Power Systems GIS Analyst

We are looking to hire a Power Systems GIS Analyst into our growing organization to assist in designing, planning, updating, and specifying mapping system datasets for recording Columbia Power System facilities including transmission lines, substations, distribution lines, and services.

Job Duties and Required Skills & Abilities

The Power Systems GIS Analyst will:

  • Provide quality control and assurance of power mapping systems to ensure data is highly accurate to current conditions in the field
  • Maintain and update mapping systems and related datasets of the mapping system
  • Generate thematic maps as assigned for Columbia Power System use, analysis, meetings, andpresentations
  • Train and mentor Engineering staff on GIS mapping best practice techniques and software migration needs along as serving as a technical expert
  • Give presentations and lead meetings to discuss the thematic map results in a clear manner
  • Perform spatial analyses for current mapping system datasets, future planned networks prior to implementation, and generate recommendations for all cross-departmental new and/or existing projects or areas of growth
  • Help coordinate and carry out the development of computer engineering studies such as system protection, short circuit, load flow, arc flash, voltage drop, power factor correction, and power quality using the GIS mapping and related systems
  • Study system for load growth in relation to the GIS mapping system
  • Help prepare detailed construction drawings
  • Assist in installing, operating, and maintaining system distribution computer model program
  • Enter databases for computer analysis
  • Interact with customer, consultants, and contractors
  • Assist the Power, Water, and Broadband Engineering departments

This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, and the individual hired into this roll may be subject to other duties as assigned.The Power Systems GIS Analyst should acknowledge and adhere to all CPWS policies. Regular attendance at work is expected, and the employee should perform duties safely without endangering self, others, and the public. The GIS candidate must have the ability to:

  • Read and understand instructions and job-related materials (electrical work orders, electrical codes, blueprints, drawings, safety data sheets, distribution maps, manuals, etc.)
  • Write
  • Follow instructions
  • Communicate and exchange information and requirements for interconnection to ColumbiaPower Systems facilities with the public on the telephone and in person
  • Use mathematical skills to easily and effectively work with exponents, linear equations, quadratic equations, and analytical geometry
  • Work inside and outside and be exposed to noisy places, fumes, chemicals, toxic substances, and machinery
  • Be exposed to weather conditions that are cold, hot, rainy, and windy

Physical Requirements

The Power Systems GIS Analyst must have the ability to:

  • Sit at a desk or table for up to 8 hours per day
  • Lift 0 – 50 pounds for 1⁄2 hour a day
  • Lift and/or carry objects weighing 0 – 25 pounds for 2 hours a day
  • Walk and stand for 4 hours a day
  • Stoop, kneel, and crouch
  • Talk, see, hear, reach, handle, and feel
  • Easily walk across undeveloped areas that can be hilly, overgrown, and rocky

Education, Experience, and Qualifications

The GIS Power Systems Analyst must have a High School Diploma or equivalent required; however, Bachelor of Science degree in Geography with an emphasis in GIS is preferred. A valid State of Tennessee Driver’s License is required. 15 years of experience with GIS mapping systems preferred and 1 year of experience in power utility services mapping required.

This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that additional and/or different tasks be performed when circumstances change (i.e., emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, rush jobs, or technological developments). This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

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