Geospatial Project Manager

Charlotte, NC
Added: May 6, 2024
Who We Are

For over thirty years, SAM has built a reputation as a trusted, knowledgeable, and innovative partner. Our licensed professionals transform petabytes of complex spatial data into intelligent insights in a holistic Managed Geospatial Services™ (MGS™) framework. As North America's premiere MGS™ company, SAM provides practical, precise, and high-fidelity solutions designed to enhance decision-making, mitigate risks, achieve strategic objectives, and drive costs out of our client's business. Our vision is to advance spatial data acquisition, improve analysis capabilities, and develop predictive analytics to redefine and transform how infrastructure assets are developed and managed throughout their lifecycles.

Your Impact at SAM

  • Work under direction of Office Sr. Project Manager on Geospatial related projects
  • Lead a Geospatial team in production of Aerial and Mobile LiDAR survey projects
  • Manage the Geospatial projects from start to finish while ensuring our services meet our clients’ needs and quality
  • Participate in planning and implement procedures and systems to maximize operating efficiency
  • Oversee and mentor technical staff to ensure long-term growth of the department
  • Establish work plans and staffing requirements for multiple projects
  • Develop and manage project metrics, budgets, schedules, billings, and contracts
  • Support in business development and estimation for Geospatial opportunities
  • Support with project related client meetings, communication and presentation
  • Provide Geospatial support to other operational units as needed
  • Serve as Company representative at meetings and presentations

What You Bring to SAM

  • Sound Knowledge of Aerial and Mobile LIDAR mapping process and workflow
  • Experience with Aerial and Mobile LiDAR projects related to different DOTs
  • Experience with Aerial LiDAR and Photogrammetric projects in support of Survey
  • Experience with Aerial LiDAR Survey related to Electrical Utility, Gas pipeline and / or ROW corridor mapping
  • Strong communication and organizational skills required
  • Experience with Microstation V8, Connect and Open Road
  • Experience with Terrasolid software, processes and capabilities
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD, ORD, GeoPAK and GIS deliverables
  • Experience with TopoDOT not required but is a plus
  • Bachelors degree in Geography, Photogrammetry, or related curriculum from an accredited college preferred
  • Minimum of 7 years progressive experience in Photogrammetry and/or Aerial LiDAR
  • ASPRS Certification not required, but would be preferred.
  • Desire to grow professionally, achieving new certifications and licenses that contribute to your own development.

Our Perks

  • Opportunity for hybrid work schedules for office positions - Work-life balance is on us
  • Company paid premiums for medical, dental, vision, LTD and life insurance (HSA and FSA plans available)
  • Generous paid time off (vacation, sick, holidays and parental leave) - Accrual starts immediately
  • 401(k) program offers 100% employer match up to 5%
  • Paid continuing education courses and tuition reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program - Your mental health is our priority
  • No glass ceiling! Truly a place to spread your wings (Ask about our Career Pathing!)
  • Trainings throughout the year - Specialized in-house trainings programs designed to assist you in advancing in your career
  • Office snacks, free food and fun-themed events for employees throughout the year
  • Passion for our Community - You have endless opportunities to volunteer alongside your peers with our Corporate Social Responsibility Program

Our Culture

Our entrepreneurial culture is a key factor in SAM being recognized as a Top Workplace for twelve consecutive years, and we make it our mission to ensure every one of our employees learns how to build and manage a business, not just be the subject matter expert on the team. At SAM, our employee’s development is instrumental to our success. Your learning will be supported by specialized in-house training programs and mentoring by the industry’s leading experts, who just happen to be on our staff! We make SAM a GREAT place to work, but it all starts with YOU!


SAM is an EOE/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V. SAM also participates in the federal E-Verify Program.