• Vice President of Operations - Central/East Region

    Office Location US-IL-Lombard | US-PA-Bridgeville | US-TX-Austin | US-TX-Houston | US-TX-Arlington
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  • About the opportunity

    SWCA Environmental Consultants is seeking a Vice President of Operations for our CENTRAL/EAST region. The CENTRAL/EAST region currently consists of nine (9) offices, which include approximately 250 employees and $30M to $40M in total revenue.


    The Vice President’s primary responsibility is to effectively provide overall executive leadership and operations management of the CENTRAL/EAST region. This position will lead business and client development; manage financial performance and growth; develop and implement the annual Business Plan; lead all staff; and supervise and mentor the region’s Operational Principals and Directors. The Vice President will also work with the CEO and COO in developing strategic growth plans that sustainably diversify market sectors, client base, and geography. The individual will also work to expand SWCA's professional reputation in environmental consulting by providing senior-level technical assistance on projects in his or her area of expertise. This position will be part of the SWCA Senior Operations Leadership team and report to the President and Chief Operating Officer.


    Please include a Letter of Interest with your resume.


    Letter of Interest should address the following areas critical to the success of an SWCA region:

    • Leadership and staff management
    • Financial management
    • Business and client development

    Describe any direct experience you have in each area and how you will apply your experience to the region.

    What you will accomplish

    • Provide overall leadership and management of the regional operations.
    • Develop strong management teams in each office in the region.
    • Serve on the Senior Operations Leadership team, and help develop and implement regional and company-wide strategic initiatives.
    • Be responsible for financial performance and manage the profit and loss statement for the CENTRAL/EAST region.
    • Develop and oversee market growth strategies and business development.
    • Recruit, train and mentor employees; manage personnel issues.
    • Ensure superior client service and that all projects achieve quality, schedule, and budget objectives; and interact with CENTRAL/EAST region’s largest clients and highest growth potential clientele.
    • Supervise the safety program and lead a safety culture in the region.
    • Prepare the annual Business Plan and assist with achieving SWCA’s company-wide financial business development goals and objectives.
    • Work closely with the other Vice Presidents, COO, Principals, and Directors throughout the company to promote SWCA’s business interests; develop new work and clients; and foster our mission, vision, and values.
    • Assist the CEO, COO, and Vice President of Business Development with building relationships with select acquisition targets; and support the COO and CFO with integration of CENTRAL/EAST.
    • Build SWCA’s professional reputation within the region and work collaboratively with other leaders throughout the company.
    • Take initiative, resolve problems, and create and improve procedures to assure effective and smooth operation of the offices and provide QA/QC oversight.
    • Perform other duties and special projects as assigned by the COO.

    Experience and qualifications for success

    • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Environmental Studies, Planning, Biology, Ecology, Archaeology, Anthropology, Engineering, Management or related field required; Graduate degree strongly preferred.
    • Management and leadership experience and skills, including the ability to grow the region by developing and implementing effective business development strategies and management of other professionals.
    • Minimum of ten (10) years of experience in natural or cultural resource consulting, planning, science, or a related field; exceptions to this item may be possible depending on other qualities the individual possesses.
    • Minimum of five (5) years of experience at increasing levels of responsibility in management, including supervising and providing leadership for other professionals.
    • Demonstrated business acumen and successful operations leadership.
    • Demonstrated performance and achievement in business development and leading successful market growth strategies.
    • Excellent leadership, communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Sensitivity to and respect for our diverse workforce and culture.
    • Must live in or be willing to relocate to one of the regional office locations.


    SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing employee-owned environmental firm with offices across the U.S. Our continually expanding team combines scientific expertise with in-depth knowledge of permitting and compliance protocols to achieve technically sound, cost-effective solutions for a full spectrum of environmental projects. As one of the largest environmental compliance firms, SWCA ranks among Engineering News-Record’s Top 200 Environmental Firms.


    SWCA offers a team-oriented work environment, competitive salaries, and a competitive benefits package, including an employee stock ownership retirement plan (ESOP). If you are seeking an opportunity to work in a culture of exceptionally skilled and diverse professionals who embrace sound science and creative solutions, then SWCA may be a great fit for you!


    In support of our value of integrity, SWCA promotes a safe and drug free workplace. We participate in E-verify and pre-employment background screening services.

    SWCA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply.

    For more information on SWCA visit www.swca.com


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