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POST DATE 10/8/2017
END DATE 12/16/2017

Woolpert, Inc. Cincinnati, OH

Cincinnati, OH
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


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 was recently certified as an Employer of Choice by Great Place To Work(R). We believe great companies are built from exceptional people and amazing clients. Because of our growth, we are seeking an experienced Program Director - GIS Solutions based in any of the following cities: Denver, CO, Houston, TX, Dayton, OH, Cincinnati, OH, Columbus, OH, Indianapolis, IN, Fairview Heights, IL, St. Louis, MO.

The Program Director is responsible for profitable sales and growth of Woolpert's industry-leading customized GIS Solution services by identifying new client opportunities and turning opportunities into projects. The Program Director will lead and facilitate the entire sales-cycle through procurement. The Program Director is a "seller-doer" that serves as Principal Consultant and Subject Matter Expert on complex, multiple cross-discipline project teams with a focus on enhancing the client's GIS solutions. The Program Director is involved in developing strategic GIS programs and implementations for municipalities and utilities sectors. This is a highly-niched role which applies management solutions and consulting principles to any vertical industry with a strong client focus.


* Develop and execute a business plan and sales strategy that ensures attainment of company sales goals and profitability

* Identify and engage prospective new business leads to develop strategic asset management programs

* Facilitate and engage appropriate cross-functional internal and client stakeholders at various stages throughout the sales process

* Create sales opportunities and serve as the GIS solution Subject Matter Expert throughout the sales cycle and/or Request for Proposal (RFP) process

* Understand how to apply GIS to the public sector

* Participate in scope meetings with clients to construct needs analysis and project definitions

* Lead and supervise all project phases from planning to Go-Live while assuring their quality and accuracy

* Ensure quality standards are met in accordance with the agreed scope, schedule and budget

* Actively contribute to process improvement initiatives

* Manage and support internal and client cross-functional teams

* Develop and implement corrective action plans when deviations from budgets and/or schedules are evident

* Collaborate with senior management to resolve schedule and budget problems as they arise

* Facilitate client-facing change management and provide on-going communication throughout the project

* Accountable for the successful delivery of assigned projects and manage project implementation


* Bachelor's or Master's degree in GIS, Geography, Civil Engineering, IT, or similar field

* Minimum of 10 years of related work experience driving new business development and delivery oversight for GIS Solution projects

* PMP Certification or GISP Certificate is highly preferred

* Must be able to travel 30-40% to client sites

* State, County and/or City Government knowledge is a plus

* Demonstrated ability to organize and manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced, matrixed environment

* Ability to provide excellent customer service

* Strong technical proficiency required, including Microsoft Office products

* Excellent written and verbal communication skills in a dynamic environment

* Ability to work independently as well as in a collaborative team environment; offer constructive feedback and direction to support goals

* Quickly adapt and respond to industry changes as well as internal initiatives


Leading Innovation and Integrity...

As members of a leading design, geospatial and infrastructure management firm, Woolpert employees inspire each other to be the best through their ingenuity, diversity and vision. With projects that contribute to the sustainability, security and efficiency of federal, local and private-sector clients across the U.S. and abroad, our employees appreciate rewarding careers that contribute to advances in the Architectural/Engineering industry while also knowing they're serving the needs of some of the best communities and organizations around the world.

Presenting Opportunities and Challenges at Every Turn...

As a firm that recognizes the importance of developing top talent from within, our employees have access to a wide range of training and coaching programs and are rewarded for their achievements through our excellent benefits package and competitive salaries.

Our vision:

Learn more about our "Great Place To Work" certification:


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities


The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor s legal duty to furnish information.