GIS technician


A GIS technician is responsible for using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to store, analyse and manage data. For offshore wind development this could include using data gathered from field surveys at the offshore site to create maps and other graphics of this data to advise the developer of the project.

Lifecycle stages

Development and project management.

Typical employer

Developer or specialist consultancies.

Place of work


Typical working pattern

Full time. Flexible working arrangements may be available.

Education, training and qualifications

Minimum NFQ level 7 in relevant fields such as geography, computer science, geophysics, engineering or statistics. Experience with GIS software including ArcGIS, plus Python.

Typical entry position & transferable sectors

Entry roles can include similar level positions in relevant industries such as the oil and gas industry or public authorities such as the geological survey service.

Career possibilities

GIS technicians can progress to become GIS analysts and GIS specialists.

Full time salary estimate

€30,000-€45,000 per year, depending on experience. This salary range is for this specific role. Other salaries may be available for related, more senior positions.