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Regional Structures Team Leader

  • Job reference: NA-002584
  • Sector: Roads & Bridges
  • Location: Tampa

SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years.

 

SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business was ranked as the world’s 3rd largest global design firm by ENR in 2018 with nearly 55,000 employees worldwide. We have the depth and breadth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time-critical infrastructure projects and the urgent transition to a low-carbon economy.

 

Atkins seeks an energetic and highly motivated self-starter to join our Structures Group as a Regional Structures Team Leader in our Tampa, FL office. 

 
 
MAJOR FUNCTION/ROLE
 

Under general direction, supervises the staff and work production of the regional structural engineering work unit related to bridge and other transportation structures for highway vehicular, rail and transit facilities.  Provides leadership, direction and technical guidance to staff to ensure that quality technical services are provided to clients and that the regional structural engineering work unit meets its operating performance targets. Provides expertise for diverse structural engineering activities throughout the area of responsibility, nationally, and/or company-wide.  Manages project production, project acquisition/client relations, and financial management of the work unit to ensure quality, client satisfaction, continued production backlog, and profitability of all projects within the work unit. Typically responsible for annual revenues over $2M and over 15 staff.

 
 
JOB DUTIES
 
  • Manages the staff, operations, and business development coordination activities of a bridge structural engineering team. Work involves coordination, research and problem solving on a variety of engineering projects which may include unique and/or controversial issues, the solution of which has an important effect on major organization programs.

  • Staff Administration: With Technical Director, BU Managers and Project Managers, identifies current and future staffing availability based on technical and budgetary requirements of future workload and manpower projections. Recommends salary levels for new hires and initiates salary and position adjustment actions for staff, subject to senior management review and approval. 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 work unit objectives/company needs. Ensures staff compliance with company policies and procedures.

  • Project Production and Management: Ensure appropriate staff allocation to projects in consideration of project schedules, budgets, key milestone dates and work products. Monitors and enforces compliance with established quality control standards, ensuring that appropriate quality assurance activities are being performed throughout the operating unit. Reviews project QC plans and periodic QA compliance audits on current or recently completed projects. Assists staff in resolving problems concerning work with the various business units.

  • Technical Excellence: Maintains visibility and professional currency by actively participating in professional and civic organizations and encourages staff to do the same. Works with Practice and Technical Directors to design and implement development tracks for technical staff, with a focus on building technical excellence at all levels of the organization.

  • Marketing and Client Maintenance: May participate in pursuing new project opportunities for firm by maintaining contacts with current and prospective clients. 

  • Contracts and Financial: May assist sales leads and project managers to staff new pursuits and contract negotiations. Approves purchase requests for capital items as specified in the Authorization Matrix.

  • Performs such other duties as the supervisor may from time to time deem necessary.

 
 


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
 
  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering. 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 supervisory responsibilities.

 
 
SPECIAL SKILLS
 
  • Strong technical writing and communications skills, proven through technical proposal development, technical presentations, technical papers and/or participation in technical committees.

  • Excellent technical and interpersonal skills.

  • Highly skilled at promoting the firm and negotiating advantageous contract terms.

  • Proven ability to manage individuals and teams, provide leadership, and manage project production.

  • 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
 
  • Florida P.E. license is required. Registration in additional states is desired.

 
 
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
 
  • Strongly preferred: Experience with design of segmental concrete structures, other continuous concrete structures, (e.g., straight or curved spliced concrete girders, post-tensioned or conventionally reinforced multi- or single cell concrete boxes, etc.), and steel plate and/or steel box structures. Structures may include highway, railroad, pedestrian or transit bridges.

  • Preferred: Experience with design of steel and/or concrete complex structures with spans exceeding 400 feet.

 
 

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.

 

Please view Atkins Equal Opportunity Statement here: http://careers.atkinsglobal.com/File.ashx?path=Root/Documents/north-america-welcome-new-employee/Equal_Opp_Stmt.pdf

  
 

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