Environmental GIS Consultant

Location: Bryanston, Gauteng Posted Date: February 1, 2018
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Digby Wells Environmental, a service provider to the resources industry, is looking for a candidate for the above position in our Johannesburg Office.

This position will involve GIS mapping and modelling, conducting visual impact assessments as well as general project work. The successful candidate will be required to work in close collaboration with specialists from other disciplines.


  • Competence and experience with ArcGIS is a prerequisite (minimum 3 - 5 years).
  • Code B Driver’s license is required and own transport will be advantageous.
  • The candidate must have a valid passport and be willing to travel locally and internationally where needed as part of field work programmes.
  • Experience in conducting visual impact assessments.
  • Knowledge of the applicable environmental and mining legislation (advantageous).
  • Exposure to the mining industry.
  • Experience with database structures (geodatabase, MS Access, SQL) would be beneficial as well as proficiency in MS Excel.
  • The candidate must want to expand their knowledge on the use and application of GIS in the environmental industry as well as be willing to assist in other areas of the department’s functioning where required.
  • Good report writing skills are a prerequisite.
  • Good verbal skills (in addition to written).
  • Experience in Environmental modelling using GIS.
  • Project management experience.
  • CAD experience will be advantageous.
  • Remote sensing experience.
  • Personality requirements:
  • Be able to handle pressure and meet deadlines,
  • Logic and scientific thinking, accuracy and good error detection,
  • Imagination and creativity,
  • Professionalism, and
  • Enthusiasm to learn and develop in a dynamic environment is vital.


  • Preferably qualified in Geography / GIS or other relevant environmental field.
  • (B.Sc. (Hons) or B.A (Hons) minimum. M.Sc. candidates would be preferred.
  • At least 3 - 5 years’ experience in a GIS consultant role specifically within the resources/infrastructure

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