Environmental Engineering Department Manager

Requisition ID
Work Location
Department / Discipline
Civil Engineering
Additional Work Location
Position Type
Staff / Permanent
Professional & Technical

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions is currently seeking a Environmental Engineering Department Manager that will be accountable for providing leadership, guidance and operational oversight to Civil Engineering Service line which includes: Water/ Environmental, Civil / Stormwater, CADD / Construction Support.


Our employees have the opportunity to work on complex and diverse projects with the support and resources of a large international organization. At the same time, each office team takes pride in maintaining a small family like environment! We have a very comfortable and supportive culture, comprised of knowledgeable and skilled Engineers, Environmental Technicians & Scientists, Remediation Engineers, Chemists, and Data Visualization Specialists. We realize that our people are what make us known in the Industry and recognized for delivering high quality and technical excellence. If you want to be a part of a dedicated and brilliant team, we’d love to hear from you!


Wood has a flexible working model at which this position can be remotely based/work from home or in an office within the New England area: Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island!!!


Key Role and Responsibilities:

  • Lead the Service Line in alignment with the operational success to include; operational goals, strategies, policies and initiatives while driving accountability and collaboration.
  • Lead the Service Line in sales/profit, being externally/client focused, meeting or exceeding budgeted metrics, and resource management, while also ensuring the highest possible standards of integrity, safety, quality and operational excellence.
  • Provide guidance and direction to maximize margins on proposal bids through strategic scoping, high technical scoring, and maximizing rates (multipliers) and other mark-ups on commercial aspects
  • Develop and manage proposal efforts, business strategies, and lead in contract negotiations including but not limited to terms & conditions, scope, and budget
  • Provide leadership and mentorship to staff; ensure ongoing performance feedback, support development and growth, address performance and behavioral issues as necessary
  • Responsible for driving accountability in quality standards; utilize tools, training, and challenge team for excellence in quality of work product
  • Ensure Project Managers within given Service Line are supported, held accountable and successfully maintain PM status as outlined by Internal PM Program standards
  • Create a ‘team’ and collaborative culture through demonstrating open communication, developing trust, and recognizing staff and providing ongoing construction feedback
  • Maintain high-value relationships with clients in the market; demonstrate excellence in client service/experience
  • Oversee day to day workload management (manage utilization and non-chargeable time) of all staff within the Team
  • Work effectively with project managers, key technical specialists, and the marketing team as a key leader to deliver quality projects to our clients
  • Lead select projects within his/her technical area of expertise
  • Actively contribute to driving success of the Operation - support Operations Management in areas such as;
    • Budgeting
    • Business planning
    • Staff remuneration
    • Month end financial close
    • Growing the business
  • Collaborate with other Service Lines, Operations, and Corporate Leadership to grow market share across targeted clients
  • Drive a healthy cash collection culture to support a positive cash position
  • Work with the Operations Manager to roll out and deliver key corporate messaging
  • Manage recruitment needs and demonstrate strategic thinking for staffing; actively participate in recruiting and onboarding efforts for your discipline
  • Partner with internal support functions and resources such as Finance, A/P, HSE, and P&O to ensure compliance and efficiencies
  • Continually network with leadership in the Group Chief Technical Leads and Sector Program to support Technical Assurance and business development
  • Actively promote an integrated team approach with other discipline leads and staff to facilitate effective communication and resource sharing across service lines and regions
  • Timesheet review and approvals (or delegated to other senior members or Team Leads)
  • Engage in public outreach, marketing and client communication.
  • Promote Wood’s strong Health and Safety culture
  • Lead by example with integrity

Skills / Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required, advanced degree preferred in specific discipline
  • PE or applicable professional certification
  • 18 years of related experience
  • 5 years in a leadership or management capacity
  • 5 years of experience with successful proposal writing and development
  • 3-5 years project management and business development experience
  • Ability to prepare design engineering calculations, reports, specifications and drawings
  • AutoCAD Civil3D knowledge and experience
  • Extensive design experience to provide mentorship to junior staff and provide technical and quality control project reviews
  • Strong understanding of the diverse facets of the permitting process and a sound ability to prioritize and accomplish the needs of a project in a comprehensive and timely fashion
  • Grading and drainage design and stormwater modeling experience
  • Erosion and sediment control and stormwater permitting experience
  • Ability to read, comprehend, and prepare construction drawings and technical specifications
  • Knowledge of materials of construction and developing construction details
  • Domestic and/or international travel may be required - The frequency of travel is contingent on specific duties, responsibilities, and the essential functions of the position, which may vary depending on workload and project demands.

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 45,000 people. www.woodplc.com


Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises 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, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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