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Senior Director - Program/Construction Management

Harris is a 100% employee-owned company focused on solving today's complex challenges in planning, design, and construction of public infrastructure. Our offices and project sites span the West Coast in California, and Washington with a staff of over 200 employee-owners. We focus on serving clients in the municipal, water, transportation, and education markets.

If you're a driven professional looking for a collaborative environment, work that makes a difference, and a firm that invests heavily in your growth, you could be a perfect fit for Harris & Associates.

We are seeking a driven, seller/doer to lead the Northern California segment of our Program + Construction Management Division from our East Bay offices in Concord, CA.

Job Summary

The Senior Director will lead cross-functional project teams, including internal and third-party representatives. The successful incumbent will use project management methodologies and best practices to deliver projects on time and within budget. The incumbent will be working in a collaborative and dynamic team environment handling a varied portfolio of high-visibility projects with many stakeholders and sometimes competing priorities.

We are seeking a seasoned manager to provide leadership, technical oversight of project managers, and client follow-up across all three phases of construction project delivery (i.e., pre-construction, construction, and post-construction) to ensure operational excellence and client satisfaction is achieved.

In addition to technical project acumen, a qualified candidate will possess the necessary relationship building and team management skills to staff and lead highly-effective project delivery teams which includes recruiting, interviewing, hiring, and engaging multiple project managers and direct reports.

The Senior Director is responsible for developing sound business development strategies to deepen existing client relationships, cultivate new business, and ultimately win work in support of Harris’ strategic road map.

Responsibilities and Duties​

  • Growing key markets in alignment with our strategic plan; grows backlog and staffing in alignment with market plans.
  • Develops marketing strategies sell Harris’ services and to grow the business.
  • Effectively communicates with clients at all levels within their organization to develop trusted relationships and maintains client satisfaction.
  • Expertly leads, manages and negotiates client contracts, fees, scopes, work plans, schedules, invoicing, and budgets.
  • Independently leads and manages corrective actions: manages and produces contract addenda, and additional services agreements .
  • Ability to manage and resolve conflict in an effective manner.
  • Leads and manages project review meetings for all projects within their range of influence.
  • Manages project profits and losses based on market and area responsibility.
  • Meets with staff regularly and encourages membership and attendance in key professional organizations, conferences, other growth and support activities.
  • Coaches, develops and mentors staff; encourages certifications, and active participation in professional organizations to broaden Harris’ brand and grow strategic networks.
  • Actively motivates direct reports and project teams.
  • Regularly attends and presents at technical and professional organization/conference events.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Science, Construction Management, or related degrees. A master’s degree is highly desirable.
  • California Professional Engineer (PE) license and Certified Construction Manager (CCM) highly preferred.
  • Public agency experience in the Municipal/Education/Water markets. Transportation experience preferred, but not required.
  • Minimum of 8 - 10 years Business Development and Project Management experience.
  • Minimum of 10 years in a leadership/management/director-level position.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to communicate efficiently with staff members, client, field crews, and customers and their stakeholders.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and SharePoint; experience with Newforma a plus.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, networking and team building skills.
  • Creative problem solver with a high degree of change agility.
  • Travel up to 50% .

We offer competitive salaries and benefits, including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, EAP, PTO, paid holidays and more.

Harris & Associates an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability) and provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

Harris expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

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