Vice President – Columbia, MD

Title: Vice President

Location: Columbia, MD

The Vice President is responsible for the overall operations of the Columbia Engineering office and reports to the Regional VP. He/she will oversee the entire design process, scheduling, quality control, staffing, billing, marketing and profitability. The VP will lead by example and will ensure all projects are issued on time to high quality standards. The VP will be knowledgeable enough in all disciplines (Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing) to represent the company in meetings and to supervise the departments and staff. The VP will be responsible for the overall success of the Columbia Engineering office.

Essential Functions:
The essential functions of the VP/Senior Engineer are as follows:

  • Oversee and participate in marketing activities to ensure a steady flow of RFPs. Builds relationships with present and prospective clients.
  • Prepare written proposals to include scope and fees that accurately describe the project and include required assumptions and exclusions to protect the firm. Prepare fees that ensure profit but are competitive enough to win. Participates in proposal presentations and negotiations.
  • Assigns staff to projects & oversee project kick off meetings. Participate in project supervision as required to ensure successful projects. Support PM’s by stepping in where required in meetings and communications with both clients and staff.
  • Coordinate scheduling of staff and project deadlines.
  • Ensures billing and profitability are met so that the Columbia office is profitable every month and hat the majority of the projects are profitable.
  • Has a thorough understanding of construction process.
  • Promotes use of and participates in development of company design and production standards.
  • Assists in the education and development of design staff and acts as resource for design questions.
  • Evaluates performance of staff and make recommendations for appropriate actions as necessary.
  • Maintain and improve quality control procedures as these relate to design, budget and schedule objectives.
  • Prepare and execute big picture plan with Regional VP & President of Engineering to properly staff and grow the Columbia office.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering with at least 10 years of experience.
  • Must understand all appropriate codes and LEED requirements.
  • Must have strong working knowledge and experience with the following software: AutoCAD and Autodesk Revit, word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and database software.
  • Must have demonstrated experience in making decisions, judgment and effective problem solving.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Excellent planning, delegation and time management skills.
  • PE certification required.
  • Valid Driver’s License

Please submit resume and cover letter to

Allen & Shariff is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Allen & Shariff is a Design-Build-Manage company that provides Engineering, Construction, and Project Management services to clients worldwide. Allen & Shariff services include MEP DesignCommissioningGeneral ContractingProject Management, and Green & Energy Consulting. The skills of our people, our proven sub-consultants, and our commitment to quality service and client satisfaction make the Allen & Shariff team a valued and trusted partner.

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