Larson Design Group
  • Other
  • Apalachin, NY, USA
  • Competitive
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Comprehensive Benefits including Insurance, 401k and ESOP

Larson Design Group is an Affirmative Action/EEO employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran

Larson Design Group (LDG) is a 100% employee-owned multi-discipline engineering and architecture firm that is entering its fourth decade of strong growth and performance. Over the span of our existence, we have grown net service revenue an average of 12% per year and increased shareholder value an average of more than 17% per year. Larson has over 300 employees in 11 offices in Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York and Texas.

As a growing ENR Top 500 firm, Larson Design Group is searching for a senior leader and the Vice President of our Transportation Division. The role will appeal to someone who is self-motivated with the desire to focus on the growth of a successful, employee-owned company. We offer a dynamic work environment and a culture that is direct, supportive, and flexible. The role will include opportunities for development and collaboration with clients, technical leaders, and project specialists. Candidates should have an entrepreneurial mindset with strong drive and ambition, and should welcome the challenge to achieve sustained revenue growth, geographic expansion and continued profitability for LDG. Applicants should have an inspiring personality with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to act as a liaison and facilitator between various stakeholders (marketing, technical, upper management, support staff and client representatives) involved. Furthermore the candidate should be accountable, result-oriented and responsive to our customer's needs and concerns. This position is available in any of our LDG office locations.


  • Leadership and Management of the Transportation Division across the corporation including four main service groups; Highway Design, Bridge Design, Bridge Inspection and Construction Inspection Services.
  • Implementation of yearly business goals as well as the multi-year Strategic Business plan for the Division.
  • Organizational development and team-building to create a national transportation practice.
  • Supervises/oversees department directors with responsibility for achievement of sales, revenue and profit goals.
  • On a weekly basis, monitors divisional financial performance.
  • Monitors staff utilization and makes recommendations to department directors regarding adjustments to staffing levels.
  • Directs the overall divisional sales functions to include monitoring sales metrics, directs the focus of high-level business development, provide strategy for individual client pursuits.
  • Develop, establish and nurture partnerships with new and existing clients.
  • Develop and implement effective quality control procedures.
  • Develop succession plans and strengthen mentoring programs.
  • Build customer confidence in LDG's capabilities and services in the customer arena.
  • Develop and implement initiatives and pro-actively identify, qualify and prioritize all potential business opportunities.
  • Develop strategies to grow the Division in terms of total revenue, profitability, service offerings and geographic presence.
  • Initiate, support the preparation of and review proposals. Participate in interviews and presentations as applicable.

Lead LDG's Transportation Division through:

  • Market sector research, strategy and intelligence
  • Competitive assessment
  • Market growth strategy and market share expansion
  • New market development
  • Opportunity development and capture
  • Work plan development and budgeting, including resource and priority planning
  • Sales
  • Thought leadership, innovation and industry prominence
  • Professional development of staff
  • Strategic recruitment
  • Client satisfaction assurance

Qualifications, Training and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering or a similar technical degree is preferred.
  • 20 years Transportation industry experience, including 10 years' experience in project and/or department management with increasing responsibility.
  • Experience with P3 and Design Build project delivery.
  • Experience in Innovative Transportation technologies in Intelligent Traffic Systems, Connected or Autonomous Vehicle Technology preferred.
  • Experience with Aviation, Multi-modal Facilities and/or Mass Transit systems a plus
  • Registration as a Professional Civil Engineer (P.E.) is required
  • Broad experience with public sector work including city and county agencies as well state Departments of Transportation.
  • Experience or demonstrated capacity to plan and manage geographic growth initiatives in a multi-state setting.
  • Project management, staff management and business development experience is required.


  • Capable of reacting to high-pressure, rapidly changing business conditions and uncertain business environments.
  • Ability to build consensus and lead effective teams.
  • Strong business judgment reaches sound business decisions based on data and experience.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong influencing skills.
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