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Construction Project Director


Posted: 10/7/2019
Job Reference #: 1403011

Job Description

HR Job Title
Construction Principal 1

Business Line
WR Water

Job Description
The Water Business Line of Arcadis is seeking a Principal Construction Project Director, to join our world class firm's Construction Services team in Irvine CA OR Riverside CA.

This is an exciting opportunity for a self-motivated Seller/Doer individual to join our team locally with support from one of the best-qualified municipal consulting firms in the country. The Principal Project Director, with the support of a strong nationally recognized technical staff, will utilize their expertise and technical knowledge of the Water/Wastewater in the construction market with a proven reputation within the Orange County CA OR Riverside County CA area in successfully winning and executing projects and managing project pursuits within the Construction Management market of this region to help build and grow our practice.

Position responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
  • Provides construction leadership through all phases of projects up to and including;
  • Managing project teams’ daily construction activities
  • Managing contracts
  • Maintaining QA/QC requirements and approaches
  • Providing clients with regular progress updates
  • Monitors performance of contractors
  • Overall site safety
  • Subcontractors and suppliers
  • Follow up on and relays any issues related to these to clients including 
  • Changes or deviation from plan, on a regular basis.
  • Client Management / Development activities will include; managing overall client expectations, leading project pursuit efforts and identification of new projects to pursue, in the Orange County market or Riverside County and as part of the Water Construction team throughout the West region.
  • Lead teams in the preparation of winning proposals and successful presentations.
  • Manages development of scopes of work and budgets for various projects.
  • Work with Project/Program Manager to plan, manage, execute and deliver various engineering projects on time, on budget and to the performance expectations of the client.
  • Supervises and supports the work of others; to include mentoring junior level technical staff.
  • Will utilize their expert knowledge of cost trends, change management, claims, and other construction-related matters to ensure overall success of project delivery while maintaining Arcadis’ standards and specifications for project success.
  • Uses both their oral and written communication skills to effectively lead and conduct progress, project, safety, scheduling and other contract administration meetings with client, local agencies and the community.
  • Recommends improvements to the project cost, budgets and schedules, requiring experience using Primavera or MS Project.
  • Other responsibilities will include acting as liaison to design staff for obtaining field information related to the answering of correspondence, RFI's and review of shop drawings.
Key Attributes
  • Strong client relationships with credible recognition to assist in positioning for new work is required.
  • Proven excellence with Client Management and Client Development and must have strong communication skills with leadership experience.
  • Successful track record pursuing, proposing and winning work.

Requisition ID

Time Type

Required Qualifications
  • Minimum of 15 years’ experience (12 years of construction experience for construction facilities as a Resident Engineer or Construction Manager, out of the 15 years overall experience).
  • Bachelors’ degree in Engineering, Construction or a closely related field of study.
  • California Professional Engineer License.
  • Experience managing construction budgets and schedules and with estimating, change order negotiation, and bidding.
  • Proficiency with Primavera and/or MS Project and the MS Office Suite (particularly Word, Excel and PowerPoint).

Posting Location
CA, Irvine, CA, Riverside

Job Category
Construction Management

Business Title
Construction Project Director

Preferred Qualifications
  • 20+ years’ experience, all related to water or wastewater and other facilities construction management.
  • Masters’ degree in Engineering, Construction or a BS in these fields and an MBA.
  • CCM highly desired.
  • Active participation in a regional or national professional association.

Employment Type

Required Driving Statement
This position requires a current valid driver’s license and clean driving record.

Employer Statement
We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. We are dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, disability, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

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Why Choose Arcadis
Arcadis is the leading global design and consulting firm for natural and built assets, and we invite you to join us in partnering with our clients to deliver truly exceptional and sustainable outcomes. Contribute to the world’s most high-profile and transformative projects, from shopping centers in Shanghai and improved traffic flow in Atlanta to state-of-the-art rail systems in Doha, coastal defenses for Manhattan and cleaner air in Los Angeles.

Work alongside the industry’s foremost thought leaders and accomplished professionals, generating effective, real-world results. We are Arcadis: 27,000 people in more than 70 countries, creating value by applying our collective wisdom to every challenge. Our culture is collaborative, we believe in diversity and the power of global teamwork, and we own the responsibility to sustain the Earth and its people in a safe and balanced way.

Arcadis. Improving quality of life.

About This Business Line
Water is the world’s most critical resource. At Arcadis, we work tirelessly to help protect this natural resource, focusing on the entire water cycle. From source to tap, managing rivers and coast zones, urban and rural water supply, and issues related to climate change and rising sea levels, our specialists, engineers and scientists help address all of the challenges facing water. Using cutting-edge technologies, collaborating to develop innovative solutions and tapping into global learning development resources, we are uniquely positioned to provide safe and secure water services that support the demand of a rapidly changing world. Join our team to start improving quality of life today.

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Our online application is currently unavailable as we transition to a new system. Send an email to the Arcadis Recruiting team at to notify them of your interest. Please attach your resume to the email and include the requisition number located at the top of the job posting. We will respond with a link to formally apply and be considered for the position the week of July 15, 2019 when our new system is available.