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Vice President, Energy Division

American Society of Civil Engineers
Chicago, IL

The Vice President of Energy Division’s primary responsibilities are managing client accounts and assisting in growth and development of overall firm. This involves expanding and securing new business. 

The Vice President reports to President/CEO. A Vice President is a member of the CKL executive staff and as such is expected to participate in executive staff meetings, actively identify and pursue new business opportunities, contribute ideas into the overall management and well- being of the firm, serve as a mentor to junior staff and consistently identify and implement new ways to improve the quality of CKL’s work and job satisfaction for staff.

As with all members of the CKL team, the Vice President is expected to follow the policies described in the Handbook, attend all internal meetings, and conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times while working to instill a positive work environment at the firm.

A successful CKL Vice President demonstrates proficiency in completing the following activities:

External Relationships

  • Identify new business opportunities, participate in new business pitches and assist in drafting new business proposals

  • Expand and/or renew existing accounts

  • Successfully run multiple accounts simultaneously, including managing work plans, client expectations, and internal staffing to ensure project is consistent with time and scope in the contract

  • Show impeccable client service as demonstrated by at least one positive, unsolicited remark from a client per month as well as positive reviews from clients when firm management makes periodic check-in calls

  • Develop relationships with other firms that are like-minded and suitable for/open to partnering with CKL on projects when appropriate

Internal Relationships
  • Develop CKL staff to the next level by ensuring assigned staff fully understand energy related projects, providing effective feedback to staff (positive and critical), identifying and promoting growth opportunities for all staff

  • Implement firm policies around recruiting, staffing, training and account management that result in top-notch client service as well as a positive work environment that fosters a pattern of long- term staff retention

  • Promote a positive environment for staff and identify and work with firm management to address any issues that are creating barriers to an optimal work environment for all staff

  • Provide feedback, advice and back up as needed to other members of senior staff team to ensure all senior staff has support needed to effectively run accounts and promote positive work environment

  • Attend and actively participate in CKL senior staff meetings, offering ideas, insights and recommendations on firm policies, staffing, client service, new business and other topics that ultimately impact the overall quality of the firm

  • Manage workflow for yourself and all staff assigned to your team project team

  • Consistently demonstrate ability to successfully move into problem-solving mode whenever

    challenges or concerns arise

  • Work well with and demonstrate respect for colleagues at all levels and consistently contribute to a positive work environment for the entire staff

  • Assist in hiring new staff that ultimately prove to be excellent, long-term hires

  • Take the lead on implementing at least one internal program/procedure per quarter that

    improves office moral and/or contributes to staff retention Communication and Process

  • Lead proposal process for new business opportunities by adhering to CKL’s policies for new business approach and development

  • Demonstrate outstanding writing skills

  • Consistently meet internal and external deadlines

Financial and Administrative
  • Submit expense reimbursement forms as appropriate

  • Submit accurate time sheets

  • Regularly update projections and manage work to meet or exceed projected revenue targets

  • Manage project budgets to maintain high client satisfaction while meeting or coming in below budget


  • Must have a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or related degree and minimum of 15 years in the energy field

  • Superior writing and editing skills

  • Exemplary project management skills

  • Good reputation


Additional Salary Information: We offer medical, dental, vision and 401k with 3% match


  • Management
  • Engineering
  • Administrative / Clerical

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American Society of Civil Engineers
Chicago, IL

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