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Geospatial Data Production Lead

  • Aethon Aerial Solutions
  • 05/08/20
  • San Ramon, CA
  • 94582
  • NA / Yearly
  • Full-Time
Aethon Aerial Solutions Inc. brings together a seasoned team of industry experts with over 100 years of collective experience in airborne LiDAR and remote sensing for commercial industrial and defense applications. By investing in the next generation of sensor & optics technology, 4D analytical tools and building strategic partnerships, we are rapidly expanding and can offer solutions for manned and unmanned aerial imaging which are unmatched in North America.

Our passion for integrating leading edge technologies and expertise coupled with our relentless commitment to excellence, has become the hallmark of our team of veteran engineers, project managers, field crews, data analysts and researchers. The dedication of our team has enabled Aethon to develop tailored solutions which provide a level of service beyond any other in the industry.

Aethon continues to grow and is looking to complement our team with a Production Manager. For you as an applicant, we offer an opportunity to work with cutting edge geospatial data systems and processes in an exciting and dynamic role.

Overview of Position:
As Geospatial Data Production Lead for the US, you are responsible for the planning and execution of data production for multiple projects across the country. This includes managing all staff and resources while maintaining procedures and workflows to meet and/or exceed company-wide standards for quality control and production timelines. You are responsible for troubleshooting data and workflow problems, in coordination with international colleagues, while also contributing to new developments in workflows, software, manuals, and training.

Specific Responsibilities:
Data Processing
Be accountable for data quality control
Ability to coordinate and work with GIS and other technology disciplines and platforms.
Manage and improve data quality levels and quality control processes.
Proven experience with remote sensing data including Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) and imagery.
Convert data from multiple sources into usable file and map formats.
Operate within complex processes in accordance with standard operating procedures.
Facilitate the simplification and / or automation of processes and procedures.

Project Management
Ensure that projects and programs are proceeding according to scope, schedule, budget and quality standards
Manage the day-to-day data processing activities and resources for multiple projects
Prepare and update project schedule and activity tracking including project timeline estimation and task assignments
Troubleshoot and diagnose problems with datasets and workflows
Develop standard processes and documentation required for project executions
Maintain complete and accurate documentation of project tasks, progress, scope changes and communication internally and externally.
Support and track change management activities in project scope
Coordinate with international business units to support key company objectives
Optimize and prioritize resources to exceed key KPIs for project success

Communication and Reporting
Develop and deliver progress reports and presentations to various audiences including project team, sponsors, management, and customers
Coordinate proactively with cross-functional teams to maximize productivity
Plan, schedule and document team meetings to discuss project progress and issue status reports with follow-up and related responsibility
Prepare and approve final project reports for each project
Manage customer feedback and follow-ups of delivered products

Team Building and Coordination
Train and maintain key personnel for project success
Develop and manage training material
Ensure safety practices are followed to create a healthy and positive working environment
Manage staff priorities effectively to execute assigned projects
Identify resource requirements for various projects and provide suggestions for continued improvement
Collaborate with departmental managers to recruit and train various employees

Additional Responsibilities
The flexibility to travel in the field within the US or internationally for up to 3 weeks at a time
Support sales-related initiatives, including proposals and new customer acquisition.
Other tasks as assigned


Desired Skills:
Proficiency with ArcView GIS, Global Mapper, QGIS, Lightroom & Photoshop Image Processing ,Microstation, Terrascan or similar GIS and image processing software is an asset
Strong computer, spreadsheet, and quantitative skills
Knowledge of remote sensing data capture systems including Lidar, IR/UV, high-resolution camera systems and gyro stabilized systems
Proven ability to generate results and accountability to business needs
A sense of urgency and self-motivation are essential
Demonstrated ability to build and manage operations that require strong abilities in personnel and financial/budgeting oversight
Proven success in providing on-site leadership for project team ensuring responsibilities and project milestones are met
Strong technical and analytic skills
Excellent leadership, communication (verbal and written) & interpersonal skills
Self-motivated with the ability to adapt to changing and competing demands
Strong attention to detail and time management skills
Ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment
Knowledge of the Aviation operating environment with helicopter and fixed wing is an asset

Desired Experience and Education:
5 to 10 years of experience in the remote sensing environment
Bachelors degree in Geography / GIS, Engineering, Remote Sensing or related field
Project Management Training and experience
Demonstrated success in integrating and analyzing large complex datasets
Experience with complex decision making, identifying priorities and resolving problems
Strong experience managing projects and various data production teams

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