Otak is currently seeking a Regional Director to oversee our public business practice across all disciplines in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Real leadership opportunities, especially those centered around business development, are hard to come by, but Otak is an exception. We are seeking a true business leader with an extensive background in civil project delivery and experience in driving growth through proven business development practices. If you're ready for a career-defining opportunity, Otak could be the ideal platform for your next chapter of professional growth and leadership. This position may be based out of our Portland, OR or Vancouver, WA office.
Small enough to be nimble and strategic, but big enough to have top talent and exciting projects. We are growing and diversifying our business in the Pacific Northwest from our offices in Portland. With a comfortable, collaborative work culture, competitive salaries, and great benefits, Otak is an ideal place to work for a strong leader of people and projects. Check out our website for more information on why Otak is a great place to work: https://www.otak.com/our-why-video/. There is also a link to a video on our business: https://vimeo.com/438656711
What you'll do:
As a Regional Director, you will be part of the senior leadership team reporting to Otak’s Chief Executive Officer. You will assume responsibility for overall regional business performance, business planning and growth, client development, and leadership of our Oregon and Southwest Washington offices. To support your success, you will have a team of experienced business unit leaders and project managers reporting to you. You'll have direct influence on the company's overall performance by working closely with other senior leaders in administration, business development, marketing, finance, and human resources. Your collaboration with regional peers will involve setting goals, defining objectives, and ensuring the team's continuous development and smooth operation.
Specific expectations and responsibilities of the position include:
Develop and implement strategies for the growth of the business in Oregon, Southwest Washington, and adjoining markets.
Create and share your vision for growing and maintaining our client base and sustaining services to public agencies.
Collaborate with the regional business development and marketing leadership to establish strategic plans, client development strategy, lead specific project pursuit, and establish a competitive position.
Manage operations by providing direction to and supervision of senior business unit leader staff in survey, structures, and construction management.
Work closely with your team to solidify and grow client relationships.
Forecast business growth and sales.
Support strengthening the technical capabilities of staff in Oregon and Southwest Washington
What you bring:
Bachelor's Degree required. Advanced degree in engineering, planning, or similar fields preferred.
Previous experience in a senior leadership role, and minimum 15 years prior varied experience working with design and construction teams,
Professional Engineer registration in Oregon and Washington, or ability to obtain these registrations within 6 months of hire, is required.
Demonstrated leadership in a collaborative work environment.
Customer-oriented, entrepreneurial mindset with a deep understanding of what it takes to deliver high-quality work to maintain existing clients and inspire new clients to entrust us with project management and professional service needs.
Demonstrated experience in the management of personnel, budgets, project management, and quality delivery.
At our core, we believe that supporting our communities begins with supporting our employees. No matter what stage you’re at in your career, we have a comprehensive total rewards program to enhance your quality of life, help support your family, and assist you in achieving your personal and professional goals. Otak employees enjoy competitive salaries; discretionary performance bonuses; no-cost medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, HRA/HSA; a 401(k)-retirement match that is 100% vested immediately; a hybrid work schedule; Paid Time Off (PTO) accrual based on your industry experience rather than your seniority plus 9 paid holidays per year; a commuter allowance (based on your office location); support for your professional registration and/or certification fees; and much more! If you are out of the area and interested in relocating for this opportunity, relocation assistance may be provided.The successful candidate for this position may be eligible for a signing bonus!
We’re not just looking for skills and experience, having shared values is just as important! When you work at Otak, you aren’t just joining a firm — you’re joining a community. We believe our best work happens in a culture of collaboration and inclusion, where the expertise of diverse individuals can thrive in a foundation of teamwork. The work environment we create is built on a simple concept: working on interesting projects with interesting people. However, we don’t just believe in cultivating our own community; we’re also committed to enriching the communities around us with smart, creative solutions. We know our employees make an investment in us, so we’re committed to making an investment in them. Seasoned experts and young professionals work together to encourage personal growth and skill development at all experience levels. Plus, we’re expanding — and we’re dedicated to developing an internal infrastructure with the strength and talent to support that growth.
Otak is proud to be an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. The Equal Opportunity policy at Otak, Inc. provides a fair and equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, religion, nation origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, protected veteran status or disability or any other status(es) protected by law. Otak ensures nondiscrimination in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and mandatory supplements to EEO (revisions).
At Otak, we recognize that inclusion is a practice, and we are determined to lead our industry by embedding that practice into our work. Cultivating an inclusive workplace environment is ongoing and consistent work, requiring dedication and commitment from every member of the organization. This commitment is reflected in Otak’s promise to significantly increase employee diversity, impact the communities in which we work, and establish ongoing relationships within these communities.
Otak’s Vision for an Inclusive Environment includes the following:
We embrace diverse identities, and willingly engage across difference
All employees can experience the workplace safely and show up as their authentic selves
Fostering unique perspectives and an open exchange of ideas
Engaging one another with curiosity rather than judgment
Relationships are built on mutual trust, dignity, and respect
If you are a minority, veteran, person with a disability, or a member of the LGBTQA Community, we strongly encourage and welcome you to apply to any open position of interest.
If you want to learn more about Otak, this position, or the company’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, contact our Human Resources Department at GRPHumanResources@otak.com.
*Please note, Otak is not accepting resumes from 3rd party recruitment agencies at this time.
Otak, an award-winning design firm, is recognized for the exceptional talent and dedication of its diverse team, comprising engineers, architects, planners, landscape architects, urban designers, surveyors, and construction managers. Collaborating seamlessly, our professionals provide inventive and pragmatic solutions, emphasizing the economic potential of each project while prioritizing environmental stewardship and social responsibility.
Guided by a forward-thinking mindset, Otak employees embody a sustainable community perspective. We incentivize community involvement by rewarding staff volunteers with extra vacation time. Otak seamlessly integrates a small-firm ethos with robust interdisciplinary collaboration, presenting exciting project opportunities in a dynamic work environment. Our commitment to work-life balance and a vibrant workplace is accentuated by Northwest sensibilities, evident in our unwavering dedication to sustainability and diversity. Firmly believing that diversity catalyzes innovation, we nurture a culture of inclusion and equity within our company and communities.