This role will involve working with: Geographical Information Systems (GIS) manager and the small dynamic GIS team, key stakeholders and clients, website design, software development, Spatial and Big data, GIS consultancy solutions and various other activities throughout the business.
What is Geographic Information Systems (GIS)?
Geographic information system (GIS) is a framework for gathering, managing, and analysing data. Rooted in the science of geography, GIS integrates many types of data. It analyses spatial location and organises layers of information into visualisations using maps and 3D scenes. With this unique capability, GIS reveals deeper insights into data, such as patterns, relationships, and situations.
Hundreds of thousands of organisations in virtually every field are using Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to make maps that communicate, perform analysis, share information, and solve complex problems around the world. This is changing the way the world works.
Geographic Information Systems really comes down to just 4 simple ideas:
- Create geographic data
- Manage it
- Analyse it and…
- Display it on a map
In short we can say that GIS will prove to be the foundation of next generation civil engineering.
As a Digital Construction Apprentice, you’ll be involved in both the collection of geographical and spatial information and its storage, analysis and presentation.
The role will involve a wide variety of experience working within an office based team.
Key Responsibilities, which you will learn as part of the apprenticeship:
Administration & Commercial
- Collate and prepare information to report progress of digital deliverables on projects
- Assist in the collection of digital related training for personnel
- Feedback any case study/best practice to the wider team
- Maintain awareness with respect to industry standards and innovation
- Assist to assess the supply chain with respect to BIM capability
- Collect, process and present big data
- Maintain and develop database solutions
Communication, Implementation & Technical
- Assist the digital lead to educate and raise awareness with respect to delivering digital deliverables on projects
- Assist in the setting up and delivery of surveys and digital surveying tools
- Develop technical skills (authoring software) to review graphical information and assist with clash detection tasks
- Develop technical skills (GIS model viewing software) to review and present graphical information
- Understand the function of a Common Data Environment
- Develop technical/administration skills to contribute to maintaining project Databases and models
- Provide a supporting role to deliver GIS training to internal colleagues and external consultants / subcontractors
- Support the delivery of training to the supply chain
- Promote open BIM and collaborative working
- Maintain a high level of communication (therefore embracing a collaborative culture) with the team in order to solve project challenges and facilitate lean processes
- Assist project teams to overcome problems using digital techniques and methodology
- Understand Intellectual Property rights, data sensitivity and apply licencing rules and acknowledgements to your work and other people’s
In addition to the apprenticeship training you will receive hands on experience, including mentoring and coaching from experienced members of the team. This will help you develop all the skills and knowledge required to become competent in your role and support your career progression through your chosen pathway. Following the apprenticeship programme we would expect you to have developed an understanding of the following: ·
- UK Government Construction Strategy and ‘BIM’ Level 2 requirements
- National and Industry Standards related to BIM
- The role of Project and Asset Information Models
- Capturing, recording, maintaining and sharing location information and data for buried assets with Publicly Available Specification (PAS) 256 and 128
- The design and development of databases through the lifecycles of a project
- Information Management Roles in the standard (PAS1192-2:2013)
- Managing Project Information – creating processes and procedures
- The Information Delivery Cycle and how it works in practice (PAS1192-2:2013)
- The Collaborative Production of Information - creating processes and procedures
- Overview of the Common Data Environment (BS1192:2007)