Geospatial Project Manager

Woolpert, Inc.

Job Description
Woolpert, Inc. is a cutting-edge national architecture, engineering and geospatial (AEG) firm that delivers value to clients by blending engineering excellence with innovative technology and geospatial applications. Woolpert continues to be certified as an Employer of Choice by Great Place To Work. We believe great companies are built from exceptional people and amazing clients. Because of our growth, we are seeking an experienced Project Manager for the Geospatial Sector in our Project Management Office. This position will be based out of one of our Florida offices. Essential Functions: Project Management role - 95% * Manages two or more geospatial type projects, these could include aerial mapping, field data acquisition, ground survey, topographic and bathymetric lidar, imagery, planimetric, derivative products, GIS, hydrographic surveys, and geo-enabled information systems projects. * Speaks knowledgeably to clients and staff about geospatial and technical aspects of these projects. * Working directly with internal discipline and team leaders and external subcontractors for project planning and execution. * Manages project plans, kickoffs, and closeouts, including planning, record management, and traveling to the field as appropriate. * Interfacing with and building a portfolio of repeat clients. * Assesses and actively manages the health of projects from start to finish. * Assists program directors in estimating project scope, schedule, fee, and negotiating contract terms. * Defines and communicates client needs and expectations to internal team leaders, phase managers, and technical staff. * Delivers project ahead of or within schedule, scope, and budget. * Maintains project information and tracking in an ERP system, updating status and resource planning monthly in coordination with team leaders and phase managers. * Manages project invoicing and collections. * Ensures continuous stakeholder communications to anticipate and mitigate project issues. * Coordinates with team leaders and phase managers to identify, address and resolve project issues impacting quality, client goals, objectives and/or client satisfaction. Business Development role - 5% * Builds and enhances existing client relationships to identify and initiate additional project opportunities. * Identifies and grows new client relationships that match the client and project type focus and overall business strategy of the practice area and sector. * Promotes Woolpert as an industry leader for specified market/practice and service(s) with new and existing clients. * Represents Woolpert at conferences and other events. * Preference to candidates that bring an existing network of client relationships. Additional Functions - * Works with sales and technical leads to refine and execute sales strategy. * Assists in marketing initiatives. * Makes formal presentations and/or publishes articles for professional/trade/civic organizations. * Performs other duties as assigned. Resulting Physical Qualifications: * Must be able to sit for extended periods of time. * Must be able to operate and manipulate standard office equipment. * Must be able to occasionally reach, bend, climb and/or balance. * Must be able to frequently lift and/or move 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. * Must be able to travel as required. Qualifications: * BA/BS degree in related field and a minimum of five (5) years of related Project Management experience or ten (10) years of related experience. * Ten (10) or more years of professional geospatial experience with aerial mapping, field data acquisition, ground survey, topographic and bathymetric lidar, imagery, planimetric, derivative products, GIS, hydrographic surveys, or geo-enabled information systems projects. * Must have deep technical industry and solution knowledge. * Project Management Professional (PMP) certification and Florida Professional Surveying and Mapping licensure (FL PSM) required (or commitment to obtain within 1 year of onboarding start date). * Experience with contributing to and reviewing proposals (processes, bids, workflow). * Experience with leading technical staff to develop fee estimates * Expert in Microsoft Office suite. * Solid background in managing large projects and budgets, including writing technical proposals * Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work independently and in a team * Proven ability to take the initiative in finding solutions to complex challenges * Ability to develop and manage cross functional relationships * Previous experience in managing multiple clients and projects simultaneously * Willingness to travel up to 25%, domestic and internationally Ability to be certified in one or more of the following below is highly desired: * ASPRS | Certified Photogrammetrist (CP) * ASPRS | Certified Mapping