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SR ENG TECH ANL LEAD

Date: Jan 11, 2021

Location: Saginaw, MI, US

Company: Consumers Energy

Join a diverse and dynamic team that makes and delivers the most valuable services in the world: electricity and natural gas.  At Consumers Energy, our customers are at the heart of everything we do.  Our employees work around the clock to provide service to our customers in honor of our history and to fulfill our promise to Michigan - Count on Us!  Consumers Energy, the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy and headquartered in Jackson, Michigan, provides natural gas and electricity to nearly 6.8 million of Michigan's 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.

 

This role leads the team that is responsible for updating the Company GIS (Geographic Information System) and SIMS (Service Information Management System) facility data to ensure accurate information and representation of the Gas Services within the Distribution Grid, along with the foundational land data. The Gas GIS database is the direct source of data used to feed various pipeline construction and maintenance activities like; risk analysis, leak detection and repair, cathodic protection, system capacity studies and regulatory reporting. The Landbase GIS database is the direct source of data used to feed the design process utilized for day-to-day operation of the GIS and CAD Gas and Electric Systems, as well as for geospatial representation of all updates. The lead role regularly provides input into the effectiveness of business processes as it relates to quantity, quality and financial performance measures regarding gas data management.

Additionally responsible for 7 contractors. This position is posted as within the Engineering Technical Analyst job family, but depending on the skill set of the individual, other job families may be considered to fill the position.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Supervision

  • Ensure effective and efficient work force management that meets specific performance objectives and targets.
  • Drive team to achieve business plan results and develop countermeasures to ensure success.
  • Train team members related to changing work processes that are driven by increasing demands for additional facility and attribute data to meet a growing customer base and regulatory requirements.
  • Records Accuracy Public Safety Breakthrough Goal Owner
  • Develop and maintain reports to accurately monitor and drive results on maintaining timely, complete and accurate gas service records. 
  • Responsibility for achieving the records accuracy goals within the Public Safety Rally Room and report out on visual management materials.  Actively lead and participate in problem solving sessions to develop countermeasures.

Performance & Quality

  • Monitor and report on GIS and SIMS databases.  Support task performance including quantity, quality and timeliness.
  • Create and implement counter measures to ensure the team is meeting or exceeding performance expectations.
  • Maintain and optimize a formalized intake process for construction work orders and driving for a high level of quality of data entry into the Enterprise Gas and Land GIS Databases. 
  • Validate database is being maintained to a level that drives confidence for use on high priority externally and internally facing reports and gas system analytics. 
  • Drive development and maintenance of standard work to ensure data integrity for the asset information entered in GIS. 

Collaboration

  • Network with multiple departments and disciplines to enhance quality, adhere to standards, and support work order design and field activities.
  • Manage internal linkages with Gas & Electric Distribution Engineering, System Integrity, Customer Energy Management, Damage Prevention, Information Technology, and Gas Operations to ensure data accuracy of the gas  and land network

Strategic Planning/multiyear planning

  • This role ensures the long term integrity and optimal use of the GIS & SIMS databases, along with ensuring adequate resourcing to support the workload. 
  • Aiding in the definition of the 3-5 year plan to enhance the organizations geospatial information footprint. Engage in defining the highly complex transformation to the Utility Network and the Unified Pipeline Data Model, along with the associated impacted systems.
  • Lead the restart and completion of the gas service conversion from the historical SIMS database to GIS, in partnership with IT and other key business organizations.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Manage performance and development of team members.
  • Manage data quality of facility and attribute edits in the GIS and SIMS environment.
  • Create and maintain a standardized and repeatable training plan for all GIS and SIMS Editors.
  • Utilize GIS technologies to improve processes and reduce waste.
  • Performance reporting and timeliness, quantity and other business factors.
  • Contribute specific business knowledge to enhance the quality of the company records

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES 

  • Knowledge of the Land Base, Electric and Gas Distribution Systems and standards. Needed to understand and support the efficient, safe operation of the gas system for public safety, regulatory compliance and the financial success of the company
  • Historical and present knowledge/understanding of the GIS and SIMS records system and data model. Allows the ability to work across functions and departments for planning and issue resolution.
  • Knowledge/understanding of CAD and GIS records systems and applicable standards. To be able to appropriately understand the work and manage workload effectively, along with optimizing use of the data & systems
  • Leadership - To lead and communicate a vision and direction for the team while providing support when needed. To have the courage to challenge the process and to have the fierce conversations when necessary. To maintain a high level of employee engagement with a focus on continuous improvement.
  • Data analysis and reporting, specifically with Tableau, PowerApps or similar applications Ability to analyze and interpret data to draw conclusions and develop actions. This includes development and tracking of data to be able to appropriately understand the work and manage workload effectively.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS     

  • A Bachelor's degree in a scientific/technical field with 2 or more years of exempt experience in the specific field. (OR) An Associate's degree in a scientific/technical field with 5 or more years of experience in the specific field (OR) Extensive (10+ years) Company or industry experience in positions that demonstrate required abilities and performance.         To gain the necessary technical knowledge and experience to be successful at this level.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

2-4 years of applicable experience (preferred GIS and/or CAD) with a Bachelor’s degree or 5-7 years of applicable experience with an Associate’s degree. (Background and ability to participate/lead/support  projects and teams that effect records and business processes of the record systems)

2 years of project management experience or equivalent. (Training for understanding project management to support and/or lead large projects)

Position will be filled at the appropriate salary grade based upon the skills, knowledge, and experience of the selected candidate.
 
All qualified applicants will not be discriminated against and will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected veteran status, disability, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.


Nearest Major Market: Saginaw

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