Junior GIS Technician

UK Power Networks Limited
£18,684 - £29,621 plus benefits and bonus
29 Sep 2017
04 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Junior GIS Technician Function -Asset Management Location -Colchester Reference Number -33247 Employment Period -Permanent Contract Type -Collective CiP Level / Bonus - 3% Salary Range -£18,684 - £29,621 - Depending on Experience Closing Date - 12/10/2017 We also offer : Annual leave 25 days rising with service Personal Pension Plan - Personal contribution rates of 3%, 4% or 5% (UK Power Networks will make a corresponding contribution of 6%, 8% or 10%) Tenancy Loan Deposit scheme Sick leave goes up with length of service. Tax efficient benefits: cycle to work scheme, childcare vouchers Season ticket loan Occupational Health support Switched On - scheme providing discount on hundreds of retailers products. Supplier discounts, such as O2, EE, Vauxhall cars, Universal tyres Discounted access to sports and social clubs Employee Assistance Programme. Job Purpose The Junior GIS Technician will be accountable for the information received into Asset Information and for the update of the Smallworld Geographic Information System (GIS) named NetMAP and associated systems. To ensure it meets required standards and that procedures are duly followed to meet quality, timeliness and accuracy of updates across our asset systems. To maintain NetMAP and associated systems ensuring that data on the systems conforms to documented requirements and is captured in accordance with the relevant data capture specification. Keeping this up to date to ensure an accurate geographic record of the company's electrical assets to the required operational, safety, regulatory and statutory requirements The post will also involve receiving records and forms from the business, contractors and Independent Connections Providers, validate them against specified acceptance criteria and record in a workflow system for the onward tracking and monitoring of all submissions. The function will also undertake quality assurance activities and reconciliation checks across our asset systems (SAP PM, SAP CRM and PowerOn Fusion). In association with this, there will be the requirement to operate a number of processes to investigate and resolve data quality issue through close interaction and collaboration with the business. Dimensions The post holder is one of the GIS Drawing Office team looking after NetMAP and associated systems. The post holder will undertake GIS data capture under the supervision of a Team Lead Principal Accountabilities - Maintain NetMAP and associated systems up to date to reflect all changes to the electrical network and associated geographic mapping - Manage the SAN & Missing Information process to ensure that the best possible information is available in key systems - Correctly interpret and collate field data. Assess field work for accuracy and completeness prior to undertaking processing into NetMAP and associated systems within prescribed time limits - Resolve Data Conflicts and Network Connectivity issues effectively by liaising with field staff and contractors to ensure that the most accurate data is available to users of NetMAP - Maintain and correct anomalies within the customer connectivity model to ensure customers are correctly associated with their supply substation - Facilitate and undertake Quality assurance of network updates to ensure compliance with associated processes and procedures. - Missing information process administration and associated business interaction. - Resolving problems with asset information management through the effective use of IT and other information management resources. - Resolving problems with the quality and accuracy of information received from the business, contractors and Independent Connection Providers. - Provide management information and statistics to confirm performance against Regulatory, Company and Departmental targets - Maintain good internal and external working relationships between UK Power Networks teams and contractors - Facilitate, respond and resolve in NetMAP all data accuracy issues raised by Networks staff to the Accident and Incident reporting line (Airline) Nature and Scope The GIS Technicians report to the GIS Drawing Office Manager who in turn reports to the Head of Asset Information within the Asset Management Directorate. The Asset Management function is responsible for the development of investment plans and programmes to improve the performance and maintain the condition of a regulated asset base across a network serving 8 million customers. Asset information is a combination of data about our physical assets, used to inform decisions about how they are managed, both for short term operational purposes and for long term strategic planning. The Asset Information function is responsible for determining information requirements within an asset management context, how it should be collected, stored and analysed, and communicated both internally and externally to our stakeholders and regulator. Ultimately, good asset information is crucial in the successful operation of our business. It is necessary for accurate and informed decision making with respect to when and how we should invest in and operate our network, ensures the safe operation of our assets through timely and appropriate maintenance, and guarantees accurate reporting to the regulator with respect to both our investment plans and associated achievement. The successful candidate will be a key member of a multi-disciplinary team, responsible for the management of support services to the Asset Registration and Network Records functions ensuring that our geospatial information systems are updated and maintained in order to ensure the accuracy of our GIS records to support to the wider business. The post holder will be required to build strong relationships across the business and with a number of key external stakeholders, customers and contractors. Knowledge, skills, qualifications and experience: - A basic understanding of GE Smallworld (NetMAP) or similar proprietary GIS systems. - Previous experience in GIS data capture and a basic understanding of GIS concepts and spatial data. is useful but not essential, - Relevant qualifications or experience in drafting techniques or subjects, e.g. GIS, Cartography Surveying, Art or Design - Proficient in the use of Microsoft desktop applications, including, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. - Good general education - to GCSE standard - Have a pragmatic approach to problem solving. Be able to correctly interpret data supplied from a wide range of field staff and contractors and to understand when data supplied could be inaccurate - The ability to collaborate effectively with internal and external stakeholders. - Ability to work in a pressured environment as part of a highly focused team with a determination to raise the standard and quality the GI System (NetMAP) - The ability to work effectively in an office-based environment, good attention to detail and accuracy and the ability to work under moderate supervision with self-motivation and initiative to ensure that workloads are managed effectively. - An eagerness to learn and be part of a team - It would also be considered an advantage if the candidate had any experience in; - - - SAP - Workflow Management Tools or Tracking Databases - Document Management Systems Full training will be given to suitable candidates. Health & Safety Responsibilities Managers and supervisors carry both legal and company responsibilities for ensuring the health and safety of their employees, those under their control and those who might be affected by the work undertaken, i.e. public, visitors and employees of other organisations. This includes briefing individuals working for them and ensuring there is the necessary understanding, competence and application of requirements to work safely and without harming the environment. Employees are responsible for ensuring they fully understand the health and safety risks involved in their work activities and their responsibility to apply the controls needed to manage those risks to acceptable levels. Similarly where work activities can have an adverse impact upon the environment, and particularly where there are legal requirements, employees are responsible for understanding those impacts and the controls they must ensure are applied.
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