Regional Leader of Sports + Recreating + Entertainment

HOK   •  

Philadelphia, PA

Industry: Real Estate & Construction


11 - 15 years

Posted 40 days ago



  • Is an extended member of the SRE firm-wide leadership team and participates in defining the vision, strategy, and business plans for the firmwide practice
  • Is the primary representative for SRE in their region
  • Fulfills the firm-wide Regional Market Leader criteria:
    • Is a subject matter expert
    • Can win new work
    • Can lead teams as Principal-in-Charge
    • Participates in Market leadership
    • Participates in Regional Practice Leadership Group
  • Understands the industry, regional client sensitivities, and market drivers
  • Participates with other SRE Regional Leaders and Directors of Sports + Recreation + Entertainment in HOK firmwide activities
  • Strong communication skills
  • Effective collaborator and a good partner
  • Ability to periodically/regularly travel
  • Fosters a commitment to external and internal client service


  • Provides day-to-day administration of the SRE regional practice
  • Is the primary SRE liaison with the regional business unit
  • Is responsible the successful execution of the defined practice goals and business plan
  • Serves as Principal-In-Charge (PIC) and/or Project Manager on one or more projects
  • Responsible for SRE regional projects
  • Regularly reports regional status to SRE firmwide leadership team
  • Assists in preparing project fee and workload projections
  • With the appointed PM, is responsible for regional SRE project performance
  • Monitors and maintains an appropriate level of chargeability

Business Development

  • Responsible for the development and execution of the SRE practice’s regional marketing strategy
  • Identifies new business opportunities
  • Maintains and grows current client relationships
  • Proactively seek out new opportunities and prospects
  • Participates in regional SRE marketing and business development opportunities, proposals, interviews and presentations
  • Develops and maintains positive industry relationships (i.e. with consultants, contractors and jurisdictional/approval agencies) to support HOK’s standing in the regional marketplace
  • Assists in preparation of other related marketing, promotional, and press-related materials
  • Regularly participates in the SRE industry activities by way of speaking, presenting and/or writing to enhance the SRE practice’s thought leadership

Staff Development

  • Serves as mentor/advisor to SRE related regional staff
  • Leads SRE input on regional staff performance evaluations, including recommendations for bonus and promotion
  • Promotes and supports diversity
  • Participates in recruiting of SRE related staff

Required Skills

  • Demonstrates significant talent in programming/planning, design development and project leadership for large-scale projects.
  • Advanced knowledge of terminal planning and design, airfield and airspace planning, airfield design and landside planning and design.
  • Advanced knowledge of transportation infrastructure and facilities design; movement of freight and people.
  • Ability to manage the aviation department with a collaborative leadership style which puts value on relationships, both internal and external.
  • Ability to think strategically, implements change, enforces policy and resolve conflict.
  • Thorough understanding of project work plans, schedules, staffing, budgets.
  • Proven ability to prioritize oneself and the work of others in order to meet deadlines and provide high quality service to clients.
  • Proven ability to create and maintain strong working relationships with external clients.
  • Proven ability to masterfully present, effectively sell and negotiate the services of HOK.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Thorough knowledge of sustainability, integrated design and LEED guidelines.
  • Knowledge of buildingSMART, Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Integrated Project Delivery (IDP).
  • Proficiency in the basic technical skills of architecture including the following computer skills:
    • Proficiency in Deltek Vision highly preferred.
    • Proficiency in Primavera or MS Project preferred.
    • Proficiency in MS Office Suite.
    • Proficiency in Newforma preferred.
    • Proficiency in AutoCAD/Architectural Desktop preferred.
    • Proficiency in Revit is preferred.
    • Knowledge of 3D Modeling software such as 3D Studio Max and Viz 2006 preferred.
    • Knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketchup, and InDesign graphic software preferred.

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in architecture or equivalent in education or experience required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • 10 years of sports and recreation experience, with at least 5 years in a management/leadership role.
  • Published and/or award winning projects a plus.
  • Licensed Architect with current registration in your region required, if licensure is offered in your region.
  • NCARB registration preferred.
  • LEED credential required within 6 months of employment.