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GIS Coordinator

Kinder Morgan

Houston,  Texas
GIS Coordinator


To support the Pipeline Open Database Standard (PODS) compliant Geographic Information System (GIS) for Kinder Morgan.


  • Maintain the PODS database, Spatial Database Engine (SDE) database, and GIS Systems
  • Maintain the pipeline alignment drawings and pipeline overlays
  • Populate the PODS database from various sources
  • Research Pipeline records, in-line inspection data, data discrepancies, as-built drawings, and related information
  • Import pipeline data and reconcile data entry problems
  • Extraction of data for various internal and external customers
  • Communicate with Engineering, Operations, Business Development, as well as other groups across the entire company
  • Prepare various maps, diagrams, charts, and other presentation drawings

*Depending on the candidates skill set and experience, this position could be filled at a different level


  • Associate Degree with experience in GIS software or pipeline databases
  • GIS courses or training


  • Ability to customize the GIS software and develop automation scripts and routines
  • Experience in production and design of cartography and technical drawing deliverables using GIS software
  • Experience with designing, creating, editing, and maintaining GIS data, including shapefiles, coverages, databases, scripts, and metadata for numerous projects
  • Working knowledge of relational databases, including database design and maintenance
  • Technical experience with design, documentation, implementation and maintenance of GIS standards, processes, procedures and metadata
  • QA/QC experience for ensuring data integrity
  • Experience with construction and as-built technical plans and drawings


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Geography, Cartography or related field.
  • Experience with pipeline/utility systems and related technical drawings and mapping, including pipeline alignment drawings
  • Working knowledge of engineering stationing, continuous stationing, and station series
  • Previous PODS experience
  • Ability to customize the GIS software and develop automation scripts and routines
  • Working knowledge of ESRI ArcGIS software, including ArcMap 10.x, ArcCatalog and ArcEditor; as well as Google Earth
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD software tools.
  • Global Positioning System (GPS) data collection and processing experience (Trimble GPS Equipment/Software)
  • Experience with content management systems
  • Knowledge of as-built data collection and integration methods and practices
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access
  • Experience with a Pipeline Integrity Management Program


  • Must have well-developed organizational skills, be able to plan and schedule to meet deadlines, and the ability to perform all essential functions of the job
  • Must be flexible and able to work effectively in a team environment and consistently maintain a professional and respectful demeanor/attitude with co-workers, clients and consultants
  • Must maintain a regular, dependable attendance and high level of performance
  • Must maintain a high regard for personal safety, the safety of company assets and employees, and the general public
  • Use personal judgment and specialized knowledge to provide and safeguard confidential information
  • Good oral and written communication skills, including effective listening skills
  • Must be highly detail-oriented, and possess strong analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Must be highly self-motivated, and perform the required and expected duties with minimal supervision
  • Must be able to accept supervision and direction and work cooperatively with people


The majority of the work involves working in an office environment; however some field trips are necessary, 10% Travel.

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