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Terracon National Director I in Olathe, Kansas


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Job Description:

The Environmental Practice is growing within Terracon and as a result, we are adding a new Assistant Service Line Director to support our Western Operating Group. This is both a critical and strategic position that will work closely with our operating offices to help continue the growth of the environmental practice. The position can be filled in any of our Western Operating Group offices.

General Responsibilities:

Support Terracon’s strategic plan and provide guidance to promote the safety, profitability, and growth of the Environmental Service Line. Assist with standardizing companywide processes for the service line or business sector. Develop, identify and assess opportunities for revenue growth throughout the region. Assist with the leadership development programs to help develop and grow our practitioners. Monitor the effectiveness of approaches and recommend improvements.

Essential Role and Responsibilities:

  • Support the vision and provide guidance and leadership to promote safety, profitability, and growth of the service line consistent with the overall strategic plan and the annual operations plan of the company.

  • Through collaboration and influence, assist the service line and operations in implementing actions to achieve the Strategic Plan and Annual Operations Plan.

  • Interact with the service line director, operating group manager, and division managers to develop division-specific strategic and operations initiatives and collaborate with office managers and department managers to ensure proper execution.

  • Provide guidance to operations in evaluating and managing the financial performance of their related service line departments and business sector-related projects.

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

  • Provide technical direction and oversight of project scopes and performance for a variety of practice areas within the service line.

  • Promote sharing of “best practices” between offices, divisions, and operating groups.

  • Assist in developing and implementing internal training programs to continually improve the depth of our technical capabilities across the service line or business sectors.

  • Assist in maintaining the quality of technical work at our high standards across all offices performing work in the service line.

  • Provide assistance to local management teams for recruiting and interviewing potential key hires for positions within the service line across the service line operations.

  • Develop and deliver client presentations as part of relationship development and business development activities and/or qualifications and proposal presentation/interview teams.

  • Be active/visible in national trade associations related to the service line, business sectors and our clients/potential clients.

  • Work with National Account Managers and strategic sector leaders to assist in developing business opportunities for the service line with our national accounts and strategic sector clients.

  • Direct the efforts of the largest project client pursuits including strategy and facilitation.

  • Assist in the development of national pricing for clients that meet our financial objectives.

  • May act as a resource by providing senior-level program management for highly visible, large-impact projects.

  • May oversee and manage portfolio projects, which have higher risk factors.

  • Develop and monitor safety practices for sector activities in Divisions or Operating Groups. Hold Offices, Managers, and Employees accountable for following safety rules and guidelines. Assist in the development of safety action plans and establish goals for a safe working environment. Set the example for others to follow.

  • Oversee the Company's commitment to quality control standards. Establish quality objectives and policy. Monitor continuous improvement programs. Hold Managers accountable for quality standards and improve levels of quality on projects.


  • Ability and willingness to travel throughout the region and other parts of the United States, as necessary.

  • Bachelor’s degree in technical discipline practices by the Firm including Engineering, Environmental Science, or Geology, and 18 years of related experience. Master’s degree or Ph.D. preferred.

  • Valid driver’s license with acceptable violation history.

  • Demonstrated experience in growing environmental department(s) and managing profitable operations.

  • Demonstrated technical expertise in one or more environmental practices with a working knowledge of each practice area within the Environmental service line.

  • Demonstrated experience in influencing peers and superiors to achieve positive change in the absence of a direct reporting obligation.

  • Demonstrated experience in diversifying and balancing environmental practice development and revenue through sustained organic growth of operations.

  • Professional License in area of specialty or discipline.

  • Demonstrated experience in leadership development and leading teams.













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Posting Title:

National Director, Environmental Service Line - Remote

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’s vision of “Together, we are best at people” is demonstrated through our excellent compensation and benefits package. Based on eligibility, role and job status, we offer many programs including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, paid time off and holidays, education reimbursement, and various bonus programs.

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.

Job Category:

Operations Management

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!