GIS Lead

Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division

Memphis, Tennessee

MLGW is the nation’s largest three-service municipal utility, serving over 440,000 customers representing diverse backgrounds.  Since 1939, MLGW has met the utility needs of Memphis and Shelby County residents by delivering reliable and affordable electricity, natural gas, and water service.  We provide a full range of customer-oriented services, including a major role in the economic development for our customers.

MLGW recognizes that our greatest assets are our employees and value diversity, equity and inclusion. We are committed to providing opportunities for career growth, training, and development. MLGW offers competitive benefits including PTO, pension and 457B retirement plan.  We are dedicated to corporate social responsibility through community volunteerism and giving. 

MLGW is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law. No information obtained in this application is intended to be used for such discrimination.

Train/lead area employees in the performance of the following: computer aided drafting (AutoCAD) and Geographic Informational System (GIS) mapping function, including updating and maintaining land, address, CIS and eAM databases; preparing/providing land and utility facilities data and construction sketches to internal and external customers; assigning/issuing addresses; verifying and suggesting street names for developments; coordinating with local government agencies, such as Shelby County E911 and Assessor's Office; and maintaining official address records for Shelby County, TN. Assign work to area employees, monitor progress, check work for accuracy, and ensure timely completion of tasks. Review and approve data and maps prior to release.

Perform all area tasks as needed.


  • Must have Bachelors Degree in Geographic Information Systems, Geography, Planning, Architectural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science or related field with 4 years professional experience in GIS/CAD mapping and technology or Associate Degree in areas listed above with 8 years’ professional experience in related field.
  • Must have knowledge/skills in computer-aided design drafting. Must successfully complete Placement,/Performance Exercises. Must have a valid driver's license from state of residence. Works in office majority of time; occasionally outside under good conditions. Subject to light lifting of maps/boxes, sitting for long periods of time, eye fatigue, occasionally, crouching, stooping and bending during occasional field trips and other hazardou associated with field inspections. Knowledge of global positioning system (GPS).




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Category CAD , GIS Analyst , GIS Developer