Director of Business Development

Full Time
Chicago, IL 60661
Posted Today
Job description



FLSA Status


Supervisor's Title

Senior Vice President or Business Unit President

Who we are

Our Purpose is to help people enjoy a better life and communities thrive. Corix has been building, operating, and maintaining water, wastewater, electric, gas and sustainable energy utility infrastructure for many years across Canada and the U.S. Our vision is to be the preferred utility delivering co-created solutions our customers want. Throughout our history, we have helped communities to grow and thrive by implementing safe and efficient infrastructure solutions that meet their unique needs. At Corix our values are safety, integrity, excellence, and connection.

The Corix team has an opportunity for a Director of Business Development in Chicago, IL. This position is responsible for the development of business opportunities for the Corix Utilities Water and Wastewater operations group. This role will participate in the acquisition of existing utilities, responding to RFP’s, managing client relationships and assisting existing operations managers with operation and maintenance projects.

What you'll do

  • Identify, evaluate and recommend acquisitions that align with the company’s strategic plan.
  • Work with operations management to improve and optimize Water and Wastewater operations through optimization and maintenance projects. Works with operations management to improve Water and Wastewater operations through O&M contract optimization and maintenance project management.
  • Implement strategies to optimize project opportunities and meet business development goals.
  • Develop and maintain good business relationships with customers on different levels and strategic suppliers to the company.
  • Drive strategic growth objectives, performing market research to identify, qualify and prioritize potential markets, projects and customers.
  • Respond to request for proposal (RFP) documents.
  • Work in collaboration with the other functional departments of Corix Utilities on identifying and developing opportunities
  • Analyze and actively communicates information about the market.
  • Inform the VP of all activities, opportunities, issues and project deadlines.
  • Perform other related duties as required

What you bring


  • 7+ years’ experience in Business Development experience.

Education and Certification

  • Bachelors’ Degree in Finance, Engineering, Commerce, Economics or Business Administration, or equivalent, with a professional designation.

Nice to Have

  • MBA or other advanced professional qualifications or education an asset.
  • Good knowledge of and experience with water and energy utilities industries are preferred.


  • Ability to lead the negotiation of favorable terms and conditions of potential transactions.
  • Experience driving the due diligence, and transaction closing process through collaboration with various internal and external stakeholders.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including report writing.
  • Exceptional project and people management skills.
  • Outstanding presentation development and delivery skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and facilitation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise professional judgment when handling sensitive and confidential matters

Life at Corix

  • Paid Time Off and Holidays: We offer 18 days of PTO and 11 paid holidays,
  • Health Benefits: The first day of the month after your start, you’ll have access to your health, dental, prescription and vision benefits to help you stay well. And that’s just the start, we also offer virtual doctor visits, health savings and flexible spending accounts and more.
  • 401(k) Program: Employer contribution. Employer contribution made to the 401(k) plan are vested at 100% and start 30 days after your start.
  • Additional Benefits: Other great benefits include company provided life insurance, parental leave, Employee Assistance Program, discounted pet insurance and discounts on hotels, cars, and more
  • Grow at Corix: Certifications/ Licenses reimbursement and more.

Management maintains the right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time.

People Focused and Inclusive Culture

We attract and develop connected, high performing people of diverse background, ethnicities and experiences, who achieve their goals in alignment with our purpose, vision, and values. Creating an inclusive and respectful work environment where everyone is included and able to do their best work and feel as though they belong.

Corix is committed to providing an inclusive and accessible candidate experience. Accommodations are available upon request. We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those shortlisted will be contacted.

Corix Group of Companies is an E-Verify participating employer.

EEOE Statement

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth (or related medical condition), or any other characteristic protected by law.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

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