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Vice President Office Manager- Denver
Minimum Bachelorâ€™s Degree in Engineering or related field â€¢ Professional Engineer Registration or ability to obtain after hire â€¢ Minimum 15 years of principal-level experience in engineering or related field â€¢ Solid knowledge of the consulting engineering profession - 5 years of which would have principally focused on managing an office or region â€¢ Must be a visionary and a strategic thinker with a proven track record for growing operations in a challenging economic environment â€¢ Commitment to driving strong business performance, continuous improvement and best practices â€¢ Strong understanding of the local planning, consulting, engineering and construction markets â€¢ Successful track record of recruiting, retaining, and promoting world-class professionals and managers â€¢ Successful track record of managing staff with diverse backgrounds â€¢ Excellent listening and communication skills â€¢ Experience developing and leading a team Qualified applicants who are offered a position must pass a pre-employment substance abuse test. Job Description: URS is one of the largest, global, fully integrated engineering, construction and technical services firms with the capabilities to support the full project life cycle. We offer a full range of program management; planning, design and engineering; systems engineering; a broad range of science and technical services; construction and construction management; operations and maintenance; and decommissioning and closure services. Our business lines encompass private sector (mining, oil and gas, power, pipeline, commercial-industrial, manufacturing, and chemical-pharmaceutical); infrastructure (surface transportation, rail and mass transit, aviation, and water resources, treatment, and distribution); and major federal programs. With more than 50,000 employees in a network of offices in major cities throughout the Americas, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Europe, our broad-based expertise is a valued resource for federal, state and local government agencies, as well as Fortune 500 companies and other private industry clients worldwide. POSITION SUMMARY: This is an opportunity to join our dynamic Colorado operation as the Office Manager for the Denver Office. Our Colorado operation is one of the largest in the Company with over 500 professionals and the successful candidate will enjoy the full support of corporate and regional management and resources through a committed team environment. This position will report to the Regional Manager for the Mountain Region and will also develop a close working relationship with various Business Line Directors and our Mountain South Central Group Management Team. Direct responsibilities will include: Creating and maintaining a team-centered, growth-oriented and entrepreneurial business culture that seeks to identify new business opportunities, anticipates and responds to market and client needs, and builds value for the company, clients, and employees through excellent project execution. Leading, motivating, and developing a strong, diverse leadership team, and working to verify that the team operates as a single cooperative unit. Strengthening the team by recruiting top industry talent. Encouraging and enabling junior and mid-level employees to ascend to new, challenging, and rewarding positions. Implementing long term succession and monitoring staff development plans for the next generation of leaders. Establishing key business initiatives with measurable goals and milestones that support the overall region and company strategy. Developing implementation strategies that engage staff at all levels. Uniting the operation under one vision to achieve the desired outcomes. Preparing office budgets, establishing key metrics, and monitoring performance. Maintaining a healthy office P&L by closely managing and forecasting sales, staffing, utilization, overhead costs, profitability, and cash flow. Effectively balancing profit with the investments required to achieve growth objectives. Evaluating the performance of department managers on a regular basis and providing direct feedback, counsel, and coaching to continually improve operations. Communicate expectations and hold managers accountable for meeting financial goals and performance metrics - all while maintaining a high level of motivation and morale and building a team-oriented work environment. Identifying operational issues, developing plans to address these issues, and oversee implementation. Leading risk assessment and management procedures for the local operation and engaging senior management as appropriate. Conducting project reviews to monitor project performance. Verifying proper project management practices are incorporated and followed. Verifying appropriate quality, safety, and accounting standards are being followed. Verifying appropriate company-wide expertise is leveraged to plan and deliver a successful project. Verifying client satisfaction. Providing guidance and coaching to project teams as needed. Guiding and empowering "support teams" and committees (e.g., human resources, safety, quality, recruiting, accounting, training, marketing, sustainability, and great place to work - GP2W) to assist in maintaining a balanced and healthy operation and work environment. Verifying that safety and business ethics remain a top priority. Reviewing and upgrading local operating policies, procedures, and standards that will enable the office to maintain maximum competitive advantage. Establishing strong industry and outside contacts to maintain a keen awareness of major trends, activities, and requirements within our industries. URS does not accept unsolicited resumes from third party agencies or recruiters. No fee will be paid to third parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to hiring managers. All resumes must be submitted by the applicant to be considered for a position at URS.