Infrastructure Data Specialist

Infrastructure Data Specialist

RP2 Resource Planner 2

Departmental

Manitoba Infrastructure

Capital Planning Branch, Infrastructure, Capital Projects Division

Winnipeg MB

Advertisement Number: 38438

Salary(s):   RP2 $59,406.00 – $74,801.00 per year

Closing Date:   December 16, 2021

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to women, Indigenous people and persons with disabilities.

Candidates who do not meet all essential criteria may be considered on an underfill basis at a commensurate rate of pay.

An eligibility list may be created for similar positions and will remain in effect until exhausted.

Capital Planning Branch manages and develops the annual capital programs and provides expertise in program development for short and long-term strategic capital infrastructure investment plans and policies of the department. Builds the framework and analysis for decision-making and establishing value for money across all of MI’s asset categories; and manages the maintenance, enhancements and quality assurance of data programs and project systems (CMS and MIP-Map (MI’s georeferenced, internal and public-facing map of capital projects)). 

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Must be able to work unscheduled overtime and extended hours.

Qualifications:
Essential:

  • Completion of post-secondary education (degree, diploma, or certificate) related to Geographic Information System (GIS). A suitable combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Extensive experience in database management, interpretation and data analysis (i.e. database operations, production databases (Oracle Spatial, Structured Query Language (SQL) Server, MS Access and other), Excel spreadsheet analysis, SQL, etc.
  • Extensive experience in using GIS software (i.e. Intergraph’s GeoMedia and/or ESRI ArcGIS software) for capturing, managing, analyzing, displaying geographically referenced information and using GIS web services.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office software package (MS Outlook, Excel, Access, Word and PowerPoint).
  • Strong communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively and courteously with internal and external stakeholders (provincial & federal agencies, external engineering service providers, GeoManitoba, software vendors).
  • Excellent written communication skills and ability to maintain accurate records, prepare applicable correspondence and associated technical reports for a wide ranging audience.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to analyze problems, expedite decisions or use tact and diplomacy to build consensus.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work cooperatively in a team environment to establish effective working relationships with management and support staff.
  • Strong ability to work independently and exercise initiative, good judgement and discretion.

Desired:

  • Effective negotiation and conflict resolution skills.

Duties:
The Infrastructure Data Specialist, Infrastructure Programs & Systems (IDS) reports to the Infrastructure Programs & Systems Manager and is a highly skilled and experienced professional providing credentialed data expertise and technical analysis support to various product and project teams. The IDS is responsible for designing and maintaining data systems and databases in correlation to all the departments’ capital infrastructure plans; this includes fixing errors and other data-related problems. The IDS is responsible for the data and data sources that integrate to the Construction Management System (CMS), the Pavement Management System (PMS), Highway Inventory System (HIS), the external public facing interactive map (Manitoba Infrastructure Projects map (MIP-Map)), the internal facing interactive map, the individual department capital plan maps, and the Advertising Schedule map.

The IDS is responsible for mining data from primary and secondary sources, then reorganizing said data in a format that can be easily read by either human or machine. This includes compiling required data sets, undertaking various analyses, and using Geographic Information System (GIS) to overlay the data used to prioritize and identify infrastructure capital project needs that will support provincial strategic planning. The IDS prepares and presents data through different medians that will enable the department to make informed decisions.

The IDS requires extensive interaction and co-operation with Infrastructure, Capital Projects (ICP) Division, Technical Services & Operations Division (TSO), Corporate Services Division’s (CSD) Information Technology & GIS Branch, and Director of Capital Planning to develop and manage the spatial data, analysis and regular reports/GIS maps in response to requests for information related to capital projects in all capital plans/programs.

Apply to:

Advertisement # 38438

Service Centre 3

Human Resource Services

600-155 Carlton Street

Winnipeg, MB , R3C 3H8

Phone:  204-945-8819

Fax: 204-948-3382

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We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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