Geospatial Technology Manager - Topobathymetric Specialist

Fairfax, Virginia
Jun 07, 2023
Jul 22, 2023
Full Time
Dewberry has a unique and exciting opportunity for an experienced geospatial/remote sensing professional looking to step up into an advanced technology leadership role. You will be responsible for the continued development and process improvements surrounding the creation of bathymetric data from various sources including airborne topobathymetric lidar sensors, satellite derived bathymetric data, and crewed or uncrewed surface vehicles. Position requires experience in topo-bathymetric lidar, geomatics, GIS, and remote sensing. Preferred experience in survey technology including lidar and photogrammetry. Experience in acoustic sonar technologies is also a plus.

We are open to candidates workig remotely.

This is an excellent career opportunity for an individual to join a team of professionals while working in a multidisciplinary consulting and engineering firm. The firm succeeds through the individual and collaborative skills of its people therefore we offer opportunities for professional growth while working with and applying the latest technology. Typical responsibilities are to work on the GIS/IT and Remote Sensing related projects for state and federal clients across the US.

Dewberry is a leading, market-facing professional services firm with more than 50 locations and 2,000 professionals nationwide. What sets us apart from our competitors are our people. At Dewberry, we seek out exceptional talent and strive to deliver the highest quality of services to our clients. Whether you're an experienced professional or a new graduate, you'll have the chance to collaborate with the best and brightest and work on innovative and complex projects at the forefront of the industry. Our commitment to excellence stems from our personal integrity and from other defining attributes, which we call "Dewberry at Work," that have inspired our employees to be successful for more than a half-century.

Dewberry offers a comprehensive and very competitive package of insurance programs to regular full-time employees and their eligible dependents the first of the month following their date of hire. The insurance package includes: medical, dental, vision, and supplemental life. Additional insurances, at no cost to the employee: life (employee only), accidental death and dismemberment, business travel and accident, and short- and long-term disability are also provided. Employees pay a share of Dewberry's premium expenses (on a pre-tax basis) for medical and dental insurance plans.

Dewberry offers a wide range of other employee benefits, including: 401(k) Profit Sharing Plan, 529 College Savings Plans, Travel Assistance, Tuition Reimbursement, Flexible Spending Accounts and Supplemental Life Insurance for employee, spouse, and children.

Positions within our officer program are also eligible for an annual bonus and stipend. Both vary based on level within the program and bonuses are dependent upon company performance.

In addition, a host of discounted purchase programs are available to all employees.


  • Support Dewberry's topo-bathymetric lidar program
  • Support development of machine learning tools and practices to advance data processing and analytics
  • Support the development of new data acquisition and processing procedures and methods
  • Review best practices to drive more automation, gain efficiencies, and improve quality;
  • Assist in proposal development, and participate and present at relevant client meetings, conferences to drive our geospatial business and product efficiency
  • Create and maintain professional relationships with key clients to maintain clear understanding of client needs and expectations

Required Skills & Required Experience

Required Skills & Experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Geography, GIS, Engineering, Oceanography, or related field.
  • Working knowledge of lidar classification and DEM creation
  • Working knowledge of topobathy lidar sensors including the Riegl 880G II and Optech CZMIL SuperNova
  • Proficiency in basic computer applications, especially MS Office (Word, Excel, and Access).
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Beneficial Skills & Experience
  • Master's degree in Geography, GIS, or related field
  • Engineering background and\or understanding of lidar sensor design, troubleshooting, or repairs.
  • Experience in other airborne sensors (imagery, hyperspectral, radar\InSAR\IFSAR, gravimetric\magnetic)
  • Professional Land Surveyor (PLS) with remote sensing experience.
  • Specific experience working with Riegl topobathymetric sensors and Otech CZMIL topobathymetric sensors.
  • Working knowledge of Teledyne CARIS software suite.
  • Working knowledge or Riegl RiAquire, RiProcess, and RiHydro
  • Experience working with NOAA's Coastal Mapping program.
  • Ability to analyze bathymetric lidar waveforms.
  • Understanding the physics of the interaction of light and water.
  • Proximity to one of Dewberry's geospatial centers of expertise in Fairfax VA, Tampa FL, or Denver CO

Don't meet every single requirement? At Dewberry we are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace for our employees. So if you're excited about this role, but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification in the position description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may just be the right candidate for this or other opportunities.

The projected range for this position is $85,000-$125,000 annually. Depending upon other factors, i.e., skills, experience, location, market conditions, the range may vary slightly. Salary ranges are for CO only.

Must have a valid driver's license, good driving record and ability to pass a driving record background check.

*At this time, Dewberry will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization.

*Dewberry is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation.

*Only recipients of an offer of employment from Dewberry, will be required to submit to a background screening which may include, but is not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, driving record check, criminal background check, and an investigative consumer report. These screenings will be conducted by Dewberry's background vendor of choice and will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law.

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