GIS Project Manager

Timmons Group
Richmond, VA
Added: January 16, 2024
Job Description

Timmons Group is always accepting applications for GIS Project Managers for future hiring needs located in our Richmond, VA office. The successful candidate will efficiently and effectively organize projects, coordinate and allocate resources, budget and track the logistics of projects, and deliver high quality results for our clients.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities of a successful candidate include but are not limited to:
  • Work effectively with internal team, external customers, vendors, and senior management as needed to successfully coordinate the delivery of multiple projects
  • Provide project leadership and fosters a collaborative team environment
  • Work with large clients to understand future needs and wants of the organizations and facilitate the creation of projects and task trajectories to make these needs and wants into reality
  • Interact with customers to understand business requirements and the project team to determine project scope, budget estimates, schedule, and deliverables
  • Ensure accuracy and delivery of plans and proposals
  • Maintain a solid understanding and demonstrated expertise in current technologies, system and process development methods
  • Demonstrate strong technical and analytical skills in a geospatial environment
  • Manage scope, schedule, and budget of multiple GIS projects
  • Function as primary point of contact for stakeholders
  • Responsible for all internal and external project status reporting
  • Develop, implement and lead projects through the full cycle from proposal to delivery
  • Coordinate and be available to travel frequently to client locations for onsite kickoff, progress, and deliverable meetings
  • Setup new projects and develop project work plans and determine resource requirements
  • Coordinate and organize teams and tasks to ensure projects remain on task
  • Supervise project team in application design, development, testing and deployment
  • Manage and coordinate GIS sub-consultant work
  • Monitor and control project expenses within allotted budget
  • Oversee risk management, change control and quality control/assurance activities
  • Invoice assigned projects and provide projections to company leadership
  • Respond to customer inquiries professionally and promptly

Skills/Requirements of a successful candidate include but are not limited to:
  • Bachelor’s degree and 8+ years of experience in the GIS or technical project management field and/or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Must have some technical project management experience preferably in a consulting/professional services environment
  • Knowledge on GIS technologies
  • Experience managing software development projects is preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to apply Agile delivery principles
  • Communicates effectively with all levels of internal and external project stakeholder
  • Ability to influence without direct authority
  • Excellent organizational, analytical and planning skills to manage multiple projects, priorities and deadlines.
  • Self-directed with an ability to organize and prioritize workload to align with strict timelines.
  • Excellent coordination of complex processes, multiple schedules and reporting needs.
  • Experience preparing and delivering reports, recommendations, or alternatives.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, are required. Ability to effectively communicate with agency stakeholders that have a variety of different skill sets and personalities, including technical, business, and management staff.
  • Flexibility to determine the best project management practices and processes to employ, between Agile and traditional methods.
  • The ability to explain complex technical issues to non-technical customers
  • The ability to prepare and present complex technical information to non-technical audiences.
  • Ability to know and apply Information Technology performance measures and evaluation processes.
  • Familiar with a variety of the GIS profession concepts, practices, and procedures.
  • Experience with a hybrid of traditional waterfall and Agile iterative project management methods.
  • Ability to lead holistic discussions about governance, policy, best practices, standards

Additional Information

The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

We are looking for high energy, creative, flexible, patient, self-starters who are willing to work at a dynamic pace. Candidates must share a commitment to our company’s Vision, Mission and Shared Values.

Timmons Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

Timmons Group is a multi-disciplined firm recognized nationally as a “Best Firm to Work For”. We help government and private clients alike to scale and grow through GIS services. With over 30 years providing expert GIS services, our award-winning team is ready to provide the flexible services to meet the needs of any organization. Our service expertise ranges from traditional GIS architecture and system configuration to custom application development to Enterprise Asset Management. We pride ourselves in being technology professionals that differentiate our services with unrivaled customer service. We are dedicated to solving challenges and helping our clients achieve their vision. For more information, visit