IT Jobs – Senior GIS Analyst Job at Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL)

Job Title: Senior GIS Analyst
Reports to: Principal Planning Engineer
Organisation: Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited
Location: Head Office, Kampala,Uganda

Job Summary: The primary purpose is to develop and implement Geographical Information Systems (GIS) as a management decision support tool within the Company.

Key Result Areas:
·         Lead GIS implementation and maintenance activities including resource planning, policy and procedures development, departmental needs assessment and systems analysis.
·         Coordinate, maintain and supervise GIS data collection and update activities (spatial data development including modelling, analysis, management of databases, metadata, digital mapping, and GIS data standards and quality assurance procedures)
·         Contribute to development / enhancement of GIS databases used within the Company including functional application software and related sub-system
·         Identify, analyse, define and recommend changes to GIS applications software and related sub-system and systems that will maximize efficiencies for better services to users and recommend such changes to the organisation and develop plans for their implementation.
·         Operate and maintain GIS software and facilitate interdepartmental cooperation, database administration and GIS web site administration.
·         Assess and determine user needs for the GIS software and related databases and develop application GIS technologies to address user needs.
·         Prepare, monitor and implement GIS unit budgets and plans to optimum resource utilization and cost control.
·         Provide high level technical expertise to address issues of standards and strategy related to GIS within the Company.
·         Provide mentorship and user training and support within the organisation and other sector government agencies.
·         Coordinate with other sector agencies in the development and rolling out of GIS within the sector.
·         Provided technical support to the development and maintenance of web GIS applications and any other GIS programmes and functions requiring programming and analysis.
·         Plan, create and maintain the structures necessary for GIS data storage and implement disaster recovery solutions for the GIS applications and database including regular backups and restore from backup when need arises.
·         Extract and customise reports from the GIS applications according to user requirements.
·         Produce detailed and quality maps in various formats.
·         Plan and support the interfacing and integration of GIS and other business critical applications in UETCL.
·         And carry-out any other duties as may be assigned from to time.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
The desired person should have the following essential requirements;
·         A Bachelors Degree in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) or Computer science or software engineering or information technology or Surveying. ESRI technical certification will be an added advantage.
·         Minimum of three years experience in design, implementation working with ArcGIS Server Enterprise.
·         Minimum of three years experience providing GIS support functions including programming with ESRI applications in power related industry
·         Expert proficiency in the use, design, and implementation of a Geographic Information System including applications utilising ArcGIS, ESRI extensions, ArclMS, ArcSDE, Oracle.
·         Good Practical experience with use of ArcFM UT
·         Not above 35 years of age
·         Knowledge of mapping and cartographic concepts; mapping symbols, standards and GIS concepts
·         Experience in working with clients to define and document application requirements
·         Experience in developing database driven applications utilizing ORACLE 10 or 11g database platform
·         Experience in implementation of Webmap applications based on GIS and geodatabases.
·         Industry knowledge in Electricity transmission/ distribution utility environments will be an added advantage.
·         Must have good communication skills
How to Apply:
Suitably qualified persons should send their applications enclosing photocopies of academic qualifications certificates and testimonials along with their curriculum vitae indicating contact postal address, daytime contact telephone, fax or e-mail and giving three referees to:
The Manager, Human Resource and Administration, Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited,  P.O. Box 7625, Kampala.

The closing date to receive applications is Monday 29th October, 2012.

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