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SAM, LLC SC CEI Area Leader in Columbia, South Carolina

SAM Companies is recognized as the industry’s technology leader in providing geospatial solutions and construction phase services on a national scale. Our staff encompasses 1,000+ individuals from diverse backgrounds who are deploying the latest industry technology and changing the way data is collected and delivered in our industry.

Our Culture

Our entrepreneurial culture is a key factor in SAM being recognized as a Top Workplace for seven consecutive years, and we make it our mission to ensure every one of our employees learns how to build and manage a business, not just be the subject matter expert on the team. At SAM, our employee’s development is instrumental to our success. Your learning will be supported by specialized in-house training programs and mentoring by the industry’s leading experts, who just happen to be on our staff! We make SAM a GREAT place to work, but it all starts with YOU!

The SC CEI Area Leader will lead and expand all markets in transportation and infrastructure services, support diversification of our client base and provide leadership in the development and implementation of strategy to drive growth. The selected candidate will work collaboratively with the other Area Leaders within SAM-Construction Services to drive quality in project delivery, high client satisfaction results and industry growth. In addition, the successful candidate will work closely with SAM-CS Regional Director, Office Managers and Operations Managers to develop and support the strategic direction of SAM-CS on a regional and national level.

  • Oversee strategic application and management of resources;

  • Provide client management and oversight of project delivery in respective geography;

  • Collaborate with other leaders to implement strategies to increase market share;

  • Lead the management and execution of business development plans and strategies to expand customer base;

  • Institute best management practices related to proposal development, efficient project execution and delivery, and maximum operational profitability;

  • Coordinate with peers across other geographies to manage resources, execute strategies and honor commitments;

  • Partner with the Talent Acquisition team to identify and recruit staff to achieve business initiatives;

  • Maintain a strong focus on business development and marketing for both new and existing clients;

  • Supports the Company to achieve its vision and mission, while successfully practicing its core values related to employees, ethics, operational excellence, safety, integrity and corporate social responsibility;

  • Perform other tasks as assigned to help accomplish the Company’s strategic goals;

  • This position has direct supervisory responsibilities of employees to include mentoring, coaching, and counseling staff as needed.

  • 15+ years of experience in the Transportation industry with extensive experience managing people, projects, operations, budgets and business development and developing strategies to achieve business goals;

  • A bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent experience in relevant field;

  • Licensed Professional Engineer required;

  • Ability to lead a diverse staff and collaborate with leaders across multiple regions;

  • Has established relevant client relationships and industry contacts in the market;

  • Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks concurrently;

  • Possess good writing, verbal and presentation skills;

  • Ability to travel as part of ordinary business (up to 25%).

  • Professional Engineer license required

Our Perks!

We offer a best-in-class benefits package that includes company paid premiums for medical, vision, dental and life insurance. SAM’s 401 (k) program offers a 100% employer match up to 3% of your contribution, along with a 401(k) profit sharing and performance-based bonuses. In addition, we offer:

• Generous paid time off

• Tuition reimbursement

• No glass ceiling! Truly a place to spread your wings

• Work/life balance with flexible work hours – priority is getting the job done

• Trainings every Tuesday – Specialized in-house trainings programs designed to assist you in advancing in your career

• Office snacks, free food and fun-themed, employee events provided throughout the year

• Passion for our Community – You have endless opportunities to volunteer alongside your peers with our Corporate Social Responsibility Program


SAM is an EOE/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V. SAM also participates in the federal E-Verify Program.

ID: 20-3634

External Company Name: SAM, LLC

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Street: 6904 N. Main Street