Senior GIS Technical Manager (Remote) at Michael Baker International

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The Senior GIS Technical Manager will help grow the Geospatial Technology service line nationally, under the Applied Technology Practice, to provide expanded, high quality geospatial consulting services to public and private sector clients. Primary focus will be on geospatial technology projects within the transportation and asset management sectors, including application development, data collection/development and GIS system implementations. This is a highly visible position which requires strong interpersonal, communication, management, presentation, and negotiation skills as well as problem-solving abilities. The incumbent will be involved in helping to guide the direction of the Applied Technology Practice as well as investments in technology and resources.

The ideal candidate is self-motivated problem solver with a proactive approach that is driven by the challenges that are presented to them by our clients. Their technical expertise has been attained over years of working in roles with increasing complexity and responsibilities to help guide our clients on best practices and industry trends as well as current and leading-edge technology. This individual should have previous experience in a leadership position with increasing roles and responsibilities. The management and development of staff, both technical and professional, will be essential functions of this role as we continue to grow and expand our footprint at the national level.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Project Delivery & Client Management
  • Lead project delivery, QA/QC, and technical guidance on projects through coordination with various stakeholders.
  • Develop and maintain client relationships, generate additional opportunities with new and existing clients.
  • Guide and direct clients on the use of geospatial technology, identifying areas to leverage and better utilize its capabilities helping to move our clients forward.
  • Support strategic pursuits within our portfolio through stakeholder outreach, proposal development and project management execution.
  • Lead and/or support the proposal, interview, fee development and negotiations for various project pursuits at both a regional and national level when needed.

Recruitment/Retention
  • Supervise staff in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Take a proactive approach with advertising openings, interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Guide and mentor staff along with helping to foster a collaborative environment across the department at all levels.
  • Recruit and attract talent to the firm.
  • Support individual career expansion through mentorship of existing staff and with future team members.

Business Development
  • Support business development for the Applied Technology Practice (pursuits, client engagement and revenue growth).
  • Help manage the project portfolio, client engagement and growth strategies.
  • Support other disciplines that have existing client relationships and leverage those relationships in search of GIS/AM growth opportunities using your existing GIS knowledge.
  • Collaborate with Project Managers and technology leads on business pursuits when needed.

Industry Relations
  • Actively participate and serve as a leader in GIS/AM industry groups and associations (URISA and local GIS User Groups, Professional Engineering /Planning) as a committee member, workshop instructor or speaker at events.
  • Leverage technical expertise to drive thought leadership by presenting at conferences, publishing research and whitepapers.

QUALIFICATIONS
  • 10+ years of related experience.
  • Bachelor's degree in Geography, GIS, Civil Engineering, Planning or related field.
  • Ideal candidates will have extensive GIS and Asset Management experience servicing federal, state or local agencies with an emphasis on automation and software development.
  • Effective communication skills, strategic thinker with initiative and leadership in the advancement of multi-disciplined services.
  • Capable of presenting new technologies and ideas to executive level clients.
  • Experience creating technical and project documentation and diagrams.
  • Experience designing and architecting technology solutions.
  • Experience with relational databases such as SQL Server & Oracle.
  • Experience with the full Esri software suite and products such as: ArcGIS Enterprise, ArcSDE, ArcGIS Online, and Portal to data models to extensions like Spatial Analyst and Roads and Highways. Open source software is a plus.
  • Experience architecting and implementing systems and solutions from concept to delivery including hardware specifications.
  • Software development and GIS system automation experience.
  • Experience with cloud-based platforms such as AWS and Azure.
  • Familiarity with C#, JavaScript and Python for application development.
  • ETL process experience utilizing Python and/or other scripting languages.
  • A deep understanding of data: modeling, scrubbing, manipulation, maintenance, relationships.
  • Experience with Linear Referencing Systems (LRS), roadway networks/centerlines and associated datasets is a plus.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite including MS Project.
  • GIS Professional (GISP) certification is desired. Microsoft Professional Certification is a plus

COMPENSATION

The salary range for this position is $98,000-163,000. This will be dependent on the experience and expertise of the incoming candidate.

Workplace Flexibility: Whether you want to work in the office, at home, or in a hybrid model, we accommodate a variety of preferences. We recognize our employees face many factors when it comes to selecting the best work location, and we are passionate about providing options and flexibility.

MICHAEL BAKER INTERNATIONAL EEO STATEMENT

Michael Baker International is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Michael Baker International provides equal employment opportunity for all persons, in all facets of employment. Michael Baker International maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply for any open position for which they feel they are qualified and all will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

EEO is the Law. Applicants to and employees of Michael Baker International are protected under Federal law from discrimination.Michael Baker International, a leading provider of engineering and consulting services, including design, planning, architectural, environmental, construction and program management, has been solving some of the world's most complex infrastructure challenges for more than 80 years with a legacy of expertise, experience, innovation and integrity.

Based in Pittsburgh and with nearly 100 offices nationwide, we partner with clients on everything from roads, bridges, tunnels, mass transit, and airports, to water treatment plants, arctic oil pipelines, environmental restoration and specialized overseas construction. We serve as a trusted adviser to the communities we serve, making them safer, more accessible, more sustainable and more prosperous.

We provide visionary leadership in facilitating transformational change for our clients. Our work delivers differentiating innovations and dedicated experts who challenge the status quo and share a world of diverse experience and an impassioned entrepreneurial spirit. We deliver quality of life.

We Make a Difference.

Michael Baker International is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Michael Baker International provides equal employment opportunity for all persons, in all facets of employment. Michael Baker International maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks. As a covered federal contractor, Michael Baker International is required to comply with Executive Order 14042, Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, and its implementing guidelines. If the federal vaccine mandate is found to be valid and enforceable, this will include ensuring that all covered employees are fully vaccinated for COVID-19, except in limited circumstances where there is a legal entitlement to an accommodate. In addition, you may be subject to current or future state or local COVID-19 vaccine mandates that could become a condition of your employment based upon your work location or involvement on a project. Accordingly, Michael Baker encourages you to provide satisfactory proof that you are "fully vaccinated " for COVID-19 so as to ensure compliance with any potential applicable federal, state, or local laws. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply for any open position for which they feel they are qualified and all will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

EEO is the Law. Applicants to and employees of Michael Baker International are protected under Federal law from discrimination.The Senior GIS Technical Manager will help grow the Geospatial Technology service line nationally, under the Applied Technology Practice, to provide expanded, high quality geospatial consulting services to public and private sector clients. Primary focus will be on geospatial technology projects within the transportation and asset management sectors, including application development, data collection/development and GIS system implementations. This is a highly visible position which requires strong interpersonal, communication, management, presentation, and negotiation skills as well as problem-solving abilities. The incumbent will be involved in helping to guide the direction of the Applied Technology Practice as well as investments in technology and resources.
More Information on Michael Baker International
Michael Baker International operates in the Consulting industry. The company is located in Pittsburgh, PA. Michael Baker International was founded in 1940. It has 3462 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 1 open jobs at Michael Baker International, click here.
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