Managing Director, Maine

at VHB in Portland, Maine, United States

Job Description


VHB is seeking a growth-oriented, entrepreneurial, and experienced leader to serve as the Managing Director of our 70 person Maine operations. The successful candidate must have extensive operational and business development experience; broad knowledge of the delivery of integrated engineering, planning, and environmental services to public- and private-sector clients; and a demonstrated ability to lead, mentor, and manage staff. The successful candidate must also be able to lead the development and implementation of the office’s growth strategy and oversee complex projects.


+ Establish the office’s annual business plan and oversee the achievement of business and financial goals

+ Coordinate business development efforts to identify and pursue opportunities in multiple markets for public and private sector clients

+ Lead and partner with office leadership team to establish and achieve the strategic initiatives for the office

+ Conduct office leadership meetings and office-wide staff meetings

+ Oversee project performance

+ Participate in local market business community activities to further the prominence of VHB

+ Develop and grow VHB staff, act as a mentor at all levels

+ Lead go/no go and partnering decisions on strategic pursuits

+ Oversee relationships with key clients and manage important project assignments

+ Manage external visibility efforts

+ Serve as a VHB ambassador, promoting VHB’s success and seeking innovative ways to lead industry

Skills and Attributes

+ Strong business acumen

+ Demonstrated track record in managing a growing office

+ Proven ability to oversee a team of industry professionals

+ Proven ability to generate new business

+ Knowledgeable in a broad range of engineering, transportation, planning and environmental topics, spanning both the public and private sectors

+ Ability to think and act strategically in developing business and pursuing client targets

+ Exceptional teamwork and collaboration skills, including ability to mentor staff and successfully managing complex, multi-disciplinary projects

+ Highly motivated self-starter

+ Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills


+ 15+ years of relevant management experience in a multi-disciplinary AEC firm

+ 10 years of Maine experience in a leadership capacity highly desirable

+ B.S. in Civil Engineering, Planning, Environmental Services, or a related field

WE ARE VHB! We’re an inspired and innovative team of engineers, scientists, planners, and designers who partner with clients in the transportation, real estate, institutional, and energy industries, as well as federal, state, and local governments.

Our work helps improve mobility, enhance communities, and contribute to economic vitality. We do this while balancing development and infrastructure needs with stewardship of our environment. Our people make us great! VHB provides a differentiating employee experience.

+ Inclusive culture of collaboration and innovation.

+ Opportunity to work on complex, transformational projects.

+ Amazing co-workers

+ A focus on learning and development

+ Flexible, hybrid workplace

It’s not surprising that VHB has consistently been rated one of the top AEC firms to work for across our 30+ offices on the East Coast. We’re growing and we hope you’ll join us!

VHB is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, age, or any other federally protected class.



ID: 2022-2434

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Street: 500 Southborough Drive, Suite 105B

Telecommute: No

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Job Posting: JC216944885

Posted On: Jun 24, 2022

Updated On: Jun 09, 2023

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