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Organization: WithersRavenel Inc
Title: GIS Manager
Location: Cary, NC USA
Application Deadline:
Posted: 2016-12-19

Position Description:


The GIS Manager is responsible for applying intensive and diversified knowledge of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) principles and practices in broad areas. Uses advanced techniques, theory precepts and practices in the GIS field and related sciences and disciplines.

• A lead position, this level includes technical direction over a group of GIS Specialists and Technicians and/or functions as a technical specialist, formulating and developing advanced GIS concepts.
• Supervises and coordinates technical and administrative GIS activities with those of other disciplines and other departments in the company participating on common projects. Must lead and direct work of subordinates.
• The GIS Manager serves as a technical specialist, staff advisor and consultant to the GIS specialty for varying types of projects, equipment, or program functions. Individual carries out complex or novel assignments requiring the development of new or improved GIS techniques or procedures to create new or refined equipment, materials, processes or methods.
• Markets the firm’s capabilities within the GIS specialty to establish new clients and enhance relationships with existing clients. Prepares proposals for potential projects.
• Allocates resources and technology to support other internal department projects.
• Participates in the selection of GIS teams and sub consultants and in the negotiations of fees and subcontractors. Conducts constructability reviews or assists in the design, planning, review, and/or implementation of GIS projects not assigned to the incumbent.
• May supervise GIS and support personnel: evaluates performance; assigns and schedules work; establishes project priorities and standards; makes recommendations on recruitment efforts to provide technical support of project work.
• Prepares, provides, and updates maps and data sets to clients.
• May assist in the preparation of the department/division budget implementation.
• Holds membership in professional associations and participates on company committees.

• Bachelor of Science in an Engineering Discipline, Geography, or Computer Science or area of specialty.

Experience Requirements
• 5-7 years minimum experience in GIS/Engineering
• 2 years minimum management experience
• High level of technical proficiency with ESRI GIS software
• Some proficiency with other GIS and CAD platforms
• GISP required
• NC PLS (Professional Land Surveyor) license preferred

This is a full time position with full benefits package including PTO and 9 paid holidays. Benefits start on 1st day of employment (except 401k and participation in ESOP plans).

Interested parties please send your resume to the Director of Human Resources at cerickson@withersravenel.com