Southern Company GIS Analyst in Pensacola, Florida

GIS Analyst


GIS Analyst

Gulf Power – Pensacola FL


This position may be filled as an exempt salaried position based on the demonstrated skills and experience of the successful candidate. The reporting location for this position is the Pensacola Corporate office. Relocation assistance is available.

This position is responsible for DistGIS system configuration and technical support and the associated Distribution Technology Applications/Programs/Systems implemented at Gulf Power Company. This position is also responsible for interpreting, verifying and inputting data into corporate geographical information systems (GIS), computer aided design systems (CAD), CymeDIST and other load management (LM) systems. Interaction with Power Delivery engineering staff regarding these applications is also required. The GIS Analyst position requires a high degree of attention to GIS data accuracy due to its potential safety impact to daily operations of the distribution system. GIS data is the foundation for day to day operations between the DCC Operators, Engineering and Line Construction teams.

JOB REQUIREMENTS (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills)

  • A proven record of safety and be recognized as consistently modeling safe behaviors in meeting Target Zero.

  • A Bachelor’s degree in GIS or other applicable science/engineering degree is required.

  • A minimum of 2 years professional GIS experience is required. A GIS Certification is a plus.

  • Communication and interpersonal skills necessary to interact with other Power Delivery and Southern Company employees in obtaining and exchanging data, training, education, and solving problems related to the Company’s electrical system.

  • Demonstrated extensive knowledge of GIS systems, CAD systems, GPS equipment, and geodetic projection systems. Knowledge of CymeDIST a plus.

  • Basic knowledge of electricity and three-phase power to effectively produce an accurate electrical representation of the Company's Distribution electrical equipment.

  • Basic knowledge of the operation and construction of Gulf Power Company's electrical Distribution system in order to interact with Engineering and Planning personnel.

  • Analytical and interpretive skills to resolve GIS / CAD data discrepancies.

  • Experience with Oracle (SQL), ArcView, ArcINFO, ArcGIS, ArcIMS, and ArcSDE. Experience with, VB/VBA, AutoCAD and/or electric utility systems are a plus.

  • Strong communication skills, needed to interact with various levels of users throughout the distribution side of the company, IT, and with counterparts of this position at Gulf Power and at the system level.


  • Data analyst activities, in an ESRI software environment, such as datadevelopment, data mining, map production, QA/QC, metadata production, application development, and user support.

  • Maintain the company specific configuration of DistGIS applications/programs/systems and ensure they are operational when used which can be 24/7 for specific applications. This includes first line support to the DCC, as well as users in the Districts, and requires on-call availability should a system go down.

  • Assist in managing the GIS budget and the continued development of the GIS strategy, the evaluation of its business value, development of business cases, make decisions that will minimize GIS costs while maximizing GIS value.

  • Provide data query and analysis capabilities necessary to access and manipulate data in order to meet our business objectives and to serve our customers’ needs.

  • Assist in creating, maintaining, and validating the accuracy of reports from these systems to ensure accuracy.

  • Develop field inspection and data collection processes to maintain the distribution electrical model accuracy.

  • Provide consultation and assistance to the Southern Dist-GIS group by acting as liaison for Gulf Powers GIS team to ensure continuity, consistency, and standard data practices.

  • Manage potential impacts to other systems and departments regarding GIS / CAD / database updates.

  • Provide GIS expertise and serve as a technical resource for the Distribution Data, interface with the system drawing tool, Web Viewer, and other ESRI products as required by the Power Delivery business unit.

  • Providing assistance during storm restoration is a condition of employment.

Behavioral Attributes:

The successful candidate must exhibit Company Values – Safety First, Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance and Total Commitment. Display professionalism, demonstrate initiative, leadership and be creative in developing problem solutions. The successful candidate must have excellent interpersonal skills and presentation skills. The successful candidate must be able to multi-task and have the ability to work within a team environment to achieve desired results in the areas of shareholder value and customer satisfaction .

Other Requirements:

The successful candidate must have a valid driver’s license; position requires the use of a personal vehicle for fieldwork and travel with mileage reimbursement. This position requires walking through rough and uneven terrain. The position requires the individual to be available for emergency assistance and/or to assist with service restoration activities after hours, nights, weekends and holidays. Some overnight travel may be required, must be available to provide Company wide support while working alone and driving to remote locations.

Must be willing to relocate to the Pensacola FL area. Relocation assistance is available.

Subject to Gulf Power tobacco policy: you must be free from all tobacco products (including but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chew, snuff, patch and/or gum), at least six months prior to applying for this position.

Gulf Power Company is an investor-owned electric utility with all of its common stock owned by Atlanta-based Southern Company.

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America's premier energy company, with 44,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million electric and gas utility customers through its subsidiaries. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric utilities in four states, natural gas distribution utilities in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a national recognized provider of customized energy solutions, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices that are below the national average. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, Southern Company and its subsidiaries are inventing America's energy future by developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, 21st century coal, natural gas, renewables and energy efficiency, and creating new products and services for the benefit of customers. Southern Company has been named by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer, recognized among the Top 50 Companies for Diversity by DiversityInc, listed by Black Enterprise magazine as one of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity and designated a Top Employer for Hispanics by Hispanic Network. The company has earned a National Award of Nuclear Science and History from the National Atomic Museum Foundation for its leadership and commitment to nuclear development and is continually ranked among the top utilities in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at

Southern Company is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Job Field: Information Technology

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Primary Location: Florida-Pensacola Bay Area-Pensacola

Operating Company: Gulf Power Company

Travel (Up to...): No

Work Location(s):

Gulf Power Corporate Headquarters - One Energy Place (1PENSACOLA)

One Energy Place

Pensacola, 32520

Req ID: FPC2001314