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Electric Database Administrator

Location: 

Wilkes-Barre, PA, US

Company:  UGI Utilities, Inc

UGI Utilities, Inc. is a natural gas and electric utility company committed to delivering reliable, safe and affordable energy to our 700,000 customers in 45 counties in Pennsylvania and 1 county in Maryland. We pride ourselves on being a responsive, engaging energy company.  The foundation of our success lies in the strength of our 1,500 plus employees who strive to exceed the expectations of our customers and the communities we serve every day.

We offer comprehensive benefits, some of which are:

  • medical, prescription, dental, vision, life insurance
  • disability plans
  • 401(k) matched savings plan
  • paid vacation
  • company stock purchase program
  • wellness programs
  • tuition reimbursement
  • paid parental leave
  • paid volunteer time
  • adoption assistance


Summary:

 

Administer and oversee Electric’s GIS database, including such tasks as managing versioning, users, permissions, scheduled backups, etc. Work with IT on database and GIS software upgrades. Perform routine model builds from the GIS to the Outage Management System. Oversee and maintain the connectivity model in the GIS. Do advanced database querying and reporting to fulfill PUC data requests. Implement mechanisms by which managers can obtain metrics from UGI’s various data systems. Assist with technological hardware and software implementations. Create advanced process documentation. Provide technical support to team members for various systems. Administer Electric’s end-user map viewing systems.

 

Principal Accountabilities:

  • GIS Database Administration: Oversee Electric’s GIS system. Manage versioning, users, permissions. Implement data validation mechanisms. Create and run specialized scripts and tools for generating variance reports, dumping data nightly to dependent systems, and keeping the GIS connectivity model clean. Assist and train team members on GIS use and help troubleshoot problems. Perform routine GIS model builds to the Outage Management System. Administer end-user map viewing systems.
  • Data Systems Oversight: Oversee existing and recommend improvements to Electric-specific data storage systems and processes. Support team in entering data into existing systems correctly. Construct variance reports and metrics for helping capture and mitigate data issues. Construct advanced metrics and reports as needed to support Electric, including fulfilling PUC data requests.
  • Outage Management System: Provide general oversight to the OMS. Assist in and oversee various OMS-based projects.
  • Other: Perform other duties as assigned. Field work could include assisting with radio systems and network configuration. Assisting during storm restoration work is required.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Good people skills
  • Solid understanding of and experience in database administration
  • Familiar with GIS systems especially in regard to data storage and maintenance
  • Understands SQL and table joins
  • Good with computers and good at speaking on a technical level
  • Proficiency in mathematical computation
  • Good driving skills and comfortable with field work
  • Familiarity with computer networking

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Information Technology, Database Administration, or similar)
  • 3 years of experience preferred
  • SQL Database administration certification or equivalent
  • PA Driver’s License

 

Working Conditions:

  • Regular office conditions, field duties which could include storm restoration efforts

UGI Utilities, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  As such, the Company abides by the requirements of the Executive Order 11246, 41 CFR 60-741.5(a), and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).  The Company does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, disability, age, gender identity, veteran status, or any other legally protected class in its practices.

 

Successful applicants shall be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen as a condition of employment, and if hired, shall be subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with UGI policies. As a federal contractor that engages in safety-sensitive work, UGI cannot permit employees in certain positions to use medical marijuana, even if prescribed by an authorized physician. Similarly, applicants for such positions who are actively using medical marijuana may be denied hire on that basis.


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