Vice President, Area Executive – Engineering / Planning Leader

Michael Baker International
September 8, 2020
Walnut Creek, CA
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Supported by more than 3,000 employees in nearly 100 locations across the United States, we provide a full continuum of engineering and consulting services, including design, planning, architectural, environmental, construction and program management. Our clients include U.S. federal, state and municipal governments, foreign allied governments, and a wide range of commercial clients. Michael Baker is committed to delivering a standard of excellence that fosters a culture of innovation, collaboration and technological advancement to help solve our clients' complex challenges.

Open Position: Area Executive - Seattle, WA, Reno, NV, Oakland, CA,  Rancho Cordova, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA.

The Executive will manage all office leadership and business activities and unify local leadership. Oversight of day to day office operations while developing, overseeing, and managing the growth of a balanced portfolio reflective of the enterprise capabilities of Michael Baker International; protecting the core business of Michael Baker; providing business leadership to grow the core business, adding new markets, new clients, and expanding the capabilities of the office; engaging with Office Managers, Executives, National/Regional Market and Practice Leads and supporting resources; making business decisions, and being accountable for office-level performance. The ideal candidate will have experience leading and supervising a multi-discipline team.


You will be accountable for all office’s performance against metrics including:

• Revenue and Profit

• New work added and backlog

• Headcount growth (recruiting & staff development)

• Work share and development of balanced office portfolio reflective of Michael Baker International enterprise capabilities

• Indirect budget control and regional profitability

• Identifying and developing emerging talent and leadership to create upward opportunity and succession planning

• Involvement in local professional activities that bring positive attention to the firm


You will need:

•B.S. degree in Engineering, Planning, Architecture, or related discipline

•20 years in Engineering or Project Management with 10 years supervising engineering personnel

•10 years of extensive experience in either Land Development, Water Resources, Federal Market, Construction Services, Survey/GIT, Public Works, Transportation or related area


•Local (county, municipal) government experience

•Ability to interact successfully with State and Federal Agencies

•Computer skills: MS Office Suite


MICHAEL BAKER INTERNATIONAL EEO STATEMENTMichael Baker International is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Michael Baker International provides equal employment opportunity for all persons, in all facets of employment. Michael Baker International maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply for any open position for which they feel they are qualified and all will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status. EEO is the Law. Applicants to and employees of Michael Baker International are protected under Federal law from discrimination.

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