Sr. GIS Consultant - State and Local Government

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Provide vision and leadership while promoting the use of Esri technology to enable customer success and support its development and growth into new domains by working closely with industry experts throughout the company.


Be a part of growing the innovative consulting practice within Esri’s Professional Services, where we develop solutions, provide expert guidance and support organizations through their geospatial strategies. This is an opportunity to blend your experience and subject matter expertise with tech-savvy and transformational approaches to engage with our customers.


  • Help clients translate real-world needs into practical, state-of-the-art, GIS technology-driven solutions through the implementation of Esri’s enterprise GIS technology
  • Work with clients to prepare multi-year GIS implementation and migration strategies
  • Collect and organize client requirements, objectives, and business workflows to translate into meaningful and actionable strategies and plans
  • Analyze and interpret business and technical problems and distill them into manageable and practical solutions or tasks
  • Present concise and clear findings and suggestions to clients
  • Provide GIS technical guidance and advice
  • Lead project teams during requirements, analysis, design, build, and rollout
  • Delegate project tasks to the project team
  • Create and manage the scope, cost, schedule, and contractual deliverables through planning, tracking, quality assurance, change control, and risk management
  • Manage projects ranging from small focused technical transfer engagements to large enterprise implementations of mission-critical systems
  • Track project performance and report on status
  • Manage subcontractors
  • Manage client relationships and expectations
  • Work with Esri’s marketing and sales teams to develop new business


  • 7+ years of significant, proven experience applying GIS technology
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to deliver complex projects on time and within budget
  • Experience developing project approaches, designs, work plans, budgets, and schedules
  • Solid understanding of the ArcGIS system including mobile, desktop, web and developer workflows and solutions
  • Entrepreneurial attitude and willingness to learn—you must thrive in a dynamic cross-functional team environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, storytelling, and collaboration skills
  • Ability to consult and engage with executive level leadership
  • Ability to engage, collaborate, and facilitate with State and Local Government customers and external teams and stakeholders
  • Proposal writing experience, including preparing executive summaries, solution definition, scope of services, staffing, and pricing
  • Bachelor’s degree in geography, GIS, information systems, or a related field

Recommended Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in geography, GIS, information systems, or a related field
  • Experience with ArcGIS, location-based services, geo-enabled apps, spatial analytics, or similar geospatial technology
  • Experience developing, successfully bidding and executing professional services or consulting projects with geospatial software or solutions.
  • Understanding of IT integration concepts such as databases, web services, webhooks, mobile device configurations, web browsers, IT system architecture concepts

About Esri

Our passion for improving quality of life through geography is at the heart of everything we do. Esri’s geographic information system (GIS) technology inspires and enables governments, universities, and businesses worldwide to save money, lives, and our environment through a deeper understanding of the changing world around them.


Carefully managed growth and zero debt give Esri stability that is uncommon in today's volatile business world. Privately held, we offer exceptional benefits, competitive salaries, 401(k) and profit-sharing programs, opportunities for personal and professional growth, and much more.


Esri is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please email and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.



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