California Rail Operations and Service Unit Manager
Wilson & Company., Engineers & Architects
August 30, 2018
San Bernardino, California
Full Time - Experienced
Operations, Project Management
4 Year Degree
Wilson & Company, Inc., Engineers & Architects is currently seeking a Senior Manager to lead our railroad services team in our San Bernardino, CA office. This position will have a focus in marketing, business development, and sales to support growth of Wilson & Company’s existing practice in the industrial and Class I freight rail markets. This position will also be responsible for the business operations of the California freight rail practice. This includes managing staff resources, ensuring revenue and profitability targets, and ensuring that our projects are executed with a high level of quality and technical excellence. This ideal candidate should be an experienced technical leader, project and personnel manager with a strong engineering background and proven history of relationships in the Class I market.
Directs daily activities of the engineering team. Ensures staff and resources are prioritized and aligned to meet the business requirements.
Makes appropriate recommendations regarding scope and resource requirements of projects.
Participates in strategic planning activities to ensure that the department is positioned to meet the business requirements.
Guides team to work within the structure of standardized product development and project management processes. Monitors and measures project performance and reports project status to management team
Establishes and maintains an effective staff through performance appraisals, staffing, and developing technical competence.
Demonstrates sound engineering principles and a structured analytical approach to problem solving.
Provides direction in technical reviews, risk assessment, and root cause analysis to the team and the organization. Provides technical guidance, training, and support throughout the entire organization.
Promotes and cultivates innovation and champion’s continuous improvement. Facilitates process, cost reduction, and quality improvement initiatives.
Maintains strong and proactive relationships with all functional areas of the business unit to deliver optimal product solutions to the customer.
Effective communication skills - both verbal and written.
Broad understanding of engineering principles required
Skilled in project management, managing technical professionals, and demonstrated ability to lead and direct multiple concurrent projects.
Fifteen years of experience with an advanced degree in a related area preferred, engineering or management.
A Professional Engineer licensed in the state of California, or the ability to obtain within 12 months is preferred.
Candidate must have established & proven relationships with Class I railroads.
Experience that demonstrates successful management and financial responsibility of the engineering business.
Excellence in managing project pursuits, preparing proposals, and working with marketing staff.
The ability to attract and recruit high end talent to Wilson & Company with the ability to retain, develop, and promote.
Ensure quality management with implementation of quality control standards.
Travel is required.
Internal Number: 8400-18-049
About Wilson & Company., Engineers & Architects
Wilson & Company is a comprehensive project service firm with a very productive and rewarding history. Higher Relationships makes us a great company. “Ownership”, “Collaboration”, “Discipline”, “Intensity”, and “Solutions” define the qualities of Higher Relationships. Wilson & Company stands out from the competition through our commitment to you. We achieve success through shared ownership of the challenges, expectations, and missions of our common goals. We strive to provide the best possible tools, technology, and support to help you become a more dynamic professional. The Company looks to you to develop and expand our knowledge of industries and clients. We take each relationship to the next level and look forward to building a prosperous future. We provide multidisciplinary engineering, architecture, surveying, mapping, environmental, and planning firm employing staff throughout 18 offices in 12 states. The firm was founded in 1932 and provides services to a diverse client base including federal and municipal governments, public transportation agencies, railroad companies, industrial and commercial corporations, private developers, and energy.