Job Description: As the Director of Civil Engineering, you will be responsible for leading and managing our civil engineering department. You will oversee the planning, design, and execution of civil engineering projects, ensuring they are completed on time, within budget, and in compliance with regulatory standards. In addition, you will play a crucial role in business development, forging strategic partnerships, and driving growth opportunities for the company. This role requires a combination of technical expertise, leadership skills, strategic thinking, and a passion for business development.
- Lead and manage the civil engineering department, including a team of engineers, technicians, and support staff.
- Develop and implement strategic plans to achieve departmental goals and objectives.
- Oversee the planning and execution of civil engineering projects from inception to completion, ensuring adherence to project timelines, budgets, and quality standards.
- Collaborate with clients, architects, contractors, and regulatory agencies to define project requirements, resolve issues, and ensure compliance with relevant regulations and codes.
- Provide technical expertise and guidance to the team, reviewing design proposals, conducting site visits, and ensuring engineering best practices are followed.
- Monitor project progress, identify risks and challenges, and develop mitigation strategies to ensure successful project delivery.
- Foster a culture of innovation, continuous improvement, and knowledge sharing within the civil engineering department.
- Stay up to date with industry trends, technological advancements, and regulatory changes affecting the civil engineering field, and incorporate them into the department's practices.
- Manage departmental budgets, resource allocation, and staffing.
- Identify and pursue business development opportunities, including establishing and maintaining relationships with potential clients, consultants, and key industry stakeholders.
- Participate in the preparation and presentation of proposals, including feasibility studies, cost estimates, and project plans, to secure new projects and contracts.
- Collaborate with the executive team to develop and execute the company's business development strategies, targeting new markets and expanding service offerings.
- Track market trends, competitor activities, and industry developments to identify potential opportunities and risks.
- Represent the company at industry conferences, networking events, and client meetings to enhance the company's brand and reputation.
- Negotiate and finalize contracts, ensuring terms and conditions are favorable for the company.
- Drive revenue growth, achieve sales targets, and contribute to the overall profitability of the company.
- Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or a related field. A Master's degree is preferred.
- Professional Engineer (PE) license is required.
- Proven experience (15+ years) in a leadership role within the civil engineering industry.
- Strong project management skills with a track record of successfully delivering complex civil engineering projects.
- Demonstrated business development experience, including client relationship management, proposal preparation, and contract negotiation.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with internal teams, clients, and external stakeholders.
- In-depth knowledge of civil engineering principles, design standards, and regulatory requirements.
- Proficiency in relevant software and tools used in civil engineering design and project management.
- Strong leadership abilities with a strategic mindset and the ability to inspire and motivate a team.