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Lenexa, KS
$90,000 - $105,000
Job Type
Direct Hire
Associate, Bachelor
Jan 06, 2015
Job ID

DEPARTMENT: Operations

JOB BAND: Leader of Leaders (Must meet leadership capabilities in previous job bands).

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management/Electrical Engineering or equivalent technical training and two years of project management experience, or
  • Five years project management experience, or
  • Any appropriate combination of education and experience as determined by management.

    REPORTS TO: Regional Vice President

    POSITIONS SUPERVISED: Associate Project Managers, Project Managers, Senior Project Managers, General Superintendent, Project Coordinators


    WORK SCHEDULE: This position works between the hours of 7am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday. Ability to work a flexible schedule is necessary.


    This position is responsible for providing overall management for electrical and/or specialty systems construction projects within a market-driven (vertical) profit center and for overseeing staff within the assigned profit center.

  • Creates and manages a profit center structure that supports the needs of the enterprise in terms of business strategy, profitability, and competitive advantage. Spends approximately 60% of time focused on business development related activities and remaining 40% of time is focused on operational activities.
    • Maintains compliance with Company policies.
    • Ensures profit center compliance with Company best practices, values, and processes.
  • Accurately budgets and manages sales and gross margin consistent with established needs and standards of the organization.
    • Focuses on growth on a company-wide and national basis. Cooperates and collaborates with (geographic) Branch Managers to achieve goals.
  •  Identifies and generates new business. Networks, establishes, and maintains customer relationships.
  • Calls on and/or meets with and qualifies customers for appropriate vertical units to better understand their needs in order to propose solutions.
  • Updates and maintains sales process in CRM software.
  •  Mentors and provides guidance to Associate Project Managers, Project Managers, and Senior Project Managers.
    • Partners with Human Resources to optimize recruiting and selection, employee relations, and other related topics as it pertains to direct reports.
  •  Directs implementation and execution of operational efficiencies that maximize people, processes, and profitability throughout the profit center (i.e., BidSmart, Performance Advantage, Lean Construction, etc.).
    • Strategizes to ensure that the appropriate Project Managers are aligned with the appropriate projects
    • Works in conjunction with General Superintendents to ensure that the appropriate team/crew is staffed on the appropriate project
    • Deploys and redeploys resources among project managers’ areas.
  •  Works with Project Managers to ensure construction projects are profitable to meet customer deadlines and expectations.
    • Provides assistance with planning, organizing, and staffing projects.
    • Reviews outgoing estimates with Estimating Department as necessary.
    •  Visits various jobsites and interacts with crew, customers, foreman, and general contractors to ensure proper job progress and to support and encourage safe behavior.
  • Manages the boundaries that separate profit centers which report directly and with other parts of the business.
    • Monitors the flow of work between his/her profit center and others in the organization; asks questions, and recommends improvements
    • Understands and conveys functional strategies, business strategies, and corporate mission
    •  Fosters effective cross-functional collaborations to accelerate work processes
  • Fosters a productive, enthusiastic, and synergistic team of direct reports through coaching and development, goal setting, and ongoing talent and performance assessment.
    • Effectively delegates to direct reports with proper control systems in place to ensure accountability and to prevent decision making bottlenecks.
    • Provides frequent and clear feedback to direct reports, offers clear direction, and ensures direct reports are sure about their goals.
    • Acts as coach and developer of managerial talent; as well as skillfully selects and trains those individuals.
    • Evaluates candidates’ and managers’ willingness to lead, communication and planning competencies, and ability to make decisions under pressure
    • Assigns team and project-leadership assignments to assess skill/ability
    • Spends ample time evaluating people in “test” managerial roles
    • Holds managers who report to him/her accountable for managerial work
    •  Creates a supportive environment that allows mistakes but not failure.
    •  Motivates and instructs
    • Shares positive and negative feedback
  •  Promotes the merit shop philosophy by ensuring effective, fair, and timely performance evaluations for all employees.
    •  Participates in bi-annual performance evaluation process; conducts employee performance reviews in an effective and timely manner; and establishes field wage merit increases.
  • Promotes a positive Company Culture by fostering friendly and constructive employee relation
  • Performs other related duties as required and assigned.
  •  A Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management/Electrical Engineering or equivalent technical training and two years of project management experience, or
  • Five years project management experience, or
  •  Any appropriate combination of education and experience as determined by management.
  •  Must be proficient in the use of a PC and Microsoft Office Suite (Access, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word).
  • Knowledge of Accubid and AutoCAD preferred.
  •  History of successful fiscal control and project management experience.  RESUME WILL SHOW 60-70% OPERATIONS EXPERENCE AND 30-40% SALES EXPERIENCE
  • Willingness to travel and work a flexible schedule is necessary.   Travel 20-50%
  • General knowledge of electrical components and applications.
Eligible Electric University learning opportunities for each classification are identified as Essential or Elective. Essential courses are those that contain information and education that are essential for success in the role. Elective courses are those that may accelerate development in a particular area. Should new essential courses be added to a classification, employees within the classification are notified and will have 12 months to complete the course(s).
  • Essential Safety Refreshers: All Increments MUST complete and keep continually satisfied: OSHA 10 Hour (complete update course every 4 years); First Aid/CPR (complete course every 2 years); Arc Flash (refresher course every 3 years); Decision Driving (applies only to operators of Company vehicles; complete update course every 3 years)
  • Essential Safety Training: Confined Space Essential  Training & Development: Onboarding Parts 1 & 2; Business of Company;  Impressions; Respectful Workplace; Project Documentation; Leadership Development Track I (Effective Project Planning; Leadership & Type; FPA: Effective Field Management; New Supervisor Series: Effectively Evaluating Performance; New Supervisor Series: Face to Face Evaluations; New Supervisor Series: Employee Relations; New Supervisor Series: HR Management Basics; New Supervisor Series: Merit Shop Supervisor; New Supervisor Series: Safety; New Supervisor Series: Code of Ethics and Business Conduct (refresher required annually)); Leadership Development II Track (PM Series: Project Management; PM Series: Schedule of Values; PM Series: Construction Estimate Training))
  • Please note:  You may be required to take Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, and/or Tier 4 Driver Training on an annual basis, depending on your Company driving privileges.