Administrative Assistant

Timmons Group
Ashburn, VA
Added: January 16, 2024
Job Description

Timmons Group is currently seeking an experienced Front Desk Administrative Assistant to join our Ashburn, VA office location. The Administrative Assistant is a fast-paced support position for multiple groups that requires someone who can multi-task and organize well.

Timmons Group is a values-based organization with a compelling and focused vision for explosive growth. The successful candidate will enjoy a tremendous opportunity to impact the culture and effectiveness of their group.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities of a successful candidate include but are not limited to:

  • Creating unforgettable first impressions for clients, employees and anyone who visits our office.
  • Providing unrivaled client support to our internal clients:
    • Assist with meeting coordination, set up, and presentation prep
    • Prepare letters to clients and Letters of Agreement
    • Coordinate with governmental agencies regarding plan and permit processing
    • Prepare and process change orders
    • Assist in the preparation of proposals and contracts, as necessary
    • Prepare, proofread, format, copy and bind various job specifications and reports
    • Work with accounting and Project Manager to coordinate monthly billings to clients as well as financial project reports for Project Managers
    • Order office supplies and ensure proper inventory is maintained
    • Maintain copier and printing operations (ensuring toner, paper, etc. are stocked at appropriate levels)
    • Assist in events planning for firmwide employee events as well as group and client events
    • Manage shipping, receiving, local deliveries and pick ups
    • Oversee office organization, filing system and archiving processes
    • Working with other team members as a support service to accomplish daily tasks
In addition, successful candidates will embody the below skills and requirements:

  • An Absolute Fetish for Organization – You are the kind of person who counts down the days until the next Container Store catalog arrives! Your hangers are equally spaced in your closet. Flawless, effortless, second-nature organization, from a tidy inbox to a passion for tearing apart current filing practices only to replace them with shiny sparkling new-and-improved systems. An inherent affinity for creating and maintaining order in the face of impending chaos is essential to ensure that you love coming to work every day.
  • Sedulous Communicator –Communicating incessantly with the rest of the team, making sure the most minute details are handled with the same care as the big stuff. Knowing when to ask questions. Asking questions is the only way to ensure that we are all on the same page – to make sure that everything gets done without duplication of effort.
  • Multi-tasking - Ability to take on a fierce deadline without letting day-to-day responsibilities inherent to the job fall by the wayside. Must be able to spin the plates while on the phone, in the car and still really enjoy it!
  • Firefighter - Thinking on your feet when things go awry (and they do go awry) and coming up with a second and equally appropriate plan of attack.
  • Authority Challenger – Unafraid to question the status quo with the requisite degree of respect. Challenging old systems and sometimes less-than-current ideas while still making the trains run on time.
  • Collaborator – You share your ideas and feedback freely and encourage others to do the same. No pride of authorship, always looking to find a word or a way that is just a little bit better - just a little closer to perfect – no matter whose idea it is. You are more interested in what’s right rather than who’s right!
  • Eye for aesthetics – You know it when you see it and you want it to look just right!
  • Superstar and Role Player All-in-One - Balancing the fun and challenging things with the necessary evils (faxing/filing, etc.) and doing so efficiently and gracefully.
  • Timing - Know who to bug, when, and how often for the things you need. When things get busy, people become unresponsive and you have to find a diplomatic way to get in their face, get what you need and get out without anyone getting hurt.
  • Quick Study - Must have lightning-fast awareness as well as the crucial capability to translate previous knowledge into any new situation and figure stuff out.
  • Sure Fire –That rare and endearing quality – the ability to stare down the barrel of a loaded Principal who needs something- I mean really needs it – and communicate, convince, confirm with only a head nod or a raised eye brow that you get it - that he or she can count on it - consider it done – take it to the bank.
  • Irreverence and Levity – A unique ability to take the work very seriously without taking oneself too seriously.
  • Energy & Enthusiasm – Thrives on a frenetic pace and lives for multi-tasking. Contagious enthusiasm for the work you do and for the people with whom you interact. Passion for making others smile.
  • Thriftiness – An inability to treat the firm’s resources in any other way than you would your own.
  • Initiative – This appears in every job description you see for a reason. That crucial element of making sure that nothing slips through the cracks; it’s stepping up to the plate and taking on something that could otherwise go undone.

Have we piqued your interest? . . . if you are seriously interested and fully qualified, submit your resume and salary requirements through our website.

We anticipate getting lots of resumes, so make sure you distinguish yourself as the obvious choice for an interview!

Additional Information

The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

We are looking for high energy, creative, flexible, patient, self-starters who are willing to work at a dynamic pace. Candidates must share a commitment to our company’s Vision, Mission and Shared Values.

Timmons Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

Timmons Group is a full-service engineering and technology firm recognized nationally as a “Best Firm to Work For” by CE News. With over 15 offices throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast, we provide civil engineering, environmental, economic development, GIS/geospatial technology, landscape architecture, and surveying services to a diverse client base. As one of Engineering News Record’s (ENR) Top 500 Design Firms for over 30 years, we are dedicated to being an employer of choice and providing our people with the best resources, technology, and culture to help them thrive in an engaging career development setting. For more information, visit