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GIS Technical Architect (ITS)

Date:  22-Nov-2022
Company:  DWR Cymru Cyfyngedig Welsh Water Plc
City:  Cardiff

Cardiff, Wales, GB, CF3 0LT

Job Requisition Number                              3724                                                                              
Work Type Permanent
Job Function IT
Salary Range £44,493.00 -£52,279.00 


Closing Date

South East Hub / Hybrod Flexible Working

There is no set closing date for this role. We will review applications on a weekly basis. We request that you kindly submit your application ASAP


Who we are

Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water keep 3 million people healthy each day with safe, reliable water, and take away wastewater to clean, before returning it safely to our beautiful rivers and seas.


To be able to deliver high quality, essential services which help to protect the health of our customers, colleagues and our environment, we need the right people to deliver on our vision.  This is achieved by living our core values and demonstrating the core behaviours that underpin them.  The security of our people, assets and information is key to us, so we are looking for people who understand and comply with the company’s required security objectives.


We know that the most successful teams are the most diverse teams. Equality, diversity and inclusion provide the very foundation to our culture at Welsh Water. We want every individual to feel confident, proud and able to bring their whole selves to work. Hear what our own people have to say in the following video!


To ensure an improved representation in our workforce, applications are particularly welcome from minority groups including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people, Females, LGBT+, Non-binary and people with disabilities. Together we continue to build a workplace that not only celebrates the diverse voices of our colleagues but also represents each customer we serve.


In essence, ours is a company based on trust, openness, respect, commitment and honesty. A company that our colleagues are proud to work for.


What you’ll be responsible for


Supporting our GIS platform and integrations you will: 

1.    Be accountable for the design of technologies including:
•    Geospatial Applications and Data Models
•    Application Integration Technologies
•    Azure Platform Services
•    Associated cloud storage services


2.    Work within the Enterprise Applications strategy for Application Technologies, including Cloud Services and working to relevant architectural principles.

3.    Be accountable for ensuring all business generated requests and projects that require input for this specialist area are defined and delivered to the required level.

4.    Inform a comprehensive test strategy is in place for all Geospatial Services.

5.    Work closely with the ITS suppliers to determine the technical roadmap and service delivery processes.

6.    Ensure that designs align and adhere to published security patterns in the Geospatial Application environments
7.    Keep ahead of developments in Geospatial Technologies and Cloud Platforms by reading relevant journals, going to meetings and attending courses.

8.    Work with the Collaboration Centre and advise them on key architectural decisions concerning the platform and the supporting technologies

9.    Evaluate projects from a technical stance, guaranteeing that the development methods used are correct and practical

10.    Attend relevant Architecture Groups, representing architectural artefacts when appropriate

Who you’ll work with


  • Head of Enterprise Applications    
  • Specialist Apps Collaboration Centre Lead
  • ITS Senior Leadership Team     
  • Business Stakeholders
  • ITS Partners and 3rd party contractors
  • Specialist Apps Collaboration Centre
  • Cyber Security Team


About you


Knowledge, Skills and Experience 

  • Expert knowledge of Geospatial Application Architecture (primarily ESRI based) and Cloud Services
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of a complex Geospatial Application and Technology Infrastructure
  • Ideally three years+ experience of working in highly skilled technical teams and architectural discipline covering relevant Geospatial Technologies (including ArcGIS Enterprise, ArcGIS Pro, Utility Network, FME) and Microsoft Azure services
  • Have excellent relationship management skills
  • Be able to work in a pressurised situation during incidents
  • Must be a team player with a strong emphasis on providing excellent customer service
  • Experience of working within an Agile delivery framework
  • Experience of working with 3rd party partners

Good to know


For an informal discussion about this role, please contact:


There is no set closing date for this role. We will review applications on a weekly basis. We request that you kindly submit your application ASAP as we will offer immediately after we have achieved an interview shortlist.






As well as a market competitive salary, 33 days  annual leave (pro rata, including public holidays), we offer a range of employee benefits and rewards including:


• Variable pay schemes (your salary banding will always stay the same, but depending on the performance of the company you could receive a yearly bonus)

• Enhanced employer pension contributions – Up to 11%

• Progression opportunities, including the ability to apply for funded training and coaching and mentoring programmes

• Opportunity to join and influence one of several Employee Network groups

• Enhanced family friendly policies

• Onsite multi-faith room

• Onsite 'returning parents' room

• Reduction on gym memberships and high street shopping

• Cycle to work scheme

• Car-leasing scheme

• Health CashBack scheme

• An employee assistance programme for employees and their immediate family


Whilst also working for a not-for profit company that truly cares about earning the trust of customers every day, and about looking after our beautiful environment.





Dŵr Cymru Cyf, a limited company registered in Wales No. 2366777. Registered office: Linea, Fortran Road, St. Mellons, Cardiff CF3 0LT

© Dŵr Cymru Cyf 2019.

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