Director of Environmental Investigation and Remediation (Minneapolis) 

Grey Search + Strategy

About the Opportunity

Our client is seeking a recognized director-level industry expert to manage, lead, and grow their Environmental Investigation and Remediation (EIR) services. They will rely on this role to maintain client satisfaction, present quality products and services, provide day-to-day leadership, and play an integral role in achieving strategic goals.

In this “seller/doer” role, you’ll develop new business in the Midwest and other markets, represent clients in the EIR space, and provide team, technical, and thought leadership for the group. As a keen communicator and collaborator, you effectively problem-solve with your team, other directors and project managers, and clients. And your positive approach and commitment to client satisfaction drive success for your team and the company.

About Us

Our client is a design and consulting firm specializing in engineering, community planning, environmental, and construction services. They provide solutions for the places, spaces, and systems that support our lives. Our client offers services in more than 25 complementary areas across the nation.

They have been named a top workplace for seven consecutive years. Our client was founded on the understanding that culture drives results, and they’ve dedicated themselves to the value of strong relationships, collaboration, and forward-thinking ideas. 

What You Will Do

  • Provide team management and program leadership for the EIR team, including talent acquisition, staff development, performance management, and goal setting
  • Explore, suggest, respond to and track upcoming projects and programs
  • Lead and participate in proposal development activities, including updating and tracking activities and opportunities in our CRM system; Bringing new industry connections is preferred
  • Oversee/lead the design and implementation of remediation systems for soil and/or groundwater contamination, environmental site assessments, sampling, and oversight and reporting services
  • Problem-solve and communicate complicated environmental contamination issues to clients
  • Find and secure grant funding for contaminated sites associated with development
  • Maintain and instill quality control initiatives
  • Write or review technical reports
  • Create, track and meet project budgets and schedules

What We Require: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, geology, environmental science, environmental sciences, chemistry, or comparable field from an accredited school
  • Minimum of ten years of applicable experience
  • Valid driver’s license and a good driving record
  • MS Office proficiency
  • GIS knowledge
  • Technical report writing and/or grant writing experience
  • Staff management experience
  • Working knowledge of state and federal regulations, environmental permitting, and environmental health and safety
  • Working knowledge of the design of remediation systems
  • Willingness to travel to expanding offices (in/out-of-state)

What We Prefer: 

  • Professional Geologist or Professional Engineer license
  • Applicable industry certifications

Please apply directly to Nikki Francois at

Director of Engineering (Minneapolis) 

Grey Search + Strategy

Position Overview:

We’re looking for men and women eager to join a fast-paced, innovative team of problem-solvers and troubleshooters. As our Director of Engineering, you successfully lead people, projects, and processes to get results. You lead with respect and effective communication, solve technical and business problems individually and collaboratively, and work with leadership on our strategic direction. This is an opportunity to join a culture of excellence—delivering it for our customers and expecting it of ourselves.


Prepare operating budgets and strategic plans for the Engineering Department that meet the company’s overall goals

  • Develop annual department expense budget that utilizes all engineering resources and meets the product and technology development requirements of the company.
  • Develop annual capital budget to identify capital requirements to establish and maintain the engineering department functions. Identify and budget for necessary capital to produce developed products. Forecast operating costs of the department and direct preparation of budget requests.

Drive the New Product Launch (NPL) process launching new projects on time and on budget.

  • Lead transfer to production of sustaining projects and dealing with special requests from OEM customers.
  • Provide direction and support for the manufacturing process to ensure customer satisfaction and continuous process improvement.

Maintain a working knowledge of new technologies that may improve operations and develop recommendations.

  • Analyze technology trends, human resource needs and market demand to plan projects.
  • Advise management of new developments that may affect profit, schedule, costs, customer relations, and/or inter-departmental relations.

Provide direction and leadership to the engineering group (approximately 10 direct reports), and coordinate work to support strategic plans.

  • Develop employees through training, coaching and effective feedback, ensuring they understand and follow policies and procedures.
  • Resolve problems using solutions that involve new techniques, technologies, or concepts.
  • Interact cross-functionally.

