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Program Director – GIS Solutions

Woolpert Inc.

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Location: Fairview Heights, IL
Type: Full Time
Posted: 10/12/2017
Deadline to Apply: Open - no deadline given by employer
More Information: Woolpert Job Posting

Job Summary:

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

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