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GIS Technical Systems Analyst

Date:  Nov 19, 2021
Job ID:  1913

Bellevue, WA, US, 98007

Puget Sound Energy is looking to grow our community with top talented individuals like you!  With our rapidly growing, award winning energy efficiency programs, our pathway to an exciting and innovative future is now.


PSE's New Product Development team is looking for qualified candidates to fill an open GIS Technical Systems Analyst position!

Job Description

PSE’s Pole Services team is part of the Product Development department which develops new energy products and services to meet customer needs. The Pole Services group specifically engages with PSE’s municipal, telecommunications, and construction development customers interested in street and area lighting, communication joint use, wireless collocation, and other pole-related services.


The GIS Technical Systems Analyst provides technical services, GIS (Geographic Information Systems) solutions, and analysis in the use of the enterprise GIS technologies. Assists in application administration, configuration and maintenance support, as well as develops solutions to complex business problems utilizing spatial analytical tools and internal and external databases; maintains high availability of mapping and records applications.


Upholds the safety compliance standards inherent in PSE’s operating and/or field procedures related to work responsibilities. Promotes and supports a culture of total safety.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provides professional GIS technical services:
    • Provides technical assistance and consulting to other departments at PSE as it relates to GIS and Spatial technologies.
    • Support spatial and CAD technology projects, including GIS, AutoCAD, MAP Viewing and GPS, provides support of GIS software releases and upgrades.
  • Performs business analysis:
    • Provides GIS and other spatial technologies analysis services to PSE, in support of gas and electric operations, planning, engineering, real estate and others.
    • Provides custom GIS cartographic maps, analysis and support.
    • Helps clients translate real-world needs into practical, economical, state-of-the-art GIS solutions Assists in the identification of business and functional requirements. Creates project requirement documents and specifications to be incorporated into formal contracts.
    • Completes workflow analysis of business processes to streamline and enable efficient use of GIS software and processing.
    • Provides technical skills by performing spatial analysis and geospatial processing such as: query software tools, statistical analysis, data density analysis, grid analysis, terrain modeling, and network analysis to solve a technical problem or implement a business process.
    • Creates high quality cartographic maps, displays, mapbooks and presentations that incorporate charts and insets to clearly show data results.
  • Performs data construction and management:
    • Provides data integrity support for operations, maintains the GIS landbase and works with transformation tools to update the landbase from county data sets, provides tools to translate data files from and to GIS from AutoCAD files, support interfaces to SAP, SynerGEE and other systems, provide publication services to operations for leak survey maps, OH map books and storm books. Independently completes data construction, conversion, and quality control for GIS data sets across multiple hardware platforms and operating systems.
    • Maintains enterprise GIS land base in support of utility system mapping. Maintains GIS accuracy and mapping standards.
    • Maintains land base and parcel changes.
    • Creates data set maintenance and publication procedures and metadata.
    • Analyzes database performance, troubleshoots, tests designs, and recommends operational improvement.
  • Assists with system implementation and support:
    • Assist in the configuration of the electric and gas GIS, work with the GIS users to ensure the routines, styles, configuration and applications within GIS perform as designed.
    • Work with users to design new applications and functionality to efficiently and effectively maintain the electric and gas networks within GIS.
    • Support users and IT by testing new releases and upgrades.
    • Assists in coordination with IT to plan, design, develop, test and monitor GIS programs and systems. Performs spatial analysis of data layers to support customer needs.
    • Creates data models and processes for common routines or complex spatial analysis.
    • Carries out testing for software malfunctions and collaborate with GIS vendors to resolve application issues.
    • Delivers excellent customer service, by measuring and creating customer satisfaction, and enhances customer relationships with enterprise GIS staff.
    • Maintains up-to-date GIS knowledge and builds expertise among colleagues.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate’s degree in geospatial systems or related field, or GIS certification, or equivalent combination of training and experience may substitute.
  • 2 years GIS experience.
  • 3 years utility or related business experience.
  • Working knowledge of electrical engineering designs and specifications.
  • Understanding of electric distribution system configurations.
  • Programming experience in Magik, Autolisp, XML, or .Net
  • Excellent integration knowledge with other information systems

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in GIS, geography, computer science, business or related field, or equivalent experience.
  • Working knowledge of electric utility construction standards. Working knowledge of GE Smallworld
  • Working knowledge of electric utility OMS.
  • Experience in Esri and analytical software systems, AutoDesk products, database structures, and applications.
  • Experience with GPS equipment and software.
  • Experience with server technologies and data transformation technologies.

Additional Information

Families and businesses depend on PSE to provide the energy they need to pursue their dreams. Our steadfast commitment to serving Washington communities with safe, dependable and efficient energy started in 1873. Today we're building the Northwest's energy future through efforts like our award winning energy efficiency programs and our leadership in renewable energy.


At PSE we value and respect our employees and provide them opportunities to excel. We offer an expansive pay package that includes competitive compensation, annual goals-based incentive bonuses, comprehensive benefits, 401(K), a company paid retirement pension plan, and an employee assistance and wellness program.


Puget Sound Energy is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status or presence of a disability that with or without reasonable accommodation does not prevent performance of the essential functions of the job, or any other category prohibited by local, state or federal law.


Should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources Staffing department at jobs@pse.com or 425-462-3017.

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