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NiSource Leader GPS Program Support in Columbus, Ohio

Job Title: Leader GPS Program Support

Job Code: 106366

Job Summary

This position leads a geographically dispersed and cross-functional team that has the responsibility for the continuous development, delivery, management and improvement of work activities as well as processes which directly support NiSource’s GPS Precision Data Program. This program is directly linked to the upgrading and enhancement of NiSource gas facility records while improving damage prevention from third party excavation damage.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage, grow and provide day-to-day leadership for a team instilling a sense of exceptional collaboration, industry leadership, continuous improvement, customer focus, and process ownership

  • Develop and grow high talented cross-functional and geographically dispersed team(s) through knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Build and strengthen collaborative partnerships with areas such as Center of Excellence, Distribution Ops, Program partners, Field Operations, Construction, IT and other functions to establish, prioritize and meet Company strategic business goals and objectives

  • Ensure Program data is reviewed, updated, and accurately maintained with exceptional quality and timeliness in the field and office

  • Lead routine best practice sharing that produces value added solutions, innovations and and/or continuous improvement results.

  • Define, track and report out on meaningful summaries of Program value such as accuracy, earned value, productivity, project status¿ and cost/benefit-related metrics

  • Collaboratively drive identification, assessment and execution of ongoing process improvement opportunities in terms of user experience, equipment/software functionality, quality and productivity appropriately making recommendations to leadership

  • Drive oversight and support delivery of technical support and training for Program users as applicable

  • Lead and analyze Program deliverables and assure compliance with proposed designs, company standards and other applicable guidelines and codes

  • Ensure the GIS data structure and data quality support the effective use of spatial data in applications throughout the enterprise

  • Drive to implementation actions and processes to ensure the safe, reliable and high value delivery of service to customers

  • Actively seek and keep up-to-date with professional/technical developments and emerging related technologies relevant to the Program

  • Compliance with standard operating practices, policies and procedures

Required Qualifications for Position

  • Bachelor’s Degree or 8 years of gas operations, utility damage prevention or utility mapping work experience

  • Minimum of five (5) years gas operations, utility damage prevention, utility mapping experience.

  • Experience in managing/leading technical projects, records management or utility operations functions.

  • Experience or training in interpreting or applying utility standards, codes, utility regulations or proposed designs

  • Experience with FM/GIS, geo-coding, GPS and other related spatial technologies

  • Demonstration of strong ability to be develop high talent, ,geographically dispersed and cross functional teams

  • Intermediate level in Microsoft 365

Preferred Additional Qualifications for Position

  • Experience in analyzing technical and financial information within the scope of specific projects

  • Advanced education in engineering, project management, computer science, cartography, survey, GIS, information technology, or business related discipline.

  • Knowledge of company and gas utility industry codes, rules, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures

  • Proficiency in corporate digital mapping/GIS software (e.g. ESRI, ArcFM, AutoCAD)

  • Advanced level in Microsoft 365

  • GIS Certification

  • PMP Certification


The preceding description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required of the position.

Inclusion & Diversity

Value inclusion within your day to day responsibilities by respecting others perspectives/convictions, engaging others opinions, creating a safe environment where people, ideas, and opinions are valued within your Team/Customers and external partners.

Respect and take into consideration diversity within your Team/Customers and external work partners by valuing different world views, challenges, and cultures that represent all walks of life and all backgrounds.

Treat others with respect and consideration. Actively participate in creating and contributing to a positive work environment.

Equal Employment Opportunity

NiSource is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in each of its companies to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, disability, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any protected group status as defined by law. Each employee is expected to abide by this principle.

By applying, you may be considered for other job opportunities.

Safety Statement

Promote a safe work environment by actively participating in all aspects of our employee safety program. Report any unsafe conditions and take actions to prevent personal injuries. Support our interdependent safety culture by ensuring the safety of your co-workers. Stay focused on the task at hand and promote productivity through good work habits.

Salary Range:

$91,000.00 - $136,600.00

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