Posted on December 27, 2012 - GC1325

Company: ATCO Electric
Position: GIS Cartography Assistant
Location: Edmonton, AB
Contact Name: HR
Deadline: January 31, 2013

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.

Currently we have an immediate opening for the following position:





Working in the Right of Way Planning and Land Agents (ROWP/LA) group while under the supervision of the Supervisor GIS Cartography, this position will assist the GIS Cartography group in various processes related to providing GIS Cartography services to ATCO Electric.


  • Working in a team dynamic with GIS Cartography directly and indirectly with other groups within ROWP/LA to coordinate the data exchange process and track commitment dates.
  • Providing support for QC and data processing functions for CAD and GIS related data.
  • Providing project coordination support for projects under the individual’s responsibility.
  • Preparing project maps for various clients as needed.
  • Supporting new process initiatives through implementation and maintenance as needed.
  • Completing some technical reviews and verification of products for completed projects.
  • Working with document management/ tracking software including Share point and Project Wise when implemented.
  • General administration duties as needed.

Job Qualifications

  • Minimum of Grade 12 high school diploma and minimum of 2 years experience.
  • Training and /or a certificate or diploma in a technically related field is preferred.
  • Experience in a related position within a utility or similar environment.
  • Good awareness of electrical system basics, land and mapping terminology.
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings and map products.
  • Experience working with GIS and/or drafting software would be an asset.
  • Proficient and experience working with MS Office tools as like Ms Excel, Word, Outlook and Power point.
  • Highly organized with the ability to successfully manage several projects simultaneously and accurately document information.
  • Proven self starter with the ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Strong written, verbal communication and learning skills.
  • Good team player with strong interpersonal skills.

Other Information


  • There may be a practical component to the interview.
  • The current supervisor of those applicants selected for an interview may be requested to supply a reference.

Competition #C12/226-IEXT                                                             Closing Date: January 31, 2013

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 at, or send your resume to  Please quote the job title, competition number, location and 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 in the above position, however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

ATCO Electric
10035 105 Street

Edmonton, AB

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