This requires a broad understanding and experience with multiple project types including highway, bridge, infrastructure, site utilities, site grading, site layout, parking and Department of Transportation, an appreciation of the fiscal and financial aspects of a project, an ability to filter out the salient and critical aspects of a client’s needs and the vision to translate that information into a physical form that meets and exceeds the client’s expectations.
The Director of Civil Engineering has an appreciation for the creative goals of the design process, and works with all team members to development and implement civil engineering solutions that meet the constraints of time, budget, schedule and client expectations. This person is a good listener, an experienced communicator, a mentor, a leader, a teacher, a trusted collaborator and a “caretaker of the vision” of KZF Design. Maintaining a recognized presence in the civil engineering community, both inside and outside of our region is expected and encouraged.
The Director can delegate and leverage skill sets through mentoring, coaching and training staff. They can see the big picture without becoming labored or entrenched in the minute details of a solution. KZF believes in the “Promise of Design” and delivering on its promises. As a diverse group of multidisciplinary professionals working together to help our clients design a better future, the Director of Civil Engineering Services is an integral participant and a critical leader in that effort.
As well as being creative, this person exhibits versatility in the approach of design solutions, is an outgoing and personable problem solver, a self-starter and is experienced and comfortable working on a broad range of project types.