Maintain a working knowledge of safety policies and regulations to ensure duties are performed in a safe manner.

Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering. (Mechanical or electrical engineering focus preferred)
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully lead people and projects and to get results through others
  • Experience in materials, process and equipment optimization.
  • Broad understanding of components manufacturing processes and products.
  • Knowledge of statistical process control and design of experiment.
  • Capable of clearly and concisely presenting complex concepts to others.
  • Strong problem-solving and technical skills related to materials and process technologies.
  • Demonstrated understanding and application of financial planning and analysis.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and cross-cultural respect.


  • 10 years of experience in managing engineers and/or technical resources and projects.
  • Contract manufacturing environment experience within plastics
  • MBA

Please apply directly to Nikki Francois at

Director of Compensation (Minneapolis) 

Grey Search + Strategy

Come and show your skills by working with a fast-paced, innovative, and wellness driven organization.  They are looking for you and need a very strong Director of Compensation & Benefits.  This person will work directly with the CEO and have time in the board room!  Are you a senior compensation and benefits analyst/expert and looking for your next challenge?  Are you a Director of Compensation & Benefits and ready to support a $1B organization?  Reach out today!

Director of Compensation and Benefits will lead the compensation and benefits strategies and programs, provide strategic oversight and expertise, and assist in the development of long-term goals and strategic plans. The incumbent will be part of HR’s leadership and Corporate teams and will participate in project management and implementation of various programs and business initiatives that support initiatives. In this leadership role, the incumbent will impact positioning as an employer of choice by ensuring that compensation and benefits are competitive to attract, retain, and reward employees.

Master’s degree in Human Resource Management, Business Administration, Finance, Management, or a related field with at least seven years of program management experience in compensation, benefits or related role is required. Experience in developing and implementing broad-based compensation programs including base and pay for performance, benchmarking/market data, and job evaluation. Good verbal and written communications skills. Experience in data analysis, reporting, and presentation of compensation data. Demonstrated skill in the use of Microsoft Excel and HR systems required.  Ability to translate complex concepts to facilitate decision-making. Preferred qualifications are experience in developing and leading compensation and or benefits program within a higher education environment as well as CCP, PHR or SHRM-CP certification.

Please apply directly to Nikki Francois at

Senior Water Resources Engineer (MN, TX, CO)

Grey Search + Strategy

What You Will Do:

As a Project Manager you will oversee multiple projects of varying size and complexity and ensure that projects are accomplished within prescribed time frames and budgets. You will use your project management skills to plan, direct, track, and coordinate all project activities. You may also formulate project approaches and lead the proposal process for Water Resource projects.

A Project Manager for Water Resources will independently manage complex water resources analysis and design projects for both public and private clients. The successful candidate will manage multi-disciplinary teams to meet project budgets, project scopes, and client expectations. The Project Manager for Water Resources will also support our private development, municipal, transportation, and planning projects in other offices, as needed. The successful candidate will know how to cultivate internal client relationships to successfully fulfill this role.

Your experience level will determine the amount of independent judgment granted, the complexity of tasks performed, and direct supervision received.

What You Will Bring:

The successful candidate must have a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering or similar degree from an accredited engineering school and a minimum of 6 years work experience including project management in Water Resources and familiarity with hydraulic modeling software (e.g. HEC-RAS, HydroCAD, SLAMM, SWMM), as well as hydraulic design for Mn/DOT/ State-Aid projects. Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Minnesota or the ability to obtain licensure within 6 months is preferred. Excellent technical, communication and organizational skills are required. The successful candidate must possess a valid driver’s license along with a clean driving record and have the ability to work in a variety of locations.

Who We Are:

Our client is an energetic professional consulting and design firm with offices all over the MN area. We have over 400 staff members who provide diverse engineering, planning, environmental, and construction services to clients in the government, energy, and commercial markets. Our services also include GIS, landscape architecture, right of way, and surveying.

