The Department Manager hires and manages a team of engineers, technicians, and office professionals to support a specific functional discipline for local and regional business needs. Manages individual or multiple offices and provides leadership on vision, goals, and accountability on performance for the team.
Examples of Duties:
Sets overarching Department goals for all team members that support the strategic initiatives.
Partners with other Departments to anticipate future needs/issues and forms action plans for solutions.
Shares successful impacts to increase value to company.
Hires and manages a team of engineers, technicians, and office professionals to support a specific functional discipline for local and regional business needs.
Manages individual or multiple offices and provides leadership on vision, goals, and accountability on performance for the team.
Leads the training and supervision of technicians, project management, and engineers.
Leads the process for the team to follow on projects including scheduling, due diligence, evaluation, construction quality assurance, asset management, etc.
Conducts project management including; report writing and fieldwork involving testing, walking on uneven terrain, and lifting equipment.
Participates in business development, contract negotiations, and marketing proposals when appropriate. May define the scope of work, prepare proposals and manage projects.
Coordinate efforts in making client contact and developing and retaining professional relationships, identifying prospects, qualifying prospects, making recommendations on projects to pursue, and making final go/no go decisions.
Developing strategy for winning assignments from targeted prospects with the business development team, identifying appropriate construction inspection staff, prepare statements of interest with assistance from the marketing team, etc.
Manages budgeting and project profitability by periodically reviewing project budgets and schedules, identifying budget concerns, coordinating and preparing supplemental requests, managing projects to budget, preparing staffing requirements and making the staffing assignments, monitoring performance and client satisfaction, preparing annual budgets, identifying capital equipment needs to support staff, etc.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of engineering principles, construction and inspection industry, standards, and techniques.
Knowledge of quality standards, management of teams, and project management.
Knowledge of budgeting, profit and loss statements, and financial standards.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills with internal and external customers.
Marketing/Business Development experience, with a Doer/Seller ability/attitude.
Team building skills.
Strong client retention skills.
Ability to work independently and with a team to carry out assignments to completion within parameters of instructions given, prescribed routines, and standard accepted practices.
Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude and providing exemplary customer service.
Ability to mentor, coach, and develop a team of people.
Ability to manage administrative processes and support items for the team.
Ability to set goals and give feedback.
Ability to deliver performance evaluations.
Ability to be reliable, a team player, and client-focused.
Ability to relate to all styles and personalities and develop strong business relationships.
Organization and communication skills.
Bachelor’s degree in construction or civil engineering preferred
Associate Degree or equivalent experience/education required.
DOT/DOH experience is a plus, but not required.
Minimum of 10 years of experience in Construction Administration/Construction Management.
Marking/Business Development experience, with a Doer/Seller ability/attitude.
Managing Construction program and Managing Department.
Experience with management of large infrastructure projects for municipalities.
Experience with traffic signals, fiber & ITS is preferred.
Client has a full benefits program that includes: • Health, Dental & Vision Insurance • Short & Long Term Disability • Paid Vacations, Sick Days & Holidays • 401K Plan • Employee Stock Ownership Plan • Competitive Salary • Bonus Program