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Director of Engineering - Civil Transportation

Company: The Haskell Company
Location: Charlotte
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Are you ready to move your career forward, and start the BEST job of your life? Haskell is committed to providing you with the resources to help you grow and discover your potential. We promote an environment that encourages innovative ideas and allows you to develop the best "how" to get the job done.
Haskell's Design & Consulting Services (DCS) Group unites architecture, engineering, and consulting professionals from across industries and geographies. While some clients are looking for turnkey design-build or engineer-procure-construct projects, the DCS Group serves clients who need specialized, fee-for-service design or consulting projects. These types of projects allow our team to form a strong rapport with client teams, marshaling them as they grow and helping them address industry and market challenges. The DCS Group serves four primary markets: Civil Infrastructure; Government, primarily the Department of Defense, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Air and Army National Guard, and the U.S. Naval Facilities Command; Industrial, focusing on food and beverage, consumer products, and utilities; and Healthcare.
In this role, you will direct and be accountable for all aspects of the Transportation Engineering business in the Charlotte Office. The candidate will help create a strategic plan for a Transportation Engineering business in the North Carolina and South Carolina markets. The plan will align with the overall Haskell strategic plan for the development of a Transportation Design business in all the Haskell offices.
Job Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate the creation of a strategic plan in alignment with the overall Haskell strategic plan for the development of a Transportation and Civil Infrastructure Design business in North Carolina

  • Identify existing and new target clients for the establishment of the business in the Carolinas

  • Execute projects, meeting or exceeding client expectations for quality, schedule, and budget

  • Execute projects, meeting or exceeding internal expectations for quality, schedule, labor/cost budgets, project profitability, safety, and client satisfaction

  • Hire and grow a team who will complete the following in support of the office:

  • Create & cultivate key relationships within target client organizations

  • Identify project opportunities early and facilitate go/no-go decisions in cooperation with Haskell leadership

  • Grow a successful engineering office

  • Recruit key project staff with design and project management capabilities

  • Collaborate to leverage existing Benham and Haskell engineering and design-build capabilities for the growth of the organization

  • Ensure profitable and sound growth

  • Participate in go/no-go evaluations, ensure the establishment of project work plans, and review fee estimates

  • Recruit, develop, and retain high performers


    • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Civil or Structural Engineering

    • 10 years of progressive experience in transportation design leading to 5 years as an independent lead designer and culminating with at least 3 years successfully performing design management and coordination activities as a project manager or in assistance to a design project manager

    • Manager - Working knowledge of one or two highly related design disciplines (civil, roadway, or bridge) and the ability to manage and coordinate all design activities thereof

      Specific Knowledge, Skills, License, Certifications:

      • Must be a Registered Professional Engineer in NC

      • Intermediate skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

      • Knowledge of design document production and presentation software

      • Ability to budget, manage and forecast in EcoSys or other business unit approved design management software

      • Communications, negotiations, management, and leadership skills

      • Knowledge and experience in design project management including, but not limited to, budgeting, scheduling, proposal writing, staffing, coordination, forecasting, conflict resolution, and change management

        Environmental Factors and/or Physical Requirements:
        While performing the duties of this job, this position is required to have ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit other locations; and the ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and manipulate (lift, carry, move) light to medium weights of 10-50 pounds. Requires good hand-eye coordination, and arm, hand and finger dexterity, including the ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment and read application/form information. The associate frequently is required to sit, reach with hands and arms, talk, and hear.
        Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities:
        All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability, or protected veteran status.
        Haskell will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008. The job description will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessities. Essential and marginal job functions are subject to modification.
        Haskell is a Drug-Free Workplace.
        Requisition ID: 1455
        External Company Name: The Haskell Company
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