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Michigan Market Lead


United States
Toole Design Group LLC

Job Description

Job TypeFull-timeDescription

Toole Design Group is looking to hire an experienced and talented full-time Market Lead. Do you have a strong background in civil engineering, transportation planning or landscape architecture with business development experience? Are you passionate about delivering sustainable solutions in active transportation and micromobility in new markets? Would you like to work for a firm that is committed to the well-being of its employees? If so, please consider joining our team.

This Michigan Market Lead position with a focus on growing our practice in the state, earns a competitive salary and great benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability, retirement, a health savings account (HSA), and a flexible spending account (FSA). We practice what we preach and ensure that our employees also have access to transportation by providing them with financial incentives to bike, walk, or use transit for a better quality of life.

About Toole Design

Toole Design is the leading engineering, planning, and landscape architecture firm specializing in multimodal transportation. Since our start in 2003 as a single office in Maryland, we have expanded throughout the United States and Canada. Our talented team of planners, landscape architects and engineers are committed to delivering quality work that meets the needs of all people, regardless of age, ability, race or gender. We have been named a "best firm to work for" and have one of the lowest staff turnover rates in the industry.

Every project our employees deliver directly and positively affects our communities. We are industry-leading experts, and we work hard to encourage a collaborative and team-oriented environment.

A Day in the Life of a Michigan Market Lead

You are at the forefront of leading market growth strategies and business development pursuits in your region. You’ll help identify key pursuits, form client outreach strategies, and build relationships in Michigan while being supported by our team throughout the Midwestern US. Your knowledge of Michigan and surrounding areas, local government authorities, decision makers, advocates, and local standards and procedures will be key to your success.

You will also have the opportunity to grow and manage an interdisciplinary team to deliver multimodal transportation infrastructure in a wide range of contexts from roadway reconstructions and streetscapes in highly urban settings to signature trail projects in suburban and rural areas that highlight and enhance the natural environment. Your experience delivering transportation design projects, feasibility studies, concept plans, and construction documents, will help to ensure that our projects are consistently of the highest quality.

Your job can sometimes be challenging, but you get to work with a close-knit team that is passionate about the work and the communities that you serve as well as join a company who will support and encourage your career growth.

Work Schedule for a Market Lead:

This full-time position is currently fully remote, but requires a physical presence for client meetings and site visits in Michigan and a willingness to travel throughout the state to develop and serve clients.

Ready to Join our Team?
We understand your time is valuable, so we have a quick and easy application process. If you feel that you would be right for this Michigan Market Lead position, please fill out our application by clicking on the link on this page.

At Toole Design, diversity is a necessity, not a nice-to-have. We have a collaborative culture where people of all backgrounds come together to share ideas and build better, more inclusive communities. We encourage those from underrepresented communities — women, people of color, LGBTQIA+, immigrants, those with disabilities and people at all the intersections in between — to apply. Even if you don’t think your current skill set checks every box below, but this role seems to align with your strengths, we want to hear from you.

We’re proud that about half of our managers are women and we are committed to achieving racial diversity in our leadership as well. Toole Design is a woman-owned business and an equal opportunity employer (EO/AA/VEV/Disabled employer).

Individuals may request accommodations or assistance with the application process by contacting 301-927-1900 and asking for Human Resources or emailing [email protected].

For more information about Toole Design, visit our website and follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram, or Facebook.


Qualifications of a Market Lead:

  • Bachelor's or master’s degree in civil engineering, landscape architecture or planning
  • Professional engineering license, AICP, or PLA
  • 10+ years of experience in capital improvements with a specialty in transportation planning + design, working as a civil engineer, landscape architect or Planner
  • 2+ years serving in a project and/or design management role
  • 5+ years of experience with business development in Michigan and or surrounding areas
  • Proven ability to develop/maintain client relationships
  • Experience developing construction documents and cost estimates, Local Programs and Design Manuals for MDOT, preferred

You’ll be great here if:

  • You are entrepreneurial and thrive on seeing your efforts result in tangible successes
  • You have strong leadership skills and enjoy participating in multi-disciplinary teams
  • You are passionate about sustainability and the opportunity to work on challenging multimodal projects that make communities more livable
  • You enjoy producing high-quality work products and seeing your projects get built
  • You have strong communication skills, whether written, verbal, or graphically
  • You can build relationships, bring enthusiasm to exciting projects, and are detail oriented with strong problem-solving skills
  • You are excited to work with a team of Engineers, Landscape Architects and Transportation Planners

Advice from our career coach

As someone who has worked in various industries, including civil engineering and business development, I can offer some insights on what it takes to be a successful applicant for the Market Lead position at Toole Design Group:

  • Highlight your experience in civil engineering, transportation planning, or landscape architecture with a strong emphasis on business development skills to stand out as a qualified candidate.
  • Showcase your knowledge of Michigan, including local government authorities, decision-makers, advocates, and local standards and procedures, as this will be crucial for success in the role.
  • Demonstrate your experience in developing construction documents and cost estimates, preferably with Local Programs and Design Manuals for MDOT, to set yourself apart as a candidate with the necessary skills.
  • Emphasize your ability to develop and maintain client relationships, as well as your proven track record in business development in Michigan and surrounding areas.
  • Show your passion for sustainability and multimodal projects that enhance communities, as Toole Design Group is focused on delivering sustainable solutions in active transportation and micromobility.
  • Highlight your leadership skills, entrepreneurial mindset, and ability to work well in a team-oriented environment, as these qualities are valued at Toole Design Group.

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Jun 9, 2024


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