Georgia Transportation Leader

Atlanta, Georgia
20 Nov 2016
06 Feb 2017
BI 00017F
Contract Type
Full Time
The Buildings & Infrastructure (B&I) Line of Business is a global network of approximately 11,500 employees, which serves both the private and public sector. Our employees work to shape the communities we live in by creating world-class projects that transform the future development patterns of those communities. We provide our clients award-winning planning, engineering, architectural and interior design, construction and program management, and design-build project delivery. The Jacobs business model allows us to successfully service our clients, leverage our integrated services, and provide our employees with growth opportunities while delivering global solutions to our client's local programs.

We consistently receive high rankings from Engineering News-Record (ENR) in many classifications, including the categories of Top Design Firms, Top Contractors, Top Green Buildings Design Firms, and Top Transportation Companies.

Jacobs is seeking a highly motivated professional to lead its Transportation Practice in Georgia. Individual should have demonstrated operational group leadership, client management and business development experience for transportation-based business line. Selected individual will have demonstrated success in leadership of teams delivering all aspects of a robust transportation practice including planning, design, construction and program management. The successful candidate will be able to quickly establish strategic relationships with major public-sector transportation clients in the State of Georgia and collaborate with a dedicated sales team to grow the business.

The primary responsibilities of this role will include:

• Originating the strategic vision and investment for the transportation practice in coordination with national and regional operations and sales teams
• Developing the business plan and growth strategy in coordination with the national and regional operations and sales teams
• Serve as the senior operations manager responsible for providing leadership and direction to transportation staff in Georgia
• Champion collaboration with other Jacobs transportation business units to facilitate overall successful delivery to our clients and mutual success of
• Identifies opportunities to grow, diversify and differentiate Jacobs' product offerings
• Identifying, evaluating and recruiting key hires to assist in the growth strategy evaluating potential staff to execute projects
• General business development and marketing focus, while ensuring client care and feedback to maintain high quality performance of the operation
• Oversight of the negotiation of project contracts at the local level
• Takes ownership for project success: delivery of target quality, cost management and customer satisfaction
• Proactively uses Jacobs tools and methodologies to drive productivity and growth
• Managing the Profit/Loss performance of projects in accordance with "as sold metrics"
• Maintaining community presence and visibility through membership and participation in various professional, civic and business organizations as well as other appropriate means
• Participates in corporate initiatives to assist in meeting the company's goals.
• Responsible for the safety of Jacobs staff and models Jacobs Beyond Zero safety excellence; proactive in identification of and closure of gaps; measures safety performance
• Effectively communicates (verbal and written) expertise to peers and customers, and facilitates communications across multi-party activities; helps others develop these skills

• This position requires a minimum 15 years progressive experience in the consulting engineering design services arena, with a minimum 10 years in a management or leadership role.
• BS or MS degree in a related field is required, plus Professional Registration is preferred.
• Ideal candidate will possess targeted market involvement as it relates to Transportation Infrastructure programs required.
• Requires involvement in community and professional organizations and will require attendance at evening social and professional events.
• The candidate must have good leadership skills, a strategic focus to build a transportation practice, and able to identify, attract and hire key additional staff.
• The candidate must be able to articulate clear vision and direction and have good social, networking and presentation skills.
• Experience in Georgia transportation market is highly preferred but not required.