March 11, 2024

Director of Water / Wastewater

Washington, DC - Corporate Office

Director of Water / Wastewater

Washington, D.C.

Our Washington, DC office has an immediate opening for a Director of Water/Wastewater.  

McKissack & McKissack is a national architectural, engineering, and construction services firm that has earned a strong reputation for consistently delivering results on high profile government and commercial projects. Our organization is guided by a passion for excellence, and we are committed to innovation, collaboration, and delivering superior results that meet and exceeds the needs of our clients. We offer a well-balanced corporate culture that embraces diversity, nurtures professional growth, and rewards hard work. McKissack & McKissack seeks individuals to join our growing organization who have excellent academic and/or work experience, integrity, and client-focused attitudes.  

Full Position Description

McKissack & McKissack, an outgrowth of the oldest African American-owned architecture engineering in the country, has a strong reputation for consistently delivering results on high-profile projects for government and private sector clients.

We are seeking leaders who exhibit the attributes of a great team player, Humble, Hungry and Smart:

•         Humble: being of little ego; focusing more on their teammates than themselves.  

•         Hungry: strong work ethic and drive.  

•         Smart: what they say or do has a positive outcome on those around them.  

Your ROLE (High level):

We currently have an immediate opening for a Project Executive to join our expanding team. As a Project Executive, you will be responsible for leading, managing, and coordinating all phases of vertical construction programs.

Your ROLE (Logistics):

Reporting To: Vice President of Infrastructure

Who Reports to You: Water / Wastewater Team

Where You Work: Washington, DC

Salary range: $180,000 - $200,000

Your Role (Responsibilities):

  • Develop and maintain long lasting relationships with clients, the development, design and construction communities, and organizations to enhance future business development opportunities.
  • Collaborates with business development and marketing groups to secure new work for business units.
  • Become a good corporate citizen in the community and maximize resources to benefit regional goals and objectives.
  • Develop high performance teams through supervision, training, coaching, and mentoring.
  • Ensure regular feedback is shared with staff including timely completion of employee performance appraisals.
  • Drive enforcement of safety protocols by the project staff.
  • Ensure strict adherence to ethics and compliance requirements on all programs and projects.
  • Manage and lead Programs including multiple projects simultaneously from preconstruction through closeout.
  • Oversee the development of the master schedules and manage its implementation, as required.
  • Provide oversight for budget and financial management for all projects/programs.
  • Support and drive utilization of various McKissack initiatives and technologies.
  • Oversee the administration of the quality assurance/quality control program, to ensure delivery of Client's expectations.
  • Managing all phases of a program including master planning, programming, procurement, design, preconstruction, construction, and closeout.
  • May perform other duties as necessary or assigned.  

What We NEED You to Have:

  • Bachelor's Degree (or greater) in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or Water and Wastewater Specialty degree.
  • 10+ years of on-the-job experience meeting government compliance requirements and regulations.
  • 5+ years of experience using marketing strategies to meet pre-determined sales goals.
  • 5-8 years of experience in managing a Water / Wastewater team.
  • Demonstrated experience in excelling in a high-paced, demanding work environment.
  • Excellent verbal/written communication, problem-solving, analytical, project/client management, presentation, leadership, and organizational skills

What We WANT You to Have:

PE License (VA, MD or DC)

What you get:

•    Medical Insurance

•    Dental Insurance

•    Vision Insurance

•    401k

•    Company-paid holidays

•    Vacation and Sick Leave

•    Employee Assistance Program

•    Life Insurance

•    Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance

McKissack & McKissack is an equal-opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.

McKissack & McKissack is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer


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