Geospatial Scientist

Integrate nature intelligence into business decision-making as part of a unique and highly exciting intelligence start-up.

  • Location London

  • Type Permanent

  • Salary £35-£43K


Work closely with the Head of Department and CSO on projects with household names.

Diverse role with numerous opportunities for professional career development.

Work on a World leading solution to the biodiversity crisis.

This is your opportunity to join a nature intelligence start-up who are providing a range of businesses with the insight they need to make a nature-positive impact. As regulatory expectations extend beyond net zero, this start-up are at the forefront of technological advancements that account for more than just carbon, an increasing number of companies need to start incorporating nature into business decision-making. The team integrate world-leading geospatial modelling with asset data, allowing them to show their clients how their supply chain interacts with nature. All findings are grounded in robust science, with the tech and science teams working closely together to build decision-useful models and metrics to be deployed at scale via an in-house nature platform.

In line with company growth and client demand, the team are now looking to add a geospatial scientist to the team. If you are passionate about applying great science using scalable technology, are a strong team player, and enthused by the potential for impact at an ambitious and growing start-up, this role will be a great fit for you.

What you’ll be doing:
In your role as Geospatial Scientist, you will:

  • Work closely with the CSO and Head of Division to develop and implement novel scientific research that has positive outcomes for nature and is fit for purpose (i.e. – meets client needs).
  • Provide input into the development and delivery of the company scientific strategy and product development.
  • Use your outcome-oriented attitude to identify novel interdisciplinary approaches that can be utilised to solve real-world issues.
  • Lead and have ownership of in-house models and metrics, including biodiversity impacts, state of nature, and more. You will be accountable for quality assuring your outputs. You will lead on the design, execution and presentation of analyses.
  • Develop an understanding of client requirements, developing practical solutions to meet them. Ultimately, you will be able to demonstrate a strong understanding of client needs aligned with relevant regulatory requirements in your models and metrics.
  • Adapt your style to your audience, communicating scientific information to a non-technical audience. You will create compelling and creative written reports.
  • Work as a proactive member of the team, being happy to regularly support and collaborate with colleagues across numerous sectors.

What experience you’ll need to apply:
This role will be perfect for you if you have:

  • A strong academic track record in a relevant subject, such as GIS, Statistics, Environmental Science or similar. You will ideally be PhD educated, though candidates with a degree/Masters and several years relevant work experience, please reach out.
  • The ability to demonstrate a deep understanding of relevant nature, biodiversity and/or impact models, with a good understanding of other modelling approaches that could be relevant to the sector. This will include knowledge of relevant academic research.
  • Strong technical skills in GIS software. Excellent knowledge of spatial analysis and associated tools, technologies and data.
  • Very proficient in using Python. You will also be familiar with cloud computing.
  • Excellent communication skills, with experience communicating complex topics to non-specialist audiences.
  • The ability to demonstrate independent thought, and to exercise judgement on the design and implementation of scientific research projects and program deliverables.
  • Comfort with ambiguity, being able to thrive in a fast-paced start-up environment.

It would be desirable for candidates to have the following experience:

  • Knowledge of ecological or biodiversity modelling. It would be of interest to speak with candidates with land use and land cover experience.
  • Understanding of statistical or quantitative models in a field related to ecology, biodiversity, ecosystems, remote sensing, earth observation or similar.
  • Knowledge of the regulatory and voluntary guidance on measuring and managing the interface between nature and corporate. This includes TNFD (Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures), SBTN (Science Based Targets Network), and CSRD (EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive).
  • Track record of delivering nature-related outputs to customers.

What you’ll get in return for your experience:
In addition to a base salary of £35,000-£43,000 (DOE), you will also receive:

  • 38 days holiday (including Bank Holidays).
  • Equity package.
  • Statutory pension.
  • Monthly away days at an offsite location.
  • £500 fund for personal learning and development.
  • Numerous opportunities to upskill, with the ability to work with teams so that you get hands-on experience in other sectors.

This is a full-time PERM position (40-hour week) and is based ideally in London, with a hybrid working split (requirement of 3 days a week in-office). However, more remote working will be considered for the right candidate. Please note the company have a compulsory day a month in-person for team building activities and essential meetings.
Core hours are 9:00am-6:00pm though there is flexibility on this, with a relaxed company culture focused on delivering results. The client cannot offer VISA sponsorship at this time. The client is looking for candidates to start as soon as possible, though are willing to wait for the right person.

What’s next?
If you would like to work as a Geospatial Scientist for an exciting nature-focused start-up, please apply for the position or get in touch with Imogen Turner ( for more information.
The client is an equal opportunity employer who are committed to providing a working environment that embraces inclusion, diversity and belonging. If you believe you would add value but don’t meet all the criteria, please reach out with any questions.

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