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Principal Architect - Operational Manager

Principal Architect - Operational Manager

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Throughout our 100-year history, Gannett Fleming has been an innovator and leader on a global level, providing world-class services in engineering, consulting, design, program, and construction management. With more than 60 offices worldwide, we are consistently ranked among the nation’s most prestigious engineering firms.


Our people are our secret to Excellence Delivered As Promised! We have fostered a culture of promoting progressive thinking to tackle complex engineering challenges – transforming creative ideas into reality! We are committed to supporting your career goals by providing professional development and training and the opportunity to work with respected industry thought leaders, while at the same time encouraging a healthy work-life balance. Our benefits and perks are competitive because we want to see a smile on your face as we change the world together.


Since 1915, Gannett Fleming has played a major role in some of the most multifaceted and iconic engineering accomplishments in the world. Join us on our journey as we continue to provide thought-provoking, customized solutions to our clients, improving and sustaining communities for the next 100 years!


Gannett Fleming is looking for Principal Architect - Operational Manager to build and lead a multidiscipline design team in the Mid-Atlantic Region. As Principal Architect you will focus on business development, client relationships and project oversight across multiple industries to include: state and local government, transportation and transit facilities, federal and education.  

  • Work in collaboration with Gannett Fleming regional leaders to develop sound strategies across multiple disciplines to build client base and drive growth.
  • Manage the operations for a multidiscipline team including Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Structural and Civil/Site.
  • Lead the development of market sector intelligence including industry assessment, trends and key markets and client opportunities for investment and work winning.
  • Lead client relationship/business development activities through early interaction, and on-going client maintenance interface.
  • Manage the business development pipeline including generating leads to achieve annual targets and long term growth goals. Developing win strategies and closing sales.
  • Develop and lead key account strategy to achieve aggressive growth goals.
  • Mentor, coach and develop staff and assist them to achieve their full potential.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with joint venture prospects, contractors/developers to ensure future partnerships and identify teaming opportunities.
  • Attract, develop and retain industry talent to strengthen the Gannett Fleming A/E brand, client relationships and overall performance.
  • Provide application architectural solutions to meet business requirements.
  • Review and recommend improvements to existing architectural application.
  • Provide guidance to project teams in all phases of Design Process. 


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture is required
  • Registered Architecture (RA) License is required for this role
  • 20 plus years of experience in architecture design in the AEC industry
  • Demonstrated successful performance in the development of significant client accounts and revenue based upon client service, project satisfaction, technical quality, schedules and budget compliance.
  • Hands on experience assembling and directing proposal teams from inception to completion.
  • Experience negotiating contracts, including joint venture agreements.
  • Able to demonstrate an ability to bring strong market understanding and business relationships with several federal clients that have the potential to translate into potential new business.
  • Must have the ability to travel regionally to develop and cultivate new and ongoing business endeavors, specifically MD, PA, VA, NC and Washington DC.
  • Ability to demonstrate successful experience in strategic plan development and execution.



Gannett Fleming is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer, including veterans and disability status.


NO AGENCIES PLEASE: Unsolicited resumes from third party agencies will not be accepted.


Gannett Fleming Inc. will not sponsor an employment visa (e.g., H-1B visa), including any visa renewal during employment, for any candidate for this position.

No relocation assistance will be provided for this position. Local residents will be given preference.