Business Development Manager



Requisition ID:  5292


A Business Development Manager position is available in the Carolinas and surrounding markets. The successful candidate will have water and wastewater experience and a deep understanding of the markets, having exposure both public and private. They will understand the technology and engineering involved in water and wastewater and have a command of collaborative project delivery methodology.


  • Establishes and maintains client contacts and develops business development strategy. Strengthens current business ties; coordinates meetings between clients/potential clients and technical or other key individuals.
  • Investigates and understands the internal business processes of potential and key buying personal and can discuss relevant business challenges for each.
  • Develops a robust and well-qualified lead bank of well-qualified public clients, government agencies, private clients, and industrial clients.
  • Actively documents all prospect activity in accordance with Garney’s processes and methodologies using the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) database, Cosential.
  • Leadership in development and execution of regional / industry-specific marketing and branding plans, in collaboration with corporate marketing staff, including plans for local/regional conferences, events, and industry networking.
  • Works closely with Garney marketing, estimating, and project management teams to develop and execute strategies and new methods for introducing Garney to prospective clients.
  • Develops proposals for services in response to invitations to bid and provides leadership and direction to proposal team from inception to completion. 
  • Works collaboratively with Garney team members to: strategize, present, and demonstrate tailored solutions demonstrating Garney capabilities with multi-year business relationships.
  • Efficiently manages time to focus on the highest priority activities that align with the strategy and business plan.


  • Possess and continually develop a technical understanding of customer’s business objectives.
  • 4-year degree or equivalent preferred. In Engineering or Construction Management a plus.
  • At least 5 years of diversified experience in water infrastructure specific programs/project management and strategic business development is preferred.
  • Experience with Design Build, Design Build Operate, CM/GC (CMAR) and/or other alternate delivery methods is required.
  • Prior business development or sales experience is a plus.
  • Strong work and personal ethics, self-motivated and results driven.
  • Strong organizational and follow-up skills.
  • A proven record of successfully creating interest and intrigue for a technical product or service.
  • Consistently exceed expectations on meeting goals.
  • Function well in a fast-paced, informal environment where constant change is the norm and the bar for delivering results is set high.
  • Enjoy collaborating with clients while understanding their diverse personalities and their business needs.

This person will work under the direction of our Director of National Business Development and closely with Regional Operations and our marketing team.


  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) & 401K Retirement Plan.
  • Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance.
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) / Flexible Spending Account (FSA).
  • Long-term Disability, Wellness Program & Employee Assistance Plans.
  • Paid Holidays & Vacations


If you are interested in this Business Development Manager position in the Carolinas and the surrounding markets then please APPLY NOW. For other opportunities available at Garney Construction go to careers.garney.comIf you have questions about the position or would like more information, please contact Chuck Sinclair by email.

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