Geomatics Lead

Job Overview

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently recruiting a Geomatics Lead  with overall responsibility to supervise and manage survey projects and manage geospatial information, on behalf of Basrah Gas Company (BGC) internal clients. A key challenge will be to build local Geomatics capabilities within BGC. Principal Accountabilities – Co-Manage a work force (6 staff and contractors) capable of fulfilling the short and long-term need of the section within agreed limits, in conjunction with skills development of staff and meeting Iraqisation targets



  • Provision of survey advice to customers
  • Technical Authority (TA2) on survey aspects of plant, pipeline & existing structures inspection, remote sensing application & GIS/Mapping
  • Road mapping surveys for Logistics & Road Hazard mapping
  • Management and supervision of all Geophysical, Geotechnical & Environmental Baseline Surveys
  • Establishment geodetic control
  • Condition assessment surveys of existing plants, pipelines & associated infrastructure & ERW Technical Surveys;
  • Managing HSE “on the job” and within contracts as contract holder of two high risk contracts including Gap Analysis, HAZID’s, Hazard & Effects Registers
  • Foster a culture of safe survey practice, including mentoring, encouraging and leading local and international survey contractors in their continuing development of the same
  • Liaise with asset engineering and operations functions to ensure safe, timely and efficient execution of survey operations;
  • To ensure spatial integrity of the geo-information for assets (operations, infrastructure & metocean) in relevant databases and derived map data
  • To provide support and guidance for integration of Contractor CAD and GIS data
  • Ensure Geo-information integrity for all data acquisition or positioning activities and that acquired data are stored in the relevant Geo-information databases

Additional Comments / Special Challenges:

  • The project challenge is significant in what is a dynamic environment both in terms of potential growth and in terms of the cultural, technical and social environment in which it will take place. The incumbent will need to adopt a pragmatic approach to the definition of this work and be prepared to manage a wide range of uncertainties
  • Working as key leading member of the Engineering Team operating in a remote location
  • Local Geomatics capability development (with local contractors and in the Basrah Gas Company organisation)
  • Opportunity to deploy leading edge spatial tools and technology
  • Demanding schedules, continually changing
  • Working with numerous, internal and external customer groups
  • Need to balance and work on multiple tasks simultaneously

Skills / Qualifications

  • Position requires a Geomatics professional, with experience including a minimum of 15 years in Survey and Geographic Information support with the majority of the experience in Survey
  • Possess a university degree in Geodesy / Geomatics Engineering or related Geoscience degree;
  • Experience in implementation of UPPT18 Standards and Shell Group Geo-Information Strategy or similar;
  • Skilled in ArcGIS Desktop/Pro, CAD/AutoCAD, data modelling, metadata concepts and implementation;
  • Skilled in a large suite of leading edge spatial tools and technology including;
  • Blue Marble – Geographic Calculator, Blue Marble – Global Mapper, FME Server/Workbench, Shell/EPSG Geodetic Registry
  • Experience in data acquisition and quality control
  • Experience in leading a team of surveyors and geoinformation professionals
  • Ability to communicate fluently in Arabic is an advantage
  • Experience in working in Iraq an advantage
  • Experience in working with Shell or BGC an advantage

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 45,000 people. www.woodplc.com

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

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