BHI Energy GIS Specialist Sr in New Albany, Ohio

GIS Specialist Sr New Albany, OH Posted: 12/6/2018

Job Description

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Job Category:

Power Services


(-/+) 12 month



Contract Position

Duration- (-/+) 12 months

Location- New Albany, OH

Utilizes Geographic Information System (GIS), particularly ESRI products, i.e. ArcGIS online, Portal, Pro, python, geo database design & creation. Works closely with all AEP Transmission business units (i.e. Engineering, Right-of-Way, Siting, Planning, Project Management) to better utilize the capabilities of GIS products. Previous GIS experience with utilities and/or IT development is preferred. Prefers a bachelor's degree in area of specialty and 8+ years of experience in GIS with an expert level knowledge of ESRI software and GIS concepts. A certain degree of creativity and understanding is required in order to incorporate GIS technology into our key systems and processes to more effectively execute Transmission's project portfolio. Typically reports to Program Lead. Provide advanced GIS expertise with responsibilities for GIS staff and work product oversite. Familiarity with a range of applications of geospatial technology and analytical methods and the ability to develop customized solutions to project needs.Principal Accountabilities:1. Responsible for the consistency of data in the GIS system. Monitor data entry for consistency and accuracy and coordinate updates of applicable GIS.2. Develop, assemble, edit and revise maps and map products using GIS cartographic concepts, principles and processes for various groups throughout the organization.3. Provide business unit support to IT as requested for the maintenance of the GIS system.4. Apply technical expertise to establishing workflows and protocol and standards for GIS team to achieve project objectives.5. Provide primary support to GIS users. Support includes both a technical understanding of the application and a functional understanding of the business the application supports.6. Provide internet and web based support for on-line, web-based GIS.7. Meets and resolves business unit complaints with software and respond to suggestions for improvements and enhancements. Work with technical staff to understand problems with software and resolve them..8. Train employees in data entry, data manipulation, extraction of information from database, and GIS software applications. Assist in development of software user manuals.9. Assure that the specific department’s GIS interfaces with other corporate systems.10. Provide leadership by initiating action and needed change; seeking opportunities to introduce innovation while maintaining operating efficiencies of the GIS system.11. Integrates geographic, cartographic, remote sensing, and GPS concepts and principals in resource data management and displays those using windows-based systems, computers, global positioning systems and computer software that include cartographic data translation software.12. Coordinates and supports the integration of global positioning system (GPS) data with the GIS, data research and purchasing.13. Assist in and/or develop GIS standards with regards to symbology, processes and incorporates those standards within the GIS organization.14. Assist in and/or develop strategies, processes and procedures for the further refinement and advancement of the GIS platform within the organization.15. Meets and works with customers to support project development and needs using the GIS platform.

Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements: Education: Bachelor’s degree in GIS, Computer Science, Geography, Civil Engineering, Drafting or related field OR Associate’s degree in GIS, Computer Science, Geography, Civil Engineering, Drafting or related field OR High School/equivalency and a GIS certification.Experience: Bachelor’s degree – 7 year related GIS experiences: non-GIS Bachelors or Associate’s degree – 9 years related GIS experience; High School – 12 years related GIS experienceLicense: Valid state driver’s license

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