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Terracon National Director II in Olathe, Kansas


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Job Description:

An exciting opportunity is now available at Terracon! We are searching for an experienced and proven leader for the role of National Director and Senior Vice President of our Facilities Engineering Service Line. Our facilities engineering practice has approximately 200 staff in 30 locations with annual revenues approaching $50 mm. The service line includes our building enclosure, structural diagnostics, facility asset management, property condition assessment, aquatics, and MEP/energy practices.

In this role, you will collaborate with Terracon’s Executive Leadership, lead the development and execution of the strategic direction and long-term vision of the service line and provide guidance and leadership in the following areas of our Facilities Engineering practice:

  • Safety

  • Quality and Project Delivery

  • Growth and Profitability

  • Client Development and Experience

  • Diversification

  • Innovation

We are flexible on the home base for the position but prefer one of our current major Facilities hub cities of Kansas City, Dallas, Austin, Houston, Charlotte, Atlanta, Cincinnati, or Orlando. Periodic overnight travel is required.

To be successful in this role, you’ll need to have the following :

Essential Skills/Abilities  

  • Demonstrated ability to participate in and lead activities involving creative and innovative thinking and strategy development. 

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate well with technical professionals, executive management and clients. 

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively prioritize, organize, and coordinate activities.

  • Models a strong work ethic consistent with Terracon culture and expectations.  

  • Understands and aligns with Terracon’s purpose, vision, and values and helps direct investment of resources to achieve the service line strategy and objectives. 

  • Pursue continuous improvement to the practice areas performed within the service line.

  • Understands and applies safe work practices and can lead the service line in maintaining a culture built around safety.

  • Ability to collaborate and work with other company service line and operations leadership in developing and aligning strategies with operational success.

Business and Client Skills/Abilities  

  • Experience in building and managing large operations for growth and profitability in multiple locations.

  • Experience and ability in marketing strategies, client development, proposal writing, and client interviews and presentations.

  • Experience and understanding in executing and improving project execution and delivery and client experience.

  • Effective communication skills for multiple audiences required (i.e. internal and external), includes writing and verbal skills and ability to develop and provide presentations.

  • Ability to lead and manage a group of senior level staff in multiple geographic locations in support of the company and service line objectives.

Technical Skills/Abilities

  • Have a general knowledge of variety of technical areas of practice within the Facilities Service Line - building enclosure, structural diagnostics, facility asset management, property condition assessment, aquatics, or MEP/energy practices

  • Provide technical direction and oversight of project scopes and performance for a variety of practice areas within the service line (i.e. need a broad knowledge base)

  • Provide senior-level consulting to both internal staff and external clients 

  • Experience in developing and overseeing quality management programs and maintaining the quality of technical work at our high standards across all offices performing work in the service line 

  • Responsive to needs of staff from around the company when questions on technical, contract and client issues are raised


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Architecture Discipline or related degree plus at least 15 years of practical experience in one or more of the Facilities Service Line practice areas; or 

  • Master’s degree in Engineering or Architecture Discipline or related degree plus at least 12 years of practical experience in one or more of the Facilities Service Line practice areas

  • Valid driver’s license and acceptable motor vehicle driving record

  • Registered Professional Engineer or Registered Architect license is strongly preferred 




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Posting Title:

National Director and Senior Vice President, Facilities Engineering Service Line

Employment Type:

Regular, Full Time

City, State (Office Location):

Olathe, 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 5,000 employees in more than 150 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.

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

EEO Statement:

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.

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Terracon's COVID-19 Safety Response:

Committed to Our Employee Safety!

Terracon is passionate about your safety before, during, and after the COVID-19 pandemic. As Terracon continues to move forward and grow through this time, we are continuing to take every precaution to ensure the safety of our employee-owners. If you are as committed to your success as we are committed to your safety, then Terracon is the company for you!

Our goal has not changed. For Terracon, our guiding principle has been and will continue to be the safety of our employee-owners. It’s that simple. We want our employees to be able to work safely in every situation and go home safely each night. As we continue our vision of being “Best at People,” here are some of the things Terracon is doing to safeguard every employee-owner:

  • On-going communication with ALL employee-owners on a dedicated COVID Response page, and a portal for their families to have access to resources as well

  • Requiring specific COVID-19 Pre-Task Safety Planning Protocols for all tasks and projects

  • Empowering employees to speak up and say “no” to working in unsafe conditions

  • Providing an additional 40 hours of sick leave to anyone impacted by COVID-19, including those impacted by daycare and school closures

  • Offering voluntary reduced work schedule for anyone needing extra time to care for others

  • Load leveling work assignments across regions to maintain high productivity and chargeability

  • Ensuring proper PPE and sanitation on all project sites by providing field employee-owners with mobile hand washing stations and supplies, masks, and sanitizing kits

  • Utilizing technology for more remote work opportunities and innovation using everything from video conferencing to drones

  • Following all CDC guidelines including social distancing on job sites, in offices, and in our labs

  • Implementing a stand-by leave program to ensure our employees continue service and health insurance benefits during regional work shortages

If your passion lies in working with a company that truly cares for your safety, and if you’re interested in belonging to a 100% employee-owned organization that will help you grow and quickly progress in your career, consider Terracon and apply today!