Architecture, Engineering & Construction

Retained Executive Search

Helbling specializes in retained executive search for architecture, engineering, and construction (A/E/C) professionals. 

Organizations within these sectors have significant opportunities to expand their capabilities and enhance their business platforms. Technology is progressing at a rapid pace, alternative project delivery methods are evolving, green building and sustainability are becoming mainstream, and prominent real estate developers and organizations with signficant real estate assets are initiating large and increasingly complex projects.

To capitalize on these vast opportunities, builders, contractors, and construction managers must have strong professionals with broad knowledge and experiences at the senior management level and within essential collaborative roles. 


Industry Pressures Prompting Changes in A/E/C Recruitment & Talent Management

Firms Represented

Our clients include regional, national, and internationally based entities with U.S. holdings. Annual revenues of these companies range from $20 million to several billion dollars. Therefore, we are accustomed to working with medium-sized, family-owned companies to Engineering News-Record top-ranked firms.

  • Architecture
  • Environmental
  • Geotechnical
  • Multi-Disciplined
  • Structural
  • Transportation
  • Construction Management
  • General Contracting
  • Heavy Civil
  • Electrical
  • Energy & Utility
  • Infrastructure
  • International
  • Mechanical
  • Program Management
  • Specialty
  • Private Equity Firms
  • Public-Private Partnerships
Recent Placements
  • Proposal Manager for a heavy civil and environmental contractor

  • Director of Construction Operations for a residential builder

  • Project Engineers with a developer / builder

  • Senior Project Manager for a high-end residential builder

  • Director of Human Resources for a construction firm

  • Senior Vice President of Water for an underground utility contractor

  • Director of Information Technology for an international design firm

  • Business Development Manager for a heavy civil and specialty contractor

  • Executive Vice President for a specialty contractor

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Helbling had the perseverance to reach deep within organizations, make contact, and sell what our organization had to offer. Understanding our needs and translating this to prospective employees with professionalism and integrity made our search successful. I would highly recommend Helbling to anyone except my competitors.
Senior Vice President, Civil & Utility Division of general contracting firm

Explore Our Case Studies

Vice President - District Energy and Vice President - Power Generation for a civil and utility construction firm

Executive Vice President & Region Executive for a multi-billion dollar international A/E/C firm

Executive Vice President of Operations with an infrastructure construction company

Group Chief Executive Officer for a major business unit of a global construction entity

Regional Vice President of Business Development with a multi-national construction firm

Senior Vice President, Business Development & Vice President, Northeast Operations for an environmental firm

Executive Chairman & Chief Operating Officer for a private equity firm

Chief Operating Officer for an industrial construction firm

Multiple construction executives for a heavy civil joint venture and public-private partnership

Executive Vice President of Project Mgmt & Construction Mgmt for a national building firm

Executive Vice President & General Counsel for an infrastructure construction firm

Executive Vice President of Buildings & Facilities for an architectural and structural engineering firm

President of a mechanical contractor

Multifamily Construction & Operations Executives with one of the largest contractors in the U.S.

Principal for Science Architecture of an architectural design firm

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