Geospatial Project Manager (Palo Alto)

01-30-2020 04:23 PM

Geospatial Project Manager (Palo Alto)

MAP Energy is an energy investment firm located in Palo Alto, CA with another principal office in Oklahoma City, OK, and an office soon to open in Burlingame, CA.  For over 30 years, MAP has refined a unique approach to constructing diverse investment portfolios associated with premium natural gas and renewable energy assets, in the onshore United States.  MAP currently has over $2.5 billion in capital under management whose investors include leading U.S. endowments, foundations, and families.


MAP seeks to hire a Geospatial Project Manager to join its Renewable Energy/Energy Storage team and report to a Managing Director. The RE/ES team is an energetic and passionate team with a rich history of GIS-related activity, and is a market leader throughout the U.S. This new position will enable MAP Energy to:

  1. Increase analytical support for a growing pipeline of development assets and an increasing number of project transactions;  
  2. Broaden the impact of GIS by improving the quantity and quality of our strategic intelligence throughout the U.S. energy market.


The role, which is a hybrid between an enterprise data manager and a spatial analyst, requires an individual who is able to merge technical GIS experience with an interest in renewable energy investment strategy. This is an ideal position for an individual with a strong background in the Esri (GIS mapping software) suite and a passion to pioneer the U.S. energy transition!


Please send resumes to:, noting the position title of “Geospatial Project Manager” in the subject line. 


Essential Job Functions:


  • Support RE/ES team and joint venture partners with map products, web services, spatial data and project data room maintenance to inform the strategy, management, and transaction of renewable energy assets;
  • Advance individual project development by creating and collecting datasets pertaining to the design, engineering, local environment, and land position for individual wind, solar, and storage assets;
  • Evaluate new investment opportunities by performing geospatial project due diligence and providing compelling map products; Conduct land, market, regulatory and related project research;
  • Participate in an enterprise level GIS database; Improve multi-user GIS systems by aggregating, editing, and preserving large volumes of data; Leverage these systems to provide investment managers with analytical support in the development of renewable assets and commercial strategies;
  • Handle highly confidential information requiring considerable use of tact, diplomacy, discretion, and judgment.


Qualifications and Skills:


  • Bachelor’s degree in geography or related discipline required;
  • Three years of GIS work experience in a professional setting;
  • High proficiency with Esri product line including, ArcGIS for Desktop, ArcGIS Enterprise, ArcGIS Online/Portal and related extensions;
  • Demonstrated understanding of projections, datums, land survey systems, cartographic design and aesthetics required;
  • Ability to clearly communicate technical ideas, whether to other technical peers, non-technical project managers or other end users;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Word required;
  • Excellent research, organizational, and communication skills;
  • Willingness to travel throughout the S. and capacity to work on numerous diverse projects simultaneously.


Valued Characteristics:


  • Focused on delivering results exemplifying excellence, professionalism, and timeliness;
  • Passionate about meeting high standards, quality, accuracy, and detail;
  • Critically thinks, analyzes, and problem-solves; enjoys research;
  • Self-starter who can effectively work independently, as a team player, prioritize workload, and multi-task;
  • Takes ownership of work and is self-accountable;
  • Committed to continuing professional development and training in core job functions and expanding roles;
  • Demonstrates professional maturity and a positive attitude;
  • Positively embraces change in the workplace environment;
  • Values a small work environment that is collegial, dynamic, and professional;
  • Comfortable working with colleagues who exemplify and expect excellence.


MAP offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. 


This position is not eligible for work visa sponsorship.  MAP is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, medical condition, or any other characteristic protected by state and federal laws. 


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