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Director - Engineering

Company: Haskell
Location: Dallas
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Job Description:

Haskell is looking for a Director - Engineering to join our team in the Dallas office.

With customer service a top priority, the Haskell culture is responsive, entrepreneurial, and collaborative. Excellence and delivering successful results are only possible with talented professionals and we seek the best to join our team.

Director - Engineering will direct and be accountable for all aspects of the Transportation Engineering business in the Dallas Office. The candidate will help create a strategic plan for a Transportation Engineering business in the Texas market. The plan will align with the overall Haskell strategic plan for the development of a Transportation Design business in all of the Haskell offices.

Haskell’s Design & Consulting Services (DCS) Group unites architecture, engineering, and consulting professionals from across industries and geographies. While some clients are looking for turnkey design-build or engineer-procure-construct projects, the DCS Group serves clients who need specialized, fee-for-service design or consulting projects. These types of projects allow our team to form a strong rapport with client teams, marshaling them as they grow and helping them address industry and market challenges. The DCS Group serves four primary markets: Government, primarily Department of Defense, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Air and Army National Guard, and the U.S. Naval Facilities Command; Industrial, focusing on food and beverage, consumer products, and utilities; Civil Infrastructure; and Healthcare.

Job Responsibilities:

Facilitate the creation of a strategic plan in alignment with the overall Haskell strategic plan for the development of a Transportation Design business in Texas

Identify existing and new target clients for the establishment of the business in Texas

Execute projects, meeting or exceeding client expectations for quality, schedule, and budget

Execute projects, meeting or exceeding internal expectations for quality, schedule, labor/cost budgets, project profitability, safety, and client satisfaction

Hire and grow a team who will complete the following in support of the office: Create & cultivate key relationships within target client organizations

Identify project opportunities early and facilitate go/no-go decisions in cooperation with Haskell leadership.

Grow a successful engineering office.

Recruit key project staff with design and project management capabilities.

Collaborate to leverage existing Benham and Haskell engineering and design-build capabilities for the growth of the organization

Ensure profitable and sound growth

Participate in go/no-go evaluations, ensure the establishment of project work plans, and review fee estimates

Recruit, develop, and retain high performers


10 years of progressive experience in transportation design leading to 5 years as an independent lead designer and culminating with at least 3 years successfully performing design management and coordination activities as a project manager or in assistance to a design project manager

Working knowledge of one or two highly related design disciplines (civil, roadway, or bridge) and the ability to manage and coordinate all design activities thereof

Specific Knowledge, Skills, License, Certifications, Etc.:

Professional registration or registration eligible

Intermediate skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Knowledge of design document production and presentation software

Ability to budget, manage, and forecast in EcoSys or other business unit approved design management software

Communications, negotiations, management, and leadership skills

Knowledge and experience in design project management including, but not limited to, budgeting, scheduling, proposal writing, staffing, coordination, forecasting, conflict resolution, and change management

To apply, please email: Kaitlyn.Dickinson@haskell.com

Haskell is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities). All persons shall have the opportunity to be considered for employment without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, alienage or citizenship status, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran’s status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

Haskell is a drug-free workplace, all applicants who receive conditional offers of employment will be subjected to pre-employment drug testing.

Qualifications Education Required

Bachelors or better in Civil Engineering or related field.

Licenses & Certifications Preferred

Professional Engineer

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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