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Market Director/Project Manager-Education job in Concord

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Job Ref:  HA14-27
Organization:  Harris & Associates
Job Category:  Engineering and Technology
Construction Management
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  California (CA)
City:  Concord
Post Code:  94520
Salary and Benefits:  Competitive

Position Summary:

The Project Manager / Market Director (PM/MD) is a key team member in the development of business opportunities within the Education market sector. This includes identifying and pursuing opportunities in a variety of services, primarily to public agencies: program management, construction management, project management, staff augmentation, document review, financial engineering, development review, capital project development, and asset management. The PM/MD participates in the development of strategic marketing plans and budgets and capture strategy plans, attends conferences, assists with proposal preparation and participates in interviews. The ideal candidate will have strong relationships with and understanding of the California K-14 education market. The Market Director must also have marketable practice skills and serve as project manager on key projects. Harris has an opening in the Northern California service area, working primarily out of our Concord office.    

Position Responsibilities:

Position responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Develop client relationships which position Harris to win new work
  • Thoroughly understand Harris’ culture, services (practice and market sectors), history and strategic Road Map – Harris’ path to the future
  • Develop a high profile corporate and personal presence in client settings, through event participation and individual client contacts
  • Enhance the Harris Brand through thought leadership regarding new technologies, client issues, and industry challenges
  • Present papers at conferences and trade shows, and publication articles
  • Be an integral part of the entire Market Sector team, as well as working with other Market Leaders/Directors, and other practice groups
  • Participate in creating Market Sector budgets, projections, opportunity targets, and other planning activities.
  • Work with Practice Leaders/Directors to identify staffing needs (quantity and expertise) to support marketing efforts
  • Research market trends and funding sources
  • Develop capture strategies and pursue top opportunities
  • Prepare proposals and interviews, and coach Harris teams
  • Teach in the Harris Academy
  • Set personal goals to win new work; secure client debriefs and learn from losses
  • Stay current in personal areas of expertise, and actively seek opportunities to provide billable services in order to meet utilization targets


Core Competencies (all employees) • Problem Solving / Decision Making • Communicativeness • Relationship Building • Team player • Customer Orientation • Functional / Technical Expertise • Drive and Energy • Initiative • Integrity • Results Orientation

Business Development • Creativity • Organizing and planning • Active Listening • Presentation skills • Written communication • Influence • Mission focus • Strategic thinking • Industry knowledge

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of our industry, client base and service
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Knowledge of consulting business, management, and marketing principles
  • Ability to think and plan strategically, carry out plans and evaluate results
  • Public speaking and business development writing skills
  • Personal time management, organization, goal setting and prioritization skills
  • Proven ability work independently with limited supervision and to work within a team environment
  • Skills, knowledge, and experience to provide billable services to our clients


  • Seven or more years of relevant experience in Harris service area
  • Four-year college degree (Civil Engineering. Architecture, Construction Management or related field)
  • Computer skills appropriate for this position (Word, Excel, MS Project, PowerPoint, etc)
  • California Professional Architecture or Engineering License, preferred

Application Procedures:

If you are interested and meet the requirements for this position, please apply online by clicking the link below and you will be transferred to our career site where you will be asked to create a username and password. Only applicants who meet the necessary requirements for the position will be reviewed.


  • Please reference Req. #HA14-27 and click "Apply".
  • Please upload your cover letter and resume as a single attachment.
  • You can also copy and paste your cover letter/resume in plain text format in the space provided.
  • Please indicate which locations you are interested in.

If it is determined that your background and expressed interests match the company’s current needs, you will be contacted by a representative from our company to arrange an interview. If you require an accommodation, please contact Human Resources at hr@harris-assoc.com. This position will be open until filled.

Harris & Associates is an EEO employer committed to excellence through diversity. All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S. We offer competitive salaries.

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