Responsibilities include: preparing airspace analysis, land acquisition assistance, GIS analysis permitting, grant applications/management for airport projects, advising airport management operations, assistance with client management and marketing services to current and potential clients.Columbia, SC office preferred. Other W.K. Dickson office locations may be considered. Working closely with design engineers, utilize technical resources to complete projects on time and within budget. Market services to potential, current and former clients consistent with company goals and objectives. Provide the Business Unit Leader with essential project information. Develop scope, schedule, budget and coordinate with internal and external subcontractors. Assist in formulating plans, costs estimates, timeframes, project specifications Represent firm and clients at various meetings. Perform QC reviews and coordinate QA process. Maintain positive communication and working relationship with staff, clients, subcontractors. Mentor/train staff. Seek opportunities to increase customer satisfaction and deepen client relationships. Insure adherence to company policies and procedures, including safety policies.
Job Requirements: Must possess a BS Degree in physical/environmental planning, engineering, aviation management, environmental science. ArcGIS and Civil 3D experience is preferred. Seven (7) to 10 years’ experience, Master's Degree from accredited planning or aviation management may be considered as experience. PE or AICP (or ability to achieve) is preferred. Must have strong leadership skills with ability to mentor younger staff. Must have ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with project team and client. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Additional Salary Information: Company Benefits: With Wellness Premium Credit, Employees are eligible for free medical and dental coverage.
Employees are able to take advantage of our:
Exclusive ‘Talent Development Program’
Project Management Curriculum
In addition WK Dickson offers its employees a competitive benefits package including:
Medical, dental, prescription drug, and vision care plans
Matching 401K program
Short and long term disability benefits
Supplemental insurance option
Paid Time Off (PTO) Policy
Continuing education / tuition reimbursement
Professional registration reimbursement
Flexible spending account (FSA)
Employee referral bonuses
Flex-time policy (half-day Fridays)
Moving and relocation assistance
Business casual work environment
Company-sponsored social events
Community giving and charitable programs
Specific programs vary by region, in accordance with the competitive environments of local areas.
About W.K. Dickson & Co., Inc.
An impressive track record of stability and strength:
WK Dickson, founded in 1929, is a multi-disciplined consulting firm specializing in community infrastructure solutions including airport planning and design; environmental and water resources engineering; land planning and development; energy; and geospatial technology. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, WK Dickson has grown to operate eleven regional offices strategically located throughout the Southeastern United States. The company maintains offices in Charlotte, Hickory, Raleigh and Wilmington, NC; Charleston, Columbia, and Greenville, SC; Augusta, and Atlanta, GA; Chattanooga and Knoxville, TN.
A focus on client satisfaction and employee engagement:
WK Dickson’s primary focus remains satisfying our clients. Our reputation depends on our ability to repeatedly deliver high quality of professional engineering and design services to our clients to help them meet their infrastructure needs. We know that in doing so, we’re also helping to improve the communities in which we all live. There’s a tremendous responsibility by our staff to ensure that we’re doing all we can to help our communities thrive and successfully... address a multitude of challenges presented with developing and maintaining infrastructure. That’s also why we put a special emphasis on employee engagement – letting each and everyone know that what they do and how they do it contributes to a greater good.
A legacy to be proud of:
The civil and environmental engineering industry is ever changing. The same goes for the companies within that industry as well. Firms come and go quite often, and it takes a special kind of company to withstand worldwide economic challenges, escalating construction costs, and ever-changing regulatory demands to stay in business for nearly a century. WK Dickson opened its doors during the Great Depression of 1929 and has persevered and thrived over the decades. Read our story by clicking the link below.