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Regional Leader (OR/SW Washington)

Company: Emissary Recruiting Solutions
Location: Portland
Posted on: February 12, 2024

Job Description:

Title: Regional Leader
Location: Portland, OR

Our client is a highly-regarded multidisciplinary design firm, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, with a rich history that spans over three decades. Known for its integrative and collaborative approach, our client specializes in creating sustainable solutions in architecture, urban design, civil engineering, and water resources, operating primarily within the infrastructure and environmental sectors. The firm excels in developing innovative, aesthetically pleasing, and sustainable projects that range from public works and transportation to environmental restoration and urban development.

Our client is currently seeking a Regional Transportation Director for Oregon and Southwest Washington. This role could be a significant highlight in your career journey. Real leadership opportunities, especially those centered around transportation, are hard to come by, but our client is an exception. They are seeking a true business leader with an extensive background in civil transportation project delivery and experience in driving growth through proven business development practices. This position may be based out of their Portland, OR or Vancouver, WA office.

In this role, you will collaborate closely with practice area and local business unit leaders to offer senior-level guidance and substantial support to regional staff. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, you will receive support in your role from other senior executives and regional directors throughout the company.

As the Regional Transportation Director, you will be a crucial member of the senior leadership team, reporting directly to our client's Chief Executive Officer. In this role, you will assume responsibility for the overall regional business performance, business planning, growth strategies, transportation client development, and the leadership of the public infrastructure business team at their Portland, Vancouver, Bend, and Salem offices. To support your success, you will have a dedicated team of experienced business unit leaders and project managers reporting to you. Your role will directly impact the company's overall performance, as you'll work closely with senior leaders in administration, business development, marketing, finance, and human resources. Collaborating with regional peers, you will be responsible for setting goals, defining objectives, and ensuring the team's continuous development and smooth operation.

Specific expectations and responsibilities of the position include:

  • Develop and implement strategies for the growth of the transportation business in Oregon, Southwest Washington and adjoining markets.
  • Create and share your vision for growing and maintaining their transportation client base and sustaining services to public agencies.
  • Collaborate with the regional business development and marketing leadership to establish strategic plans, client development strategy, lead specific project pursuit, and establish a competitive position.
  • Manage operations by providing direction to and supervision of senior business unit leader staff in survey, transportation, structures, and construction management.
  • Work closely with your team to solidify and grow client relationships.
  • Forecast business growth and sales.
  • Support strengthening the technical capabilities of staff in Oregon and Southwest Washington.
    • Bachelor's Degree required. Advanced degree in engineering, planning or similar fields preferred.
    • Minimum 15 years prior varied experience working with design and construction teams on public transportation and infrastructure projects.
    • Professional Engineer registration in Oregon and Washington, or ability to obtain these registrations within 6 months of hire, is required.
    • Comprehensive knowledge of public transportation and infrastructure in the Pacific Northwest with previous experience in a senior leadership role.
    • Demonstrated leadership in a collaborative work environment.
    • Customer-oriented, entrepreneurial mind-set with a deep understanding of what it takes to deliver high-quality work to maintain existing clients and inspire new clients to entrust us with project management and professional service needs.
    • Demonstrated experience in the management of personnel, budgets, project management and quality delivery.EOE STATEMENT:
      Emissary Recruiting Solutions and its Clients/Affiliates are equal opportunity employers who zealously support and advance diversity in the workplace.

Keywords: Emissary Recruiting Solutions, Portland , Regional Leader (OR/SW Washington), Other , Portland, Oregon

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