The Davey Tree Expert Company

Project Manager - Solution Architect

Alpharetta, GA, US, 30004

Additional Locations: Hybrid

Primary Locations: GA, Alpharetta, 2035 Grassland Parkway, 30004 

Requisition ID: 177473

Position Overview

Under the general direction of the GIS Implementation Manager, the GIS Solution Architect will

assist the Implementation Department in developing solutions and documentation to support

project goals. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to the development of databases,

workflows, QA/QC processes, and creating a deliverable design. In addition, this position will

include providing hardware and software recommendations, assisting with the development of

scripts, performing maintenance, and monitoring of project specifics.

Job Duties

  • Develop, implement, install, configure and test hardware and software needed to support assigned internal and external projects.
  • Assist in the maintenance and organization of the GIS data structure.

  • Publish web services needed to support assigned project requirements utilizing ArcGIS

  • Server Manager, ArcMap, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Portal, and ArcGIS Online.

  • Develop & Manage project web map applications using Web AppBuilder, AppStudio, and other development environments.

  • Assist with the development of scripts used to automate processes and improve efficiencies using ModelBuilder, Python, SQL, and others.

  • Administer ArcGIS Server, Enterprise, Portal, and ArcGIS Online for Davey and its clients.

  • Performs administrative tasks & database alterations for Enterprise Geodatabases and other relational databases as needed to support project requirements and Davey initiatives.

  • Interpret and understand client source data for the purpose of disseminating to team members and determining suitability to support project requirements.

  • Provide leadership and technical guidance to Davey GIS and IT professionals as well as clients.

Job Duties Continued

  • Assist team members in developing technical skill sets, capabilities, & motivation.

  • Attend meetings as requested.

  • Perform regular appraisal of implemented solutions performance and devise strategies to help with improvement.

  • Listen to team members’ feedback and provide recommendations to resolve any issues or conflicts.

  • Facilitate problem solving and collaboration.

  • Ensure deliverables are prepared to satisfy the project requirements, cost, and schedule.

  • Attend client setup meetings (5-10% travel)

  • Provide technical support to clients onsite and remote according to project requirements. (5% or less travel)

  • Review completed tasks to ensure yielded results fall within project-specific standards.

  • Coordinate with other departments for projects and troubleshooting.

  • Conducts a variety of analysis related to the development and implementation of assigned projects; evaluates alternatives, makes recommendations and presents reports/findings to internal & external parties as necessary.

  • Assists GIS Implementation Manager with administration of software and GIS-related needs.

  • Assists in performing software Implementation and upgrades.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in GIS, geography, planning, civil engineering, computer science, or a related field.

  •  Preferred five years of experience in the design, implementation, and administration of enterprise GIS using the ESRI product line including ArcGIS Server, ArcGIS Enterprise, ArcGIS Online, ArcSDE, and ArcGIS Desktop.

  • Preferred three years of experience in the design, implementation, and administration of enterprise databases with a focus on SQL Server.

  • Preferred at least one-year experience managing and administering Microsoft Windows Server, Active Directory, and Internet Information Server (IIS).

  • Preferred experience configuring and managing cloud solutions such as Azure or AWS.

  • Management experience leading a team.

  • Motivated, focused, hard-working, and eager to learn.

  • Experience in database administration, relational database design, and implementationwith a focus on Microsoft SQL Server.

  • Experience with Esri ArcGIS product suite and other GIS related software such as Google

  • Earth, QGIS, AutoCAD, and Microstation.

Qualifications Continued

  • Experience using ArcGIS Collector, Survey123, or other field data collection software.

  • Experience developing scripts using Python, ModelBuilder, and/or SQL.

  • Experience creating web apps using Esri Web AppBuilder, Esri Configurable templates and/or JavaScript as well as HTML and CSS.

  • Experience with utility distribution networks including electrical, sanitary sewer, water, stormwater and natural gas.

  • Knowledge of asset management solutions such as Futura, Millsoft, Elements, and CityWorks

  • Knowledge of ArcFM, Esri Utility Network, and Geometric Network.

  • Understanding of web services which can be produced and served by Esri ArcGIS Server, Portal, and Online

Preferred Credentials:

  • The following credentials are preferred but not required.

  • GISP – GIS Certified Professional

  • Esri Desktop Professional

  • Esri Enterprise System Design Associate

  • Esri Enterprise Geodata Management Professional

  • Microsoft Certified Professional (SQL Server or Windows Server)

Divisional Overview

Candidates must be comfortable working full time with a minimum of 40 - 45 hours per week. Compensation based on experience. DRG offers excellent benefits including: health, dental, vision and life insurance after 30 days of employment. Phone reimbursement available. Vacation Pay, Company stock and 401-K eligibility after 1 year. Continual training and development offered. Pre-employment drug screen, motor vehicle records screen, criminal background screen, and Social Security # verification required. Davey Resource Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Veterans are encouraged to apply.  DRG is Employee Owned. We encourage you to take ownership of your future.


We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.  As a service provider, our success depends upon our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel, regardless of their age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or other protected characteristics as established by federal, state or local law. 

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Employment Type: Permanent 
Job Type: Full Time 
Travel Expectations: Up to 25% 

Davey is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and considers all qualified employees and applicants for all positions regardless of their age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or other protected characteristics as established by federal, state, or local law.  It is our mandate that all matters related to the terms and conditions of employment and all treatment on the job be free of discrimination.  In addition, harassment based on any protected characteristic is strictly prohibited.

To preview Davey’s relevant EO/AA plan, please submit a written request to: The Davey Tree Expert Company, Attn: HR, 1500 N. Mantua Street, Kent, Ohio 44240.

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Nearest Major Market: Alpharetta
Nearest Secondary Market: Atlanta

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