Posted on April 3, 2012 - GC1199

Company: ATCO Electric
Position: Technical Resources Technologist, Qualified (Carto
Location: Edmonton
Contact Name: Human Resources

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 Métis 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 CAD and GIS applications.  You will use CAD, GIS and related software and data for mapping and analytical applications. Your role will be spilt between extensive use of GIS tools and occasional CAD 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 and maintenance 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 related 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.
  • There may be a practical component to the interview.

Other Information

Competition #C12/70EXT                                                                      Closing Date: April 19, 2012

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 Please apply on line at: http://atcocareers/ (preferred) or by email to ; or fax to (780) 508-4574.  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 Street

Edmonton, AB

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