GHD is one of the world’s
leading professional services companies operating in the global markets of
water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings, and
transportation. Privately owned by our people, GHD provides engineering,
architecture, environmental and construction services to private and public
sector clients across five continents and continually improves the physical,
natural and social environments of the many communities in which we operate.
The Solid Waste Management
industry is booming in California and in the US in response to recent
legislation and targets to reduce GHG emissions and divert material from
landfills. Various Federal and State level incentives are driving the economics
for innovative waste solutions favorably, increasing the demand for engineering
and consulting services involving new or upgraded infrastructure.
Our offices in
California are looking for Senior Solid Waste Professional to grow our business.
The successful candidate will support projects involving a wide variety of
waste management facilities such as organics processing facilities, materials
recovery facilities, transfer stations, biosolids processing facilities,
landfills and biogas upgrading. The intent is to support the full project
cycle, including business development, technical project delivery and project
management. This person must be able to integrate into a rapidly-growing solid
waste practice and interface with a number of existing subject matter experts
while fostering existing and new clients.
Responsibilities will include
but not be limited to:
on previous client relationships to provide opportunities and support Business
as the client manager for key clients and develops/executes associated client
participates in professional and/or industrial organizations to promote the GHD
and collaborates in the development of innovative project delivery methods
for preparing, negotiating and winning significant multidisciplinary and
complex energy projects for the company. Win repeat business through delivering
- Ensure that the needs
of the Client are met in the most economical and effective manner
with Global, North American and Regional Market Leaders, Client Resource
Managers, Service Line Leaders, and Client Sector Leaders to achieve excellent
and attracts strategic hires to the Business Group.
and mentors rising talent within the Business Group.
in the onboarding and training of new staff.
- Works with project directors, managers, and
teams to establish and improve Business Group job delivery skills.
the ability to effectively communicate inadequacies in information provided by
others and offer recommendations to comply with applicable design and safety
for providing leadership in technical areas and project management for the
group including planning, design, plant specification, tender negotiation/award
over a large spectrum of Transmission and Distribution projects
to drive multiple projects
for projects, develops opportunities, and obtains RFPs
responses accurately and efficiently to RFPs, scope of work packages, budgets,
and progress reports teams to provide successful and technically sound project
deliveries to meet and exceed client and GHD requirements in support of company
commitment to quality.
financial performance with respect to contribution; monitors, tracks, and
manages opportunities, backlog, utilization, AR/DSO, variances, and markups.
mitigates, and reports on risks within the Business Group.
to GHD Management Systems for Safety, Integrity, Quality, and Environment.
positive client interaction, as verified through client surveys
a safe work environment within the company and facilitating safety workshops
for staff and ensuring group’s compliance with OSH and QA processes
Degree in Engineering; Professional Engineer eligible for registration in California
years of experience in the project management of design projects for municipal and
industrial infrastructure type projects
years of extensive experience leading the design delivery for larger,
multi-discipline projects specifically for industrial/process plants,
facilities, or buildings
project management skills & experience in California
interpersonal communication skills (both oral and written), with the ability to
interact effectively with all levels of the organization in a collaborative
experience collaborating with contractors and supervising project teams
relationships within the waste management (and/or Water and Energy &
Key Performance Indicators:
GHD’s market share through new and existing client development by $1M of booked
work in Year 1 and $2M in Year 2
client billable work with business development strategies; utilization goal
will be 50% (after first 9 months of employment)
1 to 2 new staff into GHD in Year 1 and in Year 2
cost effective and quality delivery of Services by Business Group, as measured
through client (internal and external) feedback
accurate forecasting of Backlog and Opportunities.
project financials in terms of established performance goals and zero project
- Manage DSO/AR to
GHD Leadership Competencies:
- Leading Others – Provides
clear direction for project scope and key deliverables and celebrates success.
Shares expertise and encourages others to exchange specialist knowledge.
Effectively resources and retains a diverse high quality team. Actively coaches
others and addresses poor performance.
- Strategic Focus – Views
issues through a wide angle lens and understands GHD’s strategic objectives.
Clearly links the team’s objectives to the OC business plan. Demonstrates a
broad understanding of external influences on the business.
- Effective Decision
Making – Obtains key project information and critically
evaluates. Prepared to make a well-considered decision, without always having
the full picture. Develops robust technical and business solutions and guides
others to form credible options.
- Business Acumen – Thinks
like a GHD business owner mindful of costs and managing risks. Grows and
utilizes knowledge of the GHD sectors. Recognizes external factors that may
impact GHD and manages risks. Stay current and identifies business opportunities.
- Adapting – Accepts
and works with change even if not in full agreement. Shifts tasks and project
assignments as the situation changes. Models and ability to cope in difficult
and stressful situations. Copes well with ambiguity and coaches others to
- Delivering Results – Develops
comprehensive project plans and utilizes resources effectively. Provides
relevant support to meet project deliverables. Anticipates and addresses
potential problems and communicates with clients and GHD people. Role models
the appropriate use of GHD systems, tools and procedures.
- Working with People – Initiates
regular contact with clients and other key stakeholders. Displays sound
interpersonal skills in all interactions. Develops strong internal and external
networks. Coaches GHD People to work in a respectful and tolerant way, leading
- Influencing – Secures
commitment from clients and stakeholders, effectively overcoming any
resistance. Promotes and advances ideas to achieve the right solution.
- Self-Development – Asks
for feedback from GHD people, accepting comments non-defensively. Shows clear
insight into strengths and addresses area to develop. Aware of signals that
indicate potential stress for self and other and takes steps to mitigate.
Creates development plan that supports the achievement of challenging goals.
- Personal Courage – Acts with conviction to move a situation forward. Holds self and
other accountable for actions taken. Promptly addresses inappropriate behavior.
Prepared to make decisions that may be unpopular
Be a part of a high
functioning team, where everything we do is inspired by a level of passion and
professional pride that comes from being employee owned. This ownership is what
sets us apart and means our people enjoy an unrivalled amount of autonomy in
their roles. It helps drive our passion and accountability in how we serve our
clients, deliver projects, and pursue new opportunities.
As one of the world’s
leading professional services companies, GHD delivers iconic projects that
shape our landscapes, support our communities and set the path of our
collective future. To do this, we actively seek and nurture the very best
people in their respective fields to join our team of over 10,000 professionals
operating in the markets of water, energy and resources, environment, property
and buildings, and transportation.
In return, we offer
remarkable career shaping opportunities to extend your skills and gain global
As a multicultural
organization, we encourage individual achievement and recognize the strength of
a diverse workforce. GHD is an equal opportunity employer. We provide equal
employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants without
regard to race, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, color, sex,
sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status or veteran