Senior GIS Analyst / Project Manager

Hunt Valley, Maryland, United States

Senior GIS Analyst / Project Manager

ID 2024-6455
Job Locations
US-MD-Hunt Valley | US-PA-Cranberry | US-WV-Bridgeport
Position Type
Regular Full-Time

Job Description

Kleinfelder is currently looking to expand our Information & Spatial Solutions Team (IS2) with the addition of a Senior GIS Analyst / Project Manager. IS2 specializes in delivering comprehensive geospatial (GIS) and technology consulting services across various disciplines and industries. The successful candidate will become an integral part of our team, working alongside dedicated Data Analysts and Application Development experts. Together, we’ll provide advanced, data-driven GIS and technology solutions that are crucial in supporting informed decision-making for our diverse clientele.




Ideal candidates would have experience supporting environmental assessment and remediation efforts; natural resource planning; small- and large-scale data development initiatives; field tool development and data management; database design, development, and maintenance; high-quality cartographic (static and interactive map) production; spatial data analyses, modeling, and reporting; QA/QC; and deliverable support services.



Candidates should be able to demonstrate the following skills:


  • Experience overseeing the design, development, and delivery of geospatial solutions including – data and map development; field reconnaissance; analytical models and reporting; interactive web-based geospatial applications.
  • Maintain an advanced knowledge of geospatial/cartographic principles, practices, and experience executing and leading GIS assignments.
  • Possess expert level command over Esri ArcGIS product suite including desktop, geoprocessing, mobile and web-based application components.
  • Experience analyzing existing business processes, systems, and data to solve problems and identify opportunities for efficiency, quality, and capability improvements.
  • Work independently, or within a team environment, to complete project assignments on time and in alignment with defined specifications.
  • Manage feature/data/product requests, enhancements, and bug fixes in alignment with client priorities, and coordinate activity with project teams from preliminary design through testing and delivery.
  • Possess the knowledge to support design and development of spatial and non-spatial enterprise databases.
  • Understand how to identify data or map quality issues and prescribe remediation strategies, including programmatic automations.
  • Compose project methodologies, scope documents, application requirements, design specifications, and quality/test plans.
  • Developing and delivering training, and/or resources, to a variety of stakeholders with diverse skill levels.
  • Maintain leading-edge knowledge of relevant technologies and offer use cases for exploration.


Desired Skills

The following skills are considered desirable:


  • Technical
    • Familiarity with Agile or other iterative-based project/product delivery frameworks.
    • Experience writing or supporting competitive contract proposals.
    • Experience with oral presentations in a professional setting on industry topics.
    • Advanced computer and database programming experience including SQL, Python/ArcPy, JavaScript/Arcade.
    • Knowledge or experience working with alternative/open-source geospatial toolsets (QGIS, PostGIS, etc.)
  • Communicating Effectively
    • Advanced technical and descriptive writing skills.
    • Expresses ideas and information in a clear and concise manner.
    • Delivers information in a manner that is interesting and compelling to the listener.
    • Communicates GIS strategies and workflows effectively to relevant stakeholders / other disciplines.
    • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, analytical, and time-management skills.
  • Delivering High Quality Work
    • Perform tasks according to detailed protocols.
    • Undertakes the responsibility of a data steward to identify any issues that could impact quality.
    • Reviews own work product to confirm compliance with requirements and expectations.
    • Self-motivated to research and troubleshoot workflows in GIS.
    • Is comfortable working independently or with a team to execute deliverables. 
  • Serving Internal and External Clients
    • Maintains awareness of client needs, concerns, and places highest priority on client satisfaction.
    • Responds promptly to client questions and requests.
    • Proven ability to multi-task and prioritize according to need.
  • Problem Solving
    • Ability to grasp new technical concepts quickly.
    • Breaks down problems into manageable components.
    • Acknowledges limitations and knows when to identify the need for additional resources to solve problems.


Academic and Experience Expectations

  • Academic - Bachelor's degree in Geography, GIS, Data or Computer Science, Environmental Science, a related field including courses in GIS or equivalent professional experience. Master’s degree preferred, but not required with relevant experience.
  • Experience - 10+ years of experience fulfilling the job expectations outlined above, in a business environment; internships will not be considered as experience. Preference given to candidates with previous consulting experience.

Move Forward with Kleinfelder 

Kleinfelder has been connecting great people to the best work since 1961. We are engineers, scientists, and construction professionals providing solutions that improve our clients' transportation, water, energy, and other private infrastructure. As a responsive, cross-disciplinary team of bright, curious, and innovative problem-solvers, we are dedicated to doing the right thing, every day, on every project from over 85 offices in the US, Canada, and Australia. Connecting great people to the best work is our purpose - together, we deliver. 


Progress with an Employer that Values You 

Kleinfelder is an inclusive organization free from discrimination. We are a stronger organization when we are a diverse workforce and believe that through diversity, equity, and inclusion comes creativity, innovation, and unity. We are proud to offer the following: 



Kleinfelder offers an excellent compensation and benefits package, including: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, and paid holidays. 


Career Development: 

We are committed to investing in the professional development of our staff, offering each employee every opportunity to grow, develop, and take control of their career paths. We support these efforts through reimbursements for continuing education as well as many of the expenses associated with trainings and certifications, and opportunities for career development through our internal Mentoring Program. 


Equal Opportunity: 

Kleinfelder is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans. (Compliant with the new VEVRAA and Section 503 rules) 



Please note that Kleinfelder does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, Kleinfelder will not consider or agree to payment for any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, Kleinfelder explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resume, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of Kleinfelder.