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Montana Career Opportunity - GIS Engineer - Northwestern Energy

March 15, 2017View for printing

Position: GIS Engineer



POSTING DATES: March 9, 2017 through March 23, 2017


GIS Engineer


Gas Trans & Storage'System Integrity

Work Location

Butte, MT


6-9 ($47,200 to $115,900)

Employment Status

Regular Full-Time

Employment Physical

Not Required

Drug Test

Not Required

Background Check


Relocation Benefit



The GIS engineer with work with the BT team, the GIS coordinator and the rest of the integrity team to build the necessary functionality into the GIS system to efficiently input new data and interface with existing data systems. Build policy and procedures for maintaining accurate present-day and historical data. Input pipelines and pipeline data into the system as required to make the system fully functional for IVP/MAOP requirements, compliance reporting, risk assessment analysis, operational use and engineering functions.


All NorthWestern Energy employees are required to adhere to company safety standards and the Code of Business Conduct & Ethics Ensure all actions are consistent with NorthWestern Energy's values, mission, and strategic business objectives Facilitate, manage and execute project activities for a variety of GIS software installations and data migration projects Evaluate existing data and processes and develop action plans for migration to our enterprise GIS Install or upgrade database software Configure software, web services and database software Troubleshoot issues with both GIS software and user interfaces Test new software functionality and bug fixes Prepare and perform detailed product demonstrations Train on product operations, functionality and usage Manage and perform data conversion projects Consult on new projects and implementation of software and services Provide technical support for both client GIS office staff and field technicians Develop methods and processes to populate data fields with expanded data Assist with day to day data input and updates as necessary


Demonstrate and maintain a good safety record B.S degree in Engineering required At least 2-3 Years of practical GIS Analysis and/or IT experience; a Certified GIS Professional (GISP) is a plus Practical working knowledge of ArcGIS software, including ArcGIS desktop, ArcGIS Server, ArcSDE and ArcGIS Online Must be proficient in building and maintaining spatial databases in enterprise GIS applications Programming experience (Python, Java, HTML5) and workflow automation is a plus Knowledge of Structured Query Language (SQL) scripting language to retrieve data from relational database management systems Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with proficiency in GIS analysis Must possess strong interpersonal communication skills Knowledge of gas design parameters and codes a plus Exceptional Communication Skills, both verbal and written Ability to work independently and as part of a team Highly organized and detail-oriented Ability to multi-task with exceptional time management skills Ability to work in a fast paced and deadline driven environment


When considering applicants for this position, the selection process will take into consideration the needs of NorthWestern, including such factors as reorganization requirements, diversity opportunities, relocation requirements, employee development and job succession. If any of the preceding language conflicts with the applicable bargaining unit agreements, the bargaining unit agreement will prevail.


External applicants should apply online at Internal applicants should apply online at iConnect. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act, should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources department via phone at 1-800-245-6977, or via email at

NorthWestern Energy

Human Resources Department Job # 2341

3010 West 69th Street

Sioux Falls, SD 57108

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other protected class in accordance with applicable federal or state laws and statutes.
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