Southern Company GIS Technician in Birmingham, Alabama
Distribution GIS (DistGIS) plays a vital role in Alabama Power Company's Lighting Services daily operations. The DistGIS database serves as the asset repository for facilities data and drives applications such as CymDist (Distribution system analysis program) and IDMS (Integrated Distribution Management System). This position is responsible for data entry, processing, and maintenance of Distribution data in accordance with PD Technology work procedures. The successful candidate will be responsible for data entry using GIS, with the ability to differentiate between both PSC and FCC regulated and non-regulated assets is a plus. This position will require learning all about the Distribution system and Equipment, DistGIS and safe work procedures in the office.
Coordinate accurate and timely updates to the DistGIS database regarding completed field work.
Understanding of basic electric distribution design and construction
Experience with lighting types, fixtures and controls
Familiarity with pole attachments (especially beneficial for future co-location efforts)
Experience manipulating shapefiles
Ability to differentiate between both PSC and FCC regulated and non-regulated assets a plus
Familiar with FME and Python a plus
Experience with creating and handling web services a plus
Maintain high standards for data quality within the DisGis system.
Reconcile data conflicts
Research work order information using DETS, JETS, Distribution Materials Catalog and Distribution Construction Standards
Provide mapping/technical support for our Engineering staff.
Candidates with the following preferred job qualifications are encouraged to apply:
High School Diploma or Equivalent
Associate or Bachelors Degree in a GIS related field is a plus.
Certificate in GIS is a plus
- Experience working with ESRI’s ArcMap and Schneider’s ArcFM editing tools in Distribution electric systems.
Job Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge of PD Technology processes and applications including but not limited to: DistGIS, IDMS, JETS, DETS, Microsoft Office
Proven ability to multitask and strong decision making abilities
Analytical approach to problem solving
Able to maintain focus on assigned tasks
Good written and oral communication skills
Good interpersonal skills
Exhibit safe work behavior by embracing Target Zero
Self-directed with strong initiative
Versatile with the ability to easily adapt to changing priorities and business needs
Must demonstrate behaviors consistent with the Southern Style values of Safety First, Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance and Total Commitment
Alabama Power provides the valuable combination of competitive prices, reliable electricity supply and unparalleled service to 1.4 million homes, businesses and industries in the southern two-thirds of Alabama.
Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America's premier energy company, with 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries . The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in four states, natural gas distribution companies in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a nationally recognized provider of customized energy solutions, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications . Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices that are below the national average. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, Southern Company and its subsidiaries are inventing America's energy future by developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, 21st century coal, natural gas, renewables and energy efficiency, and creating new products and services for the benefit of customers. Southern Company has been named by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer, recognized among the Top 50 Companies for Diversity by DiversityInc, listed by Black Enterprise magazine as one of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity and designated a Top Employer for Hispanics by Hispanic Network. The company has earned a National Award of Nuclear Science and History from the National Atomic Museum Foundation for its leadership and commitment to nuclear development and is continually ranked among the top energy companies in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at
Southern Company is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.
Job Type: Standard
Primary Location: Alabama-Metro Birmingham/Eastern AL-Birmingham
Operating Company: Alabama Power Company
Job Type: Standard
Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time
Union Covered: No
APC Corporate Headquarters - 600 North 18th Street (600BIRMINGHAM)
600 North 18th Street
Req ID: APC2005585