Geospatial and Remote Sensing Analyst

Sywell Aerodrome, Northamptonshire

£25-£30K based on skills and experience, hybrid working options available.


2Excel Aviation Ltd is a diverse, innovative, and growing aviation company that is 51% employee owned. The Geo department solves problems using advanced remote sensing techniques. We own and operate several airborne camera suites consisting of survey grade aerial photography and hyperspectral sensors; this is supported by a range of highly specialised ground-based sensors. We process, integrate, and analyse this high-resolution data with a range of other imaging and non-imaging sources to deliver environmental solutions such as remote tree health assessment, invasive species detection, and habitat mapping.

This is an entry-level role to provide data processing and analysis support for innovative national-scale projects carried out by the 2Excel Geo team. The main responsibilities for this role will include image registration, digitising, data management, implementing automated processing/analysis workflows, model calibration, deliverable preparation, data quality checking and report writing. There is scope for the candidate to develop their skills in airborne survey, remote sensing, GIS, data analysis and programming with support from the 2Excel Geo team.

The successful candidate will be required to demonstrate that they have the following capabilities:

  • Ability to work to deadlines (time management) in the provision of mapping services.
  • Attention to detail in the provision of mapping services.
  • Ability to perform tasks and achieve results with a high degree of accuracy and precision.
  • Team-oriented, possess a positive attitude and work well both independently and with others to achieve common departmental goals.
  • Be enthusiastic and willing to learn.
  • Ability to work in an organized, logical manner and to follow a prescribed process.
  • Have strong planning and organisation skills with proven ability to multi-task and handle several projects simultaneously.
  • Demonstrate an innovative and inquisitive nature.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills with particular focus on GIS applications.
  • Receptive to learning, adapting, and applying solutions using new GIS applications, technology, and techniques.

The following qualifications are necessary for the role:

  • Undergraduate/Master’s degree or relevant experience with relevant technical content, i.e., remote sensing, geomatics, GIS, photogrammetry, image processing, surveying, etc.
  • Other degree subjects with strong mathematical/scientific content will also be considered, i.e., engineering, mathematics, physics, computer science, etc.
  • Full UK driving license shall be required.

The following skills, knowledge and experience are essential for this role:

  • Experience with GIS software and methods, e.g., QGIS, and proficiency with standard geospatial vector/raster formats.
  • Knowledge of the importance of coordinate reference systems.
  • Awareness of remote sensing and image processing.
  • Passion about and relevant experience in the environmental sector or projects
  • Enthusiasm for aviation and aerial survey
  • Experience with photogrammetry software, e.g., Correlator3D, Pix4D
  • Experience with remote sensing software e.g., ENVI
  • Knowledge of object-based image analysis
  • Awareness of geospatial programming languages, e.g., Python, IDL, R, JavaScript
  • Knowledge of web mapping e.g., MapBox, Leaflet, GeoServer or CartoDB
  • Awareness of Geodatabases e.g., PostgreSQL databases
  • Field survey experience including GIS mapping


In return we can offer you a competitive salary dependent on previous experience, generous holiday allowance, private health care, company pension and EV car scheme. In addition, you will become an Employee Owner as part of our Employee Ownership Trust (EOT).

Applications by way of CV and cover letter to

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