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Gas GIS Analyst

Consumers Energy

Jackson,  Michigan
GIS Analyst

DEPARTMENT SUMMARY

The Gas Geospatial Management & Analytics Team is responsible for creating, maintaining and updating natural gas system records into an Enterprise Geospatial Information System (GIS) Database. The gas records are utilized internally and externally by thousands of viewers to determine the approximate location of our buried assets, along with key asset attributes such as installation year, size, material, operating pressure, etc.

The Gas Distribution GIS Team is responsible for data maintenance and cleanup activities in the Enterprise GIS Database as well as supporting other departments in their integration and use of GIS data. Each year over 2,000 work orders are analyzed and posted to the GIS database, equating to over 500 miles of gas distribution main. The Team is required to post 90% of new incoming work orders completely, accurately and timely within 30 days from SAP Field Complete to achieve the 2019 Public Safety & Records Accuracy Break Through Goal. To achieve this goal, the team regularly documents and reports out on exceptions and closely interacts with the Operations group when information is missing or incomplete.

The Gas Transmission GIS Team is responsible for data maintenance and cleanup activities in the Enterprise GIS database as well as supporting other departments in their integration and use of GIS data. Work orders from Transmission Pipe Engineering, System Integrity, Storage, and Metering and Regulation are analyzed and posted to the Transmission GIS Database. The team is required to post accurately 90% of work orders within 90 days of in-service date. The data posted by the team is consumed by various groups in the company to help maintain safe operations of our Transmission pipeline.

JOB DESCRIPTION / RESPONSIBILITIES
General technical analysis supports the planning, technical analysis, general management, negotiations, transactions, customer services and auditing of a wide variety of technical and business functions and technical processes of specific operating and support areas throughout the company. Duties and who this individual reports to will fluctuate between projects, departments and offices.

  • Lead and/or assist with technical support for the plans, reports, impacts, contracts, schedules, estimates, data collection, and observation.
  • Use computer assisted applications software and equipment to prepare technical support documents.
  • Understand and follow company established standard procedures for file structure and standard procedures for projects.
  • Become familiar with business and technical plans and related material for each project and be able to utilize the information appropriately.
  • Assists in client contact and communication and utilizes effective communication skills to answer inquiries from coworkers, clients, or the public.
  • Public involvement may include producing reports, graphics, presentations, and other visual material as well as occasional speaking or meeting with stakeholders. Attend internal and external meetings.
  • Provide technical support services in a legal and ethical manner.
  • Lead and/or assist with GIS (geographic Information System) model construction, data construction and data analysis. Regular attendance is expected.

The Gas GIS Analyst within the Gas Geospatial Management & Analytics will be responsible for performing complex analytical, technical and administrative tasks.

  • The scope of responsibility requires individual initiative to assimilate data from various sources and factor multiple systems or processes into decisions.
  • Analyzes the data and develops technical solutions, systems, or procedures and implements recommendations. This analysis includes, but is not limited to operational analysis, technical design, and system troubleshooting and project coordination.
  • Other responsibilities include; assuring compliance throughout the entire gas GIS system through querying, tool creation and system upgrading, support MPSC audits and assist with the development and revision of the gas data model.

REQUIREMENTS / QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in GIS.
  • Less than a Bachelor’s degree may be acceptable if accompanied by at least 7 years applicable experience in positions that demonstrate required abilities and performance.

Essential Functions:

General technical analysis supports the planning, technical analysis, general management, negotiations, transactions, customer services and auditing of a wide variety of technical and business functions and technical processes of specific operating and support areas throughout the company. Duties and who this individual report to will fluctuate between projects, departments and offices. Lead and/or assist with technical support for the plans, reports, impacts, contracts, schedules, estimates, data collection, observation, and field investigation. Provide technical, non-engineering support services with accuracy, on time and under budget. Use computer assisted applications software and equipment to prepare technical support documents. Understand and follow company established standard procedures for file structure and standard procedures for projects. Become familiar with business and technical plans and related material for each project and be able to utilize the information appropriately. Assists in client contact and communication. Utilize effective communication skills to answer inquiries from coworkers, clients, or the public. Public involvement may include producing reports, graphics, presentations, and other visual material as well as occasional speaking or meeting with stakeholders. Attend internal and external meetings. Provide technical support services in a legal and ethical manner. Regular attendance is expected.

Hours and Travel:

This position requires the individual work 40 hours per week with 90% of time spent in the office or specific field locations.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to talk or hear. The employee must frequently lift and move up to ten pounds and occasionally lift and move up to fifty pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The noise level on the construction site is often loud.

Position will be filled at the appropriate salary grade based upon the skills, knowledge, and experience of the selected candidate.

All qualified applicants will not be discriminated against and will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected veteran status, disability, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.



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