Group Leader - Site Design

  • Full-time

Company Description

We are Olsson, a team-based, purpose-driven engineering and design firm. Our solutions improve communities and our people make it possible.

Our most meaningful asset is our people, and we are dedicated to providing an environment where they can continue to learn, grow, and thrive. Our entrepreneurial spirit is what has allowed us — and will continue to allow us — to grow. The result? Inspired people, amazing designs, and projects with purpose.

Job Description

Olsson provides multidisciplinary design services for mixed-use, commercial, and residential land development projects, along with industrial, sports, schools, and other site development types.

Your primary focus as Group Leader will be driving the team's success by effectively managing and engaging in projects and fostering strong client relationships. You will play a vital role in developing and empowering team members, ensuring their professional growth and high-performance standards. This involves providing daily management and leadership, guiding the team in prioritizing projects, managing the team's financials for profitability, and maintaining open communication with team members about project, team, and firm initiatives. You will also lead the succession planning process, work on project management and quality control, participate in advisory or committee roles for external professional organizations, oversee marketing efforts for repeat clients and local opportunities, and collaborate with business development staff to pursue additional client opportunities.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Monitors and manages the group’s project performance and employee utilization and workload, identifying potential areas of improvement and implementing plans to maximize efficiency.
  • Oversees project management, quality control, and project execution with the group to ensure successful completion of projects.
  • Encourages professional development for employees by helping them identify individual goals, outlining performance expectations, recognizing accomplishments, and providing productive and consistent feedback.
  • Communicates with group members regularly to keep the group informed and aware of initiatives, goals, and objectives within the group and team to ensure accountability.
  • Ensures high client service orientation through consistent and effective communication with clients.
  • Oversees marking efforts for repeat clients and coordination with business development on new client pursuits, including client strategy, proposal process, interviewing, and selection efforts within the group.

We have one current opening and will consider candidates interested in being located out of our Loveland, CO, Denver, CO or Colorado Springs, CO office location.  Ability to travel between these locations is required.


You are passionate about:

  • Working collaboratively with others.
  • Having ownership in the work you do.
  • Using your talents to positively affect communities.
  • Empowering others to use their talents.

You bring to the team:

  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to contribute and work well on a team.
  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering.
  • Registered as a Professional Engineer.
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience of relevant engineering experience.
  • At least 4 years of experience supervising others.
  • General understanding of Civil 3d.

Additional Information

Olsson is a nationally recognized, employee-owned firm specializing in planning and design, engineering, field services, environmental, and technology. Founded in 1956 on the very mindset that drives us today, we’re here to improve communities by making them more sustainable, better connected, and more efficient. Simply put, we work to leave the world better than we found it.

As an Olsson employee, you’ll receive our traditional benefits package (health care, vision, dental, paid time off, etc.), plus you’ll:

  • Become an owner in the company after your first year through our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • Engage in work that has a positive impact in communities
  • Receive an excellent 401(k) match
  • Participate in a wellness program promoting balanced lifestyles
  • Benefit from a bonus system that rewards performance
  • Have the possibility for flexible work arrangements

Typical range for this position is $122,000 to $168,000+ and is commensurate with experience relative to the position.

Olsson is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply and be considered for open positions. We do not discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, disability, age, or military status.