#SGUnited #WSIP IT Analyst (Mapping Specialist)

  • Job Category
    Information Technology, Public / Civil Service
  • Contract type
    Full Time

Job Description

The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) is Singapore’s planning authority. Our mission is to make Singapore a great city to live, work and play. We plan and facilitate the physical development of Singapore, in partnership with agencies and the community, to create a vibrant, sustainable and cosmopolitan city of distinction.

URA has undergone a digitalization journey to harness Geospatial and Data Analytics for more data-informed planning. was recognized as the Asia Pacific 2017 regional DX Leader in Talent Acceleration by IDC and 2019 Business Transformation Award by PSD. URA has embarked on a Digitalization 2.0 effort to go from Planning Analytics to AI City Planning Assistant.


About Digital Planning Lab

Be part of the URA Digital Planning Lab, which spearheads development and experimentation of smart planning technologies through Ops-Tech collaborations. Our teams with capabilities in software development, geospatial analytics and data science, work closely with planners to generate insights and develop digital solutions to tackle interesting challenges of Singapore’s urban planning needs.


About the job

You will be assembling a city-wide geospatial digital network data of pedestrian pathways and facilities to support mobility and accessibility analysis for urban planning. You will need to physically walk the ground to collect and validate data using digital mapping solutions; and to edit data using mapping software and perform data quality checks.

You will undergo a 2-year structured training on Singapore's urban planning system, advanced skills in the use of GIS software for spatial network mapping and analysis, as well as on the use of data analytics and GIS for urban planning. Through these, you will progressively learn together with on-job training how to conduct spatial network analysis to support mobility and accessibility analysis for urban planning


Candidates ought to have:

  • Diploma in any discipline
  • Interest in Geographical Information System (GIS) and mapping technology
  • Good attention to details

Candidate ought to be:

  • Able to read, interpret, and follow maps
  • Comfortable in using digital platforms and devices to collect data on the go
  • Able to stand and walk long durations for data collection
  • Able to work well with a team and be willing to learn


This position is open to candidates with no prior experience in mapping and GIS. Successful candidates will be offered a 2-year contract.

Closing on 18 Apr 2021