Please apply directly to Nikki Francois at


This position is responsible for providing timely and accurate financial statements to management and business owners and for providing complex accounting support. This will include, among other things, consolidated management reporting and review of results with business owners, preparation of journal entries and account reconciliations. Success will be achieved by providing the company with management reporting and related accounting information that is organized, processed and distributed in an accurate and timely manner.


  • Maintenance and preparation of robust financial packages including variance to budget and prior year. This includes making changes quickly and accurately.
  • Verification of the accuracy of financial reports and data.
  • Monitors details of general and administrative accounts for accuracy.
  • Develops departmental process improvements.
  • Adheres to and supports internal control procedures.
  • Provides ad hoc reporting.
  • Prepares and reviews monthly balance sheet and profit and loss accounts and is accountable for their accuracy.
  • Prepares, analyze and reviews monthly operating results with business owners. Identify future risks and opportunities.
  • Participates in the forecasting/budgeting process including preparation of cash flow and balance sheet budgets.
  • Applies knowledge of accounting to evaluate established controls and standardized procedures, identifies opportunities for improvements and alternatives to improve efficiencies within department, and assists in developing and making recommendation to management when appropriate.
  • Prepares volume-based reporting including, among other things, headcount and product lines and channels reports.
  • Provides SAP systems administration back up as necessary (mainly EPM/BPC).
  • Provides support to Finance and the CFO and other functional business owners as needed.

Education / Skills Requirements:

  • Excellent MS Office skills, particularly Excel
  • SAP and EPM/BPC experience
  • Deep knowledge of GAAP
  • Self-starter
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and time management skills
  • Solid research and analytical skills
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks
  • Attention to details in a fast pace environment
  • Requires excellent communication skills. Will interact with all levels of management
  • Must work independently and follow through on assignments with minimal direction
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance and at least 3-5 years of experience, or equivalent
  • Public accounting experience a plus

Please apply at


Mortenson’s success is not a matter of luck; it’s a result of our ingenuity, expertise, and exceptional people coupled with our unparalleled focus on customer service.

Our foundation and culture are based upon our values of trust, safety, teamwork, responsibility, service and stewardship. We are inspired by a compelling purpose to build structures and facilities for the advancement of modern society and a mission to create an extraordinary customer experience. Mortenson has built a reputation for being a leader in our industry and in the communities in which we live and work.

It all starts with our extraordinary people and collaborative teams. Mortenson has been voted a “best place to work” over 40 times since 2002…

…What are you waiting for?

The Big Picture:

Content creation is at the heart of this role, with a wide variety of opportunities for making an impact. The Content Marketing Specialist will manage the company’s social media accounts and create compelling content to help customers in their buying journey through digital and other mediums.


What will you be doing?

An important part of the Content Marketing Specialist role will cover social media channels, which shall be professionally and flawlessly managed. Responsibilities related to social media include but are not limited to:

  • Daily management of all company social media accounts and flawless execution of posts without errors.
  • Generating posts on a regular basis from a corporate level and posting as requested from across the company.
  • Manage and communicate company standards and policies relating to social media. Coach new hires on best practices to ensure compliance across the company. Professionally handle and escalate any issues that arise on social channels.
  • Coaching team members and executives on social media best practices. Creating post prompts for executive and broader team sharing in social platforms on a bi-weekly basis.
  • Measuring and reporting on audience engagement and overall social channel performance.
  • Routing digital contact forms to appropriate teams.

Another primary area of responsibility will be creating compelling content for the company’s website and other external media. You will be expected to deliver captivating headlines and well-structured stories that transmit credibility with our business audiences. Partnering with teams across the organization, as well as individuals within the strategic marketing team, you will become knowledgeable in the customer buying journey for many different industries, and you will have the opportunity to help customers through that journey by developing useful tools to help them make better decisions.

Additional projects will include production of industry studies, coordinating both the content and the logistical details of email campaigns, LinkedIn articles and campaigns, and more. Well-honed organizational and research skills will be required to create content pieces targeting both prospects and customers, often without a fully formed annual content plan. Judgment about how to achieve customer outcomes is also required to know, for example, when a blog post is enough to accomplish the stated goal, versus understanding when a project calls for customer-research to create a more in-depth thought leadership piece with multimedia features.

