Posted on April 23, 2013 - GC1371

Company: ATCO Electric
Position: Cartopgrahper/GIS
Location: Edmonton, AB
Contact Name: Human Resources
Deadline: May 13, 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 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 primarily CAD applications.  You will use GIS and related software and data for mapping and analytical applications. Your role will be spilt between extensive use of CAD tools and occasional GIS tools for some mapping products.


  • Produce and revise digital mapping information.
  • Help manage large volumes of digital files.
  • Provide support for 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, Cartography, GIS technology or equivalent.
  • At least 2 or more years of experience.
  • Strong knowledge of CAD applications including knowledge of Microstation, and ability to interface with other mapping applications.
  • Good working knowledge of GIS technology.
  • 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.
  • Candidates with lesser qualifications may be considered and compensated at the appropriate level.
  • The current supervisor of those applicants selected for an interview may be requested to supply a reference.

Other Information

Competition #C13/65-OEXT                                                                             Closing Date: May 13, 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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