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Federal Defense Division Manager Southeast

  • Job reference: NA-001410
  • Sector: Construction, Defence, Infrastructure
  • Location: Tampa
Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. We build long-term trusted partnerships to create a world where lives are enriched through the implementation of our ideas.

Public and private clients face myriad challenges – aging infrastructure, smart growth, lack of funding and limited staff. As a leader in sustainable design and construction, we take an integrated, innovative approach to help tackle those challenges.

We work together across an international network of offices. This means that wherever in the world a project is being delivered, our clients benefit from industry-leading expertise, as well as a dedicated local contact. We understand the importance of having deep roots in the community; knowing and understanding local requirements, practices and culture. This allows us to be true collaborative partners with our clients, so that together, we can tackle complex projects and enhance communities throughout the U.S. and around the world.

If you've set your heart on working for a company who values passion, doing the right thing, putting clients first and working collaboratively to provide excellence in all they do, then you've come to the right place.


The Atkins Federal Group is seeking a highly motivated, detail oriented, self-starter to join our team office as a Federal Defense Division Manager Southeast. This position can sit in any of our offices in the Southeast Region.

MAJOR FUNCTION/ROLE


Under general direction, manages project execution, client relations, and business growth for a large operating unit of the firm, or for a large client or technical discipline for an assigned area of responsibility (typically with annual project revenues over $5M). 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.

JOB DUTIES

  • Staff Administration: Assists sector, and business unit management in identifying staffing needs based on future workload and manpower projections; allowing the business unit management to plan and to coordinate as needed with the TPO. As needed, 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 perform such other duties as the supervisor may from time to time deem necessary.


SCOPE

COMPLEXITY
  • Manages project execution, client relations, and business growth for a large operating unit of the firm, or for a large client or technical discipline for an assigned area of responsibility (typically with annual project revenues over $5M).
DECISION-MAKING
  • Works independently under general direction. Makes approval decisions as specified in the Authorization Matrix. Accountable for business growth, quality, client satisfaction, and project profitability for area of responsibility.
WORK DIRECTION GIVEN TO OTHERS 
  • Gives direct supervision to several managers, plus assigned technical and administrative support staff. Responsible for performance management and career development of direct reports.
INTERNAL CONTACTS 
  • Interfaces with senior technical professionals and management throughout company.
EXTERNAL CONTACTS 
  • Represents the organization in a leadership role to primary clients, key public officials, and subconsultants. Maintains and develops relationships with key clients and prospective clients.

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. 
SPECIAL SKILLS
  • 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 REGISTRATIONS
  • Professional registration in field of practice is required, if available, i.e., P.E., P.G., PLS, R.A., or RLA.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS
  • Must have specific client knowledge and experience with Defense and Civil works clients in the Southeast Region.

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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