Geospatial Project Manager

RedCastle Resources
Salt Lake City, UT
Added: April 30, 2024
Company Background: RedCastle Resources is a progressive, employee-friendly company providing geospatial and information technology support to natural resource management agencies throughout the country and around the world. We specialize in the analysis of remote sensing, ecological, and other geospatial data, focusing on technical expertise and communicating with natural resource managers and other subject matter experts. The majority of our staff provide support through contracts with the USDA Forest Service, assisting National Forests, Regional and Washington Offices, USFS Research, International Programs, and partner federal agencies to use advanced geospatial data and technology for improved mapping, inventorying, and monitoring of natural resources.

Position Description: The Geospatial Project Manager will work as part of the RedCastle Resources team leading projects related to land cover mapping, land cover change, UAS data collection and analysis, forest health indicators and disturbance mapping, and terrestrial ecological unit mapping using high-to-moderate resolution imagery, lidar, and other data sources for the USDA Forest Service or other related governmental agency. The successful candidate will ideally have relevant geospatial experience in image processing and GIS methods related to landscape-level land cover and ecological mapping tasks integrating information from imagery terrain, climate, and other geospatial layers along with field sampled data to develop thematic maps. The applicant should be proficient in standard project management techniques, plus be familiar with using multispectral imagery, automated pixel and object-oriented image classification techniques, spatial modeling, statistical analysis, and data mining tools in application of natural resource efforts.

The Following Skills Are Required

  • Project management skills including, planning and scoping new projects; executing the work, using tools and techniques for monitoring projects; and controlling the budget, scope and timeline of the work.
  • Coordinate multiple projects across various program areas
  • Identify, track, and assign action items
  • Strong meeting facilitator
  • Strong emotional intelligence and communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Experience leading and providing direction to individuals in a positive and productive manner
  • Proficient in managing time and identifying how to complete tasks quickly and effectively
  • Strong organizational skills to support projects and staff in workflows, processes and priorities
  • Manage and resolve interpersonal and project conflicts

The Following Characteristics Are Desirable

  • Personal and professional interest in natural resources and the application of geospatial technologies to resource management;
  • Experience with mapping software, particularly Google Earth Engine (GEE), eCognition, ERDAS, ArcGIS, and R;
  • Experience or coursework in Python, JavaScript, and associated geospatial and data analysis libraries;
  • Background in ecology, forestry, geography, or natural resource management area with knowledge of landscape ecology, vegetation, and field data collection methods;
  • Good communication skills including technical writing and verbal communication;
  • Willingness, aptitude, and skills to successfully teach complex information to adult learners;

Successful candidates should be self-motivated, demonstrate initiative, be able to work independently, be able to collaborate with resource specialists, and be adaptable to changing client priorities.

Education And Experience

The successful candidate will have experience in remote sensing and/geospatial with good current working knowledge of geospatial software as described above. The minimum degree requirement is a BA/BS (preferably a MA/MS) in a natural resource or technical area such as forestry, biology, soils, geography/GIS, or ecology, with coursework in geospatial technologies. PMP certification is a plus but not required.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position offers a generous benefits package which includes health and dental insurance, company matching 401K and profit sharing, long and short term disability insurance, and paid vacation and holidays. A moving allowance may be provided.