The ability to measure the impact of content, adjust and optimize will be key to your success. With a leading web experience platform at your fingertips, the sky is the limit for the possibilities of using your content to communicate insights and enable personalized digital experiences.


How do you succeed?


  • Proficiency in writing and editing content for business to business audiences (versus consumer audiences)
  • Expert in posting in social media platforms, maintaining company social media standards
  • Enjoys researching customer mindset and language and developing accurate and cohesive narratives
  • Refined business messaging skills to craft engaging headlines, calls to action, and structured content pieces
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  • Sharp eye for design and ability to visually organize information to quickly convey the core message
  • Ability to organize and deliver multiple assignments at once
  • Judgment to scope the right amount of effort required to achieve each desired goal, as this will vary widely depending on the project
  • Adaptive, effective communication and interpersonal skills with those of diverse organizational levels and backgrounds


  • Adobe Creative Suite with a good understanding of graphic layout and visual hierarchy
  • Experience in a professional services industry (versus product companies)
  • Familiarity with insight selling approaches
  • Understanding of, OneNote, and other digital asset management tools
  • Understanding of enterprise web content management systems
  • Strong customer needs focus and orientation, with an energetic and positive attitude
  • Ability to create systems and processes, and seek out additional responsibilities
  • Likes working in a team and independently with a can-do attitude


  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications Studies, Technical & Scientific Communications, Journalism or a related field
  • Minimum of five years of experience in B2B writing/content marketing

Mortenson is an EEO/Affirmative Action/M/F/Veteran/Disabled employer.

Visa sponsorship not available for this position.

**No agency e-mails, calls or solicitations accepted**

To learn more and apply, click here.

The ​C​ustomer Success Manager​ will execute with precision, think as a customer, communicate with clarity, and work as a team with all levels of our business and with our Clients.

The key responsibilities are to build strong relationships with customers by supporting them through the process of onboarding to the Digideck Platform. The Customer Success Manager will answer client queries and identify upsell opportunities among existing customers. In this role, you will liaise with cross-functional internal teams (including Sales and Product Development) to improve the entire customer experience. This position may require travel.

A successful Customer Success Manager will maintain a portfolio of up to 100 customer accounts.


  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with clients and key personnel
  • Conduct business reviews to ensure clients are satisfied with their products and services
  • Manage all activities related to onboarding customers to our SaaS platform
  • Strong organizational skills demonstrated through requesting, organizing and tracking client assets (included but not limited to: content, design elements, photography, and video assets)
  • Ability to multi-task by managing multiple, simultaneous project schedules
  • Ensure the timely and successful delivery of our solutions according to customer needs and objectives while maintaining a focus on the financial bottom line
  • Develop upsell opportunities with existing clients and/or identify areas of improvement
  • Forecast and track key account metrics and prepare reports on account status
  • Ability to handle challenging client requests


  • Proven work experience in an Account or Project Management role where your stakeholders are your clients.
  • Must have Salesforce experience
  • Proven ability to juggle multiple account management projects at a time, while maintaining sharp attention to detail
  • Excellent listening, negotiation and presentation abilities
  • Strong verbal and written communication skill
  • Proven work experience in a Strategic role where your key responsibilities were in customer retention through adoption and engagement.
  • Demonstrable ability to communicate, present, and influence key stakeholders at all levels of an organization
  • Solution-focused both internally and with our customers
  • Ability to learn new technologies and provide advice to our clients on a path forward

Applicants can apply through LinkedIn here.

Job Description

We are looking for a Sales Operations Analyst to join our global Sales Operations team. In this role, you will be responsible for helping us align and improve sales processes, with an emphasis on CRM (Salesforce) and cross-team collaboration with other integrations & platforms (NetSuite, Jira, etc.). You will play a critical role immersed in problem-solving discussions, data and process flow, documenting requirements and reporting on data to improve internal processes. This position reports to the Senior Director, Sales Operations and would be remotely based.

