GIS Manager
Fully Remote
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GIS Manager

Job Type




Being a high-growth company is about more than an expanding headcount and new business. At Essentia, being a high-growth company means entering new industries, proactively developing practices to meet tomorrow’s needs, and embracing a growth mindset as we meet new challenges daily.

What We Are Looking For

This is management level position, working with Designers, Engineers, GIS, and other support staff and reporting directly to the Vice President level. GIS Managers are expected to have advanced level knowledge of GIS programs, spatial and cartographic understanding, and GIS software skills. Management level positions are expected to manage both staff and budgets.


The Successful Candidate Will Have 

  • ESRI Suites Certification preferred.
  • Bachelors degree in Geospatial Systems or equivalent technical experience.
  • Minimum 4 Year(s) Experience in GIS and CAD programs working in the GIS utility industry.
  • Minimum of 2 year(s) of managing staff, time entry approvals and conducting annual reviews.
  • Familiarity with AutoCAD systems and conversions.
  • Advanced knowledge of ArcGIS and AGOL.
  • Familiarity with 3GIS or Vetro is preferred but not required.
  • Advanced Python and SQL programming language knowledge.
  • Experience managing project budgets is preferred but not required.

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Works on challenging assignments that include investigating, trouble-shooting and solving a wide variety of engineering and construction related issues.
  • Create and maintain standards for design.
  • Prepare drawings using ArcGIS, AutoCAD or other electronic drawing packages as required. AutoCAD drafting will be minimal.
  • Assist in creating web-based mapping tools (ESRI ArcGIS Online) webapps, web maps, and dashboards to assist the client and internal use. Designs, develops and implements applications for accessing and analyzing spatial data.
  • Perform GIS troubleshooting activities and implements corrective action.
  • Works with data sets, CAD conversions, map creations, and database management for utility distribution GIS mapping projects.
  • Designs or develops databases that include geographic or topographic data.
  • Uses GIS and database applications to model utility distribution systems.
  • Monitors mapping work or the updating of maps to ensure accuracy, the inclusion of new or changed information, or compliance with rules and regulations.
  • Produces or updates overlay maps to show information boundaries, utility locations, or topographic features on various base maps or at different scales.
  • Prepare Documents and reports with Microsoft and other industry specific programs. 
  • Support the maintenance and operation of client’s mapping and GIS applications by maintaining, reporting, and posting work or by gathering data.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by management. 

Why You Should Apply

As a leader in communications, Essentia values its relationship with its team members. A healthy work-life balance is a top priority. That’s why we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • United Healthcare medical plan
  • Dental and Vision 
  • 401k with company match and automatic enrollment 
  • Company paid guaranteed Basic Life Insurance and AD&D with optional voluntary life insurance for yourself, your spouse, and your dependents
  • Shared premiums for Short Term Disability (STD)
  • 8 paid holidays and 12 days PTO to start
  • Career development tuition reimbursement
  • Service and spot awards plus candidate referral rewards
  • A fun, collaborative environment with virtual and in-person social events

Why Essentia?

  • We’re growing at a rapid pace with a proven strategy and solid track record. 
  • Our team members have the autonomy and support to deliver solutions that delight our clients.
  • Our culture is values-based, with a tightknit, collaborative team that’s in it to win it.
  • We’re passionate about what we do and are driven by a purpose larger than ourselves: to connect everyone, everywhere to a better way of life. 
  • We’ve been recognized as a Certified Great Place to Work; Best NC Employer; NC Mid-Market Fast 40; Inc 5000; Financial Times’ Fastest Growing Company in The America’s 2022, among other honors. 

Our Values

Essentia’s vision is to be most admired for our trustworthiness as a business partner and employer, while achieving industry-leading results for our clients. To achieve this, we have adopted four core values that guide our decisions and actions in all we do and set us apart from our competitors.

  • INNOVATION - We see abundant possibilities and few limitations
  • COLLABORATION - We believe the power is in “we” not “I”
  • IMPACT - We work and live to make a difference
  • JUDGMENT - We think first then act smart

Hiring Process

We are looking to fill this role as soon as we find the candidate who meets or exceeds our expectations. Interviews will be conducted virtually, with the potential of in-person interviews for local candidates, and will include a meeting with the CFO, pre-employment cognitive and personality assessments, a background screening, and drug test. We offer an industry competitive compensation package that looks to reward candidates based on their experience and skills as they pertain to the role’s requirements.

Essentia is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and will not discriminate against candidates on the basis of race, color, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, religion, physical or mental disability or any other legally protected category. Essentia also participates in the federal eVerify program.