HBK Engineering is seeking a GIS Technician. The candidate selected for this position will be responsible for calculating mapmaking information from field notes, drawing topographical maps and verifying the accuracy of those maps. 

HBK is transforming essential infrastructure to achieve a sustainable future and empower the communities where we live and work. 

Since first opening our doors in 1998, HBK Engineering has quickly emerged as a leader in the utility infrastructure space through our experience on smart grid, modernization, resiliency, communications, fiber to the home (FTTH), and microgrid projects. Today, we’re a Quanta Services Company—a team of 43,000 dedicated individuals offering end-to-end solutions for the utility, energy, and construction industries. 

Team members at HBK Engineering are committed to designing the future we want to live in, and safety is at the center of everything we do. HBK Engineering offers a professional environment where you’ll work alongside some of the best talent in the industry. We offer excellent benefits, competitive salary, employee resource groups, and a community-focused environment where our staff members believe in giving back. At HBK Engineering, you’ll discover a culture where the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion are exemplified by all. Better outcomes are achieved when we bring our authentic selves to work daily. 

Our sights are set on the future, and we invite you to rise to the challenge. 

The responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Works closely with a project team consisting of engineers, designers, and field personnel involved in the design, modification, analysis and constructability of new and existing utility systems.
  • Designs, develops and implements applications for accessing and analyzing spatial data.
  • Perform GIS troubleshooting activities and implements corrective action.
  • Works with data sets, CAD conversions, map creations, and database management for utility distribution GIS mapping projects throughout the greater Atlanta area.
  • Designs or develops databases that include geographic or topographic data.
  • Uses GIS and database applications to model utility distribution systems.
  • Monitors mapping work or the updating of maps to ensure accuracy, the inclusion of new or changed information, or compliance with rules and regulations.
  • Produces or updates overlay maps to show information boundaries, utility locations, or topographic features on various base maps or at different scales.
  • Checks all layers of maps to ensure accuracy, identifying and marking errors and making corrections.
  • Determines scales, line sizes, or colors to be used for hard copies of computerized maps, using plotters.
  • Identifies and compiles database information to create maps in response to requests.
  • Analyzes aerial photographs of manholes or other assessment information to detect and interpret significant industrial, resource, or topographical data.
  • Enters Global Positioning System (GPS) data, legal deeds, field notes, or land survey reports into geographic information system (GIS) workstations so that information can be transformed into graphic land descriptions, such as maps or drawings.
  • Compiles and digitizes electric utility construction as-builts and other documents
  • Calculates latitudes, longitudes, angles, areas, or other information for mapmaking, using survey field notes or reference tables.

Minimum Qualifications

  • AutoCAD experience
  • Experience following high level written tutorials/directions.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaborate with team members throughout the course of a project.
  • Adaptable to frequent process changes and priorities.
  • Knowledge of telecommunication design.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical or related field. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Have general understanding of ArcGIS software (ArcMap, ArcPro, ArcCatalog, and ArcGIS Online.
  • Have worked with 3-GIS software.
  • Know Python and SQL programming languages.
  • Understanding of popular projections and coordinate systems.
  • Have worked with QGIS (formerly Quantum GIS).

Background Check and Drug Testing Information

Offers contingent upon satisfactory results from our standard background check and receipt of results of a satisfactory drug screening test from a location specified by HBK.