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Job Description

DLZ Corporation is a nationally recognized, award-winning, multidisciplinary firm that provides engineering and architectural design services, construction management, surveying, right-of-way acquisition and materials testing.

Our commitment to excellence, innovation, and community is why we remain one of the top design firms in the Midwest. This is achieved by focusing on meeting and exceeding our clients' expectations while providing an environment that allows our employees to be challenged and take their careers to the next level.DLZ has a Group Manager – Materials Testing/Geotechnical (Industrial) opportunity in Burns Harbor, INDuties & Responsibilities:

  • Organize and direct the activities of staff within the functional group reporting to this position or assigned to projects under this position's authority.
  • Maintain morale within the group and review staff performance, advising on professional development and advancement opportunities.
  • Prepare and monitor operating financials for the group, overseeing budgets and profitability. Provide quarterly projections.
  • Assist accounting in timely invoicing for work performed by the group and follow up with clients regarding funds due.
  • Direct the planning and development of project scopes, procedures, budgets, and schedules.
  • Ensure consistency and quality control in all work performed by the group, coordinating with other company groups to establish performance standards.
  • Review job assignments to address health and safety concerns.
  • Support business development for the group and other firm groups.
  • Collaborate with executive management to develop short- and long-term plans for group advancement and growth.
  • Maintain communication with other DLZ groups, offices, and business development staff to maximize utilization of company capabilities.
  • Participate in civic/professional activities and encourage subordinates to do the same.
  • Familiarize yourself with the collective bargaining agreement under which field personnel work.
  • Oversee geotechnical drilling and engineering scopes of work, including subconsultants' performance.
  • Review requests for quotations, construction drawings, and specifications. Estimate fees and develop scopes of work for proposals.
  • Ensure contractual commitments are met and work is performed according to client instructions, industry ethical standards, and quality guidelines.
  • Oversee the materials testing laboratory and maintain required certifications for all materials testing services offered by the group.


  • Bachelor's Degree in related engineering field or equivalent.
  • 10+ years of experience (15+ years preferred) in a similar role.
  • PE registration preferred or FE registration with ability to sit for PE exam within 2 years.
  • Proficiency with relevant software and equipment.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Ability to visit and safely traverse construction and project sites, complying with all applicable safety codes and requirements.

At DLZ we offer an excellent benefit package including health, dental, vision and life insurance, medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts, health savings account, and 401(k) with an Employee Stock Ownership Program. We also offer an innovative wellness program including gym reimbursement! DLZ is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We recognize the importance in employing a diverse workforce and achieve this by making employment decisions based on business needs, merit, and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran or any other category protected by federal, state, and local laws. True innovation and success can only be achieved by respecting, empowering, and leveraging the unique perspectives, skills, and experiences of each person as an individual.  Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply!#LI-DM1