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Associate GIS Support Specialist

Company: Disability Solutions
Location: Houston
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

CenterPoint Energy and its predecessor companies have been in business for more than 150 years. Our Vision: Our vision is to become the most admired utility in the United States through the execution of our long-term growth strategy. We have an unwavering commitment to safely and reliably deliver electricity and natural gas to millions of people. Our Commitment: CenterPoint Energy is committed to creating an inclusive work environment where business results are achieved through the skills, abilities and talents of our diverse workforce. At CenterPoint Energy, individuals are respected for their contributions toward our company objectives. We strive for an inclusive work environment across all levels that is reflective of the available workforce in the communities we serve. Job Summary CenterPoint Energy is looking for an Associate GIS Support Specialist to join our CEHE Data Management Team, located in Houston, TX. You will have the ability to: performs Geographic Information System (GIS) tasks in support of engineering and operations related projects; tracks and maintains the records related to those assignments. Essential Functions

  • Collaborate with GIS management and/or other departments to gather project requirements and to identify, secure, and manage resources (internal or external) required to complete assignments and projects. Develop relationships with internal/external customers and contractors to facilitate project completion. Serve as a liaison between the Engineering group and the GIS Department at CenterPoint Energy.
  • Ensure adherence to established procedures to carry out the maintenance of key graphical and non-graphical data, maps, records, and other information required for the department's various business processes in support of internal and external customers.
  • Manage multiple assignments and priorities concurrently. Prioritize projects and tasks to meet customer's needs and expectations in a timely manner.
  • Utilize GIS skills to support internal clients and provide information and database updates as requested through GIS analysis and report generation. Analyze and interpret spatial data to ensure system integrity. Assist customers and employees with basic facility information inquiries. Create and run queries of GIS data to provide easier access and retrieval of CNP infrastructure information from GIS database to support statistical analysis and creation of accurate maps, plans, reports, and database maintenance. Collect information and compile data to quantify gas facilities within specific geographical boundaries.
  • Create basic, presentation-quality maps, in digital and paper formats, for a variety of internal stakeholders. Create and edits scale dependent layers, map labels, annotation, symbology, representations, and legends.
  • Interpret construction designs and drawings of both existing and proposed gas distribution facilities. Digitize projects or corrections based on available documentation. Perform GIS attribute and geometric network editing in a continuous effort to keep the GIS databases current. Perform quality assurance checks of assets being digitized into or modified in GIS to ensure GIS production standards are maintained. Essential Functions Continued
    • Log and track correction and special project requests. Maintain complete documentation from the issue origination to the final resolution. Perform post-resolution follow-ups to ensure that all problems or issues have been adequately resolved.
    • Research, quantify, organize, and report asset and business data. Recognize and report data/process anomalies.
    • Handle problem recognition, research, isolation, resolution, and follow-up for routine problems, referring more complex problems to Team Leader or Technical Support.
    • Identify potential improvements to work processes. Assist in the creation and maintenance of internal process documentation.
    • Develop industry-specific skills and knowledge.
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project), and ArcGIS Pro. Proficiency with ArcGIS Online is preferred.
    • Achieve individual and departmental annual performance objectives established with manager.
    • Work flexible hours when required to meet critical deadlines. Participate in emergency response (EOP) activities as needed.
    • Carry out general office functions in the support of the GIS department. Perform additional duties as apparent or as assigned. Education Description
      • Requires a certificate or degree in a technical discipline from an accredited college or university in GIS, Drafting, Engineering, or closely related field (two (2) years of GIS work experience may be substituted for education). We want you to know Being a part of the CenterPoint Energy team is more than a career alone. It's an opportunity to make a positive impact. You will be an integral part of enabling everyday life and the pursuit of possibilities for the customers we serve and the communities we share. The vital services we provide are at the core of making our world work, and by sharing your energy with us, we'll create a better tomorrow together. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion CenterPoint Energy is committed to creating an inclusive work environment where business results are achieved through the skills, abilities and talents of our diverse workforce. At CenterPoint Energy, individuals are respected for their contributions toward our company objectives. We strive for an inclusive work environment across all levels that is reflective of the available workforce in the communities we serve. What we bring to you
        • Competitive pay
        • Paid training
        • Benefits eligibility begins on your first day
        • Transit subsidies
        • Flexible work schedule, paid holidays and paid time off
        • Access to discounts at fitness clubs and an on-site wellness center at our headquarters in Houston
        • Professional growth and development programs including tuition reimbursement
        • 401(k) Savings Plan featuring a company match dollar-for-dollar up to 6% and a company contribution of 3% regardless of your contribution Job Type: Full Time Posting Start Date: 04/01/2024 Posting End Date: 04/04/2024 This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR ---- 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a), and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.

Keywords: Disability Solutions, Houston , Associate GIS Support Specialist, Other , Houston, Texas

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