Director Of Engineering

Kismet Recruiting Houston , TX 77001

Posted 2 months ago


This candidate identifies business development opportunities and increases the profile of the Company with the city of Houston and surrounding area. Oversees the planning and technical design of multiple engineering projects for private land development clients ensuring budget and staff utilization targets are met.


5 years of project management experience. Healthcare, education, residential, commercial or industrial land development project experience is preferred.

10 years of relevant site design experience in site development including site layout, grading, sewer and other utility design, pavement design, landscape design, permitting, budgeting, jurisdictional agency interaction, and all other aspects of site development for a wide variety of project types.

Working knowledge of codes, regulations, and standards applicable to the design and construction of major site development projects in Texas.

Working knowledge of typical computer software programs used for site design and management (AutoCAD, Microsoft Office, etc.)

Prior managerial experience supervising, coaching and developing staff.

In-depth knowledge of service offerings and A|E|C industry business practices.


Project Management Duties

Participates in professional and trade associations to build a strong network of business contacts to support workload goals.

Develops profitable business relationships with clients to support land survey, civil engineering and landscape architecture, as well as all other services provided by the Company.

Consults with clients to determine development requirements and provides information regarding design, specifications, materials, equipment, estimated costs and approval time.

Leads and/or provides support for the development of project proposals.

Defines and manages project tasks, schedule and resource requirements.

Establishes goals for the projects and assist with achievement of QA/QC goals.

Provides leadership and management of the day-to-day operational activities for the preparation of civil engineering/site work design, landscape architecture, and facilities services drawings and specifications.

Coordinates with project architects, landscape architects, geo-technical engineers, and other technical staff for project development and project delivery.

Manages project budget and analyzes project profitability, revenue, margins, billing rates and utilization.

Facilitates on-going team meetings with project team and evaluates the project performance.

Prepares client-billing information on assigned projects and manages collections on outstanding accounts receivable balances.

Identifies additional scope and revenue opportunities that relate to the project and participates in business development activities.

Prepares and/or reviews and signs project contracts, change orders, and manages project scope in general.

Mentors the Companys personnel to support their growth and development plans and maintains a positive work culture.

Ensures that all branch staff understand the overall company objectives as well as their individual departmental objectives

Performs other duties as assigned.

Office Leader Duties

Develops long term goals and business plans for the office.

Develops and manages annual capital budget for the office. Develops personal relationships and networks to improve the presence and reputation of the branch and company.

Develops and executes the annual office business development plan in collaboration with Business Development department.

Monitors and ensures office chargeability targets are met.

Monitors total revenue of the office.

Monitors workspace needs of the staff.

Serves as the office leader in terms of all facility and workspace related issues. This also includes creating a positive and supportive work environment.

Implements and enforces compliance with office policies and procedures as outlined in the Office Policies and Procedures manual.

Hires, develops, directs, motivates and oversees the work of the administrative staff. Serves as the direct supervisor and coordinates the daily activities of office administrative staff.


Demonstrated ability to manage staff and multi-discipline projects.

Proven ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with clients, possess the desire to develop new clients, and expand the services of existing clients.

Proven business development skills.

Self-motivated and the ability to motivate others.

Demonstrated ability to lead and manage teams to achieve common goals.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to function effectively in teamwork environment.

Ability to work on several projects concurrently, prioritize work load and cope with tight timelines to meet all deadlines without compromising quality.

Good mentoring skills.

Excellent problem-solving skills; complete assigned tasks efficiently and exercise sound professional judgment.

Strong attention to detail and has an aptitude for noticing small design errors.

Strong understanding of financial management.


Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering or related field

Texas P.E. license or ability to obtain

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