GIS Data Capture Team Member

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Job Sector:
South West
£31,279 to £34,788 per annum
Salary Description:
Western Power Distribution
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Our people in Mapping work across our network to maintain network records.

In Mapping, our large team update the records generated by New Supplies teams, managing the technical aspects of mapping systems, answering customer enquiries and OS updating. Their work is essential to Western Power Distribution meeting our legal obligations and making sure our people and the public are safe when working around the network.

Joining us here offers invaluable insight into our business, real career potential and opportunities to grow your skills and knowledge. Join us in Mapping and you’ll begin with the Distribution Overview course at our Training School. Whether learning about our systems, from simple updates to the more complex, you’ll also move through teams to develop your understanding.



Package description
When you join Western Power Distribution you become part of our team of over 6,600 professional and support staff looking after our extensive electricity distribution network.  We serve over 7.8 million customers across the Midlands, South Wales and South West.

We cover highly populated urban centres such as Nottingham, Birmingham, Bristol and Cardiff, beautiful remote locations including the Brecon Beacons, Dartmoor and the Peak District and everything in between!

You will become integral to a company offering many benefits and a supportive working environment.  We are committed to investing in the latest technologies and working methods to improve service to customers.

We know that our people are at the heart of this success and work hard to create a working environment that all our employees can be proud of.



Main responsibilitiesWe are looking for a new team member to join our Data Capture Team based in Redruth for a period of up to 12 months. 

You will be responsible for completing tasks associated with the maintenance, modifying, upgrading and updating of the Company’s Geographic Information System (GIS) , namely the attributed LV, 11kv, 33kv, 66kv and 132kv Networks including running conditions.

 Your main duties will include but are not limited to:-

* The upgrading, transfer & manipulation of existing plant records from Landline or Scanned Ordnance Survey based products to the latest OS MasterMap surveys.  

* The interrogation of databases & Google Earth to establish authenticity of information received where doubt or unresolved issues may exist.     

* Liaising with other team members & updates teams to resolve information related variances and misunderstandings when necessary. 

* Undertaking quality inspections on your own completed work and that of others when required to do so.

The starting salary for the successful candidate will be £27,164 until such time as the training and experience required is successfully completed.

Ideal candidateExperience in working with CAD is essential and knowledge of the Company’s procedures and systems would be an advantage but not essential.

The successful candidate should have sound numeracy and literacy skills, with an eye for detail.

You must be reliable, methodical, well organized and display a logical approach to problem solving. You should also be capable of working both as part of a small team and on your own initiative. 


Experience within a utilities / construction environment

 A drawing office or technical background

Contact Details:
Western Power Distribution
Tel: 0200 000 0000
Contact: Jo Mainstone

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