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Sr Highway Project Director

  1. Austin, Dallas, El Paso, Houston, San Antonio
R-111104

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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 Sr Project Director join one of our Texas offices (Dallas, Houston, Austin, El Paso, San Antonio, or Tyler). You will lead and work on various projects with the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT).

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:

In this Sr Project Director role, you will manage project execution, client relations, and business growth for AtkinsRéalis’ transportation business with the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT). You will provide leadership, direction and guidance to managers and staff within area of responsibility.

How your experience will contribute to the team:

  • Possess a background in winning and serving clients on major projects, a sound technical background, excellent communication and organizational skills and thorough knowledge and understanding of Texas details and standards.
  • Participate in strategic planning for the office to maximize profitability, marketing capabilities, operational efficiencies, and quality.
  • Leverage existing and develop new TXDOT relationships to identify and pursue business opportunities.
  • Help support other offices within the region to fulfil current project needs while planning the future of our Texas business.
  • Assist managers in developing project work plans; participates in reviews of schedules, budgets, project milestone dates and work products.
  • Work closely with our technical team leadership to staff projects based on client/project needs.
  • Oversee financial performance of projects; assist project staff in identifying potential problems to ensure remedial actions are promptly taken to avoid financial losses and client dissatisfaction.
  • Monitor and enforce compliance with established quality control standards, ensuring that appropriate quality assurance activities are being performed throughout the project.
  • Review QC plans and periodic QA compliance audits.
  • Assist assigned project staff in facilitating work sharing with other operating units.
  • Secure resource support from other operating units.
  • Establish work sharing commitments and negotiates outsourcing budgets with technical managers.
  • Conduct contract negotiations with clients and sub-consultants.
  • Develop and recommend operational budgets for approval by senior management.
  • Review and make decisions on proposed project budgets.
  • Monitor monthly performance against budget to ensure project profitability.
  • Manage the project as a profit center; controls G&A costs; reviews and manages revenue stream.
  • Approve purchase requests for capital items as specified in the Authorization Matrix.
  • Manage accounts receivables and client billings; review and make decisions concerning final write-offs and past due accounts receivables as specified in the Authorization Matrix.
  • Develop, implement, and monitors annual and strategic marketing plans for targeted projects; participate in the development of Strategic Plan.
  • Actively pursue, investigate, and evaluate new or expanded opportunities for associated projects and services within the firm by maintaining contacts with current and prospective client decision makers; identify and work toward the resolution of client relations problems.
  • Reviews proposals and selects interview teams; review and recommend project marketing budgets subject to approval by senior management.
  • Maintain visibility and professional courtesy by actively participating in civic and professional organizations and encourage project staff to do the same.
  • Maintain regional/national prominence and recognition through published technical work and/or presentation of papers at national or regional technical conferences.
  • Assist management team in identifying staffing needs based on future workload and manpower projections for project staffing.
  • Review managers' recommendations to recruit, hire, transfer, or terminate project staff; approve/disapprove or endorse recommendations and present to senior management for approval as required by established authorization guidelines.
  • Review and make decisions on recommendations for salary offers for new hire candidates, as well as salary and position adjustment actions for project staff, subject to senior management review and approval.
  • Approve personnel actions as established by authorization guidelines.
  • Conduct semi-annual performance reviews and annual career planning sessions with management staff within assigned project.
  • Provide staff with ongoing performance feedback and counsel to promote improved performance and career development.
  • Identify and nurture potential future project management leaders within existing staff to promote expansion of services.
  • Help staff identify and pursue technical and professional development activities consistent with their career development goals and project objectives/needs.
  • Advise project staff concerning company policies and procedures; monitors and enforces compliance.

Role Requirements

  • B.S or M.S. degree in engineering.
  • 15+ years of experience in transportation and urban highway and freeway design.
  • 5+ years of experience leading transportation design projects for the Texas Department of Transportation and local and municipal clients.
  • 3+ years of business development experience
  • PE License (TX)
  • Existing TXDOT relationships
  • Excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills, public speaking, and persuasive ability.
  • Very strong financial management, team management, and leadership skills.

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
  • Paid Family Leave
  • 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 $190,000 - $220,000 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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