Sales Operations Analyst

  • Reporting and analysis for the global sales team including pipeline, key metrics & KPIs, and ad hoc strategic analysis
  • Collaborate with internal global teams on adding 1st appointment information and conversions
  • Serve as the primary contact for pricebook entries & changes globally – manage SKUs and changes in Salesforce across multiple pricebooks
  • Act as the primary contact for global sales team on quoting assistance (where to find renewals, custom SKUs, general questions on how to use quoting for new users/new employees)
  • Processing sales orders: NetSuite account/reseller integration – push accounts and resellers over to NetSuite upon POC alert & new reseller creation
  • Act as the point on closed-won workflow (push account, add reseller info, contract start/end, commissionable/referral info, EULA, win/loss, etc.)
  • Act as an interdepartmental advocate for Sales and Sales process. Generates and solicits contributions from key internal stakeholder groups.
  • Monitor lead assignment rules (impacts deal registrations, lead routing globally)
  • New Hire training on a monthly basis – maintain process documentation and materials
  • Update and maintain F500 and F1000 account list (ranking/account code in SF)
  • Weekly RingLead data cleanse for leads, contacts, accounts,
  • Database clean-up for accounts, leads, contacts assignments
  • Maintain SharePoint sales ops site
  • Assist with ongoing ad-hoc analytical, reporting, administrative and operational tasks

Education, Experience, Skills

  • Must be highly adaptable and able to manage a variety of tasks with minimal supervision.
  • A critical and analytical thinker, curious, and a problem-solver who takes initiative
  • Results-oriented, creative, resourceful, detail-oriented, and highly organized
  • Fun, ethical, and passionate team player who has a sense of humor
  • Possessing excellent verbal, written and presentation skills
  • A fast learner who can analyze and understand a problem from a business and IT perspective
  • A passionate advocate for end-user and employee experience
  • Preferred Bachelor’s degree and/or 3+ years of sales/technical/business analyst experience in a B2B setting
  • Ability to effectively coordinate and manage cross-functional and technical activities
  • Hands-on experience working with and supporting the sales team
  • Strong Microsoft Excel and data manipulation skills

Interested applicants should directly email Beth Klawitter at

White Bear Lake, Minnesota, United States · Quality


Nextern is hiring for the role of Quality Inspector. This role comes with competitive compensation along with a full benefits package (details below).

The Quality Inspector role is primarily responsible for assuring the quality of incoming products using Inspection, Measurement, and Test Equipment (IMTE); including: calipers, pin gauges, optical comparators, multimeters and other inspection equipment. This position ensures product conformance for dimensional, electrical, or visual workmanship standards in accordance with customer requirements.


  • Uses IMTE equipment to verify product conformance to mechanical and electrical acceptance requirements.
  • Communicates effectively, determines and assesses measurement methods in relation to design intent.
  • Is self-motivated, ability to work independently, and function as an effective team member.
  • Reads and understands engineering prints, dimensioning and tolerancing principles.
  • Maintains inspection report files.
  • Performs data entry and/or report writing.
  • Demonstrates safe work habits, maintains clean and safe work area.
  • Willingness to provide and receive constructive input and feedback.
  • Working at Nextern is a better kind of work. We look for people who can exercise their personal superpowers while living our company principles. At Nextern, we are all responsible for making a meaningful impact on day to day patient quality of life. Our unique energy is unmistakable as we have fun, care about one another, and build a place we can all grow & produce great work.

Come join Nextern, where we are in it TOGETHER!


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); one-year related experience and/or training desired
  • Working knowledge of IMTE.
  • Prior Quality Inspection experience required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to read technical drawings and follow inspection plans.
  • Knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GDT) – willing to train.
  • Prior experience inspecting PCA’s in accordance with (IPC-A-610) – willing to train.
  • Prior experience soldering PCA’s in accordance with (IPC J-STD-001) – willing to train.
  • Prior experience in the Acceptance for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies (IPCA-620) – willing to train.


Nextern offers excellent benefits to fuel you in building a fulfilling life & career.

