SWCA Environmental Consultants is hiring a
Technical services associated with water resources are expected to experience significant growth across the U.S. SWCA’s growth in this area requires the addition of a visionary technical leader who partners with peers across the organization to continue to shape the direction of water resources technical services. This candidate will bring unique technical leadership related to execution, innovation, and management of SWCA’s water resources technical practice.
The Water Resources Technical Director will have enterprise-level accountability for developing a strategic vision to expand water resources technical services across SWCA and will collaborate with other leaders to ensure that the vision supports SWCA’s offices, clients, business lines, and other technical disciplines. The Director will be responsible for the quality of service across water resource practice areas and will ensure that SWCA has leading water resources expertise and is employing state-of-the-art processes, methodologies, and tools.
The Water Resources Technical Director will lead complex projects or tasks specific to the water resources practice; develop standard methodologies and tools; establish measures of quality; mentor other water resources practitioners; lead or contribute to business development pursuits and management of strategic clients; and coordinate with other Directors, technical leads, and project managers to implement SWCA’s water resources strategy.
The selected individual will be an experienced leader with recognized water resources expertise. The Director will report to one of SWCA’s Vice Presidents of Scientific and Technical Services.
This is a full time, regular status position, eligible to work in any of our offices, or 100% distributed in the domestic US.
A letter of interest and resume are required for this application.
As the Technical Director, you will:
Be an enterprise-level practice leader who is accountable for the quality of service across water resource practice areas, ensuring that SWCA has leading expertise and state of the art processes/methodologies/tools.
Work with the VPs of Scientific and Technical Services and other Technical Directors to identify and implement strategic technical initiatives and drive consistency across offices and regions.
Oversee large and complex water resources projects as a project, client, or contract manager, including a goal of 50-60% productivity.
Work with other water resource leaders to develop and implement SWCA’s strategic vision for water resources technical services and focus on the development of technical competencies and standards within the water resources practice. Approximately 10-15% of your time will be dedicated to implementing strategic initiatives.
Position the water resources practice to accelerate and support SWCA's growth with approximately 10-15% of your time dedicated to strategic business development and client management initiatives.
Provide technical leadership, mentoring, and coaching within SWCA’s water resources practice with approximately 10-15% of your time dedicated to these efforts.
Work with and through colleagues across SWCA to ensure the quality and integrity of deliverables in the water resources practice.
Promote and support SWCA’s Science Leadership Program and coordinate with water resource practitioners and other resource specialists who are members of the program.
Execute on the responsibilities identified in SWCA Career Landscape for Director-level employees in Technical Leadership.
Demonstrate leadership, expertise, and Director-level behaviors in SWCA’s seven core competencies (Action-Oriented, Client Focus, Collaborate, Decision Quality, Ensures Accountability, Instills Trust, Situational Adaptability) and three Technical Leadership Focus Area Competencies (Communicates Effectively, Manages Complexity, and Nimble Learning).
SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing employee-owned firm, providing a full spectrum of environmental services. With offices across the United States, SWCA is one of the largest environmental compliance firms and ranks among Engineering News-Record’s Top 200 Environmental Firms.
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