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DESCRIPTION

Michael Baker International is seeking a Director, Engineering Applications to join our team. The Director, Engineering Applications will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Michael Baker engineering application landscape by leading a team of business and IT resources.

The successful candidate will work with engineering and business leaders (Regional Directors, Office Executives, Practice Leaders) and strategic partners (Autodesk, Bentley, Bluebeam, etc.) to drive and develop digital enablement solutions. These solutions will be focused and aligned with the overall strategy of Michael Baker, the business objectives, and requirements of internal and external customers.

This role will drive the vision, enable innovation, and implement engineering solutions that create business value. It will also be responsible for providing the strategic direction for the department on an enterprise level, analyzing trends, and developing long-range plans designed to enable our core offerings as well as pursue new work.

Engineering and Solutions Partnering

  • Develop robust engineering applications teams with deep business process expertise in the areas of engineering applications such as 3D/4D/5D design/build, eConstruction, CAD Systems (Autodesk, Bentley, Bluebeam) and other partners such as ESRI, Microsoft, etc.
  • Establish best practices for key engineering systems and business processes
  • Implement collaboration tools to facilitate knowledge sharing and workshare
  • Partner with training teams to ensure training materials have been developed to support key processes
  • Establish and facilitate practice-specific Technology Focus Groups to help ensure alignment with business and IT goals
  • Support the Technology Strategy Council's process to ensure that solutions with the highest business value are selected and implemented
  • Implement and support cyber security application and data management NIST and CMMC controls
  • Work with business owners to identify short and long-term solution alternatives and enhancements that will improve business performance
  • Develop process to monitor customer satisfaction and changing requirements related to implemented solutions
Resource Management

  • Lead and motivate a highly functional team-based environment; responsible for the recruiting, development, and support requirements of all direct personnel
  • Assist and coach staff in areas of continuous improvement, customer service orientation, and career development
  • Organize a scalable and agile team to accomplish tasks in the most efficient and cost-effective manner
Solution Delivery Lifecycle Management

  • Implement and oversee standard system lifecycle processes for Commercial off-the-shelf (COTs) technologies; ensure SDLC compliance and quality by reviewing assumptions, alternatives, technical designs and configurations at critical project milestones
  • Coach and guide staff to ensure that projects are completed on-time, within budget, and according to customer requirements; periodically report status and issues to project sponsors and/or the Technology Strategy Council
Solution Maintenance Support

  • Maintain solution and security configuration information from the time a solution is implemented through retirement
  • Manage solution availability and performance to ensure that current and future needs of the business can be met; includes recovery, and business continuity services
  • Support implemented solutions from training through end-user support; utilize processes and systems to identify, analyze, track, and resolve problems as related to developed solutions
Critical Competencies and Behaviors

  • Technical: solid understanding of engineering application solutions and related cloud technologies
  • Managerial: ability to manage a complex solution delivery environment with diverse service levels, customers, and business processes
  • Financial: budget and fiscal responsibility for a $10M-$15M capital and expense budget; must also be able to develop, analyze, and manage financial impact (cost, benefit, ROI) of business/IT projects
  • Leadership: ability to translate business, technical, and cultural knowledge into actionable strategies for change; drives performance in professional and business groups through coaching, guidance, and feedback mechanisms
  • Collaboration: exercises influence through communication, negotiation, and relationship building rather than through formal authority structures
Key Performance Indicators

  • Customer Satisfaction (COTs Solutions, Business Process Reengineering projects)
  • Advance the use of Engineering Applications within the practices
  • Establish and facilitate the practice-specific Technology Focus Groups and related business agenda
PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Master's Degree preferred; additional degree or certification in an IT-related field a plus
  • 10 years of related engineering experience with 5 years of management experience
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, activities, and tasks simultaneously
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Highly motivated with the ability to drive results
  • Familiarity with industry regulations, cyber security, and best practices
  • Ability to distill technical concepts and present to a non-technical audience

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Michael Baker International, a global leader in engineering, planning and consulting has been partnering with communities since 1940 to solve their most complex infrastructure challenges with a legacy of expertise, experience, innovation and integrity.

Supported by more than 6,000 employees in 90 offices worldwide, we provide a full continuum of life-cycle engineering consulting, specialized global construction, base operations, security management, systems integration and intelligence solutions. Our clients include federal, state, and municipal governments; foreign allied governments; and a wide range of private development and other commercial partners.

 

When Michael Baker Jr. first established his engineering firm in 1940, he envisioned a company that would serve as a property surveyor or designer of roads, bridges, buildings and sewage systems, and also as a trusted, long-term partner with local communities and distant nations. His employees strove to transform communities, companies, states and even nations, adopting dual roles as both caring neighbors and innovative nation builders. Baker instilled in his employees the drive to deliver improved quality of life and the desire to make a difference.

 

Baker built a lasting legacy that today forms the foundation on which we continue to serve and grow. Today, we continue to leverage our collective expertise and experience to make the communities we serve better. We strive to make them safer, more accessible, more environmentally sustainable and more livable. We facilitate their transformation supported by differentiating innovation, technologies and dedicated employees. We are change agents, leading our partners around the world into the future.

 

Our greatest differentiator, though, is our employees who demonstrate a world-class ability to solve complex problems. That’s why we engage our people, educate and train them, develop their careers, and invest in their futures. We give them opportunities around the world to exercise and expand their skills and expertise. We reward innovation and collaboration that lead to the best solutions for our clients. As a company, We Make a Difference.

 

To most effectively serve our clients, Michael Baker International is organized into three distinct business units: Engineering & Consulting; Sallyport Global Holdings; and SC3, which are described below.

 

ENGINEERING, PLANNING AND CONSULTING

 

The Engineering, Planning and Consulting business unit encompasses the complete life-cycle of planning, environmental assessment, engineering design, construction management, and facilities maintenance for projects in more than 38 countries on five continents. We provide a full continuum of solutions for a broad range of markets, including highways, bridges, airports, rail and mass transit systems, domestic and overseas government and commercial facilities, water and wastewater infrastructure, energy infrastructure and urban planning and development.

 

Professional Services – As part of Engineering, Planning and Consulting, this business unit provides high-value, differentiated engineering and professional services around the globe, including specialized construction services, cost management support and engineering support.