  • Fully subsidized basic health insurance for employees + partially subsidized premium and family plans.
  • Fully subsidized employee dental insurance + optional coverage for spouse/dependents available for purchase
  • 401k plan with a company match
  • 9 paid holidays (including your birthday!) + dedicated personal & sick days
  • Gym membership subsidy
  • Employee Long Term Disability, AD&D, and Life Insurance + opportunity to purchase additional coverage or types of insurance
  • Modern facilities with sit/stand desks, flex-work spaces, lots of natural light, and occasionally, tacos, because these things are important to productivity

To apply to this position, click here.

White Bear Lake, Minnesota, United States


Nextern is looking for a Production Supervisor (Logistics and Final Inspection Focus) for its MN operation. This role will help set the stage for the next phase of growth. If you want a chance to influence something from the ground up, this is your chance.

This role has ownership of the logistics and final inspection areas for order fulfillment and is responsible for some or all of the following activities: on time delivery, freight forwarders, consignment inventory, production scheduling, and FG and component inventory management. Responsible for managing people, processes, systems and metrics to scorecard our performance in these areas. We are looking for a high impact, driven individual who can adhere to Nextern’s principles and all safety, environmental, security, and quality requirements including, but not limited to: Quality Management Systems (QMS), Safety, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, company policies and operating procedures, and other regulatory requirements.

Nextern’s Principles: We show up and deliver, we innovate to impact, we make every day matter, and most off all—we are in it together



  • Provides leadership and partners with key stakeholders within the manufacturing teams to drive process improvement and meet business demands in some or all of the following functions: new product launches, product line transfers, purchasing, production scheduling, inventory management, customer service, supply chain systems.
  • Manages metrics for the logistics and final inspection organization to measure success in each sub-discipline within order fulfillment. Shares results with key stakeholders. Develops, presents, obtains buy-in and implements action plans based on metric results.
  • Works with manufacturing site and functional leaders to recommend annual operating plans.
  • Prepares inventory and cost forecasts and budget recommendations for manager
  • Provides leadership to teams through setting goals which align to the teams annual plans and manages the execution of goals through coaching and mentoring.
  • Develops a culture of continuous improvement, professional growth, cross-functional collaboration and goal planning and execution.
  • Maintains inspection, receiving, inventory, warehousing, and distribution operations by initiating, coordinating, and enforcing program, operational, and personnel policies and procedures.
  • Complies with federal, state, and local warehousing, material handling, and shipping requirements by studying existing and new legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.
  • Controls inventory levels by conducting physical counts; reconciling with MRP in partnership with finance.
  • Maintains physical condition of warehouse and inspection areas by planning and implementing new design layouts; inspecting equipment; issuing work orders for repair and requisitions for replacement.
  • Achieves financial objectives by preparing an annual budget; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions.
  • Completes operational requirements by scheduling and assigning employees; following up on work results.
  • Maintains inspection, inventory, and warehouse staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees.
  • Maintains staff job results by coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results.
  • Removes obstacles and implement practices which ensures customers receive product in a timely manner using cost-efficient processes (workforce planning, inventory management, purchasing, systems utilization).


  • Bachelor’s/Associates degree in Business Administration, a related field, or equivalent.
  • 8+ plus years of progressively more responsible work experience.
  • A minimum of 5 years of demonstrated experience at a supervisory/managerial level.
  • A minimum of 5 years of demonstrated experience in MRP systems.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Medical Device experience preferred


Nextern offers excellent benefits to fuel you in building a fulfilling life & career.

  • Fully subsidized basic health insurance for employees + partially subsidized premium and family plans.
  • Fully subsidized employee dental insurance + optional coverage for spouse/dependents available for purchase
  • 401k plan with a company match
  • 9 paid holidays (including your birthday!) + dedicated personal & sick days
  • Gym membership subsidy
  • Employee Long Term Disability, AD&D, and Life Insurance + opportunity to purchase additional coverage or types of insurance
  • Modern facilities with sit/stand desks, flex-work spaces, lots of natural light, and occasionally, tacos, because these things are important to productivity

To apply to this position, click here.