GIS/Cartographic Consultant

Closing Date - Open

Location: Wolverhampton or Bristol

Salary: Commensurate with Experience

ADAS, part of RSK Group Ltd, is the UK’s largest provider of research and advice on agricultural and environmental issues.  With over 65 years’ experience, ADAS has an amazing track record of providing agricultural, horticultural and environmental consultancy & research expertise to an enviable range of clients both in the private and public sector.  ADAS has a unique combination of insight and practical experience, underpinned by robust, informed, science-based information that allows us to meet the needs of both our domestic and international clients.  Our great strength is our breadth and depth of expertise spanning the entire environmental sector.

The ADAS Modelling and Informatics team has some exciting new opportunities on offer for the right candidates.

The team

You will join a multi-disciplinary team of research scientists and consultants located across the UK. The post holder will work within the Modelling & Informatics group but will be expected to bridge across to the crop physiology/ protection, soil, policy & economics, sustainable food & farming and ecology groups within ADAS, as well as more widely within RSK. The core elements of the Modelling & Informatics group’s expertise are;

  • digital data collection;
  • remotely sensed data sourcing and utilisation;
  • data management & analysis;
  • mathematical modelling & tool building;
  • GIS analysis & cartographic services; and
  • software development and programming.

Examples of common project themes include catchment management; precision farming applications; yield enhancement; resource use efficiency (e.g. nutrients and pesticides); land use and land use change; land management; ecology; planning constraints and environmental policy.

We work with governments and their Agencies, utility companies, universities and innovation funders to identify, develop and implement practical solutions to support a wide range of environmental challenges for a wide range of end users.

The Role - GIS/Cartographic Consultant

We are looking for applications from outstanding individuals who can demonstrate capability in the use of GIS software to produce high-quality cartographic outputs as well as for geospatial analysis and data management.

This is a great opportunity for consultants who would be keen to get involved in the whole project lifecycle from developing proposals in collaboration with colleagues through to delivering outputs or specific advice for a client. The role would also suit individuals who are keen to develop business opportunities in their specialist technical area to expand the breadth of the GIS and cartographic offer within ADAS.

We are interested in hearing from you if you;

  • Have experience of using GIS software (ideally ESRI or QGIS) and a desire to develop your skills further
  • Have an eye for high quality cartographic output
  • Have the capability to work with large, complex datasets
  • Can present outputs using contemporary methods and communicate effectively with a range of audiences to transfer the knowledge gained
  • Are an effective and enthusiastic team worker

Salary and benefits

  • Competitive salary depending on qualifications and experience
  • Regular training and career development
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • A flexible benefits programme including the option to buy additional holidays and private health care


To apply please visit the RSK careers portal and click apply

The roles will be based in our Wolverhampton or Bristol offices. Both have onsite parking and the mainline railway station is a short walk away. However, working from other ADAS office locations or home working may become possible for the right candidate in due course.

At RSK we operate an open and relaxed management culture that nurtures continuous improvement and innovation, adopting a proactive growth strategy helps us to run a sustainable and profitable business while providing new and exciting career opportunities for all.   The company prides itself on providing employees with a rewarding and challenging career, encouraging Continuous Professional Development and enabling them to reach their full potential.  Listed as being in the top 3 environmental consultancies and listed in the Sunday Times PwC Top Track 250, there has never been a more exciting time to join. 

Furthermore, retaining our employees is the building block of a successful organisation and we want to ensure you maintain a healthy work life balance, with many opportunities for flexible working, social activities, and community involvement projects.

RSK is also committed to our Corporate Responsibility strategy.  We seek to minimise our impact on the environment; to engage positively with the community and education groups; to provide a safe and supportive atmosphere in which to work; and to promote Corporate Responsibility throughout our supply chain.

RSK Group is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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ADAS is the UK’s largest independent provider of agricultural and environmental consultancy, rural development services and policy advice. We have a unique combination of practical experience, underpinned by science-based data, which allows us to meet the needs of our clients. Our great strength is our breadth and depth of expertise spanning the entire environmental sector.

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