Office Director / EHS Leader at Pennoni

Posted in Other about 23 hours ago.

Location: Natick, Massachusetts

Job Description:

is a multidisciplinary consulting engineering firm that was founded over five decades ago!  We approach engineering challenges from a wider spectrum of angles than most, from land development to energy management.  Our goal is to help communities and private sector clients alike navigate the ever-changing technological advancements available while learning how best to integrate “smart” solutions into the current landscape; this ultimately contributes to resilient and sustainable planning.  Our combination of talent and experience generates unprecedented solutions for diverse & iconic projects around the globe!


We are currently seeking a credentialed EHS Leader to join our Irwin Engineers business as our Office Director in Natick, MA. The Office Director [OD] is responsible for the growth and profitability of the office / divisions under their direct supervision; this includes direct and indirect supervision to ensure effective operations. This person will also assist the Regional Vice President [RVP] in achieving the Annual Business Plan targets (including growth projections) for the office.


We focus on Environmental, Health, & Safety projects for our clients in MA, so we expect also this person to provide credible thought leadership in these fields (e.g.:  Environmental Remediation, Occupational Health & Safety / Industrial Hygiene, etc.).


Primary Duties / Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the profitable operation of the office and divisions under their direct supervision within the office; operations include office administration, business development & revenue generation, client contact, office/division management, financial oversight, overhead management, etc.

  • Responsible for achieving short and long-term goals for operations, financial performance, and profitable growth.

  • Responsible for marketing the firm’s services; this includes developing & evaluating contracts as well as serving as the firm’s responsible Point-of-Contact with specific clients.

  • Act as our Practice Builder to provide leadership in planning as well as directing / implementing an aggressive, coordinated marketing/business plan to leverage existing relationships and develop new relationships to get additional work; this includes managing/expanding existing client relationships while pursuing new client relationships.

  • Serve as Principal-in-Charge / Project Manager for major clients; this includes providing leadership to staff assigned to projects.

  • Lead and manage Accounts Receivable [A/R] Collections efforts.

  • Coordinates with the Chief Engineers, Division Managers, and other Office Directors on workforce planning / implementation & adherence with QA/QC/Safety procedures within the office.

  • Coordinate with upper-management and corporate leadership to enhance business development activities between regions.

  • Attract experienced staff members who can also bring client relationships, strong technical credentials, and a solid reputation; this is part of building / developing a strong and effective team based upon Pennoni’s Code of Courtesy and Personal Conduct, so this person will be expected to assist in leadership development of direct reports.

  • Direct, plan, and manage the execution of office activities (including budgets, sales, cash management and overhead management).

  • Additional duties may be assigned, as needed.


Reporting Relationships:

  • The OD reports directly to the geographical RVP.

  • Direct reports include Division Managers (DM) for the divisions under their direct supervision and administrative staff in the office.

  • The OD will coordinate with the RVP as well as Corporate Leadership on matters pertaining to the office (including technology management).


Basic Requirements:


  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in a relevant field of study (e.g.:  Engineering, Science, Engineering, Safety Management, etc.).

  • At least 12 years of professional experience working in EHS (preferably with OHS and/or IH functions).

  • Active relevant credential (i.e.:  Certified Industrial Hygienist [CIH], Certified Safety Professional [CSP], and/or Professional Engineer [PE]).


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Proven leadership skills; Management and/or Project Management experience with multi-disciplinary services is strongly preferred.

  • Master’s degree is a plus!

  • Additional relevant credentials (e.g.: CHMM, Lead Inspection / Risk Assessor, Mass DLS LAA Licenses, etc.) is a plus.

  • Experience with building and/or maintaining client relationships; Business Development and Marketing experience is a plus.

  • Proven ability to display strategic and tactical decision-making skills simultaneously; this person needs to be able to look at the “big picture” in relation to project goals in order to coordinate projects effectively.

  • Proficiency with basic computer systems and software; this person will be expected to use MS-Office (e.g.: Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.).

  • Proven ability to demonstrate problem-solving skills, especially when working on a variety of projects while providing solutions to difficult issues.

  • Proven ability to work independently or in a team environment while demonstrating strong character and dependability.

  • Excellent organizational skills, especially with a proven ability to work in an energetic and challenging work environment on a variety of projects; this person will be expected to demonstrate a self-motivated demeanor while effectively multi-tasking and prioritizing multiple assignments.

  • Excellent organizational skills, especially with a proven ability to work in a self-motivated manner while effectively multi-tasking and prioritizing multiple assignments.

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal & written); technical writing skills are strongly preferred!


Why Work With Us?

Pennoni is an ENR Top 500 consulting engineering firm.  At our core, we recognize that the unique qualities of Pennoni’s individuals are essential for innovation and growth as a whole; we offer many opportunities to help you build your career!  We continually strive to build a great workplace where our employees trust the people they work for, enjoy the people they work with, and take pride in what they do.


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