Job: Manager of Data Acquisition - Remote with extensive travel, GeoSearch, Inc., Any, CA

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Job title:
Manager of Data Acquisition - Remote with extensive travel
Job location:
Any, CA  99999 United States
Florida, Maryland, Alabama, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Texas, Tennessee, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Georgia
Requisition code:
Date posted:
Salaried / full time permanent position; full benefits; 50% travel to project sites.K
Job category:
Geospatial Management
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Job Description

GeoSearch, Inc. is actively recruiting for a Data Acquisition Manager who will be responsible for the planning, execution and performance of multiple data acquisition projects across the US, managing all equipment, quality control, and safety of field personnel and ensuring they have the skills, resources and support to effectively carry out their day to day operations.

This is a full-time role with our reputable client....please apply here to have a confidential discussion about this position. Your resume will not be submitted to any client without your consent.

Specific Responsibilities:

Project Management

Ensure that projects and programs are proceeding according to scope, schedule, budget and quality standards
Manage the day-to-day project activities and resources
Prepare and update project schedules and activity tracking including project timeline estimation and task assignments
Review and revise quality control processes to meet customer expectations
Develop standard processes and documentation required for project executions
Maintain complete and accurate documentation of project tasks, progress, scope changes and communication internally and externally.
Support and track change management activities in project scope
Manage an operations group of 20-30 people across the country and coordinate with internal resources internationally
Coordinate and support technical resources and equipment for: maintenance, updates, incident tracking, and internal scheduling
Optimize and prioritize resources to exceed key KPI’s for project success

Communication and Reporting

Develop and deliver progress reports and presentations to various audiences including project team, sponsors, senior management, and customers
Prepare and submit regular project status reports
Respond to management inquiries and issues in a timely manner
Coordinate proactively with cross-functional teams to maximize productivity and profitability
Plan, schedule and document team meetings to discuss project progress and issue status reports with follow-up and related responsibility

Team Building and Coordination

Recruit, train and maintain key personnel for project success
Ensure safety practices are followed to create a healthy and positive working environment
Manage field staff effectively to execute assigned projects
Identify resource requirements for various projects and provide suggestions for continued improvement
Collaborate with departmental managers to recruit and train various employees

Additional Responsibilities

The flexibility to travel in the field for up to 3 weeks at a time
Support sales-related initiatives, including proposals and new customer acquisition.
Other tasks as assigned

Job Requirements

Experience with remote sensing data capture systems including Lidar, IR/UV, high-resolution camera systems and gyro-stabilized systems
Experience in the Aviation operating environment with helicopter and fixed-wing
Proven ability to generate results and accountability to business needs in the aviation and remote sensing industry
Demonstrated ability to build and manage operations that require strong abilities in personnel and financial/budgeting oversight
Demonstrated project management skills that have met or exceeded key company objectives
Proven success in providing on-site leadership for project team ensuring responsibilities and project milestones are met
A sense of urgency is essential
Strong technical and analytic skills
Excellent leadership, communication (verbal and written) & interpersonal skills
Ability to work collaboratively in a team and maintain professional relationships
Self-motivated with the ability to adapt to changing and competing demands
Strong attention to detail and time management skills
Ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment
Strong computer and quantitative skills

Desired Experience and Education:

7 to 10 years of field project management experience in an aviation and remote sensing environment
Bachelor’s degree in Geography, Engineering, Remote Sensing or related field
Postgraduate Project Management Training and experience
Experience with complex decision making, identifying priorities and resolving problems
Strong experience leading, motivating and managing projects and various teams
Proficiency with ESRI and/or other GIS mapping software an asset
(Job number: 4050974)
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