Spatial Data and Technology Principal

Perth, Australia
Added: April 26, 2024

Wanted: Specialist geospatial professional who excels at building relationships!

About the role

Landgate’s Data Collaboration team is a diverse group of people responsible for maintaining reliable data sharing platforms including Data WA and the Shared Location Information Platform (SLIP) that enable the access and sharing of public sector location information. As the Spatial Data & Technology Principal you will lead the development and implementation of location information strategy across WA Government.

You will play a key role in shaping the State’s Open Data Policy and lead its implementation for public sector location data in collaboration with the Office of Digital Government. You will also connect the WA public sector with the national geospatial forum (via ANZLIC and ICSM) to lead the standardisation and governance of spatial and non-spatial data captured for discovery and access through spatial data platforms, Data WA and the SLIP.

Please refer to the Job Description Form attached at the link for full position details and role requirements.

If you would like further information, please contact, Peter Birkett, Director Data Collaboration, at (but please don’t send your application here) to arrange a confidential discussion.

About Landgate

Landgate is Western Australia’s land information authority. Through efficient and contemporary land information services, Landgate contributes to WA’s economic security and prosperity. We support our customers through our trusted data and services, which underpin WA land titles, property information and valuations, maps and location-based information. Landgate fosters a culture of inclusion, appreciating unique perspectives and opportunities that a diverse workforce generates. Our shared values help to define the culture of our organisation and highlight what is important to us. We offer a purpose-driven, collaborative, and flexible work environment, with opportunities to advance in your career.

We are committed to increasing First Nations representation across Landgate and creating and maintaining an inclusive and diverse workplace in line with our Reconciliation Action Plan. For Landgate to achieve this, we have applied Section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 to this recruitment process. This vacancy is open to all interested applicants however First Nations peoples are encouraged to apply and if deemed suitable, will be prioritised for appointment. What does this mean? See our FAQ for more information. We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to contact Jobs and Skills WA on 13 64 64 for additional resources to support your application.

Landgate is a safe and inclusive workplace that embraces diversity and firmly believes the best results come when varied viewpoints are welcomed and encouraged every day. We encourage people from all diversities to apply and are committed to increasing representation of First Nations people, youth, people with disability, people from the LGBTQIA+ community and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Landgate has achieved White Ribbon Workplace Accreditation.

For more information on our agency, our values and employee benefits, visit our website.

Applying for the role

If you don’t want to miss out on this great opportunity, apply now by submitting:

  • A comprehensive CV outlining your experience and key achievements relative to the position.
  • A covering letter of no more than two pages addressing the below criteria:
  • Considerable experience in leading data management and governance practise including knowledge of security and privacy risks relating to maintaining data and technology platforms.
  • An in-depth understanding of trends that will influence how data is captured, discovered, accessed, delivered, and shared into the future.
  • Demonstrated ability to build professional networks and relationships to enable your business area to deliver outcomes.

Please use this as an opportunity to tell us about some situations and examples that demonstrate these role requirements.

Applicants who are shortlisted will be assessed against all essential role requirements in the JDF, including expected behaviours, during the selection process.

Other Important Information You Need to Know!

Vacancies may be offered on a permanent or fixed term basis. If a similar vacancy in a similar location becomes available in the next 12 months, applicants deemed suitable may be considered.

The recommended applicant will be required to complete a pre-employment screening process prior to appointment. This includes provision of a current National Police Certificate that is less than twelve months old, declaration of any previous discipline or misconduct findings or allegations, and the verification of claims made throughout the recruitment process. It is the responsibility of the applicant to incur all costs associated with obtaining a National Police Certificate.

If you have any needs that require adjustments to allow you to fully participate in the application and assessment process, or alternative methods of communication, please contact