Geospatial @ Ayres Associates

Nationally recognized for our aerial mapping, land surveying, and GIS services, Ayres has served as an important fixture in the geospatial industry for over 50 years. With a national team of professionals specializing in aerial lidar and imagery, ground-based mapping technology, specialized unmanned aerial systems (UAS), and a wide range of land survey practices our turnkey process deliver exceptional value.

Note: There is only one position available with the option of multiple office locations based on preference.

Finding the right fit:

We’re seeking a Vice President of Geospatial who has an entrepreneurial spirit, and a visionary mindset; one that will lead strategic approach and further growth for the division. Your effective interactions across the multi-disciplined company, proven relationships with external clients, and the ability to lead will gain you a seat at the table where you’ll play an integral role on our company’s leadership team.

On any given day, you’ll:

  • Promote and enhance the firm’s vision, core values, culture, and long-range plans.
  • Ensure the divisional structure is efficient and appropriate for the services offered both to external clients and to other divisions within the company.
  • Develop an annual strategic business plan for the geospatial division with emphasis on growth, implementation of progressing technologies, financial planning, capital purchases, marketing, and training initiatives.
  • Pursue opportunities for business development in geospatial including client contact, marketing initiatives, and monitoring client and partner satisfaction.
  • Work with your peers on the Ayres leadership team in other divisions and groups to accomplish companywide goals.
  • Act as an Ayres Associates ambassador in the community.
  • Actively engage in local, statewide, and/or national professional organizations.
  • Foster an environment that encourages growth, flexibility, and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership.
  • Support and spend time with staff members at multiple office locations.
  • Understand and adhere to corporate policies/procedures while preparing and overseeing quality assurance and quality control procedures.
  • Build and maintain respectful working relationships with fellow management and leadership that allow you to engage in decision making.
  • Prepare, negotiate, and approve contract documents, including scope of work, project schedule, and fee estimates provided by group project managers.
  • Oversee the division, ensuring that the work is produced on schedule, profitably, and in conformance with quality standards of the firm and the requirements of the contract.      

Required Qualifications

  • A degree in geography, cartography, remote sensing, land surveying, or other related discipline.
  • A minimum of 15 years of combined experience in the following:
    • Managing a business unit with proven growth in the geospatial marketplace
    • Providing solutions for the geospatial, engineering, and architectural industries
    • Business development
    • Project management
    • Staff mentoring
  • Willingness to travel to any company location on a regular basis.
  • Valid driver’s license with a good driving record.

 Desired Skills and Experiences:

  • Ability to grow the division geographically through expansion of existing service lines or addition of new service lines.
  • Proven success in meeting goals and objectives of annual business plans and budget, including revenue and profitability, staffing, workload backlog, billing, accounts receivable, ROI on capital purchases, and image development.
  • A desire to build the Ayres Associates brand at professional meetings/conferences locally, statewide, and potentially nationally.
  • Ability to delegate appropriate responsibilities to others to handle multiple priorities.
  • A well-established existing network of contacts in the geospatial/engineering/architectural industries.
  • An ability to think outside the box to generate creative ideas for capturing new clients and market share.
  • An MBA or registered professional in survey, or technical sciences preferred. 
  • Excellent communication skills, a client service focus as well as business development and marketing experience.      

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