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Managing Director (Civil Engineering Firm)

Company: AKS Engineering and Forestry
Location: Kennewick
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary

AKS Engineering & Forestry is looking to expand into the Tri-Cities area. Existing clients with work in the region are asking the company to establish an office in the area to provide civil engineering, land surveying, land use planning, construction support, and other services. AKS is seeking a professional civil engineer or professional land surveyor to lead the new office as a Senior Project Manager and Branch Office Manager. You will be responsible for establishing the firm's presence in the area and serve in a hands-on project management role. You will be supported by other firm principals and multidisciplinary task leads who will provide support for the office. This opening is ideal for a registered professional engineer or land surveyor who is ready to take the next step in their career and manage an office. The position also has opportunities for firm ownership.

Ideal Candidate Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or Land Surveying or equivalent degree (required)
Oregon or Washington Civil Engineer's License or Professional Land Surveyor (required)
6+ years of experience in civil engineering project management related to private land development projects
Ability to identify and pursue business development opportunities
Knowledge and familiarity with local codes and agency standards
Proven reputation for outstanding client service
Basic understanding of financial reports, solid time management, and follow-through skills, and the proven ability to manage a multi-disciplinary team with a positive, flexible approach.
Various civil engineering technical skills required including good organizational skills
Proven project management skills
Experience with operations and team leadership
Strong understanding of financial management
Ability to build consensus and relationships
Strong written and verbal communication skills including proposal writing
Self-motivated, proactive, and detail-oriented
Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines
Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
Reputation for high level of client service
Civil 3D and/or MicroStation/InRoads design experience a plus

Job Functions & Responsibilities: You will hit the ground running by providing project management of site development projects in the area. Depending on your background and interest, you will help determine the portfolio of work for the region which could include residential, industrial, commercial, education, recreational, and/or public works projects. You will work closely with professional and management staff in other offices to support the needs of your office. You will be rewarded for taking a proactive approach to managing, effectively handling multiple priorities, maintaining relationships with clients, and producing high quality work. If you are a highly motivated individual who takes pride in your work and wants to provide clients with the highest level of quality and service, then you will want to talk with us. Specific responsibilities of this job include:
Taking care of existing clients and projects already in progress
Managing projects from start to finish
Overseeing professional engineering and/or professional surveying services as applicable
Stamping final deliverables as applicable
Ensuring project deliverables meet the company's high quality control standards by providing QA/QC reviews
Identifying and pursuing new opportunities in providing services for projects
Interviewing and hiring staff
Networking with clients, agency personnel, contractors, subconsultants, and colleagues to build/maintain professional alliances in the region
Building and promoting the company culture that focuses on client service and high quality work
Maintaining relationships with clients to develop future opportunities
Overseeing office budgeting, reporting, and workload planning
Developing and managing all components of projects from proposal through construction including scope, budget, and schedule
Providing technical leadership for project team
Coordinating with other in-house disciplines, as well as outside subconsultants
Managing and mentoring staff
Doing what needs to be done

Company Overview

AKS is a consulting firm that serves a combination of public and private clients in the Pacific Northwest. Our company provides a unique combination of services including civil engineering, surveying, planning, landscape architecture, arboriculture, natural resources, and forestry. We have an established, broad-based portfolio of clients including landowners, real-estate developers, architects, government agencies, public service providers, timberland owners, and others. With four offices and 25 years in business, AKS is a well-respected and trusted resource to our clients. AKS is consistently ranked among the top ten largest engineering firms in the Portland metropolitan area. Despite our growth, we have remained true to our values and diligently maintain our focus on quality. Visit our website at for additional information about the work we do.

The Culture

AKS is not your typical consulting firm. We have created a unique work environment that is professional, friendly, casual, hardworking, and fun. With a reputation built on personal responsibility, straight answers, practical solutions, and above all else, client service, AKS has become a highly sought-after place to work. In fact, AKS was recognized by The Oregonian as one of the Top Workplaces in both 2018 and 2019. We specifically place our offices closer to where our employees live providing us faster response to our clients and a shorter drive to work for most employees. We emphasize building long-term relationships with clients at all levels of our organization. This philosophy has allowed us to expand and grow while staying true to our values. Every employee is treated as a valuable asset and everyone's voice matters.


AKS values our employees and proudly provides competitive compensation, benefits, and special perks. Checkout the Careers page of our website for more information on all that AKS offers.

Keywords: AKS Engineering and Forestry, Kennewick , Managing Director (Civil Engineering Firm), Executive , Kennewick, Washington

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