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Senior Engineer – Operations

Job Description for Senior Engineer – Operations

Company Description:

SARCOR, LLC, a woman-owned civil and transportation engineering services company, is seeking an experienced civil and transportation professional engineer to join our team. The determination of services by employment or contractual agreement is determined based on the flexibility, time allocated, and resources the selected applicant provides. At SARCOR, we embrace holding ourselves and each other accountable, drive for results and get things done with high-quality execution that our clients can trust and exceed our client’s expectations. We work in a fast-paced environment with multiple projects at a time. Our definition of teamwork is that everyone has a part to play in achieving a common goal.

Job / Task Description

SARCOR, LLC is seeking a highly motivated, innovative, change agent to serve as our Senior Engineer – Operations. This individual is responsible for assisting with developing policy guidance and structure to meet the goals of the Company’s strategic plan, manage day-to-day operations across all functional areas, manage and delegate all employee tasks to successfully execute her / his / their duties to plan, organize, direct, and evaluate all job tasks activities.

The ideal candidate will have 10+ years’ experience in engineering design of which a minimum of 3 years in project management, leading teams, and of building relationships in the AEC construction industry with a proven track record. They will be responsible for maintaining project profitability, managing employees, developing new business opportunities, and managing relationships with clients, project managers, designers. This candidate will take initiative, have a competitive spirit, personify a positive response to pressure, well organized, conscientious, thorough, precise, and value rules and accuracy.

This job requires strong analytical and technical abilities and demands fast, but carefully thought-out results. Strong leadership and control of the work process from beginning to end is necessary. The job centers around developing new ideas, systems and technology, and also analyzing and improving on old ones. A high level of expertise is expected and the ability to spot and correct errors is important. Work must be done right and quickly, while always focusing on accomplishing the goal and demanding the highest quality work from co-workers and subordinates. Interest and energy focus primarily on the work at hand, with negligible inclination for small talk or social involvement. The broad scope of the job demands a factual, direct and authoritative style of communication. Decision-making, though swift, is very calculated and singular, with little reliance on consensus or collaborating opinions.

Job Characteristics

  • Fast-paced environment Leading and controlling multiple projects simultaneously
  • A definite analytical and technical orientation rather than a social orientation
  • High standards, high quality work is of utmost importance
  • Structured, organized and efficient work expected of self and others
  • Big picture, strategic decisions, well thought out and analyzed


  • Effectively and efficiently provide comprehensive day-to-day managerial and operational support to contracts and each functional area, including but not limited to contract compliance, reporting, finance, procurement, project management (i.e., schedule, scope, budget) team utilization, and employee reviews
  • Respond to operational inquiries from clients and coordinate with the client’s project point of contact on decision making
  • Serve as primary project point of contact and respond to inquiries from clients and coordinate
  • Ensure that engineers, designers, inspectors / field office teams are compliant with the required client / project specific standards from project initiation to project closeout.
  • Manage and regularly update contract budget and expenditures and coordinate with Company President, to ensure all teams adhere to project requirements such as contract budget, burn rate, job costing, schedule, spending commitments, and reporting requirements
  • Maintain profitability, attend project meetings as required, correspond with the owner and contractors, and visit job sites as required, and demonstrate safety first
  • Manage and complete client billing packages in the project management and accounting software that includes an updated PMP, progress report, and backup to be submitted with the invoice
  • Assist with, support, and/or lead efforts for proposals for new contracts, lead procurement, negotiation, staff utilization, presentations, subcontracts, etc. by attending meetings, reviewing scopes of work, reviewing fees, review proposals, lead and / or participates in interviews and presentations, and representing the SARCOR brand with high, professional regard
  • Identify key performance indicators
  • Facilitate and conduct regularly scheduled project operational team meetings and maintain agenda, minutes, priority lists to track action items draft operational deliverables as assigned, including staffing report, financial / job cost tracking report, safety and security report, project risks, lessons learned, etc
  • Negotiate contracts with vendors and manage renewals
  • Manage business development tracking
  • Manage proposal bids for new contracts
  • Conduct new hire orientation
  • Manage office needs including, technology, supplies, and all support services
  • Maintain positive relationships with current, past, and future clients
  • Identify and develop relationships with industry professionals to generate new business opportunities.
  • Create and expand SARCOR’s footprint and build positive top of mind awareness.
  • Attend industry events and other meetings to stay abreast of market conditions, competition, and establish relationships with existing clients and prospects.
  • Maintain accurate timekeeping and notation of work performed
  • Represents SARCOR at meetings, presentations, and public hearings relative to assigned projects
  • Develops and mentors less experienced staff
  • Provide training and capacity building to field staff on key topics such as budgeting, compliance, finance and admin operations procedures
  • Maintain exceptional customer service
  • Demonstrate good judgment and ethical behavior
  • Maintain above average written, verbal communication, and organizational skills
  • Maintain a professional character
  • Be flexible with assigned work duties
  • Take initiative and be proactive in learning new skillsets
  • Maintain a valid driver license and excellent driving record
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Civil Engineering or a closely related field
  • Alabama professional engineer license
  • Obtain professional engineer license in Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, Mississippi, within four and Virginia (4) months of start date, and other states as needed by the Company and serve as the Engineer of Record if required
  • Experience with design software tools such as MicroStation/OpenRoads and AutoCAD and capable of training less experienced staff as required
  • Experience working operations with ALDOT, counties, and municipalities within the Metro Birmingham region
  • Working knowledge of the practices, procedures and principles of business accounting and budgeting
  • Experience with project management best practices as written in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)
  • Attention to detail and ability to handle multiple tasks independently
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple teams
  • Ability to efficiently work on multiple design of civil/transportation engineering projects at a time, efficiently, on schedule, and within budget
  • Working knowledge of MS Excel, MS Word, MS Project, and other MS Office products
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills
  • Valid driver license required
  • Must have your own source of reliable transportation
  • Ability to sit or stand long hours
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proposal writing and contracting requirements with the Federal Government
  • Procurement and financial management systems
  • Knowledge of the government regulations and experience working with the Federal Government and Contracting Officer Representatives (CORs)
  • Procurement and project compliance experience and professional relationships in various southeastern states
  • Proficiency with Factor Project Management Software
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Power BI
  • PMP Certification preferred
  • MBA preferred

SARCOR employees are prohibited from moonlighting to provide engineering, management, or related consultant services by employment or contractual agreement with any other engineering companies or entities at any time.



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