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GIS Engineering Technician in Toledo, OH at NiSource

Date Posted: 10/17/2018

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Job Description

Location Information

This position is located in our Toledo, OH office.



The GIS Engineering Technician will analyze design capital project completion information to assure compliance with proposed engineering designs, company policies, practices, standards and other applicable codes.  Technician will update GIS and a work management system to accurately reflect gas system updates.  Project 'as-built' documentation will be evaluated for cost variances, proper testing and material reconciliation and adherence to engineering design. As part of this process, the Technician will ensure that facility data is created, updated, and maintained accurately in the work management, GIS and plant accounting systems.  The data will also be made accessible in accordance with all designated standards for timeliness and accuracy to support operational needs and meet internal customer expectations.  The Technician will provide technical assistance and support for Field Engineering, Construction and Field Operations staff involved in the construction, operation, and maintenance of distribution facilities.  Natural gas distribution facilities consist of main lines, service lines, and measurement & regulation equipment.  Design capital projects include providing gas service to new customers, public roadway improvements and relocations, gas system improvement and maintenance.


  • Promotion of a safe working environment to ensure the safe and reliable delivery of natural gas services at best cost.
  • Assurance that completed projects meet proposed engineering designs that comply with policies, practices, standards, and applicable codes.
  • Accurate and timely recording of natural gas facility updates in a work management system and a GIS system.
  • Meet or exceed internal and external customer expectations for productivity, performance, and quality.
  • Strong relationships built through communication and collaboration with Field Engineering, Construction, Field Operations, and other departments to work efficiently and effectively.
  • Self-supervising with the ability to work independently and thrive in a geographically dispersed organization.
  • Best practice identification, development, and implementation with peers and co-workers.
  • Support functional consistency, process standardization and operational excellence.
  • Partner with Field Operations, Systems Operations, Finance (Asset Accounting), IT and Pipeline Safety & Compliance to establish, prioritize and meet strategic business goals and objectives.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Provide office support to Field Operations employees in emergency situations.
  • Analyze project completion information to assure compliance with proposed designs that adhere to with policies, practices, standards, and applicable codes.
  • Review and process completion reports and ¿as-built¿ drawings in the updating and execution of job orders in a work management system to reflect completed design capital work.
  • Use completion reports, as-built sketches, right of way agreements, tax district documentation, and other related information to ensure the strategic, timely, accurate, and cost-effective recording of facility records, landbase records, and taxing district boundaries in the GIS system.
  • Ensure all updates to the work management system, GIS, and plant accounting systems are completed timely and accurately in accordance with department objectives, goals and priorities.
  • Collaborates with Leader and key business partners in the establishment of group goals, objectives, and priorities to achieve department performance metrics.
  • Identify, develop and implement best practice opportunities with peers and key business partners.
  • Provide training, mentoring and support to new personnel.
  • Manage the storage and retrieval of design capital job orders from long term storage.

 Required for Selection:

  • Experience or training in the interpretation and application of standards, codes, regulations and proposed designs.
  • Ability to read and accurately interpret 'as-built' documentation, design and completion sketches, operating maps, highway relocation plans, survey plats, tax annexations, and right of way documentation.
  • Experience in the analysis of technical and financial information within the scope of specific design capital projects.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of various PC applications and software (i.e. Word, Excel).
  • Proficiency in basic math, geometry, and mapping concepts.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Strong communication skills; both oral and written.
  • Ability to be self-directed and effective in a geographically dispersed organization.
  • Contribution to team success through personal and team efforts.
  • Demonstration of adaptability and flexibility.
  • Demonstration of high work standards with a quality orientation.
  • Uphold the distinguished reputation of the organization by making solid business decisions in regards to the corporate budget, the timely completion of employee requirements, expense reporting, and displaying office-appropriate mannerisms.
  • Demonstrated adherence (a must) to The NiSource Way:
  • Be respectful and inclusive.Value everyone's unique contributions, views and fundamental desire to do good work. Build highly skilled and diverse teams. Support each other. Recognize and reward great work. Celebrate our success.
  • Work together.Get better results by working in partnership with people inside and outside the company. Collaborate. Understand the needs and expectations of our customers and stakeholders so we can do our best to meet or exceed them.
  • Deliver on our commitments. Keep the promises we make to our stakeholders, coworkers, families and ourselves. Provide safe, reliable and dependable service. Execute on our plans. Build shareholder value.
  • Be transparent. Communicate in a truthful, straightforward and timely way. Create relationships built on trust and authenticity.
  • Do the right thing.Work and operate safely, always. Be ethical and honest in everything we do. Protect our environment. Care about our customers. Give back to our communities. Invest in our nation's energy infrastructure. Fuel long-term economic growth.

Preferred for Selection:

  • Associate's degree in an engineering or GIS related discipline.  Equivalent professional work experience is acceptable. 
  • Proficiency in corporate digital mapping/GIS software (i.e. ESRI, ArcFM, MicroStation, AutoCAD).
  • Experience with geo-coding, GPS and other related technologies.
  • GIS certification.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of gas operations.
  • Highly skilled and extensive experience in reading, interpreting, and calculating spatial measurements scales.
  • Working knowledge of Field Operations support systems (i.e. WMS, DIS, PowerPlant).
  • Proven knowledge of the design capital job order completion process 
Other Information

Promote a safe work environment by actively participating in all aspects of our employee safety program.  Report any unsafe conditions and take actions to prevent personal injuries.  Support our interdependent safety culture by ensuring the safety of your co-workers.  Stay focused on the task at hand and promote productivity through good work habits.

Inclusion & Diversity

Value inclusion within your day to day responsibilities by respecting others' perspectives/convictions, engaging others' opinions, creating a safe environment where people, ideas, and opinions are valued within your Team/Customers and external partners.

Respect and take into consideration diversity within your Team/Customers and external work partners by valuing different world views, challenges, and cultures that represent all walks of life and all backgrounds.

Treat others with respect and consideration.  Actively participate in creating and contributing to a positive work environment.

How To Apply

For immediate consideration, please apply on-line at before November 14th!

Equal Employment Opportunity

NiSource is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in each of its companies to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, disability, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any protected group status as defined by law. Each employee is expected to abide by this principle.

By applying, you may be considered for other job opportunities.