Summary: Manage the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) recordation, programs including developing and implementing procedures, controls and systems necessary to improve data recordation and accuracy. Establish and maintain the strategic direction of the group, leveraging internal and external resources to improve GIS related processes across the enterprise.
Tasks & Responsibilities:
Supervise assigned employees, including hiring, evaluating, training, performance management, compensating, motivating, coaching, and developing goals and procedures to ensure the achievement of goals.
Consult with and acts as liaison to end users, management, vendors, other government agencies, and IT/GIS resources within the Company's service territory.
Analyze and review GIS needs and requirements, analyzes GIS problems and recommends improvements and/or modifications, including:
o perform QA/QC of GIS data including review for accuracy and completeness;
o develop and implement process controls and tools resolve issues,to improve information accuracy & completeness and to improve efficiency.
o document technical GIS procedures and metadata of GIS datasets, as well as defines inter-departmental business processes;
o administer the central repository for GIS information and establishing procedures, conventions, quality assurance and documentation;
o adapt and perform spatial analysis to resolve complex GIS mapping problems and developing solutions
Work collaboratively with IT group and contractors to establishes and continuously improve systems, policies and processes.
Represent the Company's interests before external audiences, to include providing expert witness testimony and contractual negotiations and collaboration with external audiences to review and evaluate the effectiveness of existing programs, guidelines, systems and services within the assigned unit.
Assist in the creation of CAD designs for distribution and transmission piping installations and retirements, including plans and profiles, regulator stations, bridge, railroad and stream crossings, complex traffic control plans, sediment control plans, and as-built drawings; oversees the storage and maintenance of the Company's installation records for new and existing facilities.
Develop and implement a Strategic Sourcing Plan for the Mapping area.
Conduct and direct the development of queries and analyses
Skills & Abilities:
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Engineering Technology or related technical field required, with exposure to surveying and/or GIS.
A minimum of 7 years of experience in a construction-related field, with at least 3 years of practical experience implementing GIS enterprise business solutions, survey, and/or utilities mapping database development.
At least 3 years of direct supervisory experience.
Experience and demonstrated working knowledge in the integration of GIS with work management, network analysis, SCADA, customer information, document management systems and other relevant enterprise IT systems.
Demonstrated working knowledge of mapping systems, construction drawings, and drafting software applications such as AutoCAD or Micro-station.
Proven ability to use computer software and applications, including Microsoft Office, to share, retrieve, research and present business information.
Demonstrated ability to present diverse ideas logically and concisely both verbally and in writing.
Demonstrated ability to establish rapport and effective working relationships with business partners, supervisors, subordinates, and peers.
Demonstrated ability to successfully influence/persuade/implement to achieve desired business outcomes.
Demonstrated ability to effectively evaluate multiple scenarios and to implement effective solutions to broadly defined business problems.
Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate complex messages to diverse audiences at all organization levels.
Demonstrated ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects and processes.
Demonstrated understanding of relevant regulations, e.g. DOT 192, damage prevention laws, etc., preferred
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