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Geospatial Expert

Package Description

At Serco, our core values drive everything we do, and we believe in fairly compensating our colleagues for the value they bring to our organization. We are proud to offer a total reward package at Serco which includes: 

  • Competitive monthly pay and allowances that are commensurate with the role and industry standards 
  • Comprehensive medical insurance coverage and life insurance, so our employees can feel secure in their health and financial wellbeing 
  • We recognize the importance of work-life balance, which is why we offer competitive leave benefits that exceed industry standards 
  • We offer an annual airfare allowance to support our expat colleagues to stay in touch and visit their loved ones 
  • We pride ourselves on providing a supportive work environment where we foster a positive Safety-First culture 
  • We care deeply about our colleagues' wellbeing and offer access to wellbeing programs and platforms to support their physical, mental, and emotional health. 
  • As a global organization, we offer a vast array of career paths for our employees to choose from. The scale and breadth of our organization provides our colleagues with opportunities for growth and variety in their career path, both regionally and globally. 

Job Introduction

Make a difference every day 

We are a multinational organisation with a global team of 50,000 colleagues. In the Middle East we operate in the Transport, Defence & Advisory sectors, delivering services in Asset Management, Customer Experience, Fire & Rescue and Air Navigation Services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services to fulfil our purpose to impact a better future by "Bringing National Visions to Life".  

Serco is a leading Space Services Provider with thousands of skilled resources that has supported over 50 space missions on behalf of more than 10 Space or Government agencies around the globe, including the ESA and NASA. Serco offers space capability across the full space lifecycle from satellite testing to launch services, LEOP to spacecraft operations, space surveillance to data management, and supporting downstream application development. With over 60 years history in the space sector, Serco is well placed to contribute to national strategies and New Space ventures who want to scale their businesses/organizations with skilled talent.

On behalf of our client in the United Arab Emirates, we are looking for a skilled Geospatial Lead  to join our organisation in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates. This remarkable role offers a unique opportunity to work on several exciting projects in the region.

To effectively provide geospatial leadership including strategic and operational planning, policy
and standards development, project management, and implementation. Also exists to provide
effective decision-making information to the organisation.

To ensure that the Geospatial team meets its potential as a support service. Also exists to provide effective decision-making information to the organisation.

Main Responsibilities

Key Accountabilities

  • Coordinate an effective, efficient and robust geospatial service to internal and external clients and deliver specialist geospatial advice and information across the team.
  • Accountable for robust geospatial data capture, collection and management (SAR, optical, and other datasets).
  • Analysis of data is traceable and presented using appropriate visualisation techniques and tools.
  • Demonstrate, promote and contribute to spatial industry best practice.
  • Oversee the design, schedule, budget and implementation to GIS systems and software applications, including database design and Serco Business administration.
  • Accountable for quality technical documentation on geospatial systems and applications.
  • Ensure a high level of technical geospatial advice and input is provided into other internal and external project teams.
  • Ensure the analysis and user requirements for tasks and project requiring geospatial is fit for purpose.
  • Plan and propose solution services related to the utilization of SAR satellite images based on industry and customer needs.
  • Responsible for the production of data, maps and reports for internal and external clients that meet customer needs whilst meeting internal performance measures.

Successful Candidate


  • At least 7 years’ experience in handling Geospatial data repositories of Infrastructure Assets, QA, and QC activities using software tools such as MS-Excel, ArcGIS etc.
  • 3 years project management experience.


  • Specialist GIS and cartography experience and the ability to be able to apply this knowledge to enhance quality and results.
  • Experience in designing and delivering geospatial solutions, following agreed standards and tools.
  • In-depth knowledge of geospatial concepts.
  • Knowledge of corporate GIS architecture and enterprise GIS systems.
  • Understanding of data management principles to ensure best use of organization and visualization mapping services.
  • Experience of using cloud infrastructure.
  • Experience in image processing and image recognition using Python, C++, etc.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office products.
  • Knowledge of Python, JavaScript, or Java is desirable.
  • Proficient in the English language, both written and spoken.


  • Engineering Degree in Engineering / GIS / Computer Science / Geography / Remote Sensing.

Additional / special features of the role

  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal).
  • Presentation skills.
  • Conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability for creative thinking and problem solving.
  • The ability to work well independently or as part of a team.

About the Company

At Serco, we believe there is a place here for everyone. A place where you can bring your authentic self to work every day. Our workplace culture is one that embraces diversity and fosters equity, respect, and belonging for every individual. We are committed to equal employment opportunities and creating an inclusive environment that proudly celebrates the perspectives and backgrounds that each of our employees bring to work every day. 

Join Serco and be part of a values-driven organization that invests in the development and well-being of its employees and offers a rewarding and fulfilling career.

Serco is committed to Equal Employment Opportunities and is committed to ensuring the safety of all of its employees through its Zero Harm initiative. Please visit for more information.


We are diverse and inclusive organisation

At Serco, we see people first and foremost for their performance and potential and we are committed to supporting the needs of all our colleagues. It’s a mix of people from different backgrounds, experiences and opinion that keeps our culture strong and vibrant.

We believe in equity so we strongly encourage applications from a diverse range of candidates. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job are encouraged to apply and demonstrate their abilities in an interview. We also welcome a conversation about any adjustments that would make the interview process more accessible for you. Wherever possible we are open to discussions around flexible working and we operate a hybrid work structure in many of our business areas.

In the UK we are proud to be a Disability Confident Leader in the government’s scheme and hold the Gold Inclusive Employer Standard; in Belgium we are partner of Diversicom and member of Charter der Vielfalt in Germany.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to The Serco Europe Recruitment Team


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