The successful candidate will be responsible for managing and maintaining SDCEA’s geographical information system (GIS) that includes computer hardware and software system used to create, store, display and analyze GIS information. The GIS Lead is a supervisory position and will handle the more complex duties related to the production of maps, diagrams, reports, modeling and statistics for the Engineering and Operations Department and various computer-aided design and drafting (CADD) drawings using ESRI ArcGIS, AutoCAD and Microsoft ACCESS database software.
Supervises the maintenance of SDCEA’s GIS system to ensure the accuracy of the database, geographical locations and backgrounds, model connectivity, and field asset inventory. Produces maps, diagrams and reports.
Ensures the proper functionality of SDCEA’s staking software and GIS interfaces with other systems (NISC software suite, SCADA, AMI, etc.).
Maintains accurate system phasing and connectivity models for import to applications, (e.g. WindMil, Operations Analytics, and OMS).
Monitors emerging products, technologies, or best practices that will improve the GIS experience for the organization.
Compiles and performs queries of the engineering model and extracts information in various formats as required by other departments.
Oversees the creation and maintenance of ESRI ArcGIS drawings in MapWise, diagrams, etc. for SDCEA.
Uses and maintains the instruments, tools, and equipment required by mapping or engineering work.
Reads and interprets engineering drawings, RUS specifications, National Electrical Code, National Electrical Safety Code, and other documents used in engineering work.
Provides supervision and coaching to direct reports regarding job performance. Conduct annual performance appraisals in a timely manner. May participate in hiring and termination decisions. Ensures that direct reports receive training and support to meet or improve their job performance. Keeps employees informed of work requirements, business conditions, company policies and other factors that impact their work performance and environment.
High school graduate or equivalent.
Specialized training, work or education in ESRI ArcGIS, computer-aided drafting or electrical theory is required to perform the functions of the position.
Minimum of ten years work experience with electric utility mapping.
Prior or on-the-job supervisory training/experience is required.
Work experience and/or demonstrated skills may be considered in lieu of specified education.
Must be proficient and/or have knowledge in ESRI ArcGIS, computer-aided mapping, CADD, manual drafting, geographical/surveying terms, laws pertaining to easements/rights-of-way, surveying and engineering performed by SDCEA’s engineering department.
Must be able to recommend and implement changes which improve the performance and reliability of the entire GIS environment.
Must be able to work productively independently or cooperatively with others in a team.
Must possess the written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills at the level required to successfully perform the essential responsibilities of the position.
Must be able to operate office machines, computers and associated programs at the level required to successfully perform the essential responsibilities of the position.
Expected to work extra hours if the workload or emergency situations require
Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license. Employee may be required, on occasion, to drive a personal or company vehicle for company business.
SDCEA is a drug free company. Successful candidates must pass a pre-employment background check and drug test. All SDCEA employees may be subject to periodic random drug testing.
About Sangre de Cristo Electric Association, Inc.
Sangre de Cristo Electric Assn., Inc is based in Buena Vista, Colorado with a service warehouse in Westcliffe, Colorado. SDCEA provides electricity to more than 13,000 accounts in the spectacular Rocky Mountains of central Colorado. For more information about SDCEA, visit the company’s website, myelectric.coop.