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Sr Program Manager - GIS

Critigen - Empowering Business Decisions Through Spatial Insights

Critigen is a global leader in technology consulting and geospatial systems development. We leverage location data, business intelligence, and integrated systems to drive enterprise collaboration and business performance for our public and private clients. With our top-tier partnerships and full-lifecycle approach, Critigen delivers all components of a geospatial program; data collection, spatial processing, analytics and intelligence, application development, and mobile solution development.

Position Summary

Critigen is currently accepting applications for a Senior GIS Program Manager to lead a large enterprise GIS implementation with multiple workstreams.  The ideal candidate can work with both clients and staff to deliver customized products, implement enterprise GIS solutions, manage multiple project workstreams, and build client relationships. The ideal candidate will possess excellent problem-solving capabilities and have prior Project Manager experience in the implementation of GIS solutions.  This position has a critical communication role focused on building a collaborative and cohesive team, and is responsible for ensuring quality control, successful project delivery and client satisfaction.  Proficiency with Esri ArcGIS Enterprise Platform, and experience in gas and electric utilities industry, are both highly desirable.  

Immediate project opportunity in the Boston area working onsite at the client location, with the possibility of teleworking and 50% travel. 


Roles & Responsibilities

  • Acts as a Core Team leader. Works closely with workstream leaders and is responsible for overall project day-to-day execution and is a driving force of the project. 
  • Translates business requirements to proposed technical solution that aligns with the business strategy. 
  • Formulates and defines scope and objectives of program in collaboration with the workstream owners and ensures agreement and communication of project goals, schedule baselines, and strategic direction to all stakeholders. 
  • Manages project plan including scope, resource requirements, schedule, and budget. 
  • Works with the team to create and optimize efficient solutions. 
  • Manages project execution to ensure project release on the required date, within the approved budget and with the required scope and quality.  
  • In partnership with various project teams, actively manages assumptions, dependencies, risks, issues, and potential impacts, and facilitates the development of appropriate mitigation actions.  
  • Provides accurate, timely and fit for purpose programs an
  • d/or project status reports using established norms and reporting tools of the Portfolio Management Office (PMO) 
  • Ensures the development process and Agile practices are followed during the project execution. 
  • Builds positive ongoing relationships with client staff and serves as a trusted adviser. 
  • Educates clients on the benefits of geospatial technology and advocates for integrating geospatial technology into their business processes. 
  • Acts as an opinion leader/evangelist for best practices in project delivery 

Background and Experience

  • 10+ years of experience as a successful IT and/or GIS Project Leader using structured project management processes with demonstrated experience in managing large scale, complex projects.  
  • BS or MS in Computer Science, Geo Science, Geography, or related area of study
  • Documented success leading enterprise GIS implementations, including both application development and data conversion.  Knowledge of the Esri ArcGIS Enterprise Platform a plus
  • Deep understanding of various System Development Life Cycles (Waterfall, Agile, Scrum, Kanban, Iterative, Spiral, Safe, etc.)
  • Demonstrated competency planning and tracking project schedules with clearly-defined critical paths.
  • The ability to see interrelationships and dependencies across the entire project, including partner organizations and their teams
  • Ability to manage the complexity of scope, time, cost, quality, risk, and team dynamics. 
  • Experience supporting high performing, dynamic teams in virtual, cross-functional and matrixed project environment.

Critigen is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Female/Minority/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. 

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