Thursday, November 6, 2014

Gas Transmission Mapping & GIS Technician

Organization: Pacific Gas & Electric
Title: Gas Transmission Mapping & GIS Technician
Location: San Ramon, CA
Application Deadline: 2014-11-10
Posted: 2014-11-05
Position Description:

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using Requisition #: 52206397-I02

Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. Based in San Francisco, with 20,000 employees, the company delivers some of the nation's cleanest energy to 15 million people in Northern and Central California. Pacific Gas and Electric Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer that actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability status, medical condition, protected veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the job.

Department Overview
Production Mapping, within the Gas Operations organization, is undergoing a transformation at our San Ramon Headquarters in how PG&E creates, maintains, and analyzes our Geo-Spatial data on our Gas Transmission Pipeline. We are implementing new tools and processes that will be on the cutting edge for the utility industry and we are looking for qualified candidates who possess the drive and ability to help us make PG&E into the safest and most reliable utility in the industry.

Position Summary
This entry-level position is represented by Engineers and Scientists of California (ESC) and is subject to collective bargaining. Under the direction of a Principal or Lead mapper, you will work with Gas Transmission as-built drawings and other mapping data to post spatial database updates in PG&E’s new linear referenced Geographic Information System (GIS). The mapping technician maintains, updates, and analyzes pipeline features within the database. The technician also updates and maintains gas system operating maps and diagrams of the gas transmission system as needed/required. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary.

• Must be at least 18 years of age
• Must possess a High School diploma, GED or equivalent work experience
• Must possess a valid California Driver’s License
• Must be able to wear company provided Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
• Ability to drive safely in all weather and road conditions
• Ability to work flexible schedules, extended hours, nights, weekends, and/or overtime
(scheduled or ad hoc)
• Internal PG&E employees: Must have qualified on the Physical Test Battery (PTB) exam, Work Orientation Inventory (WOI) exam and Technical Test (TECH Test) exam prior to applying
• External and Hiring Hall candidates: Must qualify on the Physical Test Battery (PTB) exam, Work Orientation Inventory (WOI), and Technical Test (TECH Test) exam prior to interviewing

• Two year technical certificate in GIS or BA/BS Degree from accredited college or university in GIS, Geography, Engineering, or other closely related discipline. BA/BS in unrelated field or AA/AS along with a GIS certificate is acceptable
• Experience editing and maintaining Pipeline Feature Lists (PFLs) from gas transmission construction job packages.
• Demonstrated experience using ESRI ArcGIS 10x to develop, edit, and maintain spatial data from engineering as-built drawings
• Experience with using Bentley’s MicroStation to update and maintain maps and diagrams for engineering or construction related projects
• Understanding of geographic data types (land base, imagery, gas utility infrastructure, ppipelines, etc.) • Ability to perform basic queries (spatial and non-spatial)
• Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office products- Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, and SharePoint
• Demonstrated experience or exposure using SAP
• 1+ year of Gas or Utility operations related experience

• Interpret construction As-Builts drawings and associated data related to the installation and maintenance of the gas transmission system. Understand individual pipeline features (valves, taps, reducers, elbows, regulators, flanges, etc.) and record their attributes and their location using GIS tools and databases.
• Ability to align features to a pipeline centerline using linear referencing tools and methods.
• Create, modify and update records, maps and diagrams using GIS tools and data company databases.
• Ensure records maps and diagrams comply with federal, state and local regulations and company requirements.
• Input data related to specific job-site and facility information for quality assurance purposes, historical tracking, forecasting and produce reports related to job-site data using computers and various applications.
• Review and research work assignments and projects using computers, various internal
applications and websites to review.
• Gather data related to records, maps and diagrams for specific job site projects.
• Schedule and coordinate document distribution to meet applicable federal, state and local regulations and company requirements.
• Research and prioritize documents for data input.
• Use computer and other methods and tools for file management of job plans, records, maps, diagrams and other documents
• Contribute toward Gas Safety Excellence goals by improving safety, reliability and
affordability for one or more asset families and one or more life cycles