Terracon Department Manager III in Lenexa, Kansas


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Job Description:

The Terracon office in Lenexa, Kansas has an immediate opening for Geotechnical Department Manager. This is a great opportunity lead a well-established and strong technical team, build and maintain client relationships, and grow our consulting engineering practice. As the Geotechnical Department Manager, you will primarily be responsible for developing and mentoring the engineering and exploration teams, ensuring project quality, conducting business development tasks, leading safety, and for the financial performance of the department. The department is a leader in geotechnical engineering services related to site characterization and exploration, soils laboratory services, geotechnical engineering design, transportation design-build, geotechnical consulting and other specialty services.

Geotechnical engineering is being reinvented at Terracon. Innovation is key as we look to deliver solutions to our clients like no one has ever done before. If you are ready for a change and a challenge, we want to talk with you.

At Terracon, safety is a core value. Working safely is an uncompromising commitment at all levels of the company to ensure everyone goes home safe to their family each and every day.

Other duties will include:

  • Prepare and oversee the preparation of complex proposals and cost estimates.

  • Prepare and participate in client and proposal related presentations.

  • Manage projects in area of expertise.

  • Manage utilization and all other aspects of exploration teams.

  • Directs the short-range business development activities of all department personnel to ensure that adequate fees are available to support the manpower on the payroll.

  • Plan for and execute the recruitment, selection, training, mentoring, and development of all employees in the department.

  • Prepare and lead execution of the department annual business plan.

  • Oversee and manage the success of the key department metrics of revenue growth, staff chargeability, project billing and collections, and project profitability.

Basic qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering with minimum of 10 years practice experience.

  • Master’s degree or PhD preferred.

  • Previous supervisory experience required and previous managerial experience preferred.

  • P.E. Licensure required

  • Valid driver’s license with acceptable violation history.




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Posting Title:

Geotechnical Department Manager III

Employment Type:

Regular, Full Time

City, State (Office Location):

Lenexa, KS

About Terracon:

Terracon is a 100 percent employee-owned consulting engineering firm providing quality services to clients. Since 1965, Terracon has evolved into a successful multi-discipline firm specializing in environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services. Terracon currently has more than 3,500 employees in 130 offices with services available in all 50 states. Terracon’s growth is due to valued employees exceeding expectations in client service and growing their careers with new and exciting opportunities in the marketplace.

EEO Statement:

Terracon offers an excellent compensation and benefits package including: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, and paid holidays.

Terracon is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply and be considered for open positions. We do not discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, disability, age, or military status.

Job Category:

Operations Management