Department Manager

  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Louisville, Kentucky
  • $130,000 to $140,000 + Extensive Benefits
  • JOB-5306 RHA

As a result of ongoing expansion, our client is seeking a Department Manager for its Geotechnical services team in Louisville, Kentucky.  This is a great opportunity to lead an established team in a strong market.


  • Supervise and monitor all departmental projects in progress.
  • Ensure that work is executed on time and in accordance with client requirements and company policies, procedures, and standards.
  • Oversee the preparation of proposals and cost estimates to achieve desired profitability, ensuring proper scoping of services, availability of manpower and pricing.
  • Staff training, development, and performance review.
  • Timely delivery of services and deliverables
  • Adhere to policies and procedure.
  • Plan for and participate in business development activities to identify, develop, win, and execute project opportunities and build client relationships.
  • Prepare and execute annual business plan for the department.
  • Oversee and manage the success of the key department metrics of revenue growth, staff chargeability, project billing and collections, and project profitability.
  • Develop an understanding and awareness of project-related risk; be familiar with what could go wrong on a project and how to protect the Company; be familiar with company risk policies.
  • Lead safety efforts for team and ensure team follows safety rules and guidelines.
  • Create and model a safe work environment; demonstrate safety practices; promote pre-task planning for all projects.
  • Promote continuous quality monitoring and improvement on projects; monitor quality standards and practices; engage APRs on projects at their onset.

Applicant Requirements:

  • A minimum bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline (Engineering, environmental science, geology etc).
  • At least eight years’ relevant experience, including supervisory responsibility.
  • A valid driver’s license with acceptable violation history
  • (Ideally) certification or licensure in field of expertise

The Company:

An employee-owned multidiscipline consulting firm comprised of more than 6,000 staff across over 150 locations nationwide, our client has been established for over fifty years and specializes in environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services for a range of clients which includes Fortune 100 international commercial/retail owners/operators and developers, financial institutions, law firms, National and Midwest-US based architect/engineer and construction (A/E/C) clients, towns, municipalities, and school districts. The company offers an excellent compensation and benefits package comprising medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, paid time off and holidays, education reimbursement, and various bonus programs.