Business Unit Manager

Posted Date 2 months ago(3/23/2023 10:13 AM)
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# of Openings
Job Location
Water/Waste Water
Relocation Assistance
Service Line

Job Description

The Boston, MA Manager will be primarily responsible for the strategic development and growth, and overall operational performance of Dewberry’s operations in the Massachusetts/New England market.  Priority will be on building capacity and talent and growing the client base in growth areas and service lines:  Water/Wastewater and Transportation. 


The successful candidate will be a Professional Engineer with a diverse engineering background and evidence of strong advancement in management responsibilities.  The candidate will have clearly demonstrated expertise and success in managing and motivating multiple discipline teams, developing and executing client and business development strategies that drive revenue and profit margin growth, and partnering with internal and external partners.


The successful candidate will be responsible for identifying opportunities, deploying Dewberry's deep national transportation portfolio to actively preposition for those opportunities and grow our local practice.  Must have at least 20 years of experience with MassDOT, similar public agencies or municipalities in the greater Boston market.  The candidate will be primarily responsible for collaborating with our current Transportation/Water leadership to generate inflow of new projects, develop and maintain close professional relationships with client personnel.


Dewberry is a leading, market-facing professional services firm with more than 50 locations and 2,000 professionals nationwide. What sets us apart from our competitors are our people. At Dewberry, we seek out exceptional talent and strive to deliver the highest quality of services to our clients. Whether you’re an experienced professional or a new graduate, you’ll have the chance to collaborate with the best and brightest and work on innovative and complex projects at the forefront of the industry. Our commitment to excellence stems from our personal integrity and from other defining attributes, which we call “Dewberry at Work,” that have inspired our employees to be successful for more than a half-century.


Key Attributes will be:

  • Strong leadership skills, goal driven, evidence of attracting and developing talent.
  • Comfortable and successful in client and business development, pre-positioning for long term opportunities.
  • Strong network among state agencies and municipalities in Massachusetts.
  • Ability to mobilize, energize and organize cross-functional teams for success in winning and delivering complex projects.
  • Strategic thinker, bringing market facing ideas and strategies, new service delivery methodologies, and expertise to decision-making and strategic planning.
  • Highly motivated to achieve business goals while at the same time investing and building for longer term growth and stability.
  • Powerful implementation and execution skills.
  • Long term and strategic understanding of the transportation market in Massachusetts and New England.
  • High level of comfort being a trusted advisor to infrastructure owners and clients in public and private space.
  • Interest and ability to leverage Dewberry's national transportation and water portfolio to grow our local practice.
  • The ability to manage complex projects.
  • Experience with selling and delivering design-build services.
  • Expert communicator, motivator and influencer.
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong trusting relationships (internal to an organization and external with clients and teaming partners) for success.
  • Active involvement in leadership of industry organizations. Interest and ability to present at regional conferences, and lead teams to participation in other exposure activities.
  • Team player & mentor.

Required Skills & Required Experience

  • Minimum 20 years of experience with Massachusetts public sector transportation clients and projects including transportation, highway and roadway design, or closely related engineering field.
  • Bachelor of Civil Engineering Degree; advanced engineering degrees a plus.
  • Massachusetts PE.
  • 15+ years’ experience in project management.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.


Don’t meet every single requirement? At Dewberry we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace for our employees'. So if you’re excited about this role, but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the position description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may just be the right candidate for this or other opportunities.

*At this time, Dewberry will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization.

*Dewberry is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation.

*Only recipients of an offer of employment from Dewberry, will be required to submit to a background screening which may include, but is not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, driving record check, criminal background check, and an investigative consumer report. These screenings will be conducted by Dewberry’s background vendor of choice and will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law.


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