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Company: EXP US Services

Director of Architecture & Engineering Services – Pacific Programs
Location: Opportunity to work remotely with frequent travel throughout Indo-Pacific Region.

Exp Federal, a full-service Architecture & Engineering and Design-Build firm headquartered in Chicago, IL is seeking a Director of A&E Services for our growing design practice for our Pacific Programs reporting to the Vice President of Architecture and Engineering. This position will work alongside the Director of Infrastructure & Specialty Consulting and co-manage the Project Managers and Team Leads. The selected candidate may be in Japan, Korea, California, Hawaii, or within the Western US or Pacific region. Frequent travel throughout Japan and Korea and Indo-Pacific Region is required. You may see separate postings by location of this same position to ensure we are achieving the widest dissemination of this opportunity.

Our leaders are responsible for complex projects that require innovative, efficient solutions collaborating across multiple disciplines. Joining our team requires a commitment to leveraging the exceptional intellectual capital of our employees to support our federal government clients across multiple sectors. Employees and clients alike will look to you for results that exceed their expectations.

The Director will focus on the business development of Architectural and Engineering projects to be delivered by our Project Managers and professional and technical innovators across multiple disciplines. You will participate in the talent identification and hiring of project staff and through mentoring foster a collaborative environment across the wider exp Federal design studios.

Principle Areas of Responsibility:

  • Responsible for the regional business development strategy
  • Identify and respond to new business opportunities in the Indo- Pacific Region
  • Foster relationships with the US DoD, the US federal government, and other entities relevant to the support of our government clients
  • Prepare statement of qualifications, proposals, solicitations to subcontractors, teaming agreements, and project scopes to meet the potential needs of US Government agencies.
  • Communicate effectively to all project stakeholders while building trust across a diverse project team
  • Forecast staffing and budget requirements
  • Responsible for performance management of staff, collaborating with Human Resources to source, hire, mentor, and develop talent for the Japan Office, Korea Office and future branch offices in the Pacific Region
  • Assist SVP Business Operations and COO in the creation and staffng of branch offices potentially in Southern California, Buam, and other locations in the Indo-Pacific region to support growth of company and ability to better serve clients with local assets
  • Conduct frequent travel throughout the Pacific region. Expected frequency and duration is estimated to be approximately one week per month visiting clients, potential clients, exp Federal staff members, existing partners, and teaming partners.
  • Serve as Program Manager in accordance with Joint Venture Operating Agreements
  • Supervise multidisciplinary teams of project managers, technical discipline specialists, and subcontractors
  • Monitor project performance, including quality, schedule, financials, resources, and client satisfaction
  • Serve as Project Manager for a limited number of projects
  • Work in a dynamic environment where change and complexity are the norms
  • Work closely with the Senior Vice President of Business Development to maintain consistency and share best practices
  • Collaborate with project leads to identify lessons learned and translate them to increased win probability on future solicitations
  • Maintain project outcomes and staff capabilities information to enhance success on bids for new business

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university plus 12+ years of full-time work experience
  • At least 5 years of demonstrated experience in business development activities in AE/construction Design-Build contracts outside the USA
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance.
  • Licensed Architect or Professional Engineer is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience researching and growing new markets
  • Familiarity with Japanese and/or Korean practices and policies
  • Strong professional connections in Japan, Korea, and the U.S. government.
  • Financial analytic skills, including developing budgets and effectively allocating resources.
  • Japanese and/or Korean language skills

More About Us:

exp Federal delivers full-service Architectural & Engineering and Design-Build solutions. You will be part of an expanding team that works collaboratively across our wider exp Federal design studios. As part of a project team, you will have the opportunity to work on a variety of projects that keep you engaged and showcase your individual talents. We believe in identifying potential in people and then providing opportunities to achieve success.

Our employees work on complex projects that require innovative, efficient solutions, and collaboration across various disciplines. Joining our team is a commitment to meaningful work supporting federal government clients across multiple sectors. Employees and clients alike will look to you for results that exceed their expectations.

Our Values:

Respect: We respect people, honor diversity, and treat each other fairly. These are the cornerstones of our culture and the key to our culture and the key to our ability to work successfully as a global team.

Unquestioned Integrity: We operate with the highest standards of honesty and responsibility – as individuals and as a corporation. We’re people who meet routine, everyday obligations with honesty.

Safety: We place the highest priority on the health and safety of our employees and protection of our assets and the environment. Our goal is zero work-related injuries.

Customer Service: We listen and respond to the changing needs of our customers, the industry, and the environment, and draw upon lessons learned from our experiences around the world.

Impeccable Quality: We recognize that quality is fundamental in all our operations – it is everyone’s responsibility. We have established procedures, assessments, and continuous improvement processes in place to ensure the quality of our work.

Sustainability: We understand the impact of our work on the environment and that sustainability is a part of everything we do. We work with customers to provide responsible, efficient, healthy, and effective project solutions to reduce our overall environmental impact.
What We Offer:

  • Exponential full-time professional growth and development
  • Fast-paced and professional work culture
  • Health insurance including medical, dental, and vision
    1. Health Savings Account and Flexible Savings Account options
    2. Company HSA funding contributions
  • Company-sponsored Long-Term Disability, Short-Term Disability, and Life Insurance
  • 401(k) employer match
  • Wellness reimbursement on fitness memberships and other qualified programs
  • Pre-tax funds on qualified transportation and parking expenses
  • Learning & Development tuition reimbursement
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Generous PTO policy

What Happens Next?

Our Talent Engagement Team will contact you via email to let you know what next steps at exp Federal look like for you! Make sure to check your spam. Don’t worry, if you are not selected to move forward in the interview process, we will keep your resume on file for future opportunities you may be a better fit for.

*Actual compensation packages are based on several factors that are unique to each candidate, including but not limited to skill set, depth of experience, certifications, and specific work location. This may be different in other locations due to differences in the cost of labor.

exp Federal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer who fully and actively supports equal access for all people regardless of Race, Color, Religion, Gender, Age, National Origin, Veteran Status, Disability, Genetic Information or Testing, Family and Medical Leave, Sexual Orientation, and Gender Identity or Expression. U.S. Citizenship is required for our positions in accordance with 8 U.S.C. 1324b.2c.

Should you need any special accommodations, please feel free to contact us at and we will arrange for the most suitable accommodations based on your needs.

Beware of Fraudulent Job Postings

Please be aware of recruitment scams where people or entities are misusing the name of exp Federal/exp Federal Pacific to post fraudulent job postings. We will never charge a fee for joining our company or to vet the authenticity of an employee or applicant.

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