At KLJ, we love engineering, moving forward, and bringing ideas to life. Our work is more than a project, it's a long-term solution for the communities in which we live and work. We are committed to providing an exceptional experience to our customers – every project, every time. We reimagine what projects can be through innovative planning, design, and support of infrastructure projects of all shapes and sizes. Join our team and reimagine what your career can be.
*This position may be located in either: Denver, CO; St. Paul, MN; Fargo, ND; or Bismarck, ND*
Position Purpose Supports go-to-market team of business development and market managers, as well as client managers in the pursuit, positioning and securing water-related projects. Serves as a technical advisor, bringing industry knowledge, expertise, experience and innovation to win and execute water-related work. Works across all markets within the company and client types, including city, county, state, federal, tribal nations, water districts, MPOs, airports, land developers and contractors.
Essential Functions •Provide leadership to a senior-level team of professionals focused on the water market •Supports the development of the functional/business plan to achieve annual goals and align with corporate strategy and recommend improvement of product/services •Make authoritative decisions and recommendations having significant impact on water type projects and related activities of the company •Anticipate clients’ needs and industry trends to advance and align the technical breadth and depth of the team to changing market conditions •Communicate and collaborate with leaders in production, marketing and project management to ensure resources are being utilized in the most efficient manner to provide client value. •Establish goals, objectives, and methods of accountability to ensure the most efficient use of resources, facilities, equipment, and supplies •Develop talent to satisfy company needs for engineering expertise focused on water markets and align those with the strategic goals of the organization •Ensures all projects, initiatives, and processes are in conformance with organization's established policies and objectives. •Provides expert technical guidance in the water market. •Represent team resources in meetings with stakeholders and clients
Responsibilities •May serve as a senior technical resource on projects. •Provide technical innovation to guide and grow the water market. •Provide insight and guidance into development of water market goals and strategies. •Support business development efforts to existing or potential clients. •Set up, participate in and facilitate regular meetings with clients. •Utilize effective written and oral communication to clearly articulate the services and value the company provides, to secure additional work and market share. •Confer with team members and clients to lead, prepare, and participate in proposals and interviews. •Attend industry trade shows for presenting and business development. •Monitor Quality Assurance and Quality Control processes.
Qualifications •A four-year degree in engineering or a related field is required •15+ years with a combination of design and management experience •Ability to demonstrate a high degree of creativity, foresight and mature judgement in planning, organizing and guiding extensive engineering programs. •Recognized having engineering expertise in one or more of the following markets: drinking water, surface water or wastewater •Ability to demonstrate company's technical expertise to external clients. Preferences: •M.S.in engineering or related field •Previous experience in project and senior level management •Experience with markets, clients and projects in multiple industries/service areas
Hours and Travel This position requires the individual work 40+ hours per week with 50% of the time spent in the office and 50% out of the office.
Physical Requirements The physical demands described represent those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities. The employee is regularly required to: •Sit, stand, walk, stoop, kneel, twist, crouch, and crawl •Use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms •Talk or hear and communicate clearly The employee must: •Frequently lift and move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and move up to 25 pounds Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
All applicants must be authorized to work in the US. KLJ does not sponsor applicants for employment-based visas. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.
Internal Number: 19-0018
Since 1938, KLJ has focused on innovative solutions for local, regional and national infrastructure projects. Our expertise provides knowledgeable, experienced support for engineering, planning and surveying projects of all sizes. Our integrated practice allows us to envision, plan, engineer and build infrastructure from start to finish for clients around the country.
KLJ is committed to our employees and clients. We help achieve personal and professional growth while delivering innovative and practical solutions to our communities.
As a civic leader, KLJ supports the communities we serve through sponsorships, participation in charity events, corporate matching for employee charitable contributions and strong support of employee volunteerism.
KLJ is a subsidiary of KLJ Solutions. We are a 100 percent employee-owned company that offers competitive compensation and benefits including various insurance options, 401k and Employee Stock Ownership Program opportunities.