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The purpose of this position is to supervise a team of GIS Specialists, Technicians, Contractors and clerks tasked with the provision of geographic information system (GIS) services, land and related records data and other geospatial and data maintenance services for AGL Resources. The assets in scope comprise of over 80K miles of main and the land records associated with them, serving over 4.3 million customers in 10 states, and utilizing GIS and other asset management systems. This role provides strategic and technical direction with respect to GIS system maintenance, design, and integration. The incumbent coordinates system changes and provides technical coordination between Engineering, Operations, and other stakeholders. This role assists the manager in overseeing the company and contractor staff performing routine GIS data maintenance activities.
Provides technical support, direction, and supervisory oversight to the Geographical Information System
Oversees GIS staff and contractors, develops performance goals, systems for calculating metrics and delivers performance feedback and reviews
Provides subject matter expertise on AGLR geospatial issues (GIS and other technology strategy, process improvements, etc.)
Participates in GIS/IT, Asset Data and Land Records projects by assisting in defining the project requirements, defining the solution, and providing subject matter expertise for the desired solution.
Works with manager to manage contracts with staffing service providers and relationships with software vendors, negotiate maintenance contracts, and plan software release updates
Educates key stakeholders on solutions to operational issues that can be supported by utilizing information from GIS and Asset Data
Follows organizational and departmental policies and procedures and ensures team is in compliance.
Builds and maintains cohesive working relationships with internal and external consumers of GIS and Asset Data to ensure constant alignment of goals
Creates and fosters an environment that produces High Performing employees and establishes detailed professional and career development strategies for the team
Delivers on data conversion, data integration and data integrity projects to achieve desired results within budget and schedule
Establishes and monitors performance goals and objectives for team
Participates in staff selection, development and retention
Performs other GIS/Administrative tasks not specifically outline here.
Bachelors in Geography/GIS, Computer Science/Information Systems, Engineering or related discipline
EIT, Professional Engineering License (PE) or GIS Professional
Masters Degree - Technical or Business or Project Management Certification
Related Work Experience:
7+ years of experience with industry-standard GIS, 5 years of which must be in utility industry
3+ years experience in handling/managing asset data and systems including GIS within a gas utility, pipeline transmission, or other energy related field
2+ years of supervisory/management experience leading GIS, asset data, or analytical departments or project teams
Experience supporting the development of IT systems and applications related to asset data, asset performance, compliance assurance, operational efficiency and/or risk modeling
PHMSA regulation knowledge and experience including 49 CFR Part 192/193/195
Experience leading large data conversion and migration projects utilizing industry-standard GIS
Specific Skills & Knowledge:
Industry Standard GIS within a utility- Expert proficiency
Proficiency with variety of GIS concepts, practices, and procedures
AutoCAD/MicroStation - Intermediate proficiency
MS Office - Intermediate proficiency
Microsoft projects - Intermediate proficiency
Microsoft Visio - Intermediate proficiency
Relational database management systems - Intermediate proficiency
Application development - Basic experience
SDLC - Basic experience
Financial Accounting - Intermediate Experience
Crystal Reports or other Reporting Tools - Basic experience
Performance Management & Development
Teamwork & Diversity
Striving for Excellence
Arc GIS 9.X and above
Miner & Miner working experience
Progressive leadership experience in a utility GIS department
System integration project experience
Large scale data conversion project experience
Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:
Works primarily in an office environment.
Minimal traveler (0 - 5%)
Disclaimer: This information describes the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this job. The description is not designed to be a comprehensive inventory of duties, responsibilities and qualifications required in the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to qualified disabled individuals for performance of essential duties and responsibilities.
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