Posted on May 22, 2018 - GC1664

Company: EPCOR Utilities Inc.
Position: Team Lead, GIS
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Contact Name: Jennifer Bishop
Deadline: June 8, 2018

Job Description

Department Description: 

Clean water and reliable energy are at the heart of what we do. We proudly keep the lights on and the water flowing in over 100 communities across North America. With a rich 125-year history, EPCOR has ambitions to be one of North America’s premier providers of essential services, and we have the top employer and sustainability awards to prove it. If you’re looking for new opportunities, people who care and work that matters, apply today to find a career where you matter more. Check out to find out more.

?Electricity Operations is responsible for the electrical transmission and distribution systems in the City of Edmonton, with a focus on safety, reliability, and innovative and practical solutions. Our employees look after electrical infrastructure as well as the underground and aerial distribution networks.

Brief Posting Description:

As the Team Lead, GIS, you will be responsible for supervising and coordinating the work of the GIS team. You will coordinate and lead the preparation of construction drawings, recording of assets in GIS, GIS data model connectivity and support various analysis and mapping activities. You will define the requirements for drawing templates and recording practices and ensure the configuration of the drafting and GIS environments are aligned to the needs of Electricity Operations.

In addition, as the Team Lead, you will develop and maintain a training framework that will ensure GIS staff remain adequately trained and have access to a library of training procedures to support the preparation of construction drawings and the recording of assets in GIS.  You will be responsible to ensure drafting/GIS time is appropriately allocated and will provide input into performance evaluations and hiring.

Detailed Description:

Reporting to the Manager, GIS, you will be accountable for (but limited to):

  • Providing input to the GIS plans and directions and ensuring on-going appropriate relationships with other positions as required.
  • Providing higher-level technical expertise in the preparation of construction drawings and the recording of asset information in GIS.
  • Assigning tasks and assisting colleagues to resolve problems.
  • Monitoring tasks, coaching and providing feedback on employee performance.
  • Ensuring managers are informed of task progress and work performance.
  • Making recommendations for improvements to the work methodology and assisting the manager in investigating and resolving problems.
  • Making recommendations to the manager on hiring, performance appraisal, performance and resolution of complex technical issues.
  • Developing the parameters that guide the preparation of drawing templates, cell libraries and configuration of the drafting and GIS environments to support the consistent and standardized preparation of construction and other detailed drawings to align to Electricity Operations business needs.
  • Setting guidelines, providing direction and technical expertise to aid in the development of a library of procedures that are used by drafting and GIS technologists for the preparation of GIS models and CAD Drawings (including construction and other detailed drawings as required).
  • Setting guidelines, standards and processes that direct the execution of QA/QC measures to ensure that construction drawings, detailed plan drawings and asset recording in GIS are completed to GIS/drafting standards and procedures.
  • Responding to data updates, maintenance and conflict management requests.
  • Investigating and developing process improvements and change management initiatives related to the preparation of construction drawings and recording of electrical assets in GIS. 
  • Training to fill in resource & skill gaps and succession planning.
  • Providing support to external communities, operations and/or stakeholders.

Job Qualifications

Job Requirements: 

The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications: 

  • Diploma in EngineeringDesign and Drafting, GIS or Civil Engineering Technology from a recognized institute of technology.
  • At least 7 years of experience in a utility.
  • Experience in drafting and computer aided drafting and GIS software.
  • Experience in MS Office Software.
  • Experience coordinating work, training and coaching resources.
  • Knowledge of databases, GIS desktop, spatial analysis and web solutions will be considered an asset
  • Advanced MicroStation skills.
  • Advanced technical knowledge of Electric Office or other GIS using standard Electrical Data Models.

Other Information

Additional Details:

Jurisdiction: CSU52

Class: D4

Wage: $46.45 - $55.40

Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week

Commencing with your first day of employment as a permanent EPCOR employee you will enjoy a variety of benefits, such as:

  • Competitive salary
  • Annual incentive (bonus) pay program
  • Paid vacation
  • Flexible benefits plan
  • Five paid personal days off each year
  • Access to internal and external career development programs
  • Financial support for personal development
  • Pension Plan
  • Financial support for employee wellness
  • Career opportunities in a wide variety of disciplines and operational areas
  • Financial support for charitable organizations that employees contribute to

Please note the following information:

  • A requirement of working for EPCOR is that you are at least 18 years of age and legally entitled to work in Canada. (A copy of a valid work permit may be required.)
  • If you are considered for the position, clearance on all applicable background checks (which may include criminal, identity, educational, and/or credit) and professional reference checks is required. Some EPCOR positions require an enhanced level of background assessment, which is dictated by law. These positions require advanced criminal record checks that must also be conducted from time to time after commencement of employment.
  • A technical/practical assessment may be administered during the selection process and this exercise will be used as a part of the selection criterion.
  • To meet the physical demands required of some positions, candidates must be in good physical condition and willing to work in all weather conditions. Clearance on pre-placement medical and drug and alcohol testing may be required.

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How to Apply:

Thank you for your interest in a career with EPCOR. Due to the large volume of applications, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

EPCOR is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Positions are filled by means of open competition where the selection is based on job-related skills, training, experience, suitability and, where appropriate, seniority.

EPCOR only accepts resumes via on-line application at If you choose to submit your resume by any other means, we cannot guarantee that your application will be considered.

EPCOR Utilities Inc.
2000 10423 101 Street

Edmonton, AB
T5H 0E8

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