GIS Technician

Utilities Service, LLC
Lafayette, Indiana, US
Jul 31, 2021
Aug 06, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
As a GIS Technician with ECI, we keep the lights on anywhere there is a power line - whether in the city, the rural countryside, or deep in the remote forest. You will keep communities informed about the trees and power lines while ensuring safe delivery of their power. If you enjoy a fast-paced environment and the challenges of a rewarding profession, consider a career with ECI.
During these uncertain times, you can take pride in knowing you are an essential employee. Our team members work independently in an outdoor environment and follow all CDC recommended guidelines and company safety protocols relevant to COVID-19.
Some of the most important characteristics of ECI GIS Technician are that you are open-minded and able to engage in safe, constructive interactions with the public. You are accountable for advancing a culture of safety and excellence while providing quality and value to our customers and clients. This position requires a combination of work from home (75%) and field work (25%).
- Industry competitive pay.
- Access to a Company pool vehicle with fuel card for use in occasional field visits.
- Medical/Health/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance, effective Day 1 for full time team members.
- 401K eligibility.
- Paid Holidays, Vacation and Sick Leave.
- Weekly pay checks and direct deposit.
- Participation in Employee Referral Program (must meet eligibility requirements).
- Boot and clothing program (company funded).
- Ongoing training and assistance with obtaining industry certifications.
- This position supports the Asset Protection group for Transmission. Responsible for protection of Duke Energy ROW's and work alongside the Vegetation Management Group.
- Responsible for helping the utility client manage and organize Lidar and other remote sensing collected data to identify work in Transmission ROW.
- Manage specialized databases and spreadsheets, entering data and generating reports with proficiency in Microsoft Excel.
- Manage all database-related tasks, generate work requests and various reports, conduct queries and research, perform edits and back-ups, update programs and files, and maintain the integrity and security of the database.
- Support field crews and arborists with reports, maps, spreadsheets, etc.
- Operate system forestry computer programs and record systems.
- Perform duties in a manner that will promote and maintain good public relations and an open line of communication with management.
- Assume other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
- Bachelors degree in Forestry, Environmental Science, Computer Science, GIS Mapping, Data Analytics or related discipline.
- Prior GIS Experience, specifically:Experience with ESRI products. Experience with GIS systems, remote sensing and Lidar Data. Experience with work management software is a plus.
- Must be able to work alone and sit for long periods of time.
- Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel, including: Advanced creation and use of formulas. Ability to create a variety of charts and graphs. Ability to create pivot tables. Use of multi-sheet workbooks.
- Must have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, strong problem solving and multi-tasking abilities and show attention to detail.
- Must have strong organizational skills.
- Must have the knowledge of how processes work, timelines, data flow, etc.
- Strong computer and internet skills, including Microsoft Office Suite.
- Ability to work indoors and outdoors.
- 1+ years of UVM, Forestry or related experience, depending on education level.
- Skill/experience with financial software a plus.
- Bi-Lingual (English/Spanish) is a plus.
Working Environment
Work alone in an outdoor field environment; vehicle and foot patrol of utility power lines; remote locations as well as urban, city environment; physical demands and travel from site to site, including walking/hiking on various surfaces including flat, dry, wet, slippery, uneven, rough, steep terrain, hills, and slopes; exposure to noise, dust, grease, and all types of weather and temperature conditions; exposure to hazardous traffic conditions. Reasonable accommodations, if available, may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
The team member must have sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a field environment; to walk up to 10 miles per day, stand, sit, and operate a motor vehicle for prolonged periods of time; to frequently stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, run, crawl, climb, reach, twist, grasp and make repetitive hand, arm and shoulder movement in the performance of daily duties (e.g., forcefully beat down brush); carry, push and/or pull light to heavy amounts of weight, frequently lift up to 10 lbs. and occasionally lift up to 60 lbs. (sandbags); to operate assigned equipment and vehicles; ability to verbally communicate to exchange information with public; ability to see and hear in normal range with or without correction; operate assigned field equipment, including handheld computer, range finder, fyrake, water backpack, shovel, and traffic cone.
Company Overview
Environmental Consultants (ECI) is a leading provider of vegetation and asset management consulting services to the utility industry. Successful professionals at ECI have come from a variety of backgrounds, including: forestry, arboriculture, natural resource management, biology, landscape maintenance, horticulture, nursery management, environmental sciences, geology, agriculture, parks & recreation management, urban forestry, geography, and more. For more information visit our website
Applicants must pass a pre-employment drug test and a criminal background check.
All candidates must possess a valid driver's license and have a good driving record.
ECI is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. EOE/AA : Minority/Female/ Vets/ Disabled.