Burns & McDonnell Section Manager - Preconstruction Services in Minneapolis/St Paul, Minnesota
The Section Manager of Preconstruction Services is responsible for the managerial direction and leadership of the section and resources within a global practice or regional office. This includes supporting and executing business strategy, developing high performance teams, and promoting the Burns & McDonnell culture, values and mission. The Section Manager will lead the section in a dynamic and profitable manner based on Burns & McDonnell's core values of client satisfaction, commitment, dedication, integrity, safety and overall outstanding service.
Provide leadership to the team; direct and coordinate work assignments and review performance to ensure the efficient, cost-effective utilization of staff.
Assist the Director of T&D Construction in developing the division business plan and shaping the vision for our self-perform T&D construction services
Promote a “Safety First” workplace culture and understanding of the Burns & McDonnell safety program
Coordinate, manage, and supervise the work of subordinate preconstruction members, estimators and support staff
Establish and maintain relationships with existing and new clients
Lead the preparation of proposals for new business and presentations to clients
Attend and participate in business meetings, industry events and conferences to promote Burns & McDonnell in the markets we serve
Produce progress estimates at design milestones, evaluate material and system costs, review document progress and coordination, build and maintain subcontractor and vendor relationships
Assure that the estimates, including general conditions, are accurate, complete, and reflect the actual requirements of the project
Assure that potential risk factors have been evaluated and reviewed with senior management
Provide clear scopes of work to all bidders and pre-qualify bidders
Act as document reviewer and adviser for constructability and value analysis
Ensure estimates are complete and reflect all that is required to build the project
Organize and lead the transition meeting between the project execution team and the preconstruction team and coordinate
Responsible for profitable growth of the section; ensuring staff levels, staff loading, and staff assignments meet project requirements while maintaining billable goals.
Implement, apply and support company, global practice and/or regional office programs and initiatives; successfully navigating and managing change within the section.
Provide expert level technical, design guidance and support.
Achieve stated targets and standards for financial performance.
Manage department budget and expenditure of funds.
Prepare and present work load and monthly financial reports to global practice or regional management and applicable project managers.
Recruitment, development, training and retention of staff.
Responsible for conducting performance evaluation for department staff.
Provide leadership, guidance, and instruction to the department.
Responsible for interpreting policies, purposes and goals of the organization to staff.
Responsible for collaborating with business development managers, business line leads, project managers, and proposal production staff on proposals to secure work for staff.
Responsible for overall QA/QC process adherence.
Ensure compliance with company and site safety policies.
Responsible for diversity initiatives.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in engineering, architecture, construction or related degree from accredited program.
Minimum 5 years related professional experience in design and/or project management.
Previous leadership and/or management experience is preferable.
Must demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to clearly and effectively present complex information to all levels of employees, management, and clients.
Position requires the ability to thoughtfully and positively influence, lead, and manage change.
Must possess strong project management skills and a strategic perspective.
Must be expert in the use of computer software (i.e., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Primary Location US-MN-Minneapolis/St Paul
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Req ID: 222448