BioAnalytics Team Leader

Posted Date 1 month ago(6/11/2024 6:44 PM)
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The Team Lead plays a pivotal leadership role within the Land Cover team. The Land Cover team is responsible for deriving a variety of land use land cover datasets from remotely sensed data sources, such as aerial imagery and LiDAR. These datasets are developed for various clients and are utilized in applications such as water resource management, habitat monitoring, and coastal resilience efforts. The Team Lead supervises a team of knowledgeable staff who perform production tasks required to move a project unit from data preparation to final delivery. Responsibilities of this role include facilitating technical workflow and programmatic process improvements, monitoring project benchmarks, providing oversight of data quality control (QC) and personnel management of analysts and other high level technical team members by tracking Key Performance Indicator (KPI) metrics and providing professional mentorship.


NV5 is a global technology solutions and consulting services company with a workforce of over 4,500 professionals in more than 100 offices worldwide.  NV5’s continued growth has been spurred through strategic investments in firms with unique capabilities to help current and future customers solve the world’s toughest problems.  The NV5 family brings together talent across a wide range of markets and fields, including Professional Engineers, Professional Land Surveyors, Architects, Photogrammetrists, GIS Professionals, Software Developers, IT, Project Management Professionals, and more.


At NV5 Geospatial, We are a collaboration of intelligent, innovative thinkers who care for each other, our communities, and the environment.  We value both heart and head, the diversity of our people, and their experiences because that is how we continue to grow as a leader in our industry and expand our individual and collective potential.


Personnel Management: 

  • Mentorship and professional development for team members 
  • Timesheet and expense report approval 
  • Performance evaluation for direct reports including merit review process 
  • Hiring and onboarding support 
  • Identify cross training opportunities 
  • Identify team growth areas, strengths, and eliminate single points of dependency 
  • Conflict management 
  • Corrective actions (Performance Improvement Plans when needed) 
  • Mentorship of Associate Team Lead(s)/ succession plan 
  • Supports HR in answering questions regarding benefits, paid time off, etc. 



  • Supports proactive planning, forecasting, and communication of team resourcing needs 
  • Follows task prioritization based on contract deadlines and information from Project Managers 
  • Assists the IT department, office managers, and facility managers to allocate material resources for the team 


Production Supervision and oversight:  

  • Ensure workflows / processes exist and have quality control 
  • Workflow implementation oversight and task delegation 
  • Coordinate with technical experts to test workflow improvements 
  • Maintains tracking of data availability to ensure effective resource allocation 
  • Ensures adherence to project-specific best practices and standards 


Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for Team Performance: 

  • Utilization rate 
  • Work quality metrics 


Project Management: 

  • Tracks project progress toward deadlines 
  • Ensures products stay within project scope 
  • Inform and guide procurement (subconsultants) 
  • Helping to manage stakeholder expectations 
  • Collaborate with PM to facilitate project retrospectives 


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Exceptional communication skills - both verbal and written, even in times of stress, and both internal and external 
  • Demonstration of strong leadership skills and constructive management 
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and limited direction 
  • Problem-solving skills and critical thinking 
  • Strong technical aptitude and knowledge 
  • Initiative and follow-through 
  • Enjoys working with people 
  • Excellent data management and file organization practices 
  • Ability to learn from mistakes and take constructive criticism 
  • Risk identification and management 


Sales Support: 

  • Estimation support 
  • Presents information on existing product offerings to clients 
  • New product development support 


Minimum Qualifications:  

  • Bachelor's degree, or equivalent experience   
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite 
  • 3+ years’ experience in a technical and professional GIS environment 
  • 1+ years’ experience leading and managing teams/tracking production 


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree or equivalent experience 
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, ArcGIS Pro, and QGIS 
  • Experience with Python and R 
  • Experience with PostgreSQL, SQL Server, or similar 
  • 4+ years’ experience in both a technical and professional GIS environment 
  • 2+ years’ experience leading and managing teams/tracking production 
  • Client relations experience 



NV5 offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, PTO, 401(k) and professional development/advancement opportunities.


NV5 provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. NV5 complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.


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