GIS Co-op

Posted 4 months ago

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Affiliation: MoveUP Employment Status: Co-op Student Temp Duration: 4 Months

We’re looking for new talent to join us as we reinvent the future of energy. Across BC, we have a diverse team of more than 2,500 employees we can’t do without, yet we’re growing as fast as ever.

You may think we’re your standard utility that delivers natural gas and electricity, but we’re also into cool, innovative energy solutions. Think carbon capture, renewable energies and lower-carbon transportation for a start. We believe in creating a cleaner, healthier tomorrow.

If you like meaningful work, a dynamic environment and forward-thinking colleagues, build your career with us. You’ll get opportunities to grow, lead, solve, and create. So what are you waiting for? Let’s rethink energy together. Position Overview This is a 4-month term starting in May 2022.

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 Other Qualifications 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. Our engaging workplace offers a wide range of challenging opportunities, while being safe, inclusive and diverse. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, while supporting life-long career development. We also encourage volunteerism and nourish the need to give back to your community.

Safety is our number one priority, and to maintain the health and safety of our employees and broader communities, we have a number of COVID-19 safety measures in place. This includes a requirement for all new employees to provide proof of full vaccination, prior to their first day of work or the start of their employment. And of course, we will consider an accommodation for anyone who’s unable to be vaccinated due to a protected ground as defined by the Human Rights Code. FORTIS BC Just posted

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