Elevate the human experience through designTM






Global Transportation Sector Leader

Department: Executive Leadership
Location: San Diego , CA
Job ID: 2668

DLR Group is an integrated design firm that aspires to be the most creative enterprise on the planet. Our brand promise is to Elevate the Human Experience Through Design. If that challenge is appealing, you're at the right place.

Sector Summary

DLR Group’s Transportation Sector provides architectural design, AOR and construction phase services for rapid transit facilities, urban transportation related support facilities, rail stations, airport people mover transportation expansions and renovations, ferry terminals, and other specialized transit-oriented developments. A majority of the firm’s transportation expertise and design experience is located in California. The Transportation sector team works with and for various government agencies, design build partners and large engineering firms, primarily in California, to grow the Transportation sector’s design resume and revenue.

Role Summary

DLR Group’s Global Transportation Leader is the strategic, visionary, proactive, and positive leader of the global transportation team. They mentor the next generation of employee-owners, counsel clients, and share their design voice on projects. They are responsible for business planning, revenue growth, profit, and client satisfaction.

This position is available in the following locations:

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • San Diego, CA
  • Consideration for other DLR Group office locations possible, but frequent travel to CA offices will be required as business needs demand.

Role Responsibilities

  • Work with Transportation sector Client Leaders, design experts, and firm leaders in the development of an annual Transportation sector business plan
  • Mentor Transportation Client Leaders to achieve profitability and growth metrics for the Transportation Sector
  • Proactively lead the development of specific action plans to rectify transportation sector performance on ROI
  • Participation in monthly Global Sector Leader calls to provide update to CEO and Global Sector Leader peers
  • Collaborative engagement with the Regional Leader to enable collaborative pursuit, award, and execution of transportation projects
  • Conduct regular communications with Transportation sector Client Leaders regarding sector performance, personnel needs or concerns and overall strategic direction of the transportation sector
  • Provide input to Region Leader on Compensation adjustments for Transportation sector Client Leaders and Sector Staff
  • Lead, support and execute principles and Business Development activities of o all pursuit activities
  • Participate in industry related events to establish and maintain relationships with teaming partners
  • Monitor industry trends for new emerging technologies and opportunities.
  • Monitor potential industry challenges that could jeopardize or delay opportunities (funding sources, regulations)
  • Identify, recruit, review, interview and select potential candidates for Transportation sector open positions


  • Team Building – Is able to recognize talent, develop talent and assemble diverse high performing teams that can work without rigid instructions towards achieving common goals.
  • Strategic Thinking – Can clearly communicate visions of possibilities, structure breakthrough strategies, and anticipate trends.
  • Collaborating – Gets things done by gaining trust and support of others while pulling together resources and crediting others for their contributions and accomplishments.
  • Business Acumen – Keeps up with industry trends and fully understands how businesses work and make money.
  • Financial Acumen – Can effectively interpret and analyze financial documents recognizing the key indicators of performance and makes effective decisions off of financial information.
  • Communication – Actively listens to others, provides relevant and timely information, encourages idea sharing; and can effectively communicate in various situations.


  • Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Engineering (Civil or related), or related degree
  • Demonstrated and successful experience pursuing and winning large projects
  • 10+ years of related experience as a Project Manager, Engineer, or Architect in the Transportation sector
  • Leadership experience in related field or profession
  • Previous experience managing budgets for sector or regional level
  • Ability to travel for business needs

Preferred Qualifications

  • Licensure Preferred
  • Published thought leader content or national speaking engagements.

DLR Group is an integrated design firm delivering architecture, engineering, interiors, planning, and building optimization for new construction, renovation, and adaptive reuse. Our promise is to elevate the human experience through design. This promise inspires sustainable design for a diverse group of public and private sector clients; local communities; and our planet. DLR Group is 100 percent employee-owned and fully supports the initiatives and goals of the 2030 Challenge and is an initial signatory to the China Accord and the AIA 2030 Commitment.

Our comprehensive Benefits at DLR Group include medical, dental, vision, disability, wellness programs, flex spending, paid holidays, and paid time off. We also offer 401k, employee stock ownership, and bonus opportunities. Compensation considerations are based on location, experience, and skills. The potential pay range for this role is $225,000 - $275,000.

We operate within a hybrid work model, supporting flexibility between office time and work from home.

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