First listed on: 10 April 2019

Geographical Information System and Data Analyst

The Opportunity

  • Work with World Class Researchers to Solve the World’s Biggest Challenges
  • Immerse Yourself in an Inclusive Culture
  • Use your Skills and Make an Impact on CSIROs Land and Water Outcomes!

The Transport Network Strategic Investment Tool (TraNSIT) was developed by CSIRO to inform infrastructure investments for government and industry. Over the past year and projecting into the next two years, there is a significant increase in the external demand for various applications of TraNSIT in road and rail. These include projects with councils, rail companies, ports, funding bodies (e.g. MLA, Hort Innovation), farming associations, federal and state government. More information about TraNSIT can be found in

The Geographical Information System and Data Analyst position will play a key role in these projects and prospective projects and will increase the capacity of the project team to apply TraNSIT for various clients and to further improve the tool. The position will also be required to engage with numerous stakeholders to capture model data, run TraNSIT and synthesise the outputs for reporting.

Your duties will include

  • Running TraNSIT computer models, synthesising TraNSIT outputs into spatial maps, tables and other diagrams for clients
  • Generating input data (e.g. commodity data, supply chains, transport network parameters) gathered from stakeholders, and consolidating this into TraNSIT. Data that will be gathered for existing commodities in TraNSIT as well as new commodities (e.g. minerals, fuels).
  • Engaging with stakeholders to capture data for various client applications
  • Communicating effectively and respectfully with all staff, clients and suppliers in the interests of good business practice, collaboration and enhancement of CSIRO’s reputation.
  • Working as part of a multi-disciplinary, often regionally dispersed research team, to carry out tasks under limited direction in support of scientific research.

Location: Brisbane, QLD preferred (Canberra or Adelaide will be considered)
Salary: AU$82K - AU$93K plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Specified term of 2 years
Reference: 61192

To be successful you will need

  • A bachelor degree in a scientific or engineering discipline such as Computer Science or Mathematics and at least 12 months of work experience in a relevant field
  • Expertise in spatial data analysis and mapping using ArcGIS, particularly using network analysis in the context of transport and land use
  • Previous experience in analysing and documenting large data sets from a variety of stakeholders
  • To be willing and able to travel domestically and internationally on occasion to gather information from various stakeholders
  • To be willing and able to undertake a National Police Check.

For details about who to contact and for more information please view Position Description

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We’re working hard to recruit diverse people and ensure all our people feel supported to do their best work and empowered to let their ideas flourish.

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you. Balance


At CSIRO you can be part of helping to solve big, complex problems that make a real difference to our future. We spark off each other, learn from each other, trust each other and collaborate to achieve more than we could individually in a supportive, rewarding, inclusive and truly flexible environment. 

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Applications Close

23:00 AEST 30th April 2019

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