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Managing Director, Diagnostics Group

  • Industry: Architecture, Engineering & Construction
  • Location: District of Columbia
  • Client: Engineering
  • Search ID: 19-0106-12

A premier international engineering consulting firm has retained Helbling to conduct an executive search to secure a Managing Director, Diagnostics Group. Reporting to the Executive Director of the national Diagnostics Group, the Managing Director will work with a team of engineers and consultants on a variety of evaluation / forensics / restoration / building performance projects, including the pursuit, design, and production of restoration or forensic opinion reports. Due to the firm’s research of the region, Washington DC has been identified as a growth market for the Diagnostic Practice. The position will provide an opportunity for an established leader to build a practice with the support of a large national firm.

Essential Job Functions

  • Utilize established relationships with those in the Washington DC marketplace for the purpose of growing the firm’s structural diagnostic practice.
  • Be able to demonstrate engineering and strong project management skills with the ability to create, build, and maintain client relationships on diagnostics, analysis, forensics, and restoration projects. This may include, but not be limited to, preparing reports, construction documents, construction administration for restoration, renovation, and rehabilitation of commercial structures and complexes such as arenas, stadiums, convention centers, office facilities, industrial facilities, hospital complexes, parking structures, and building enclosures.
  • Management, development, and direction of the diagnostics team in the Washington DC office.
  • Development of the structural diagnostics business in the Washington DC and East Coast markets, with assistance from senior leaders. Generate projects from the marketplace to grow the Diagnostics Group within the Washington DC office.
  • In concert with the Executive Director and Director of Operations, assist with the staff growth by adding Graduate Engineers, Engineers, and other members of the team as needs arise.
  • Provide leadership within the Diagnostics Group. Provide coaching and guidance to Diagnostics team in general and specifically the New York team.
  • Work with the Washington DC team and Diagnostics leadership to achieve a fast-paced growth for Diagnostics in the market, as well as, work towards our firm’s overall strategic initiatives.


  • M.S. or Ph.D. in Civil Engineering with emphasis in structures / building technology.
  • Minimum of twelve (12) years of experience in consulting engineering with emphasis in one of the areas of forensics, materials, building technology, structural performance, or parking restoration.
  • Licensed P.E. or ability to attain license within six (6) months.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong people management skills and customer service focused.


  • Ability and desire to grow a new Diagnostics Practice.
  • Leadership and mentoring skills.
  • Ability to generate and nurture business development leads.
  • Thrives in a teamwork environment.

Search Consultant: Rick Nawoczynski

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