GIS Co-op - Trail
FortisBC
Trail, Canada
10d ago

Position Overview This is a 4-month term starting in September 2019.

We're looking for people who believe in integrity, teamwork, and accountability, that have the ability to apply their skills and knowledge to work situations, and are exploring the idea of a career in the Electrical Utility industry

Responsibilities ·Work alongside an experienced Data Integrity Coordinator and assist with creating and updating asset data in FortisBC’s GIS system.

  • Spatially adjust facilities data to landbase for a targeted pilot area.
  • Gain experience of how a utility company works and depends on GIS for its business processes.
  • Become familiar with ArcGIS, ArcFM and other GIS applications at FortisBC.
  • Become familiar with the Transmission and Distribution Electrical system within FortisBC’s service area.
  • Requirements

    Qualified applicants must have graduated high school and be entering or returning to a post-secondary technology institution with the following :

    Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Student - Second year or third year preferred

    Valid driver’s license and current abstract

    Competent public speaker

    Experience with or knowledge of ArcGIS and competence in Excel, Word and PowerPoint

    Good written and verbal communication skills

    General clerical skills including typing, drafting letters and memos

    Team player

    Good organizational skills with attention to detail

    Basic computer knowledge

    Demonstrated basic knowledge of power distribution systems and construction standards.

    Experience in an electrical utility environment an asset.

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