This position can change your career. Roles that offer real leadership opportunity are hard to find; most are just senior PM-level with some mid management thrown in. Not at Otak. We want a true business leader with transportation experience because that is the engine and focus for our public practice growth. Your experience as a transportation practice leader has prepared you to lead our public business across all disciplines.
What does your resume include? Strong leadership skills with a history in the Oregon/SW Washington public infrastructure business. You most likely grew through successive responsibilities as an engineer or planner in the transportation market with extensive client relationships in the region. Your background shows a strong commitment to client satisfaction and solid skills as a leader of people. Years of experience are one measure, but so is demonstrated personal growth of you and your team.
Small enough to be nimble and strategic, but big enough to have top talent and exciting projects. We are growing and diversifying our business in Oregon and SW Washington. With a comfortable, collaborative work culture, competitive salaries, and great benefits, Otak is an ideal place to work for a strong leader of people and projects. Check out our website for more information on why Otak is a great place to work: https://www.otak.com/our-why-video/. There is also a link to a video on our transportation business: https://vimeo.com/438656711
What you will do
As Oregon/ SW Washington Regional Manager you’ll be part of the senior director leadership reporting to the CEO. You’ll have responsibility for overall regional business performance, business planning, transportation client development, and leadership of the public infrastructure business team in Oregon and SW Washington. To support your success, you will have a team of experienced unit leaders and project managers reporting to you. You’ll have a seat at the table in overall company performance through a collaboration with Senior Leaders in Administrative, BD & Marketing, financial and HR in addition to your regional peers to set goals and objectives in the region and ensure the team’s ongoing development and efficient operation.
Specific expectations and responsibilities of the position include:
Develop and implement strategies for the growth of the transportation business in Oregon and SW Washington.
Create and share your vision for growing our transportation group and sustaining services for public agencies
Collaborate with the Regional BD and Marketing leadership on strategic plans, client development, pursuit strategies, and competitive positioning
Provide direction to and supervision of staff
Work closely with your team to solidify and grow client relationships
Forecast the business and manage operations
Assist in strengthening the technical capabilities of staff in Oregon and SW Washington
What you’ll bring:
A comprehensive knowledge of public transportation and infrastructure in the Pacific Northwest with significant previous experience in senior leadership roles in large capital projects.
At least 15 years prior experience working with design and construction teams on public transportation and infrastructure projects.
Demonstrated leadership in a collaborative work environment.
A customer-oriented, entrepreneurial mind-set with a deep understanding of what it takes to deliver high-quality work to maintain existing clients as well as to inspire new clients to entrust their project management needs with us.
Bachelor's Degree required. Advanced degree in engineering, planning or similar fields preferred.
An Oregon or Washington PE license is desirable but not required.
Previous experience in the management of personnel, budgets, project management and quality delivery.
Otak is an equal opportunity employer. Sound like a place you’d like to spend some time and advance your career? Join us! Please apply online and include a cover letter that sells your skills with your resume.
About Otak, Inc.
Our drive to make positive change in our communities is about more than just technical work–it’s equally from the deep personal connection we all have to the places we work–which happens for us to be place we live and play as well. As a leading planning, design, sustainable engineering, and project management firm, we bring our expertise to natural and built environments across the United States, making them more vibrant, beautiful, and functional.
Since our founding in 1981, our urban designers, architects, engineers, planners, landscape architects, surveyors, and project managers have demonstrated that it is possible to be both practical and innovative. It is what we do; but why we do it is equally important and it has led us to our best work: whether that is integrating transit into a dense urban neighborhood or engaging with a community to put a mixed-use high-rise in a sensitive community context or working in the unique and sacred environment of a National Park. We are deeply interested and invested in the projects we do, with a passion for our clients’ vision. With a team of multidisciplinary experts, we add diverse experience and a forward-thinking approach to every pr...oject. We carefully consider how our work will affect future generations and that leads us to novel yet effective ways of addressing common challenges.