HS2 GIS Technician

What does an HS2 GIS Technician do?

GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Technicians support all parts of the HS2 project that use data from GIS mapping. They work with other people across the organisation, such as Environment, Engineering, Land & Property and Community Engagement, to identify what they need, and making sure that projects are delivered on time, on budget, and to a high standard.

A GIS professional has to ensure that, their skills and knowledge of GIS are top notch. They need to actively keep up-to-date with GIS technology and look for opportunities to develop, like for example through training. They also need to be able to identify innovative opportunities for the use of GIS technologies. A GIS Technician will also promote and explain the use of GIS technologies to other companies working with HS2. This may include giving training and delivering presentations about the benefits of using GIS on big infrastructure projects.

To learn more about what a GIS Technician does on a day-to-day basis hear from Mike White, one of HS2'S GIS Managers.


A GIS Technician will typically work from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. However, like most jobs you may need to be flexible if there are important deadlines coming up!

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