Texas Transportation Sector Leader in US-TX-Dallas, United States



Overview / Responsibilities

Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions is seeking a Texas Transportation Sector Leader with 15+ years of relevant experience to become an integral member of our Texas Strategic Growth Initiative team. Sector Leader will be tasked with building a multi-disciplinary team that provides engineering design, construction management, inspection, and materials testing services across Texas. The Sector Leader will be responsible for developing and executing the growth strategy, including definition of key hires in each of the five offices (Dallas, Austin, Houston, El Paso and San Antonio) to support these services and grow an integrated team. Sector Leader may serve as Client Account Manager for TxDOT and other key transportation clients.

This position requires a candidate with effective time-management, written communication, planning, organization and interpersonal skills. The ideal candidate has the ability to take initiative, work independently and coordinate efforts with multi-discipline teams. The candidate must possess outstanding leadership skills and have the ability to perform business development duties. The Sector Leader shall be a licensed Professional Engineer in Texas and possess strong relationships with TxDOT districts, toll authorities, regional mobility authorities and other local agencies.

Key Technical Responsibilities

  • Business Development of the PS&E, SUE, CM and CEI markets in Texas for TxDOT, toll authorities, regional mobility authorities and other agencies
  • Manage the respond to RFQs for potential projects
  • Communicate and negotiate contracts with clients
  • Develop project-specific service delivery strategies PS&E, SUE, CM and CEI
  • Develop technical teams and train and mentor key staff
  • Lead, direct and supervise the project teams delivering services on complex and specialized major transportation projects per the contractual documents, TxDOT contract documents, procedures, specifications and manuals
  • Provide guidance and direction as needed to the on-site project staff
  • Respond to questions and concerns and ensure that all issues raised by clients (internal and external) and stakeholders are handled promptly and properly
  • Oversee the project close out phase, including certificate of substantial completion, punchlist, and receipt of as - built, warrantees and manuals
  • Provide design support and value engineering and constructability reviews

Key Managerial Responsibilities

  • Maintain effective client relationships and leverages project experience to win work
  • Lead the coordination, development and production of proposals, SOQs and presentations, ensuring the highest quality of information and documentation output
  • Accountability includes timely and satisfactory completion of PS&E, SUE, CM and CEI services per the contractual agreements and assuring satisfactory client service
  • Implement and oversee compliance with administrative and business operation activities including human resources, training programs, inventory, safety and budget monitoring
  • Manage the implementation of established procedures and the implementation of preventive and corrective actions


Skills / Qualifications

  • Degree in construction management, engineering or related field required
  • Minimum 15 years of experience in engineering, construction management, and/or construction of existing and new facilities
  • 10+ years as a Resident Engineer or Construction Manager with highway construction project experience from contract administration through project close out is preferred
  • Self-starter with strong oral and written communications skills
  • Proficient in MS Word / Excel / Outlook and project scheduling tools
  • Candidates must be familiar with TxDOT procedures, specifications, test methods and project administration manuals
  • Current TxDOT pre-certifications with Work Categories 11.1.1 and 11.2.1 is a plus
  • Experience with alternative project delivery and federally funded local government projects is preferred
  • Motivated to develop business from new and existing clients
  • Availability to work outside normal business hours as required
  • Ability to travel frequently, generally within the state of Texas
  • Possess an extensive understanding of engineering and construction standards and practices
  • Knowledgeable in construction document handling and administration
  • Knowledgeable in organizing and managing cost estimating, bidding and scheduling procedures
  • Knowledgeable in documenting and assessing field conditions, RFIs and change orders
  • Able to create and aggressively manage construction schedules
  • Able to manage sub-contractors and manpower and delegate tasks to complete goals, objectives and schedules
  • Skilled in client relations and customer service
  • Understanding of fundamental cost accounting practices
  • Excellent listening, communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks
  • Must pass drug test, physical, background check and must have a satisfactory driving record in accordance with the company's driving (MVR) policy

Physical Demands

  • Flexibility to travel to construction sites for extended periods and work outside of normal business hours


Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of around $10 billion.  We provide performance driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in.

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Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

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