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Los Angeles, CA Full Time Posted: Thursday, 5 December 2019
Multi-discipline Leader, Los Angeles Buildings Practice

At Arup, our innovative spirit compels us to express our ingenuity in unique ways developing many of the world's most innovative and sustainable buildings, transport and civil engineering projects. Arup is a global engineering and consulting firm of over 14,000 creative minds. Our integrated approach to engineering and design brings together the best professionals to meet our clients' needs.

We are currently seeking a strong leader for incorporation into our Los Angeles Buildings Practice to help drive our already steep growth trajectory and serve the Southern California market place. Specifically, we are seeking a market-facing, senior electrical engineer/leader. The hired candidate will help lead a multi-disciplinary SMEP team consisting of nearly 150 engineers and delivering work, especially in our local strategic markets: aviation, healthcare, embassy, property, and transport.

The role will include but is not limited to:

Contribute significantly to business development, operations, and quality initiatives for LA Buildings
Manage current and future performance of a portion of the overall multi-discipline team by developing and mentoring the team for growth
Win and manage work. Manage the overall design of large, complex projects - coordinating large multi-disciplinary project delivery teams, facilities, and resources, etc., within tight time and budget constraints. Predict and plan for future resources. Manage both technical and financial performance.
Procure and negotiate major contracts and lead our internal bid review process for all work you bring into the office
Ensure Arup competes effectively through a thorough understanding of external market conditions (method of procurement, fees, scope of service, conditions, competitor benchmarks)
Identify and pursue business development opportunities; ensure Arup has proper market visibility
Connect with clients, keep them informed, seek feedback, listen to complaints and praise, manage expectations and respond appropriately
Listen to clients to determine level of satisfaction and determine what they really care about
Recruitment, performance, development, morale and motivation of specified staff
Identify gaps and recommend enhancements related to specific staff, technology, processes, and services based on a broad view of the organization
Interface and contribute to Los Angeles office market/business activities

Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering
A sound knowledge of electrical engineering fundamentals as they relate to large buildings projects
PE license (preferably California)
Minimum 15 years of relevant experience
Experienced large-project project-manager
Thorough understanding and exposure to multidisciplinary environment
Excellent communication skills, dynamic personality
Collaborative, can-do, service minded, client focused attitude
Experience in the application of the NEC (preferably the CEC too)
Work from our new downtown Los Angeles offices

Success Profile:

Proven track record of success in which there is evidence of exceptional:

Interpersonal Skills

Present the work of the firm and convince those around you of the merits of working with the firm
Communicate in meetings to multiple stakeholders including clients, sub-contractors, and the team
Skillfully manage conflict to positive outcomes, with project stakeholders who aren't getting their way
Maintain productive relationships across clients, employees, and partners
Advocate for the firm in all circumstances
Deliver additional value by understanding the client's needs
Articulate the value of our contribution in terms that project stakeholders understand
Build and maintain high performance, engaged and motivated teams

Commercial Acumen

Negotiate reasonable contract terms, scope, schedule and fees
Proactively manage contracts to protect the firms' interests while maintaining positive relationships
Monitor project progress, validate earned value, maintain profit and cash in line with plans
Identify, manage and mitigate risk
Maintain a high degree of education and awareness of commercial matters amongst the project team

Project Planning

Experience with planning the end-to-end management of a project, including: estimating delivery requirements and duration, allocating work, staffing, and defining and aligning milestones across complex work streams
Experience as a large multi-discipline Project Manager repeatedly demonstrating success

Technical Knowledge

Broad technical knowledge to judge the status and quality of all elements of the project scope
Good understanding of process automation and technology to apply it beneficially on projects
Raise awareness with our project team and other project stakeholders of the benefits of our integrated design approach (we call it total architecture )

Share your passion and experience in a global culture that believes your potential to achieve is endless. This is your opportunity to shine.

Arup is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment where our people are encouraged to thrive.

Los Angeles, CA, United States of America
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12/5/2019 5:05:52 PM

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