Burns & McDonnell Section Manager - Design Technology (Phoenix) in Phoenix, Arizona
This position is responsible for the managerial direction of the Design Technology Department in the Transmission & Distribution (T&D) Global Practice in the Phoenix office, providing leadership and direction to grow the department in a profitable manner based upon Burns & McDonnell's core values of client satisfaction, commitment, dedication, integrity, safety and overall outstanding service. This role will be responsible for working with the T&D Design Technology Manager, Mark Tablante, and Bob Patel, T&D Regional GP Manager in both an internal and external facing capacity. Specific areas of responsibility include the following:
Support department and section managers in developing, maintaining, and communicating:
Processes, tools, and organizational structures that best supports the business needs and profitability goals of T&D across all business lines.
Recruitment and retainment strategies to maintain staff that are well positioned for utilizing current and future technologies to support profitable execution of projects.
Staff training programs, specifically for developing CAD staff into design focused roles.
Driving a culture of quality and continual improvement.
Establish and communicate a vision for technology and staff that supports profitability growth within the changing business landscape and work with each department and section manager to develop short- and long-term goals in support of that vision.
Support client, project and marketing teams in developing and presenting on Burns & McDonnell technology capabilities, benefits and challenges in an internal and external facing capacity.
Training, developing, mentoring, and career-development of the staff.
Recruiting top talent as well as the engagement and retainage of staff.
Management and career development of department personnel. Responsible for the development of leadership within the department and for assisting with the overall leadership development within the office.
Organizing, leading, and conducting the annual performance appraisal process for department staff.
Facilitating a thriving work environment that promotes ownership, engagement and retainment of department staff.
Technology & Innovation
Establish and maintain a culture of innovation and challenge & inspire staff to think in innovative ways.
Use new and existing software to improve workflows for improved collaboration
Gain a knowledge of tools and process currently used and who uses similar tools and process
Work with project teams and department managers to identify and implement new solutions to improve efficiency and quality of deliverables.
Attend and present at industry events to identify emerging industry trends and technologies.
Initiate and execute innovation initiatives to drive quality, efficiency, and profitability in our use of CAD technologies.
Serve as the Phoenix representative for technology on the T&D innovation team.
Serving as the technical advisor, providing senior-level input and evaluation on CAD related items.
Monitoring progress on Department related initiatives and providing input into areas of concern and direction/redirection to enhance achievement of quality, productivity and budgets.
Advancing and developing department tools and workflows to increase department efficiencies and quality. Proactively work through corrective actions where deficiencies are identified.
Developing CAD standards for 2D and 3D clients
Responsible for QA/QC on drafting documents for assigned staff
Implementation of CAD file storage programs such as ProjectWise and Vault
Advocating for safety within the department.
Coordinating work for the department including making assignments and reviewing performance to ensure the efficient, cost-effective utilization of staff including partnership with BMI.
Supporting overall Regional office development and resource coordination between GPs.
Interpreting policies, procedures, and goals of the organization to staff.
Assisting in the development and execution of the Phoenix T&D Business Plan.
Preparing and monitoring Department staff growth, billability, and expenditure of funds for staffing hours, supplies, training, and equipment
Supporting diversity initiatives.
Supporting Human Resources on educational partnerships and internship programs.
Recommending changes in basic structure and organization of the department to ensure the effective fulfillment of objectives assigned to it.
All Other duties as assigned
Associate’s (or higher) degree in design or drafting with 5 years of professional experience in the CAD industry or 7 years of professional experience in the CAD industry and possess strong leadership and communication skills. Other qualifications include:
Self-starter with proven experience in establishing vision, setting direction, and driving results.
Excellent oral and written communication skills and strong interpersonal skills.
Ability to clearly and effectively present complex information to all levels of employees, management, and clients.
Ability to influence, lead, and manage change thoughtfully and positively.
Strong knowledge and skills utilizing AutoCAD and Bentley CAD software products.
Proven experience in proactive collaboration and team building.
Job Computer Aided Drafting & Design
Primary Location US-AZ-Phoenix
Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time
Req ID: 211100