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Black Hills Energy GIS Integrity Program Analyst in Frederick, Colorado

GIS Integrity Program Analyst

Location: Frederick, CO, United States

Job ID: 33116

Date Posted: Nov 3, 2020

Salary: $68450to $102750annually

Job Description

Job Specifications

This position will be located in Frederick, CO or Cheyenne, WY. Please see additional location and relocation plan details below.

GIS support for BHE’s Gas Integrity Management Programs. This includes DIMP, TIMP, and SIMP with a focus on using GIS to help identify pipeline asset threats and evaluate and rank risk. This position requires a thorough understanding of distribution, transmission, and storage energy operations and corresponding regulations. A comprehensive knowledge of the Esri GIS platform and analysis techniques is required.

SALARY RANGE: $68,450 - $102,750 (Determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.)


LOCATION:This position can be located in Frederick, CO or Cheyenne, WY.

  • To learn more about our locations, please visit the locations page on our career website.

  • A Comprehensive Relocation Plan is offered for this position!Our benefits include but are not limited to home finding trip, transportation of household goods, temporary housing expenses, destination apartment search assistance, paid time off to move, transition and spousal career support, home finder and purchase assistance, relocation adjustment allowance, destination new purchase closing costs. Depending on individual circumstances, our benefit may also include trips home during temporary housing, renter’s lease cancellation assistance, or home marketing and sale closing cost assistance and/or purchase closing cost assistance. Contents of our relocation program are subject to change and may vary based on position.


  • Manage and operate integrity risk model tools under direction of GIS Manager and Integrity Program Managers.

  • Ability to understand DIMP/TIMP/SIMP requirements in order to provide enhancement recommendations to integrity data, tools, and techniques to more accurately identify risks.

  • Be the “expert” using the DIMP/TIMP/SIMP model algorithms obtaining a clear understanding on how each model data input affects the model risk outputs.

  • Provide recommendations for model evolution and “tweaking” as data inputs become more comprehensive over time and potential threats change. Recommendations may include applying additional data, weighting modifications, or more drastic model algorithm logic changes or migration to a different model concept.

  • Stay current and provide updates on risk modeling techniques and concepts in terms of both the integrity and GIS best practices.

  • Evaluate model risk results against BHE events over time to test accuracy and continuously recalibrate inputs.

  • Assist in making data improvement/cleanup recommendations that will help model result accuracy.

  • Use model outputs to assist in providing preventative and mitigative recommendations for operational integrity projects that will lower absolute risk.

  • Troubleshoot problems with the GIS applications and resolve issues.

  • Obtain feedback from end users in order to enhance application functionality and to evaluate training needs.

  • Perform complex GIS reporting and analysis.

  • Manage the class location and HCA analysis tools and assist in associated structures program to more accurately and efficiently provide data inputs.

  • Perform GIS data cleanup through individual effort or by managing a project team or vendor in a more comprehensive data cleanup initiative.

  • Utilize BHE’s Esri portal environment and web mapping tools to engage users with the GIS data. This includes both data collection and dissemination.

  • Understand and work within the confines of IT, security and internal audit rules and policies.

  • Provide support and training for GIS applications and systems.

  • Ability to work and problem solve independently.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • 5 or more years of mapping experience with the Esri platform stack required.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in geography or geographic information systems, CAD or computer science required, or equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Strong knowledge of GIS concepts and techniques.

  • In-depth knowledge of electric and gas utility business processes, operating standards and construction standards.

  • Understanding of DIMP, TIMP, and SIMP regulations.

  • Comprehensive working knowledge of the Esri GIS Stack.

  • Advanced skills in data analysis using ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Pro.

  • Advanced skills in using Esri’s Portal web mapping environment.

  • Experience with mobile GIS/GPS technology and concepts.

  • Knowledge of relational database management (RDBMS) concepts.

  • Working knowledge of the latest IT concepts, technologies and terminology.

  • Understanding of interfaces between systems.

  • Ability to learn and understand all application functions.

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.

  • Exceptional presentation skills.

  • End user support and training experience.

  • Effective project management, planning and scheduling skills, understanding of customer value drivers.

  • Ability to work under time constraints and deadlines.

  • Ability to accomplish complex project tasks in cooperation with other employees and multiple departments.

  • Strong computer and programming skills.

  • Ability to travel as required.


The mental and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Mental Requirements: Ability to understand, remember, apply oral and/or written instructions or other information, and communicate routine factual information. Ability to apply common sense in performing job functions, usually within a set of rules or guidelines.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is continuously (67% or more) required to: use fingers and hands, communicate, and have close visual acuity. Employee is frequently (34-66%) required to: ascend/descend stairs, position self to access lower items, and move about the office. The employee may occasionally (less than 33%) be required to reach. Employee must be able to operate routine office equipment including computers and similar equipment. Must be able to routinely perform this work for an average of 6-8 hours per day and occasional extended hours as necessary. Must be capable of regular, reliable, and timely attendance.

Specific lifting abilities required by this job include: Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or continuously to lift, carry, push, pull or sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Work environment: Must be able to routinely perform work indoors in climate-controlled shared work area with moderate noise level. Must be capable of up to 10% travel (e.g. 2 days/month) by automobile (as driver and passenger), commercial airlines, rental vehicles and public transportation and be able to lodge in public facilities. Travel will be necessary to conduct the duties of this job, and the employee must have the ability to drive and have proper licensing.

This description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, and requirements for employees in this position. Job descriptions may and do change periodically. Where positions are covered by a collective bargaining unit agreement, the terms and conditions of the collective bargaining unit agreement will apply.

About our Company:We are a customer focused, growth-oriented utility company that is devoted to our communities. We have a mission to improve life with energy and a vision to be the energy partner of choice. Our diverse culture sparks unique perspectives, opening doors to new ideas and possibilities. Based in Rapid City, South Dakota, we have over 2900 employees and serve 1.2 million natural gas and electric utility customers across eight states (South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Arkansas).

Enjoy our Comprehensive Benefits Package:annual incentive program, 401(k) (6% company match and up to 9% company retirement contribution), tuition reimbursement, paid time off, additional Veteran PTO, military leave differential pay, paid holidays and annual floating holidays, company paid short term and long term disability, paid maternity and paternity benefits, health and wellness program, and competitive medical, dental and vision insurance.

Candidates must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Black Hills Corporation does not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US.

Black Hills Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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Wage: 68450 to 102750