NERC
Organisation NERC
Organisation Detail British Geological Survey
Reference Number IRC245051
Location Nottingham See on Map
Salary £28200 - £36000
Date Posted 26 April 2018
Grade UKRI-Band D
Contract Type Fixed Term Appointment
Hours Full Time
Closing Date 27 May 2018
Interview Date




Brief Description


Salary: £28,200 to £36,000 per annum
Grade: UKRI-Band D
Contract Type: Fixed Term until 31 March 2020
Hours: Full Time
Closing Date: 27th May 2018

About Us

The British Geological Survey (BGS) is a partner organisation within UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). UKRI is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation and a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation. 

The British Geological Survey (BGS), founded in 1835 is part of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and is the world's longest-established national geological survey and the UKs premier centre for earth science information and expertise.

About the role

You will work on the UK GeoEnergy Observatories (UKGEO) project which is NERC's response to the UK Government's announcement in the 2014 Autumn Statement that it will allocate £31m to create world-class, subsurface energy research test centres, to be operated by the BGS.

You will primarily maintain and further develop disk and tape storage infrastructure, as well as associated procedures and controls within the UKGEO project.  Reporting to the Lead Storage Administrator and with the Backup and Archive administrator you will also manage disk and tape storage within the UKGEO project in line with existing protocols and procedures. Responsibilities will also include administration of data storage requirements for the project to include primary, secondary, backup and archive storage.

Role Responsibilities

To maintain, manage and further develop disk and tape storage infrastructure, as well as associated procedures and controls within the UK GEO project.

You will report to and liaise closely with the lead BGS Storage Administrator and with the Backup and Archive administrator and will manage disk and tape storage within the UK GEO project, in line with existing protocols and procedures.

Responsibilities will include administration of data storage requirements for the project to include primary, secondary, backup and archive storage. You will be expected to play a proactive role in further developing data storage procedures and also enhancement of the storage hardware and media management systems as the project develops. It is expected that during the duration of the UK GEO project several petabytes of data will be generated.

Main Duties:

  • to report to and liaise closely with the lead BGS Storage Administrator
  • to liaise with the sensor network teams and the core scanning teams
  • to manage the UK GEO storage media, systems and to liaise closely with the BGS data archive managers as well as the UK GEO IT Security Manager
  • to manage and plan UK GEO current and future storage requirements, and report on required developments
  • to provide, in collaboration with colleagues day-to-day support for storage requirements for UK GEO
  • to contribute to formal reports as required, internal and external meetings, and to review all relevant events and incidents.

Other Tasks:

  • you will be expected to visit other BGS offices and field sites from time to time
  • follow a path of continued professional and personal development through both on the job training and attendance at technical and personal development training courses as required
  • meet appropriate core expectations, including Health & Safety procedures.

Organization Description


UK Research and Innovation is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation, and a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation. More information can be found at www.ukri.org.

The British Geological Survey (BGS), founded in 1835 is part of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), and is the world's longest-established national geological survey and the UKs premier centre for earth science information and expertise.

Shortlisting and Interview Criteria

Essential

  • degree or equivalent in an IT subject (substantial equivalent experience may be considered)
  • experience and knowledge of managing and developing Storage Area Networks and Fabrics
  • experience and knowledge of Microsoft Active Directory administration in relation to management of SAN access control lists
  • experience of Microsoft Windows Server administration
  • willingness to respond reactively to changing requirements and time-critical events
  • extensive experience of working in a demanding and busy IT department
  • experience working as part of a close-knit technical team
  • substantial technical knowledge of specific storage technologies (e.g. SANs, hybrid and hierarchical storage systems)
  • experience of using enterprise level backup systems
  • ability to write and maintain clear documentation and procedures
  • ability to work largely unsupervised
  • excellent problem solving abilities
  • excellent time management with the ability to prioritise work and meet tight deadlines
  • able to manage rapidly changing priorities
  • willingness to occasionally work outside of core working hours
  • willingness to travel to other BGS offices
  • demonstrates an interest in the work of BGS
  • enthusiasm for your areas of expertise and skill with the desire to develop this further
  • willingness to attend residential training courses
  • willingness to provide support for colleagues in other areas outside your specialities.

Desirable

  • relevant Microsoft, IBM, Hitachi certification
  • knowledge of Hitachi HUS systems
  • knowledge of Dell Equalogic systems
  • knowledge of IBM Spectrum Protect
  • excellent presentation and communication skills directed at all audience levels, both technical and non-technical
  • ability to provide training to colleagues.

Working hours will be 37 per week excluding lunch breaks. A generous benefits package is also offered, including a company pension scheme, 30 days annual leave plus 10.5 days public and privilege holidays. NERC has an equal opportunities policy and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. People with disabilities and those from ethnic minorities are currently under represented and their applications are particularly welcomed. Guaranteed interview scheme for applicants with disabilities. The British Geological Survey is an Investors in People organisation.

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