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Managing Director, Structures

  • Industry: Architecture, Engineering & Construction
  • Location: California - Los Angeles
  • Client: Engineering
  • Search ID: 19-0802-12

Walter P Moore, a repeat client, has retained Helbling to conduct an executive search to secure a Managing Director, Structures. 

Position Summary

Due to growth, continuous sophistication, and the desire to attract top talent that will help lead the organization into the future, Walter P Moore has an immediate opening for a Managing Director to join our dynamic Structural Engineering group in its downtown Los Angeles office. The qualified candidate will have a minimum of 15 years of relevant experience leading the design of multiple project types across different market sectors, including: healthcare, aviation, higher education, sports, and other large commercial and institutional structures with construction costs of $50M and up.  
The qualified candidate should possess proven performance leading a team and successfully managing and growing an office / portfolio of work. The individual also needs to be able to work within a strong team environment (oversight of 15+ employees) serving clients on major projects throughout the United States and should have specific seismic expertise working in California and other similar regions.

The candidate should have strong leadership and communication skills with a demonstrated history of working well with both external and internal stakeholders. Proactivity and a drive for results delivered in a customer-focused manner are important.

Key Responsibilities

  • Principal-level leadership of the Los Angeles office, including: P&L responsibility, project delivery, client relationships, staffing, employee engagement, etc.
  • Development and nurturing of relationships within the marketplace, including pursuit of new relationships and projects.
  • Visibility in the marketplace at industry events.
  • Ensuring delivery of a market leading level of services for clients.

About Walter P Moore

Walter P Moore is an international company of engineers, innovators, and creative people who solve some of the world’s most complex structural and infrastructure challenges.  Providing structural, diagnostics, civil, water resources, traffic, transportation engineering, and parking consulting services, Walter P Moore engineers solutions that are cost- and resource-efficient, forward-thinking, and help support and shape our communities. Founded in 1931, Walter P Moore is headquartered in Houston, Texas and has more than 600+ professionals working across 18 United States offices and 5 international locations.
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  • Master’s degree in Civil Engineering with emphasis in Structural Engineering.
  • Structural Engineer licensure (S.E.) in California required; licensure in additional states a plus.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of United States design codes and standards.
  • Knowledge in the development of construction documents, plans, and specifications.
  • Must have proven portfolio and industry network. 
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills (both written and verbal).
  • Ability to react with a sense of urgency to achieve mutually agreed upon objectives and timeframes for completion despite obstacles, time pressures, and changing business conditions.
  • Ability to effectively collaborate and partner with a variety of individuals inside and outside the organization – a team player.
  • Ability to manage, develop, mentor, and motivate others.

Search Consultants: Rick Nawoczynski and Ryan Pugh

Walter P Moore is an equal employment opportunity employer and provides equal employment opportunities (including offering competitive compensation and benefit packages) to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to any characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

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