Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions (E&IS) has a global network of engineers, scientists and project managers, we apply ingenuity, innovative technologies and customer focus to deliver full - service solutions for complex environmental, geotechnical and infrastructure challenges. We are a diverse business, with around 7,600 people in about 175 offices spanning six continents.
Wood E&IS, currently has an opportunity available for an Infrastructure Office Manager based in Burlington, with additional operational authority over infrastructure staff located in Richmond Hill, Cambridge & London, Ontario. This is a senior management role within the Wood Operations structure, responsible for leading, growing and managing the business that services all major market sectors of our E&IS operations.
The ideal candidate will possess at least 15 years of experience in multi - disciplinary engineering consulting, with the last 10+ years spent in leading diversified operations. The position requires a diverse background with management experience that include a broad knowledge of public and private sector markets with a particular focus in Ontario. The candidate will have experience in and across a broad range of services including Civil, Infrastructure and Transportation, Program / Construction Management along with Geotechnical, Environmental Engineering, Water Resources, Facilities Design and Environmental Remediation. As a leader you have a high degree of integrity with a commitment to achieving corporate and regional goals and objectives. You are a strong leader with a strategic, collaborative, client service focused outlook on business and a proven ability in business management.
Strategy & Development:
Establish long - term business direction based on the analysis of resources, market drivers, organizational values, and emerging economic, technological, and regulatory conditions
Establish and promote a positive, collaborative work environment, by developing productive, collaborative relationships of trust within and across offices and regions, as well as with functions
Maintain an active presence in the marketplace by networking, selling, establishing teaming partners, and playing an active role in key pursuits
Engage the office in strategic planning, welcoming new ideas and brainstorming to consider new revenue possibilities, new markets, and new ways to serve customer needs
Lead a diversified practice that includes infrastructure, transportation, industrial / commercial and water sectors, offering consulting and engineering to local, provincial and federal consulting customers as well as clients operating in international markets.
Attract, recruit and retain key personnel through effective leadership and visibility in the marketplace, looking to foster the long term success of the organization
Lead the office to implement service practices that meet customers’ and organization’s needs
Engage directly with customers on high profile or strategic projects
Adapt to changing market conditions
Manage risk, balance the need for growth with the need to mitigate risk by engaging in proposal and tender review (pricing, risks, cash), contract reviews and negotiation.
Provide verification of continued risk management (scope, schedule, staffing, safety, etc.) and financial target delivery of key projects through the performance of readiness reviews, project reviews, and project inspections.
Manage cash flow, by meeting and embracing responsibility and commitment to deliver or exceed budget targets. Recognize and assess key indicators of cashflow and financial health (e.g., utilization, multipliers, and variance
Effectively manage facilities and equipment to facilitate productivity and service delivery, and promote a positive engaged workforce
Leading People & Culture:
Implement processes and engage with multi - disciplinary teams of people to monitor and improve quality of performance
Create and promote an office environment that inspires people to align with Woods core values, of care, commitment, and courage by role modeling, communicating expectations, and rewarding the right behaviors
Demonstrate and ensure integrity and a commitment to safety and ethics in all ways
Establishes two - way communication channels to convey business strategies and plans to all employees; engages people by helping them understand the reasons behind organizational initiatives and the value of assigned responsibilities for the individual, team, and organization
Develop, Manage, and Maintain External and Internal Client relationships
Collaborate with Wood Office and Area Managers
Collaborate and consult with Wood Market Sector Leaders
Oversee and direct activities of local Client Account Managers and communicate / collaborate with Client Account Managers from Wood operations outside Ontario
Skills and Qualifications
Undergraduate degree in Engineering with Professional Accreditation (P.Eng)
A minimum of 15 years of experience in multi - disciplinary engineering consulting, with the last 10+ years spent in leading diversified operations
Successful track record for delivering consulting services with diverse public and private sector clients
Knowledgeable and experienced in technical and business risk management through the promotion of highly quality services and contract negotiations
Diversified experience by practice, technical discipline and client sector creating sustainable client relationships
Skill and knowledge to successfully work with key clients in various the infrastructure and transportation sectors
Demonstrated success and experience in building rapport and trust with key clients, business leaders, and team members
Proven track record as a successful P&L manager
Possess experience in successfully leading an operation of more than 100 people and $25 million fee revenue in a diversified practice environment
Skilled at developing transformational, strategic plans consistent with the overall goals of the organization
Proven effective teambuilding and influencing skills
Must be able to be based out of our Burlington, ON office full time with the ability to travel to other offices within Ontario
Must be a Canadian citizen, or eligible to work in Canada
We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non - exhaustive list): race, color, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws
Internal Number: 2019-36060
Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of over $11 billion. We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life-cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, chemicals, environment and infrastructure, power & process, clean energy, mining and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in. www.woodplc.com