Senior Division Manager - Federal
Atkins 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.
Atkins seeks an energetic and highly motivated self-starter to join our Federal Management Group as a Senior Division Manager – Federal. This position can be based out of any one of Atkins Hub Offices within the United States.
Under general direction, manages project execution, client relations, and business growth for a large operating unit of the firm, multiple Groups, or for a large client or technical discipline/service for an assigned area of responsibility or nationally (typically with annual project revenues over $10M). Provides leadership, direction and guidance to managers and staff within area of responsibility. Responsible for achieving business growth, quality, client satisfaction, and project profitability goals and objectives for the area of responsibility. Focus on leading a diverse consulting services business, with leadership in asset management, Federal Master Planning or Civil Works.
Manages project execution, client relations, and business growth for a large operating unit of the firm, multiple Groups, or for a large client or technical discipline/service for an assigned area of responsibility or nationally (typically with annual project revenues over $10M).
Staff Administration: Assists managers in identifying staffing needs based on future workload and manpower projections. Reviews manager recommendations to recruit, hire, transfer or terminate staff and manager recommendations for salary offers for new hire candidates as well as salary and position adjustment actions for staff, and approves/disapproves recommendations and submits for further approval as specified in the Authorization Matrix. Recommends personnel actions for direct reports. Conducts semi-annual performance reviews and annual career planning sessions with direct reports. Provides staff with ongoing performance feedback and counsel to promote improved performance and career development. Helps staff identify and pursue technical and professional development activities consistent with their career development goals and business objectives/needs. Advises staff concerning company policies and procedures; monitors and enforces compliance.
Project Production and Management: Assists managers in developing project work plans; participates in reviews of schedules, budgets, project milestone dates and work products. Works closely with TPO leadership to ensure project staffing needs are met. Reviews financial performance of projects being produced and/or managed within the area of responsibility; assists managers in proactively identifying potential problem projects 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 area of responsibility. Reviews project QC plans and periodic QA compliance audits on current or recently completed projects. Assists managers in resolving problems concerning work with other work units.
Marketing and Client Maintenance: Participates in the development of the annual and strategic plans for the area of responsibility, and implements accordingly. Actively pursues new project opportunities for the area of responsibility and the firm by maintaining contacts with current and prospective clients; participates in the evaluation of new project opportunities for the area of responsibility and recommends go/no-go action. Identifies project proposal preparation and interview teams, and develops project marketing budgets subject to review and approval by senior management. Identifies and works toward the resolution of client relations problems. Maintains visibility and professional currency by participating in civic and professional organizations, and encourages staff to do the same.
Contracts and Financial: Conducts contract negotiations with clients and subconsultants. Participates in reviews of project budgets. Monitors project performance to ensure project profitability. Monitors accounts receivable and client billings. Provides input and recommendations concerning final write-offs and past-due accounts receivable.
May performs such other duties as the supervisor may from time to time deem necessary.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree in field of practice. Post graduate degree preferred. Management coursework and/or MBA a plus.
This level may be achieved by technical professionals or technical managers with 15 years of experience since B.S., with at least three of these years in positions with project management or operational management responsibilities.
Excellent technical and interpersonal skills. Proven ability to manage individuals and teams, provide leadership, and manage project production. Highly skilled at promoting the firm and negotiating advantageous contracts. Must have business vision, excellent communication skills, and be able to represent the firm effectively to clients, key public officials, and the community in general.
Professional registration in field of practice is required, if available, i.e., P.E., P.G., PLS, R.A., or RLA.
Atkins offers its employees a robust rewards package which includes: a competitive salary; a broad benefits package including medical/RX, dental, vision, life, disability, legal, hospitalization and other valuable voluntary options; generous time-off programs; flexible work schedules; 401(k) with employer match; professional and career development opportunities through our corporate university, as well as a highly-regarded tuition reimbursement program; and an unmatched culture focused on client-service, quality, and tireless pursuit of excellence in all we do. Atkins is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.
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