Architecture, Engineering & Construction

Retained Executive Search

Helbling specializes in retained executive search for architecture, engineering, and construction professionals. 

Build on our unmatched industry understanding.

Opportunities in architecture, engineering, and construction are driven by fast-moving advances in funding, technology, project delivery, and sustainability. As the industry becomes more proactive to capitalize on these trends, you need strong leaders with broad and deep knowledge who can manage the large, complex projects that grow your business. Having the right professionals in non-core functions, such as business development, human resources, estimating, safety, and security is critical to help support the operations and execution of projects.  

We can recruit these hard-to-reach industry experts, helping you to build a team whose innovation and foresight will drive your organization forward.
There are few executive search firms whose industry understanding and experience can match ours.  We have specialized in architecture, engineering, and construction for nearly three decades, working with regional and national clients ranging from mid-sized, family-owned companies to multi-billion-dollar global leaders.

Organizations Represented

Our clients include regional, national, and internationally based entities with U.S. holdings. Annual revenues of these companies range from $20 million to several billion dollars. Therefore, we are accustomed to working with medium-sized, family-owned companies to Engineering News-Record top-ranked firms.

  • Architecture
  • Environmental
  • Geotechnical
  • Multi-Disciplined
  • Structural
  • Transportation
  • Construction Management
  • Design/Build
  • General Contracting
  • Heavy Civil
  • Electrical
  • Energy & Utility
  • Infrastructure
  • International
  • Mechanical
  • Program Management
  • Specialty
  • Utility
  • Private Equity Firms
  • Public-Private Partnerships

Recent Successes

  • Director of Administration for a global engineering firm
  • Vice President of Operations for a Chicago construction firm
  • Director of Business Development (Raleigh) for CBI Workplace Solutions
  • Senior Vice President, Operational Excellence for a global contractor/construction manager
  • Vice President of Finance & Accounting for an engineering and construction firm
  • Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer for an international engineering consulting firm
  • Senior Project Manager, Diagnostics (New York City) for an international engineering firm
  • Regional Manager for a general contractor

Helbling had the perseverance to reach deep within organizations, make contact, and sell what our organization had to offer. Understanding our needs and translating this to prospective employees with professionalism and integrity made our search successful. I would highly recommend Helbling to anyone except my competitors.
Senior Vice President, Civil & Utility Division of general contracting firm

Explore Our Case Studies

Director of Human Resources for a group of specialty engineering and construction firms

Chief Administrative Officer for a general contractor and construction manager

General Managers for a multinational construction conglomerate

Vice President - District Energy and Vice President - Power Generation for a civil and utility construction firm

Chief Sales & Marketing Officer for an architecture, engineering, and program management firm

Senior Vice President / Director of Water for a utility contractor

Executive Vice President & General Counsel for an infrastructure construction firm

Executive Chairman for a private equity firm

Vice President, Sector Leader - Life Sciences & Higher Education for a general contractor and construction manager

Executive Vice President & Region Executive for a multibillion dollar international A/E/C firm

Executive Vice President of Operations with an infrastructure construction company

President of a mechanical contractor

Regional Vice President of Business Development with a multinational construction firm

Executive Vice President of Project Mgmt & Construction Mgmt for a national building firm

Chief Operating Officer for an industrial construction firm

President of Design/Build for a specialty contractor

Senior Vice President, Business Development and a Vice President, Northeast Operations for an environmental firm

Multiple construction executives for a heavy civil joint venture and public-private partnership

Executive Vice President of Buildings & Facilities for an architectural and structural engineering firm

Group Chief Executive Officer for a major business unit of a global construction entity

Multifamily Construction & Operations Executives with one of the largest contractors in the U.S.

Principal for Science Architecture of an architectural design firm

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