Job Opening

Director of A&E

Charlotte, NC
Charleston, SC
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Our client is a top nationwide telecom integrator providing DAS and small cell design and implementation. Their highly-rated scalable network solutions meet the huge demand for top-quality wireless coverage in large offices buildings, airports, hospitals, stadiums, military projects, and convention centers. They are hiring a Director of A&E to oversee the architecture and engineering design team as they execute large specialty projects for major telecom carriers.

The Director of A&E has full responsibility for the team’s designs for major projects. They have full P&L responsibility and the freedom to grow the team as they expand into new markets. They will hire new members of the team, manage strategy, and oversee multimillion-dollar projects. This person will manage the teams and personnel involved in delivering high-value telecom structural engineering designs.


This Role Offers:

  • Competitive base salary plus annual performance bonus. Full benefits package includes medical coverage, company match 401(K), car/phone/laptop allowance, expenses, travel, and more.
  • High level of control over technical strategy.
  • Hire/fire authority.
  • P&L responsibility and large resource pool.
  • Diverse, high-profile projects, from public infrastructure to luxury resort buildings.
  • Company culture of investing in employees through training and continuing education.
  • Experienced and knowledgeable C-suite who are technical experts in the industry.
  • Resources to develop deep technical and managerial skills.
  • Small, collaborative engineering team and engineer-centric company culture.
  • Extensive client base of prestigious private and public sector projects.
  • Supportive upper management and staff in engineering, customer services, and R&D.
  • Regular opportunities to participate in trade shows, national and international industry conferences, and other high-visibility events.



  • Coordinate major A&E initiatives for telecom customers. Assist PMs in setting scope, schedules, and budget.
  • Manage P&L, including cost control, contracts, profitability, and revenue goals.
  • Sign off on major project proposals and attend client meetings. Assist with contract negotiations.
  • Assist with vendor selection and coordinate contractors and subcontractors.
  • Oversee design and engineering team members and act as technical leader and goal-setter.
  • Provide design expertise on proposals.
  • Make key strategic and tactical decisions on all engineering and technical initiatives.
  • Direct resources and team members to keep project delivery on target. Coordinate with upper management as projects evolve.
  • Act as a resource regarding telecom industry guidelines, including FCC/FAA regulations and structural considerations for new projects.



  • 10+ years of A&E management experience, including heavy experience with projects for the wireless/telecom industry.
  • Strong team management experience of midsize engineering teams. Hands-on leadership style with ability to oversee a project from proposal to completion.
  • Experience turning proposals into superbly executed projects with a keen attention to detail and quality.
  • P&L management experience, and a strong grasp of business development and profit-loss.
  • Active PE license.
  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering (BSCE) or structural engineering.
  • Strong technical understanding of telecom equipment, including:
    • Small cells
    • DAS
    • Cell towers
  • Project budgeting and contract negotiation skills. Comfortable discussing contracts and technical details.
  • Good understanding of PMBOK and project management documentation. PMP certification is a plus.
  • Strong negotiation, leadership, and cross-functional collaboration skills.

Interested? Send resumes to [email protected].