Growth oriented environmental and industrial hygiene consulting firm seeks a senior environmental, health & safety professional to join its team as the Director of Operations, Fort Lauderdale. The successful candidate will be responsible for servicing clients, directing technical staff and subcontractors, developing new service offerings, preparing and reviewing reports, and maintaining client correspondence and satisfaction. The position reports to the President/CEO.
AirQuest Environmental, Inc. (“AirQuest”) is seeking a Director of Operations for our Fort Lauderdale office who will be responsible to provide overall leadership and direction to the office to fulfill corporate objectives, maintain high levels of performance, safety, and quality, and to achieve profitability of programs and projects. The position will require the capability of growing a dynamic staff that is engaged with multiple, concurrent project and proposal activities that will be at various stages, including planning, design, execution, and close out.
The position requires a solid understanding of doing business with private and government agencies and their procurement process. The Director of Operations will also lead multi-disciplined teams during technical and cost reviews for all task order bids/proposals being submitted to ensure compliance with solicitation requirements and to assess the financial/operational risk and means for mitigation.
The Director of Operations will work with the executive management team on strategic planning, customer engagement, opportunity selection, and key personnel assignment, and will also need to effectively coordinate with senior managers in other internal departments to enact the objectives of the company, improve department interoperability, ensure customer satisfaction, and support broader teamed proposal efforts associated with private and government contracts/programs.
Candidates must have a clear understanding of environmental and regulatory processes, primarily associated with OSHA, NESHAP, CERCLA and RCRA programs, and experience managing environmental/industrial hygiene programs. Experience with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and/or U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) is preferred.
Must have strong leadership, technical, organization, and prioritization skills, along with excellent written and verbal communication abilities. Candidates must possess the capability to work well with multi-functional teams and to motivate and lead employees in solution development. Experience in cost proposal and project budget evaluations, to include medium to advanced Excel and project management software skills, is also a requirement in order to review/approve cost proposals and variance reports. The position will involve travel to conduct site visits, customer presentations, and assess ongoing projects.
In addition to possessing the capabilities and attributes stated above, qualified candidates for the position will have an BA Degree from an accredited college or university in environmental sciences, civil or chemical engineering, physical sciences, or a related degree. Must have a minimum of 15 years operations experience, including a minimum of 6 years with a firm acting in a Senior Project Management capacity. Certification as a Professional Engineer (PE), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) or Project Management Professional (PMP) is required.