GIS Project Manager Responsibilities
The GIS project manager responsibilities include serving as a geographic information system project manager and supervising and directing plans and programs that are inclusive of the accumulation or use of geographical information. He/she administers and heads the workers under him/her and advises them on particularly specialized issues. He/she administrates the projects under his/her jurisdiction area with the help of geographical data program applications and undertakes activities in a geographically scrutinized company.
He/she gathers up information with respect to municipality designing, searches of natural reservoirs, safety, crisis programming and GPS schemes. He/she makes himself/herself abreast of all the active and existing specialized GIS systems and schemes and also serves the purposes of a trade manager and unit administrator. He/she assigns responsibilities to various employees under him/her and also interacts with them. He/she advises his customers on the specialties of the GIS systems, assigns them reservoirs, plans and takes care of the monetary funds of the company and peruses the provisions of GIS projects that have been undertaken.
He has to follow the following key responsibilities:
- Programming and administrating various activities for the geographically attributed employment and enhancement team
- Making sure that all the projects undertaken by him/her are executed right on time and are in compliance with the rules, regulations and modulations of the particular commercial enterprise and his/her customers
- Executing operations with his/her customers in order to come to terms with their trade plans, programs, project stream, and needs
- Estimating whether the client requirements can be achieved through geographically attributed specializations or growth of programs and plans in the company
- Preparing, organizing and putting price operational plans and programs into effect
- Maintaining the procedural enhancements of the company and putting various plans and programs into effect that ensure benefits for the same
- Overseeing and supervising the dealings with his/her clients and prospects
- Assisting the company in putting into effect the GIS programs inside the procedures and methods of his/her customers
- Administrating the operations of the specialized work personnel in his/her company
- Discussing the condition of the projects with his/her customers and studying and examining the GIS information in order to estimate the attributed relations
- Choosing those GIS components that are essential in project undertakings
- Talking to the clients about trade needs and coming up with suitable programs to achieve the trade requirements
- Collaborating with the clients and project unit in order to plan the monetary funds of and opportunities in the company
- Supervising the changes in the administration of the company and overseeing the danger administration operations executed in the company
- Leading the work unit in program configuration, enhancement, experimentation and preparation activities
- Planning the client interactions to inform the conditions of the project
- Making project programs, estimating the needs for reservoirs and observing and executing the work of the company within the given monetary funds
- Programming, organizing and administrating the work actions in order to make sure that all the activities have been executed on time
- Making sure that the work deliverables achieve superior modulations and trade needs
- Implementing sectional plans and programs and GIS modulations and rules and regulations
- Studying and scrutinizing GIS issues and coming up with their solutions, interacting with the customers and writing down the details of the projects undertaken
- Providing the best customer services, assessing the quality of the operations executed by the workers and noticing the flaws in them and reporting the same
- Executing other jobs that are deemed fit for him/her
Qualifications and Skills Required
A person who wants to handle the responsibilities of a GIS project manager must have some qualifications and skills. He/she needs to have a bachelor's degree in computer science, geography or a related field. Apart from these qualifications, he/she requires to have some years of related work experience. Possessing certificates that are offered by some universities, colleges and educational institutions would be very beneficial for him/her and would surely enhance his/her job opportunities. He/she also needs to be familiar with the fundamentals of GIS. Finally, he/she should have good communication, programming and project supervision skills.
A GIS project manager generally works in his/her office, and may also move around the world for work related purposes. He/she works about 45 hours/five days a week. He/she may have supple and simple working hours, wherein he/she may find some time to relax and enjoy. But at the same time, he/she needs to be an expert with GIS and nevertheless, execute his/her job responsibilities effectively and efficiently.
A GIS project manager draws a relatively good salary of around USD 63, 000 to USD 96, 000. This salary is drawn per year on an average by him/her.
Thus, the GIS project manager responsibilities include administering the plans and programs of his/her company and ensuring enhancement of the same.