  • Job reference: RMS0111540

Geographic Information System (GIS) Manager

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Iraq
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 01/06/2012
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The Company:
Our Client is a Leading Global Operator in the Oil, Gas and Energy Industry. This role supports our client's project in Iraq and is based in Iraq on a 28/28 Rotation.

The Role:
GIS manager is responsible for supervisory and technical administrative work in managing and directing all GIS activities for the iraq project. The GIS manager reports to the General Service Manager . He/she will have expertise in areas such as GIS system application, GIS enterprise system development and GIS data acquisition and data processing.

Key Accountabilities

• Personal Safety: be a visible leader in relation to safety and security and set clear expectations for own team.
• GIS Management: manage and coordinate all programs and activities of the Iraqi Oilfield's GIS functions, includes providing technical assistance and enhancement of programs.
• System Development: Supervises, plans, coordinates, and directs the work of the GIS development as well as variety of data development, data maintenance and migrations.
• GIS Asset: Oversee and maintain project GIS related hardware and software.
• GIS Budget: Manages the GIS department budget, makes and monitors purchase orders and other expenditures.
• GIS Survey: organize GIS survey work and acquire GIS data for the project;
• Contractor management: Negotiates and monitors contracts related to GIS system for the Iraqi Oilfield
• Staff Training: train GIS department staff and staff from other departments when necessary.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Minimum of master degree in GIS, engineer, computer science, natural science or a related field.
• 10+ years’ experience in enterprise GIS system.
• Team work oriented and be able to work with wide range of people from different countries and cultural backgrounds
• Self-motivated, pro-active and be able to multi-task
• Extensive understanding and knowledge of GIS systems, including GIS data, their metadata, geospatial database, geospatial data fusion, desktop GIS, web and mobile GIS application, future trend and development as well as some of the most popular platforms, such as ArcGIS and open source platforms.
• Deep understanding of following platforms: Erdas Imagine, ESRI ArcGIS (including ArcMap, ArcSDE, ArcObject, ArcIMS, Image Server, ArcGIS Server, MosaicDataset), GDAL
• Understand and know-how to manipulate/process various GIS data, including data gathering, QA/QC, editing, geodatabase creation and management, and metadata building

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
• Be able to capture business requirements and coordinate software development teams
• Be able to coordinate with program stakeholders and translate technical concepts into layman’s terms
• Experience in developing GIS desktop, web and mobile applications
• Experience in MS Visual Studio, silverLight, Oracle database, MS SQL Server, Python, model builder and batch processing
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