Texas Department of Transportation Account Manager (Sr. Civil Engineer with P.E.)

We create great places and the connections that get people and goods moving-whether by car, bus, train, plane, or their own two feet. Working within the context of the communities we serve, we provide planning, engineering, and infrastructure management services that fit the needs of our clients and improve the overall transportation experience. Join our team and help us keep communities connected.

Your Opportunity

We are looking for a Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Account Manager (AM) for our Transportation sector in the South Central US Region. In this position, you will lead our TxDOT account team in the development and execution of an account plan for TxDOT, focusing on understanding the agency structures, leadership, and project opportunities, and ultimately be responsible for the growth of the account. You are expected to maintain contact with key clients by leading business development activities, contributing to proposals and projects, and reviewing client agreements. You will also be responsible and accountable for the creation and implementation of effective business strategies with TxDOT, and to motivate other team members within the group to deliver on targeted objectives. The long-term goal of the position is to expand the services and districts in which Stantec performs services for the client.

The TxDOT AM reports directly to the Regional Business Leader (RBL) and will have personal utilization targets set in consultation with the candidate. You will work with our other Texas Transportation team leaders to deliver professional services to TxDOT throughout the state. It is strongly preferred that you will be based out of Houston, Dallas, Austin, or San Antonio.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership as part of Stantec's core Texas Transportation Leadership team by developing and executing an account management plan for TxDOT and lead the positioning and pursuit of project opportunities
  • Provide on-going support and management of the TxDOT account plan and ongoing projects. Mentor, inspire and motivate teams to produce the best results for the client and for Stantec
  • Provide leadership in project pursuits including proposal and presentation preparation/presentation for the account
  • Provide project leadership and oversight to local teams for project deliveries where appropriate
  • Maintain thorough understanding of state-of-the art practices in highway, smart mobility, and bridges
  • Provide opportunities for technical growth and knowledge sharing to expand the technical capabilities of the Stantec's Texas Transportation group
  • Engage Stantec Business Line Leaders, Regional Leaders and individual Business Center leadership to develop relationships, pursue opportunities, and execute the resulting work
  • Perform some level of Program Management, technical oversight, QA, and/or related activities for the management and execution of ongoing TxDOT projects
  • Understand procurement, market trends and business outlook within TxDOT
  • Partner with sector, global account, and portfolio leaders to develop comprehensive annual business and marketing plans
  • Meet and build relationships within the industry with the objective of introducing Stantec, developing potential teaming partners, and increasing our brand recognition to generate new work
  • Be responsible for the development and review of engineering calculations, drawing details, specifications, quantities and cost estimates
  • Review and/or approve contractor submittals during construction
  • Regularly attend Texas Transportation Commission meetings
  • Attendance at selected conferences and active membership in associations (such as board posts and committee memberships) related to the industry or region
  • Solicit and facilitate sharing of industry knowledge and market trends
  • Liaise with the regional marketing team, sector marketing leaders, and corporate marketing leadership
  • Support and integrate with the Civic and Workplace Sectors in the various offices

Your Capabilities and Credentials
  • Knowledge of the TxDOT and FHWA structure and procurement process
  • Strong existing relationships with TxDOT
  • Strong understanding alternative delivery methods and industry project development trends and issues
  • Strong understanding of the Federal Highways market and direction
  • Strong business development skills, including proven results securing highways work
  • Significant experience building and maintaining productive industry relationships
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Experience in leading a team of highly skilled professionals and internal networking across a large enterprise organization
  • Experience in regional account management
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, organization, coordination and management skills
  • Experience with responding to Request for Proposals, Expression of Interests, Statement of Qualifications
  • Demonstrated technical ability in designing and rehabilitating highway bridges
  • Proficient in using structural analysis and highway design software
  • An entrepreneurial orientation with strong understanding of the business development challenges of a consulting-services provider
  • Travel is required to manage accounts across the region

Education and Experience
  • Bachelor of Science degree or equivalent in Civil Engineering or related field. Master of Science degree in Structural Engineering, Business Administration or related field is a plus.
  • PE license in Texas or ability to obtain in 6 months
  • Minimum of 15 years experience with highway and/or transportation structure design

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other's talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

Job: Civil Engineer

Primary Location: United States-Texas-Dallas

Other Locations: United States-Texas-Houston, United States-Texas-Austin, United States-Texas-Fort Worth

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Manager

Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time

Schedule: Full-time

Req ID: 190001YR

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