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Texas Market Lead

Company: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM)
Location: Austin
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

At SOM, we are a collective committed to shaping a better future for our clients, communities and planet. We aspire to create the most sustainable, impactful work through creative, interdisciplinary teams with all the resources and diversity of a global firm. We value those who are passionate about excellence, innovation, integrity, inclusivity, and collaboration. Together we can achieve great things. Success at SOM Means Ideas: We believe in a meritocracy of ideas. We look to everyone to actively contribute to the discourse in the firm. Knowledge: We believe that expertise is the result of lifelong learning. We are not expected to know everything, but rather to passionately pursue answers, develop new skills and deepen our knowledge. Product: We strive for excellence in the concept, quality, and delivery of our work. Individual: We value individuals who bring the highest standards of professionalism and personal integrity in the way they work. Each person can develop and contribute their wealth of attributes, skills and knowledge to support the overall health of the firm. Team: We value the power of interdisciplinary integration. A positive team culture in which everyone collaborates openly towards common goals is essential. Firm: We have a history of making transformative contributions to the profession and our communities. We are constantly innovating and attempting to bring new approaches, solutions and processes to our work. Position Summary The Texas Market Lead will play a critical role in the development and execution of our growth strategy in Texas and the region. This visionary leader will have the aptitude to leverage their external network and SOM talent and leadership of the firm to grow our presence, create world class design teams and deliver design excellence for existing and new clients. - The Texas Market Lead is: A highly motivated, creative leader with a deep understanding of professional practice, and aspires to the highest level of design excellence. - An entrepreneur with exemplary skills, talents or expertise that extends across SOM disciplines and applies regional expertise. - Committed to a shared practice; is passionate about quality, ethics, and the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration. - Position Responsibilities Collaborate with the Regional Managing Partners, Directors, Studio Directors, Office Management and staff to develop and execute a strategic plan for the office that is in alignment with regional market firm goals for each fiscal year. Consult potential clients about specific project requirements and opportunities for SOM, analyze potential project opportunities, translating and presenting results for weekly review with the Practice Group. Establish a local presence to support the work we are doing now and will be doing in the future. Leverage a rich professional network and engage accordingly to develop specific project leads; strengthen the pipeline of opportunities in the region, connecting with a broad range of clients, collaborators. Engages internal stakeholders and experts and outside collaborators to build best in class teams to deliver on business development efforts Evaluate relevant industry insights and information to drive regional business strategies. Monitor existing and emerging market trends to help identify potential opportunities for the firm Mentor, lead and build staff capabilities required to support work in the region. Collaborate with project team leaders on project negotiations and execution of contracts. Monitor budgets and project profitability for projects in the region. - Understand, participate in and promote larger firm-wide initiatives. Represent and communicate activities in the Texas region to broader SOM leadership. Champion regional communications efforts in collaboration with SOM Communications team. Minimum Qualifications Along with expertise in the region applicants should have superb communication skills, as well as the ability to prioritize, anticipate and organize workflow. This role will require close coordination with management teams, marketing and project design across SOM offices. Preference will be given to service-oriented individuals with the discretion, confidence and poise to effectively promote the firm's principles and expectations to high-value clients. Professional degree in Architecture. Licensed in state of practice; LEED accreditation preferred. Minimum 15 years of experience or equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities. General understanding of sustainable strategies and principles including familiarity with LEED or other green building rating systems. Demonstrated ability to successfully lead project teams and manage project schedule, budget and program. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Smartsheets, Adobe Suite and Google Workspace. Familiarity with Deltek Vision, Salesforce. Are you ready to join a team of creative professionals working on transformational projects around the world? Take advantage of this exciting opportunity to build a better future with SOM. - Health and Wellness: Medical, dental, vision, disability, and life & accident insurance Savings: 401K matching, pre-tax spending accounts, and employee discount programs Work/Life Balance: Hybrid/Flexible schedules, paid family leave, paid vacation, backup child and elder care, and an employee assistance program Professional Development: Reimbursement for professional licenses, associated renewals, and exam fees as well as specialized in-house career development - Compensation for this role is based upon experience, qualifications, location, and education and typically ranges from $125,000 - $175,000. - Our Culture: Our creative, interdisciplinary teams work like small, dynamic studios, with all the resources and diversity of a global firm. Here, you'll collaborate with industry experts on some of the most exciting and transformative architecture, engineering, and planning projects in the world. We believe an inclusive environment improves our teams, our firm, and our communities and are passionate about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Our DEI Action Plan was created to bring meaningful change to our profession, starting with our own culture and practices. - We are proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Visit this page to learn more about SOM's employment policy as well as additional information such as a privacy notice for California residents and how to apply offline. Portfolios must be submitted for all design positions (Architecture, Interiors, Planning, etc). Applications without work samples will not be reviewed . Portfolios should be one PDF attachment, 10-20 pages, maximum 5 MB. Submit portfolios as part of your application in the section where the application asks you for your Resume or CV.About Us SOM consists of a diverse, interdisciplinary group of architects, engineers, planners, interior designers, and more. We hire talented people who are passionate about design and offer a rewarding career experience.

Keywords: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), Austin , Texas Market Lead, Accounting, Auditing , Austin, Texas

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