SEAI – Senior GIS Analyst (1 vacancy)


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The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) are currently recruiting for the role of Senior GIS Analyst.

Title of Position: Senior GIS Analyst
Starting Salary: €69,518
Tenure: 5-year fixed term contract
Location: Dublin, Cork or Dundalk Office

Please see full Candidate Information Booklet here.

SEAI have an exciting opportunity in Energy Statistics Team in the Data & Insights Department. The Data & Insights department at SEAI is responsible for informing evidence-based decision-making and the implementation of sustainable energy solutions, through the provision of policy-relevant research & guidance. This position will play a key role in the above Department.

The Job Profile

The successful candidate will join an enthusiastic and innovative team who are committed to the high-quality and impactful delivery of SEAI’s national, regional, and community-level energy statistics. The successful candidate will lead on the use of spatial energy data to satisfy regular international reporting obligations, publish national energy reports and data-releases, and respond to queries from key-stakeholders, including government departments, academic researchers, journalists, and the public.


The responsibilities of the role outlined in this job description are indicative of the currently envisaged scope and may be added to or altered as required, in line with the requirement of SEAI across Business Units/Department.

They Will Include, But Not Limited To, The Following:

  • Lead on the delivery, update, and maintenance of GIS (geographic information system), localisation, and mapping resources for SEAI, including the current suite of ‘SEAI Maps’, e.g. the National Wind Atlas, BER Map, etc. (
  • Lead on the enhancement and development of SEAI’s GIS capability, through the addition of new online tools, new automation processes, and newly geocoded data.
  • Engage broadly across multiple teams in SEAI to support a wide range of projects for energy sustainability, including the geocoding of SEAI grant data, the mapping of district heat potential, the development of online tools to aid SEAI’s ‘sustainable energy communities’ in the preparation of their master-plans, and the provision of regionally aggregated data to aid local authorities in the development of their local climate action plans.
  • Develop a clear understanding of energy use and associated CO2 emissions at the national level, and identify opportunities for GIS insights to provide evidence-based inputs into policy recommendations.
  • Use GIS techniques to join SEAI data with spatially disaggregated public administrative data from national agencies to create insights.
  • Lead on the delivery of both technical and non-technical presentation on ‘energy mapping’ to engage diverse audiences on energy issues in the context of the wider sustainability agenda.
  • Lead the team’s engagement with GIS software providers and third-party consultants for the timely delivery of outsourced process improvements, reports, etc.
  • Collaborate with programme managers, senior energy analysts, and other GIS analyst(s) to identify, prioritise, and deliver methodology improvements and new data sources for SEAI’s GIS resources.
  • Provide timely, authoritative, and evidence-based responses to energy queries from policymakers, journalists, researchers, and other stakeholders.
  • Develop strong working relationships with other national agencies to help identify and secure new sources of public administrative data for the improvement of SEAI’s energy statistics.
  • Maintain strong working relationships with other team members, external stakeholders, and organisations delivering services on behalf of SEAI.
  • Participate in strategic and programme development within the team, and within SEAI.

How to Apply:

Applications should be submitted in the form of a cover letter (max of two pages) demonstrating how the applicant meets the requirements for this role as set out in this booklet together with  an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae (CV). Both documents should be submitted via the candidate portal on the SEAI careers website

Your application must be received by midnight on 12th March 2024.  

Applications will not be accepted after this time and date. All applications will be acknowledged by email within three working days. If you do not receive an acknowledgement within three working days, please contact