Funding Specialist

  • 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

As a funding specialist, you will collaborate with Olsson leaders to strategize and develop funding solutions for key clients as well as large, long-range pursuits.  You will provide expertise and guidance on federal spending, grant programs, and finance options for our public sector clients in addition to demonstrating and maintaining a broad knowledge of key federal and state funding policies and trends.  You may serve as a project manager for specialized funding and grant administration contracts; manage scope, schedule, and budget. Periodic travel to our other office locations is required.

We have one position available and will consider candidates interested in working in a hybrid environment aligned with any one of our office locations.


You are passionate about:

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

You bring to the team:

  • Bachelor's degree in economics, business administration, public administration, engineering, urban planning, or related field
  • Minimum 5 years of professional experience in public infrastructure industry or economic development
  • Experience developing funding and finance strategies for governments and non-profit programs
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work well with multiple deadlines and flexibility to adapt to unanticipated client requests for grant development support

*Typical salary range for this position is $80,000 to $100,000 and is commensurate with experience relative to the position.

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

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.