CH2M GIS Group Lead-Chicago, IL in Chicago, Illinois

Support our water clients and have a hand in transforming tomorrow


CH2M is seeking a full-time GIS Group Lead to join our team in Chicago, IL. Chicago, IL is one of the most vibrant and diverse major cities in North America, and the City of Chicago, under Mayor Rahm Emanuel, has engaged in a major infrastructure renewal program, “Building a New Chicago.” Announced in 2012, Building a New Chicago is a ten-year program that will invest over $5 billion in the Chicago Dept. of Water Management (DWM) water and wastewater infrastructure. CTR (a joint venture of CH2M, exp U.S. Services, and Arcadis U.S.) plays a major role in this infrastructure renewal effort by providing program management services to DWM for delivery of its capital improvement program (CIP), a $400M - $450M per year undertaking.The DWM CIP Delivery Program is one of the largest and most varied programs in the CH2M State & Local Governments Client Sector portfolio. The CTR team touches virtually every aspect of the DWM CIP, as well as providing critical support to the Department’s operations. As part of the CTR program leadership team, this position is a major opportunity for those interested in the challenges of large program delivery, industry-leading GIS application, and leadership in a stimulating and rapidly varying environment. The position has primary responsibility for supervising and directing the GIS development team, identify and implement new technology, interface directly with DWM personnel on GIS matters, and report on GIS tasks to DWM and CTR directors. The position is deadline driven and requires a high degree of organization and leadership to maintain multiple fronts of client interface, cross-discipline coordination, project delivery, and staff development.

Our GIS Group Lead:

• Interface on at least a daily basis with Client stakeholders for problem resolution, planning and goal setting, and expectation management • Supervise a team consisting of developers, cartographers, data managers, analysts and support specialists• Manage existing GIS delivery workflow, develop and maintain performance metrics, and pursue opportunities for continuous improvement • Promote and ensure a high level of product quality through frequent measurement and evaluation of GIS development review, quality assurance, and quality control procedures; lead by example in this area • Lead staff recruitment and hiring process when necessary • Daily interaction with the Program Manager and CTR leadership team for program delivery coordination, strategy development and execution, and CTR team well-being• Meet with individual departments to define data needs, project requirements, required outputs, and develop applications• Manage the purchase and distribution of software licenses• Design and update database, applying additional knowledge of spatial feature representations• Work with Mobile Device Management team to manage and maintain MDM software• Serve as a liaison to DWM for GIS vendors, city agencies, and other utilities working with DWM

The minimum qualifications for this position are:• B.S. or B.A. degree in GIS, Geography, or other science-related field• Ten years of more of experience as a GIS Manager, GIS Coordinator, or similar position with professional level experience in design, development, implementation, and administration of a GIS.

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and experience:• Experience working in/for municipal agencies or with utility infrastructure work• GISP• Proficiency in the use of ESRI’s ArcGIS desktop and server tools and software• Strong capabilities in SQL Server data management, data sourcing, and query understanding• Strong understanding of GIS system architecture and workflows• Proficiency in administering Microsoft SharePoint• Experience creating reports using SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and SAP Crystal Reports• Knowledge and experience with the latest ESRI Water and Sewer data models• Write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals

At CH2M, the greatest challenges provide the biggest rewards. Each day, your drive and creative ideas will be providing solutions that help build a better tomorrow. Whether it is the pride that comes with accomplishment, personal growth or making a difference in the world, you will discover true success in a career that brings out the best in you at CH2M. Ready? Let’s get to work.Developing People through Challenging ProjectsCH2M will not sponsor an employment visa (H1B, etc.) to fill this position.

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