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GIS modeller

We are looking for an Intern to join the Integrated Environment Planning team covering Lancashire and Cumbria. It is a dynamic team that is actively involved in the way the Environment Agency plans for future environmental improvements.
Environment Planning is about understanding the issues affecting the environment and supporting the business to decide upon actions needed to address them. By understanding the cost and priority of actions, we can plan the work we do to deliver the greatest environmental outcomes.
We are looking for a student with good mapping and modelling skills to support us in delivering a GIS project to develop our understanding of urban pressures on the water environment.
Urban area mapping will enable us to identify sources of diffuse pollution by locating explicit polluting activities e.g urban parkland, busy roads, industrial estates, sewer overflows etc. This will then allow us to understand how much it will cost to reduce the urban pollution, how we might deliver that reduction and how much it might cost. We need to see the town and its drainage as a ‘whole’ so that we know we are addressing the pollution cost-effectively and fairly.

Skills required

Data entry : Be able to enter and edit data into a database successfully with minimal errors.
Data conversion: The ability to convert data from either older sources (digitization) or from multiple sources to a common format.
Data maintenance: Be able to maintain data, correctly archive and ensure quality control.
Metadata creation and editing: Maintain logs of data processing and relevant information and ensure accurate creation and maintenance of metadata.
GIS Analysis: Be able to perform GIS Analysis to solve problems.

Good communication skills: You need to be able to communicate effectively and with confidence with your team and customers.
Good writing skills: Communicating verbally and in writing to produce metadata and reports of your work.
Project management skills

Further information

Organisation

Environment Agency
The Environment Agency (EA) is an Executive Non-departmental Public Body responsible to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. The EA’s principal aims are to protect and improve the environment, and to promote sustainable development. The EA plays a central role in delivering the environmental priorities of central government through its functions and roles.

Location

Dodd Way, Off Seedlee Road, , Walton Summit, Bamber Bridge, , Preston, Lancs, PR5 8BX ,

Hourly rate

£6.31 (plus holiday pay)

Closing date

Sun 29th June 2014

Interview date

To be confirmed