Practice Leader

Job Locations US-NC-Raleigh
Full-Time Regular - 40 hours
Posted Date
3 weeks ago(3/17/2020 7:33 AM)


We are looking for a Practice Leader with at least 10 years of MEP project experience.  Candidate will be a Mechanical/Electrical/Fire Protection Engineer with a P.E. in NC, at a minimum, with the ability to take a job from kick-off to completion.  Candidate will have knowledge of LEED/Green Building Design, Local Codes and Guidelines along with being a Seller-Doer.


Candidate must be a US Citizen.


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.


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


  • 10 - 15+ years of experience in design and construction.
  • Must be a highly self-motivated dynamic individual.
  • Experience leading a team of engineers/designers in developing drawings.
  • Project Management experience required, with experience in managing and growing a design team preferred.
  • Experience in developing and managing public and private projects required
  • Prepare written technical proposals including scope, schedule and fee along with assembling a team to meet the client criteria.
  • Strong design knowledge in either Mechanical/Plumbing, Electrical or Fire Protection discipline is required.
  • Professional Engineering License for NC required with additional states preferred. 
  • Contract management and billing. Plan workload and track/meet budgets.
  • This position requires a demonstrated leader with a broad knowledge of MEP practices/principals and the processes required to develop design packages utilizing industry standard design practices.
  • Manage a team of engineers/designers and project engineers.
  • Will be required to train and develop staff.
  • Responsible for project delivery of complete MEP design packages including coordination/oversight of multiple design disciplines. 
  • Duties include oversight of preparation of plans, technical specifications, and construction administration.
  • Successful candidate should have local client contacts and the ability to bring in business.  Marketing and Business development are required elements of this position along with developing professional relationships
  • Successful candidate will report directly to MEP GMA Regional Practice Leader.


  • 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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