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Senior Director of Project Delivery and Team Lead

Boston, MA

Want to join a company that is changing the way cities work?

OptiRTC, Inc., (Opti), an internet-of-things technology startup focused on monitoring and control of stormwater infrastructure, is seeking a full-time Senior Director of Project Development to work to provide thought leadership and management of Opti’s water resources and project deployment teams. The position is open to start as soon as possible in Boston, MA.

Opti has developed the first commercially available product for controlling highly distributed stormwater facilities. We control the discharge from stormwater ponds and tanks based on weather forecast information and current water levels. This technology can improve water quality, reduce flood risk, and result in more water available for onsite use. Currently, we are controlling stormwater in 21 states throughout the country and are set to double in size in the next year. Opti is the industry leader in this space, and we are constantly building new things.

The Project Delivery Team is responsible for managing projects from conception to completion. Delivering Opti’s innovative solutions requires the Team to work directly with clients to understand their objectives, develop creative approaches, and collaborate with other internal teams and subcontractors to deliver.

Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to,

  • Management of a team of eight or more civil or water resources engineers and technical staff managing and delivering projects that include hydraulics and hydrology modeling, software configuration, water resources design, engineering data analysis, and construction
  • Group workload and priority management, group personnel management, and team leadership
  • Collaborative work with the software development and sales teams
  • Subcontractor and contract management
  • Primary financial responsibility for project delivery and group/team performance
  • Customer service management

This position will report to the Chief Operations Officer/President.

You will be working with a team of world-class, passionate, and talented software and civil and water resources engineers and scientists who are committed to Opti’s vision of more efficient cities and safer and cleaner water and continuing to build a industry leading company.


Preferred candidates will hold a Masters degree in engineering or a closely related discipline. Preferred candidates will also have 10-15  years of progressive experience in the management of engineering teams with full project delivery responsibility. A background in water resources and/or civil engineering is strongly preferred as is licensure as a professional engineer.

Specific requirements include:
  • Demonstrated effective team management and leadership
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • A drive for high client satisfaction with leadership in stakeholder communication
  • Strong professional development leadership skills to support staff career growth
  • Willingness to lead process innovation and design systems that are built for change
  • Ability to establish new and adapt existing management processes and procedures
  • Experience providing senior review of civil plans and specifications as well as data analyses
  • Exceptional attention to detail and quality
  • Relentless focus on continuous improvement and learning
Additional beneficial skills:
  • Experience in construction quality assurance or related processes
  • Experience in recruiting and hiring top quality staff
  • Experience with SCADA systems and/or remote monitoring technologies
  • Leadership in technical proposal development and review
  • Leadership experience working with a small, distributed, and diverse team

Current Benefits Summary:

Opti offers competitive compensation and an employee-centered benefits package relative to most start-ups, including:

  • Competitive base salary
  • Stock options
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO/HMO health coverage
  • Delta Dental coverage
  • 401(K)
  • Paid parental leave policy

Please submit your application below. For more information, please contact Chris Holden at

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