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National Practice Director of Buildings and Places

  1. Miami, Tampa, Atlanta, New York, Austin, Dallas
R-113873

Why join us?

We are hiring! AtkinsRéalis is seeking a National Practice Director of Buildings and Places to join our New York, Denver, Miami, Tampa, Atlanta, Henderson, Austin or Dallas office.   

About Us:

AtkinsRéalis is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering, and project management consultancies. AtkinsRéalis has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years. AtkinsRéalis has the depth and breadth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time-critical infrastructure projects and the urgent transition to a low-carbon economy.

How will you contribute to the team? 

The successful candidate will be responsible for driving a culture of technical excellence throughout the architecture practice by providing opportunities for growth and development of technical staff and ensuring sound quality control are employed by all staff while ensuring compliance to company policy, process, and quality control and safety procedures. 

  • Staff Management: Responsible for effective performance management and career development practices throughout the architecture practice to ensure all employees reach highest possible performance level, job satisfaction, and commitment. Promote high employee morale and appropriate behaviours through personal leadership and frequent communication with individuals at all job levels. Ensure compliance with policies and procedures throughout the architecture practice.
  • Project Production and Management: Ensure appropriate staff allocation to projects in consideration of project schedules, budgets, key milestone dates and work products. Monitors and enforces compliance with established quality control standards, ensuring that appropriate quality assurance activities are being performed throughout the operating unit. Ensures staff are adhering to project specific QC plans and facilitates periodic QA compliance audits on current or recently completed projects. Assists staff in resolving problems concerning work with the various business units.
  • Technical Excellence: Maintains visibility and professional currency by actively participating in professional and civic organizations and encourages staff to do the same. Works with Practice Director and other senior leadership to design and implement development tracks for technical staff, with a focus on build on architecture excellence at all levels of the organization.
  • Marketing and Client Maintenance: Identifies the industry trends for the architecture practice and collaborates with the sales directors and business units, participates in the development of the strategic plan for the architecture practice considering market trends and changes in production and delivery of services. With the sales directors, participates (or engages participation of direct reports) in pursuing new project opportunities for firm by maintaining contacts with current and prospective clients.
  • Contracts and Financial: Promotes financial accountability among project and task managers within the practice, soliciting feedback from BUs on an ongoing basis and developing project recovery plans as warranted. May assist business units with project related technical discipline level budgets and contract negotiations. Develops and recommends annual budget for approval by practice director and TPO director.

What will you contribute?

  • Bachelor's degree in field of practice with technical excellence in one or more areas of the architecture practice. 
  • Post graduate degree preferred. 
  • Registered architect (RA) is required. 
  • PMP is a plus.
  • Experience in a senior staff management position with focus on operational excellence is preferred. 
  • Excellent technical and interpersonal skills. 
  • Proven ability to manage large scope operations and provide leadership to multiple levels of management. 
  • Demonstrated experience in contract negotiations, financial management, fee estimating, risk management, change management and project closeout.
  • Excellent communication skills and collaborative approach that permits effective communication amongst leadership, management, clients, project managers and staff.
  • Very strong financial management, team management, and leadership skills; ability to manage and coordinate efforts of various projects to produce budgeted profits and overall results.
  • Enthusiastic and resilient attitude with drive to achieve and maximize opportunities.
  • Proven success engaging, developing, managing and retaining highly motivated Design and/or Discipline Managers.
  • Must be willing to accept travel within the U.S.

What we offer at AtkinsRéalis:

AtkinsRéalis realizes that health, mental and financial wellbeing, are all equally needed to achieve balance in life. We are pleased to offer a robust rewards package that help our employees have peace of mind in and outside of work. 

Our benefit offerings address all of the areas that are part of living a healthy life.  We recognize that what is important to people, continues to change. Some of our other benefits to ensure our employees feel supported, include continuing to offer health and dental coverage and a full list below. Our culture is one of providing support and training for our employees to thrive. We offer learning and development programs, training, career pathing opportunities, and a tuition reimbursement plan. At AtkinsRéalis, you will enjoy a robust rewards package which includes:

  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Group Insurance
  • PTO plus two Floating Holidays
  • Paid Parental Leave (including maternity and paternity)
  • Retirement Savings Plan with employer match
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • An inclusive culture of Employee Resources Groups centered around women, African-Americans, Hispanics, LGBTQ+, Neurodiversity and Emerging Professionals
  • A Foundation that is employee-funded with a 2-to-1 match from the company providing STEAM education for minorities from K-12 to college

If this sounds like you and you would like to expand your career with us, apply today!

AtkinsRéalis is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace.  EOE/Minorities/Females/Veteran/Disability.

Please review AtkinsRéalis Equal Opportunity Statement here:

https://careers.atkinsrealis.com/equal-opportunities-statement

AtkinsRéalis cares about your privacy and are committed to protecting your privacy.  Please consult our Privacy Notice on our Careers site to know more about how we collect, use and transfer your Personal Data.

By submitting your personal information to AtkinsRéalis, you confirm that you have read and accept our Privacy Notice. 

Upon acceptance of an offer, all candidates must go through a drug screen test and background check. AtkinsRéalis is a federal contractor which mandates a satisfactory background screening report and drug test that supersedes state laws.

Note to staffing and direct hire agencies:

In the event a recruiter or agency who is not on our preferred supplier list submits a resume/candidate to anyone in the company, AtkinsRéalis family of companies, we explicitly reserve the right to recruit and hire the candidate(s) at our discretion and without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency.  https://careers.atkinsrealis.com/recruitment-agencies

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