The Practice Leader ensures that CEC lives out its purpose and achieves profitability goals. He or she is responsible for delivery of all business activities for a specific practice throughout all geographic locations within CEC’s footprint.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Provides servant-leadership to practice, departments, and company; embraces and models CEC values. Engages practice in setting and achieving goals and objectives that contribute to CEC’s purpose, vision and strategic plan.
• Creates business plans and works closely with Market Leaders to intersect with market plans to achieve contribution margin goals.
• Develops, fosters and maintains personal relationships with clients and industry leaders. Represents CEC at-large to peers within the industry to build credibility and form strategic partnerships.
• Assists with specific marketing activities as required, including input on the go/no-go decision, developing the proposal team, proposal review, and debriefings.
• Builds and deploys teams to efficiently and cost-effectively utilize resources to achieve objectives.
• Provides technical and administrative oversight to practice to ensure targets are met within the framework of established corporate policies and procedures and in accordance with applicable professional standards and control procedures.
• Endorses and promotes CEC culture within practice; demonstrates care and concern for staff; mentors staff and encourages personal and professional development.
• Collaborates and communicates effectively with other Practice Leaders, Market Leaders, Department Managers, technical staff, and support services staff.
• Complies with all safety policies, practices and procedures.
• Communication proficiency
• Business acumen
• Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) in civil, structural, mechanical, electrical or architectural engineering from four-year accredited college or university.
• Ten years related experience in design and plan production for construction and renovation of commercial facilities, including building footprint, travel ways, parking, grading, utility design, drainage facilities, erosion control, hydrology/hydraulic modeling, and MEP.
• Ten years related experience in leadership and team-building.
• Professional Engineering (P.E.) license in Oklahoma and/or Texas.
• Valid driver’s license and clean driving record.
• English language skills: ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, plans and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from peers, managers, clients, vendors and the public.
• Mathematical skills: ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals; ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret graphs. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry to practical situations.
• Reasoning skills: ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
• Proficient personal computer skills including electronic mail, record keeping, routine database activity, word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, etc., as well as proficiency with specialized engineering design software.
• Organizational skills: ability to prioritize and organize tasks; ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously; ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
• Light physical activity performing non-strenuous daily activities of an administrative nature.
• Ability to talk and hear.
• Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items, work with the fingers, and perceive attributes of objects and materials.
• Ability to sit up to eight hours per day.
• Ability to manipulate computer mouse up to eight hours per day.
• Ability to stand and walk over uneven surfaces of project site occasionally.
• Ability to see clearly 20 inches or less and 20 feet or more; ability to identify and distinguish colors; ability to adjust focus.
• Ability to lift and move up to 10 pounds occasionally.
• Well-lighted, heated and/or air-conditioned indoor office setting with adequate ventilation.
• Moderate noise; occasionally loud (site visits).
• Occasional exposure to dust, dirt, construction equipment (site visits).
• Some flexibility in hours is allowed to accommodate clients and events, but regularly scheduled office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Must work minimum 40 hours per week to maintain full-time status.
• Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.
• Frequent travel required to accommodate clients, to attend events, conferences or meetings, and between CEC offices.