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Southern California Water Resources Market Leader

  1. Water
  2. Los Angeles, San Diego, Costa Mesa
R-114500

Why join us? 

It’s an exciting time at AtkinsRéalis! We are rapidly growing in the US. Our company purpose is to build a better world for our planet and its people. We recognize the importance of making sure that our clients and employees, feel this purpose every day. AtkinsRéalis is proud of our company culture that promotes, diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our company ethos include collaboration through the connection of people, data, and technology. We are a global firm, who leverages having employees located throughout the world, creating valuable partnerships, and doing our part to make this planet and its people, thrive.  We need energetic, passionate, and eager professionals like you to join our team. There has never been a better time to be a part of AtkinsRéalis!

We are seeking a Senior Project Director to serve as our Southern California Water Resources Market Leader to join our San Diego, Los Angeles, and Costa Mesa offices.

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.

About You:

The selected candidate will be a member of the US water leadership team with overall responsibility for the development and implementation of the strategic plan to achieve growth objectives for the Southern California Region. This is anticipated to include identification of key clients, development and management of strategic relationships, development and management of the regional project pipeline, represent the firm in the various professional organizations, provide strategic leadership and management for key projects, and identify and recruit staff critical to the growth and success of the firm. This individual must have a background in the planning, design, and/or construction of stormwater/flood control infrastructure. The selected candidate will have demonstrated success in managing the technical and financial aspects of large projects and have strong leadership and people/client skills. Candidate will be expected to prepare proposals, market existing and potential clients, and serve as a positive representative of AtkinsRéalis in the community.

How your experience will contribute to the team:

  • . Marketing and Client Relationships
    • Responsible for maintaining positive client relations with existing clients and building new relationships with others.
    • Develops, implements, and monitors annual and strategic marketing plans for targeted projects; participates in the development of Strategic Plan.
    • Actively pursues, investigates, and evaluates new or expanded opportunities for associated projects and services within the firm by maintaining contacts with current and prospective client decision makers; identifies and works toward the resolution of client relations problems.
    • Reviews proposals and selects interview teams; reviews and recommends project marketing budgets subject to approval by senior management.
    • Maintains visibility and professional courtesy by actively participating in civic and professional organizations and encourages project staff to do the same.
    • Maintains regional/national prominence and recognition through published technical work and/or presentation of papers at national or regional technical conferences.
  • .  Team Building
    • Identifies and nurtures potential future leaders within existing staff to promote expansion of services.
    • Conducts semi-annual performance reviews and annual career planning sessions with management staff and provides staff with ongoing performance feedback and counsel to promote improved performance and career development.
  • . Project Management and Production.
    • Assists project staff in developing work plans; reviews and approves schedules, budgets, project milestone dates, and work products.
    • Works closely with the AtkinsRéalis Technical Professional Organization (TPO) to staff projects based on client/project needs.
    • Oversees financial performance of projects; assists project staff in identifying potential problems to ensure remedial actions are promptly taken to avoid financial losses and client dissatisfaction.
    • Monitors and enforces compliance with established quality control standards, ensuring that appropriate quality assurance activities are being performed throughout the project. Reviews QC plans and periodic QA compliance audits.
  • Performs such other duties as the supervisor may from time to time deem necessary.

Role Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in field of practice. Graduate degree preferred. Management coursework and/or MBA a plus.
  • Fifteen years of experience since B.S. or fourteen years since M.S. showing progressive responsibilities.
  •  Excellent technical and interpersonal skills, public speaking and persuasive ability; very strong financial management, team management, and leadership skills; ability to manage and coordinate efforts of various activities to achieve business unit and corporate objectives.  Possesses specific expertise, experience, and relationships to the extent that the individual is regarded as one of the market leaders in the United States.
  • Professional registration in field of practice is required, if available, e.g., P.E., A.I.C.P., R.A., or R.L.A. Certification as a "Project Management Professional" (PMP) or "Certified Construction Manager" (CCM) required within one year of assuming this position.

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 for domestic partners 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
  • Two Floating Holidays
  • Paid Parental Leave (including maternity and paternity)
  • Pet Insurance
  • Retirement Savings Plan with employer match
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Learning and development programs, training, career opportunities and a highly regarded tuition reimbursement program
  • 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. 

Expected compensation range is between $175,000 - $225,000 annually/hourly depending on skills, experience, and geographical location.

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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Content type

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