Practice Leader

Job Locations US-TX-Dallas | US-TX-Houston
ID
2020-1634
Category
Management
Type
Full-Time Regular - 40 hours
Posted Date
3 weeks ago(3/17/2020 7:34 AM)

Overview

Join us as we Rise to the Challenge

 

At KCI, we’re building an enduring company that provides unparalleled value to our employee-owners. We make our mark designing and delivering our world-class solutions, so we invest deeply in developing our team. We reward integrity and commitment, and when we do well, you do well. Our people have freedom to innovate, unlimited growth, a voice that matters, a lifestyle that works, and skin in the game. Because life’s more fun when you own it.

THE COMPANY

KCI Technologies, Inc. is a 100% employee-owned engineering, consulting and construction firm serving clients throughout the United States. KCI is recognized as an industry leader, employing cutting-edge technologies, management practices and strategic growth initiatives. Employee ownership fosters an entrepreneurial spirit, encourages technical expertise, and shapes strategic planning.

Duties, Responsibilities & Other

  • Must be a highly self-motivated dynamic individual.
  • Directly reports to CM Discipline Manager.
  • Serves as a Practice Leader in the desinated Discipline.
  • Regular participation with Market Sector Leads and Discipline Managers in setting strategy for company, particularly in the Texas market.
  • Lead Business Development and Marketing for Texas CM/CEI practice.
    • Identify opportunities and lead the strategy to pursue and capture those targeted opportunities. Particular emphasis on work with TxDOT, municipal clients, and other clients such as transit agencies & airports.
  • Develop and grow staff in Texas/Southwest Region Markets
    • Serve as technical lead for major CM/CEI pursuits including DB Contractor Quality Control services
    • Support integration of KCI’s recent Texas acquisition, specifically CM/CEI staff and projects
    • Assist Discipline Manager with identifying strategic hires in the market
    • Identify, recruit, and help develop project delivery staff in Texas. Initial targets would be experienced Project Manager/CQC Manager. Preferred staff locations are Houston, Austin or Dallas.
    • Provide mentorship and training for all staff.
  • Assist with pursuit of Construction Services projects in Texas/Southwest Region Markets
    • Identify opportunities and lead/support the strategy to pursue and capture those targeted opportunities.
    • Develop and foster relationships with Contractors and other potential clients.
    • This work is closely coordinated with KCI's D/B Discipline.
  • Assist Market Leaders/Discipline Managers and others in “cross-marketing” all disciplines within the geography.
  • Serve as KCI representatives for key Professional Organizations
  • Build a sustainable CM/CEI practice within discipline/practice area and assigned operating region.
  • Responsible for staff development, project execution, and procurement of work.
  • Assists in sales activities and maintenance of client relationships.
  • Prepares technical and fee proposals.
  • Participates in the preparation of contract documents, as required.
  • Performs QA/QC reviews for project or task deliverables

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience required. Master's degree preferred.  
  • Minimum of 10 -15 years of professional experience. 
  • Appropriate professional certification preferred.
  • Pre-employment drug screening is a condition of employment. Background and motor vehicle checks may be required based upon position.

Performance Expectations

  • Complete Annual Individual Training Program
  • Prepare and deliver timely annual employee performance appraisals for assigned staff
  • Train adequate backup personnel to support your role in your absence
  • Develop and maintain customer relationships by soliciting monthly performance feedback, identifying client needs, and identifying the next project
  • Provide input for the annual business development plan to achieve Oracle sales target to the discipline manager and submit by January 1
  • Work with the Discipline Manager, Regional/Practice Leaders, and the CFO to develop annual budget between September 1 and November 15
  • Answer questions at monthly town hall meetings
  • Comply with all KCI policies and procedures
  • Ensure practice fulfills ISO compliance requirements
  • Hire and manage work routine of all assigned staff and assign job activities as required
  • Meet annual Performance Agreements targets
  • Meet monthly or more frequently as necessary with the Discipline Manager, Regional/Practice Leader(s), and the CFO to review financial performance, business development activities, and staffing
  • Complete other duties as required/assigned
  • Participate and contribute to annual leadership meeting(includes PLEP training)
  • Participate in and contribute to applicable regional office forums
  • Represent KCI in one technical society and one community organization
  • Review annual Employee Satisfaction Survey and implement required corrective actions
  • Provide input to annual market research between June 1 and August 31
  • Provide market trends to the Discipline Manager for the strategic planning sessions
  • Provide project and client leads to other regional practice leaders to grow their regional practices
  • Report monthly proposal results to operations manager
  • With the Discipline Manager, review annual market research between June 1 and August 31
  • Chart and coordinate practice performance results
  • Deliver all projects on time and within budget while fully meeting the scope
  • Meet biweekly or more frequently as necessary with project team on all projects/tasks greater than $50K in fees
  • Meet monthly with clients to review project progress
  • Monitor effective use of equipment and personnel
  • Negotiate scope, schedule, and fee estimates for large and significant projects
  • Operate within specified (corporate or project) budget parameters
  • Prepare monthly progress reports and invoices for projects
  • Prepare monthly staff utilization plans
  • Provide input to unbilled work authorizations and forward to the operations manager
  • Provide monthly project updates to project analysts
  • Provide monthly WIP/AR comments to the operations manager
  • Provide technical project and staff oversight
  • Provide weekly new project budget data to project analysts
  • Serve as project manager on select projects
  • Develop project specific safety plans.Ensure compliance with all Federal, state, and local safety rules and regulations

 

 

KCI Technologies, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. 

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