Posted on November 10, 2011 - GC1124

Company: ATCO Electric
Position: Technical Resources, Technologist, Qualified (Cart
Location: Edmonton
Contact Name: Channing

Job Description

ATCO Electric is a member of the ATCO Group of Companies - one ofCanada's premier corporations. We are anAlberta, investor-owned utility delivering electric energy to customers throughout northern and east-centralAlberta. In these resource rich areas of the province, electricity is an essential component of industrial development.

Albertans count on ATCO Electric for the safe, reliable delivery of electricity to their homes, farms, and businesses.  ATCO Electric serves almost two-thirds of the province, delivering electric energy to petroleum and forestry companies, farms, towns and cities, First Nations and Metis Settlements in 245 communities.

Currently we have immediate openings for the following position:




Working in the right-of-way planning group, you will provide mapping products, and geographic information systems (GIS) and data management services for the planning of transmission projects and for various other clients, using MicroStation and related applications.  You will use and help maintain GIS software and related data for mapping and analytical applications. Your role will be spilt between extensive use of Microstation for mapping tasks and occasional GIS tools for some mapping products.


  • Produce and revise digital mapping information.
  • Manage large volumes of digital files.
  • Provide support of mapping programs and software


  • Translating client requests and technical information into maps.
  • Providing land/resource data based on mapped/GIS information.
  • Assisting in development of a spatial data storage system.
  • Helping troubleshoot issues with mapping/GIS-related programs and data.
  • Helping to test and apply new software.

Job Qualifications

  • Technical diploma in Geomatics, GIS technology or equivalent.
  • At least 2 or more years of experience.
  • Strong knowledge of GIS applications and knowledge of MicroStation, and ability to interface with other mapping applications.
  • A good working knowledge of land survey and cartographic projections.
  • Ability to visualize final products from the conceptual stage.
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft office suite  (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access)
  • Demonstrated organizational skills with the ability to manage numerous tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to communicate with technical and non-technical staff and external clients interpersonally and in writing.
  • The ability to work independently as well as on project teams.
  • Ability to work under the pressure of tight time lines

Note: There may be a practical component to the interview.

Other Information

Competition #C11/197EXT

Date: November 28, 2011

If you are interested in contributing within an ever changing environment where the delivery of power and complimentary services are essential to providing excellent value for our customers, please apply in confidence by email or our website at   Please indicate where you saw the ad for our reference purposes.


To be eligible for hire, candidates will be required to complete a Security Clearance Check satisfactory to ATCO Electric.


We would like to thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

ATCO Electric
10035 105 ST

Edmonton, AB
T5J 2V6

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