GIS Analyst / Technician

  • Suez North America
  • Wantagh, New York, United States
  • Oct 08, 2016
Full time GIS Water Quality Waste Management/Recycling

Job Description

In coordination with Project Operations, Maintenance, Engineering, Pump Station and Collection Departments the incumbent will be responsible for the development, operation, maintenance and oversight of the project Geographic Information System (GIS) ensuring proper usage and maintenance of the System in accordance with client/contract requirements while maintaining compliance with all Corporate and Regulatory environmental, health and safety rules and requirements.
Responsible for the administration of the GIS System related to the Managed Assets
Responsible for the implementation of digital system information and applications throughout various project departments
Responsible for maintenance of the System, reviews and analyzes data and information, provides recommendations and feedback to Managers and Supervisors
Responsible for ensuring proper utilization and compliance with all project policies and procedures in accordance with client requirements
Supports Operations, Maintenance and Engineering by keeping System management database current
Provides training, technical assistance and support for the Collection System Management and digital information application
Assists Project Management with preparation of regulatory, client/contract and corporate reporting requirements.
Assists Project Management with inventory/cost controls, UW financial and budgeting requirements
Assists Project Management with setup and maintenance of operations, maintenance, and safety programs
Assists Project Management with all efforts related to Contract Compliance
Assists Project Management to develop a culture of focus and engagement at the project to achieve EH&S excellence
Assists Project Management with compliance with UW Business Systems policies and procedures
Assists Project Management with all efforts related to project/corporate and regulatory environmental, health and safety policies and procedures
Work closely with client/customer, vendors and contractors ensuring professional, courteous, prompt service and satisfaction
Assist in management of equipment, materials and supplies purchasing and inventory
Assist project with compliance with all Corporate and Regulatory requirements

Nature & Scope-Principal Areas of Responsibilities:
Work with all project Departments, Engineering, and Contractors in coordination of projects
Assist in the development of the Geographic Information System
On a regular basis, provides a wide range of GIS training to users (i.e. UW corporate, employees, and client)
Researches, develops, and implements standards for GIS systems, including but not limited to databases, applications, and training programs
Produces GIS files and outputs for mapping, engineering projects, and presentations
Enhances and promotes the utilization of GIS through technical support for other team members on a daily basis
Work with raster and vector data, perform spatial analyses including queries, create layers, define coordinate systems, join and relate database files, import excel files and create map points from the data within them
Ensures the company digital system information, distribution system asset database and system maps are accurately updated and kept current
Ensures the databases are updated and maintained as required
Provides training to field personnel for the rollout of the GIS onto personnel computers
Develops and produces information and reports for project management and departments as requested
Participate in the development and compliance of operating policies ensuring compliance to all environmental and safety rules
Assure work is performed in a safe and professional manner by following all corporate and regulatory policies, procedures, and emergency response procedures.
Operate company and client owned vehicles
Proficient in the operation and use of various hand and power tools
Carries out other duties as assigned

Required Skills
Essential Functions:  
Work is performed both inside and outside with exposure to all kinds of weather conditions. Incumbent may be occasionally exposed to some noise, silica, dust, fumes, smoke, gases, greases, oils, electrical energy, solvents, and vibrations. Incumbent may work on slippery/uneven surfaces, around machinery with moving parts, moving objects/vehicles, and ladder/scaffolding, below ground and may be exposed to water and other liquid materials
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hand to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this include close vision and distance vision.
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.

Required Skills:
Special Skills/Abilities Needed
No physical restrictions that would prevent them from performing physical labor
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with client, public, employees, etc.
Excellent reading, math, writing, scientific, and verbal communication skills
Excellent organizational, work scheduling, and prioritizing skills, ability to work simultaneously on several projects
Ability to manage projects and adhere to budgets
Ability to read and interpret data from maps, engineering drawings, blueprints, gauges and graphs
Ability to understand/execute written and oral instructions, read/understand complex technical instructions
Ability to read, interpret, and record data from meters, gauges, scales, panels, and computer consoles
Ability to interpret service manuals and drawings and write SOPs
Ability to operate computer systems and facility main control systems
Excellent troubleshooting/problem solving skills, provides input for corrective actions
Proficient in Windows, MS Office Suite, Access, SQL Server, Oracle, UML Tools, ArcInfo 10.x, ArcEditor 10.x, ArcView 10.x, ArcGIS Extensions, Model Builder, ArcPad, GPS Unit, VBA for ArcGIS, ArcSDE, ArcIMS, Autodesk, and other computer based systems
Knowledge of barcoding and CMMS/EAM Software for GIS Software interface
Working knowledge of both manual and automated systems and computer operations to be capable of performing the utilization and training associated with this position
Knowledge of wastewater collection and treatment processes, equipment and systems
Must have the ability to maintain effective working relations w/management, supervisors and staff
Must have the ability to make decisions with little or no supervision
Must be able to communicate well w/individuals at all skill, knowledge and experience levels
Must be able to lead by example, lead, train and mentor staff and team support personnel
Must have the ability to shift priorities frequently and effectively perform under any conditions
Must be able to work closely with local contractors and vendors
Must be able to work as a team in a teamwork-oriented environment
Must be safety conscious and able to work independently with little or no supervision

Required Experience
Work Experience Needed:
Low to Mid-Level 2-5 years’ Utility experience, with specific experience in mapping and GIS development
Experience working in the Wastewater Industry or related field preferred
High School diploma or equivalent, Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or related field, (or equivalent experience)
Can be substituted for Trade School/Military Service or Technical School
Valid NYS Driver’s license and the ability to meet risk management guidelines
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