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Olsson Government Affairs Leader in Overland Park, Kansas

The Government Affairs Leader will focus on creating the firm’s most expeditious path to getting a seat at the “table” of decision-makers for state and federally funded projects. It’s vital that Olsson has greater involvement with organizations and associates that can further our relationships with government and elected officials on infrastructure-related issues and projects. The Government Affairs Leader will also be responsible for developing a firmwide government affairs strategy that positions Olsson for future work, which will include projects coming down the pipe at the local, state, and federal levels. You will also be responsible for developing and overseeing an internal team and forming the vision for a future Government Affairs program. /We have one current opening and will consider candidates interested in being located out of our Lincoln, NE, Omaha, NE, North Kansas City, MO, Overland Park, KS, Denver, CO, and Oklahoma City, OK offices./ You are passionate about: * Working collaboratively with others * Having ownership in the work you do * Using your talents to positively affect communities You bring to the team: * Strong communication skills. * Ability to contribute and work well on a team. * Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, or a related field. * ­­­Minimum 12 years of experience, preferably in an engineering consulting firm or a related field. * Strong attention to detail. Olsson is a nationally recognized, employee-owned firm specializing in planning and design, engineering, field services, environmental, and technology. Founded in 1956 on the very mindset that drives us today, we’re here to improve communities by making them more sustainable, better connected, and more efficient. Simply put, we work to leave the world better than we found it. As an Olsson employee, you’ll receive our traditional benefits package (health care, vision, dental, paid time off, etc.), plus you’ll: * Become an owner in the company after your first year through our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) * Engage in work that has a positive impact in communities * Receive an excellent 401(k) match * Participate in a wellness program promoting balanced lifestyles * Benefit from a bonus system that rewards performance * Have the possibility for flexible work arrangements Olsson 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. #LI-KC1