Geospatial Analyst (2 positions)

ComReg Overview

We are the statutory body responsible for regulating electronic communications, postal and premium rate services in Ireland. We are a professional, multi-disciplinary organisation, operating in a dynamic telecommunications environment that is constantly evolving. Our Mission – at the heart of everything we do – is to facilitate the development of a competitive communications sector in Ireland that attracts investment, encourages innovation and empowers consumers to choose and use communications services with confidence.

The Strategy & Economics Unit & The Market Intelligence Unit

This role is based either in the Strategy & Economics or the Market Intelligence Unit (MIU)

The Strategy and Economics function resides within the Commissioners’ Office and the principal areas of responsibility are:

  • The Strategic Planning process;
  • Research;
  • Data Strategy and Analytics;
  • Economic Advice and professional leadership of economics; and,
  • International Activities.

In practice these five distinct roles operate in a complementary and overlapping fashion.

The Market Intelligence Unit (MIU) is a team that is part of the Wholesale Division and plays a key role in supporting both wholesale specific and wider organisational projects that rely on high quality data and analytics for informed decision-making purposes. This includes using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to interpret and present spatial information related to electronic communications markets. The MIU is also responsible for publishing statistical and other information on market trends and developments (such as through its Quarterly Key Data Report) in order to improve transparency for stakeholders and track key developments.

The Role

The role of the geospatial analyst is to assist in the development of geospatial analysis that feeds into various policy and regulatory issues relevant to ComReg’s role. The role is also to support ComReg’s various business functions in developing best practices in the areas of spatial analysis. Given the nature of the role in analysing policy and regulatory issues a specific focus will also be on the management, processing and analysis of geospatial data.

The key accountabilities of the Analyst are to:

  • Support organisational development of geospatial analysis. Support the delivery of high quality policy and research outputs, involving the use of appropriate tools and techniques such as geographical information systems.
  • Ongoing development and maintenance of key digital maps and other geospatial resources created to support the organisation’s goals.
  • Support the planning and implementation of various projects, including developing project plans, monitoring project progress and updating with project stakeholders.
  • Support various projects by contributing to various organisation-level regulatory policy issues, primarily by participating in cross-Divisional projects and meetings led by the Director for Strategy and Economics;
  • Be a key contributor to driving spatial and data led story telling in the organisation.
  • Support and assist other business teams in developing appropriate spatial analysis and analytical capabilities for use in regulatory decision making; and
  • Ensure appropriate processes are in place for spatial data collection, validation, analysis and reporting in line with ComReg’s various data standards and policies.

Additionally, the Analyst will play a key role in supporting the Director of Strategy and Economics in meeting the objectives of the function.

Qualifications and Experience

Essential Experience/Knowledge

  • Relevant qualification/certification in the area of geospatial analysis
  • Multiple years of ArcGIS Pro experience
  • Significant work experience, including experience working with geospatial data in a multidisciplinary environment.
  • Excellent qualitative and quantitative analytical abilities, including the ability to make reasoned judgements based on available information.
  • Proven experience in supporting the delivery of spatial projects, in an individual and team capacity.
  • A solid practical background in the application of quantitative and qualitative analysis within a regulatory and/or business environment.
  • Experience in storytelling with spatial data.



  • Postgraduate degree in Geography or appropriate discipline involving significant spatial data analysis.
  • Experience teaching others how to use geospatial tools and techniques
  • Proficiency in complementary programming languages such as Python or R.
  • Experience in data analysis processes based on agreed organisation standards and policies.
  • Experience of working in telecommunications or a similar regulated industry, whether in a governmental organisation, consultancy or corporate entity.
  • Presentation skills.


Core Competencies & Skills for the Role

In addition to your technical qualifications and experience, you will bring professional competencies and skills in the following core areas:

  • Analytical & Critical Thinking: Objectively analyses and evaluates information in order to identify patterns between situations that are not obviously related. Develops and clearly articulates solutions to complex problems.
  • Communicating & Influencing: Communicates clearly, confidently and respectfully. Engages, persuades and convinces others to follow a particular course of action. Ensures all relevant parties are appropriately updated and notified.
  • Teamwork: Promotes and enhances team performance through working collaboratively and in cooperation with others to achieve goals. Interacts in a manner that builds respect and fosters trust.
  • Technical Knowledge & Continuous Improvement: Possesses a command over the technical and professional skills for a particular discipline. Keeps an open mind. Demonstrates commitment to continuous improvement.
  • Planning & Organising: Establishes and monitors priorities, systematically differentiating between urgent, important and unimportant. Manages activities to deliver results. Meets objectives within predetermined time frames.
  • Ownership & Accountability: Applies professional ethical standards. Takes responsibility for work activities and personal actions. Follows through on commitments. Acknowledges mistakes and learns from them. Maintains effective interactions with outsourced service providers.

Please note  

We hope that our recruitment process supports applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. We understand that having a diverse workforce contributes to making us stronger as an organisation. We are committed to positively supporting candidates with disabilities.

Please let us know if there are any reasonable accommodations we can make to enable you to take part in the process by creating the environment to give you the best opportunity to show your strengths and competencies. Rest assured that whatever information you disclose will only be used to enable us to provide the necessary support and will never have a bearing on the outcome of the process.

ComReg assesses all applicants fairly based on the requirements for the role. Due to the high volume of applications we receive for positions, we are unable to provide feedback to candidates who are not shortlisted for interview. If you are short-listed for interview, and are subsequently unsuccessful, you can request verbal feedback from your recruitment contact – if you are represented by an agency.

Candidates should note that canvassing will disqualify

How To Apply

Please click here  to apply before 24th  July 2024

Check out the Recruitment section of our Careers website if you have any questions or need further information about the role or the recruitment process – /about/careers/recruitment-faq/