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GIS Analyst

Marathon Petroleum Company LP

Findlay,  Ohio
GIS Analyst

At MPC, we’re committed to being a great place to work – one that welcomes new ideas, encourages diverse perspectives, develops our people, and fosters a collaborative team environment.

Position Summary:

  • Marathon Pipe Line’s (MPL) Geographic Information System (GIS) Analyst position provides the opportunity to work within MPL’s Damage Prevention and GIS Team. The position will interact closely with various MPL Process departments, Logistics and Storage Support Services (L3S), and MPL Field Operations personnel. As an integral part of the Damage Prevention and GIS
  • Team, the GIS Analyst will oversee day-to-day updates and analysis of MPL’s GIS database. In additions, the position will drive process improvements for the automation and data quality of our GIS systems, working closely with stakeholders and data owners.
  • MPL’s Geographic Information System is a business-critical database documenting over 8200 miles of mainline piping and all related geographic features. This system is linked to many MPL critical processes such as Damage Prevention, Regulatory Compliance, and Integrity
  • Management. Diligence and attention to detail are key to ensure that modifications to MPL’s pipelines and facilities are properly documented in GIS. The GIS Analyst will interface with project and process leaders to understand the proposed changes and ensure that documentation collected and submitted in a complete, accurate and timely manner.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Serves as primary contact and custodian of MPL’s Geographic Information System, Pipe Line Asset Center, Alignment Sheets, spatial data files, Web Maps, Mobile Mapping Applications, and related processes.
  • Recommends, implements, and maintains appropriate controls, standards and procedures for GIS data maintenance and related processes.
  • Coordinates the creation, update and maintenance of all mainline pipeline centerline and related event data.
  • This includes managing updates from GPS surveys, Inline Inspection tool runs, data quality improvement initiatives, and field data collection. Manages GIS, HCA, Spill Modeling, and Naming Standard updates through the MPL Management of Change system and partners with Marathon Project Leaders and contractors to ensure GIS updates from projects are completed accurately and in a timely fashion.
  • Helps manage MPL’s surveying equipment and processes across all operating areas and acts as a technical resource for field ROW technicians.
  • Performs High Consequence Area (HCA) and Spill Modeling analysis on Marathon Pipe Line Assets.
  • Manages MPL Alignment Sheets to ensure that they are up-to-date and error free.
  • Handles special mapping, data requests, and data quality reports.
  • Develops documentation and administers training to key stakeholders on the GIS update process.
  • Serves as a GIS specialist within the Incident Command Structure for company Emergency Responses.

Minimum Requirements

  • Degree: Bachelor’s degree required
  • Major Discipline: GIS, Surveying and Mapping, or Technology-based
  • Work Experience: Pipeline Operations, GIS, and/or Surveying experience is required. Data
  • Analytics background is a plus.
  • Travel Required (%): 10%
  • US Payroll only (yes/no): Yes
  • Relocation considered (yes/no): Yes
  • Proficiencies: Strong analytical and critical thinking skills; Self-starter with good communication skills

Programs and Processes: Candidates should have experience with GIS Mapping, Database, Modeling, and Interface Software such as ESRI ArcMap, ArcGIS Enterprise (Portal), Intrepid, ArcGIS Pro, Field Maps, SheetCutter, Spill Impact Analyst (SIA-2), Gas HCA Calculator and Class Location Calculators; Management of Change Processes; Surveying Equipment and Processes; Power BI.
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