Client Service Manager (Business Development) – Water Resources

  • Stanley Consultants
  • Minneapolis, MN, United States
  • Mar 15, 2017
Full time Business Development Environmental Science/Engineering Water Quality Watershed/Stormwater Wetlands/Coastlines/Floodplains

Job Description


We are currently seeking a highly energetic and entrepreneurial person to lead the business development for existing and new water resources clients along rivers in Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, and the Dakotas. The successful candidate will have a network of connections and regional expertise in one or more of the following:

  • Flood risk reduction
  • Dams
  • Hydropower
  • Inland navigation
  • Ecosystem restoration
  • Water quality
  • Other water related field

Essential duties include:

  • Initiates, develops, and maintains close public and private client relationships at local, state, and national levels
  • Leverages internal Subject Matter Experts to gain footholds with new clients
  • Manages the preparation of proposals, presentations, and contract procedures
  • Actively participates in SAME, APWA, Midwest Hydro Users Group, Association of State Dam Safety Officials and other professional organizations at the local, regional, and national levels
  • Develops creative and innovative approaches to project development
  • Leads our efforts in Client Satisfaction
  • Assists in developing strategic plans for assigned clients including identification of project opportunities and pursuits
  • Maintains marketing database and prepares routine reports on sales efforts


  • Bachelors of Science degree in Civil Engineering or applicable technical field
  • 15+ years of relevant experience in a water resources engineering or related public environment, including substantial business development experience
  • Proven track record of successful project and client sales and development
  • Membership and current active participation in applicable professional societies is a plus
  • Must possess knowledge of water resources infrastructure
  • Must possess a working knowledge of Federal and non-Federal funding sources for water resources projects
  • Coastal engineering experience is a plus

The successful candidate will enjoy the initiation, development, and maintenance of close client and staff relationships; the delivery of water resources projects; the execution of creative approaches to project development; and personal dedication to serving client needs.

The Client Service Manager will preferably be based in our Minneapolis, Minnesota office.

Stanley Consultants is a global, employee-owned consulting firm providing Planning, Design, and Construction Management services in Water, Energy, and Transportation. We celebrated our 100th anniversary in 2013 and believe in empowering our employees to achieve their professional potential.

We would be pleased to have you join our winning team!

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities, Women, Veterans, Disabilities.

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