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Baker Group Senior Automation Project Manager in Ankeny, Iowa

Baker Group, the Midwest’s leading provider of critical building infrastructure systems, is expanding its team of more than 750 dedicated professionals. Headquartered in Ankeny, Iowa, Baker Group is the recognized leader in developing and deploying a variety of systems for commercial and industrial clients. With special expertise in Mechanical, HVAC, Plumbing, Piping, Electrical, Sheet Metal, Automation, Access Control, Security Cameras, Parking Revenue Control, Fire Alarm design and 24/7/365 Service, our team includes the breadth of skills required in the construction of highly technical, special-use buildings like hospitals, educational facilities, corporate office buildings, data centers, industrial facilities and research laboratories. To learn more about our company and our career opportunities, please visit www.thebakergroup.com.

Do you care about people and possess a passion for service? Do you love what you do and leap at the opportunity to solve complex challenges with equal parts creativity and teamwork? Are you mentally tough and excited by the prospect of exceeding expectations? Do you proudly take ownership in your work in a way that pushes you to partner with leadership to accomplish long-term goals and move your organization forward? If your answer to these questions is a resounding “Yes!” we want to visit with you about a career at the Baker Group.

PURPOSE

Create and develop relationships supportive of the Baker Group mission statement with employees, internal and external customers. Additionally, provide opportunities to increase business unit revenues by marketing and cross selling products and services provided by Baker Group. Assist the Business Unit Leader in providing inspiring day to day hands-on leadership of the Business Unit. Coach, mentor, and train the next generation of leaders. Provides sales support as needed to secure potential sales, reviews estimates as required, initiates sales/ops turnovers and documents scope, reviews control submittals and re-estimate, assists in scheduling, revenue forecasting. Prices all change orders ensuring customer labor rates/markups are met. Provides reviews/goals of ops team members. Responsible for execution coordination, project documentation, project financials, and customer satisfaction.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

The following duties are typical for this job. These are not to be constructed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Understand building automation systems

  • Offer and implement solutions to customers through engineering and field personnel

  • Continuously develop relationships with existing customers and pursue opportunities which provide long-term customer relationships and revenue opportunities

  • Educate customers on Baker Group capabilities in building automation business, and cross-sell capabilities for revenue opportunities within other business units

  • Utilize internal estimating software and standard product selections to develop solutions for customers and review with team members prior to customer submission – make sure we can deliver what we are selling

  • Act as account manager or single point of contact with customer during project execution

  • Attend scheduling meetings with Operations Manager – assist with scheduling field labor

  • Attend project meetings internal and external – provide communication written and verbal regarding information requests, proposal requests, coordination, submittal reviews, etc.

  • Initiate turnover meetings to engineering and field discussing project scope, safety, timelines, etc.

  • Procure subcontracts as required for installation – utilize procurement documented format when obtaining multiple bids

  • Utilize company standard documents for business development, pre-proposal checklists, turnovers, subcontracts, purchase orders, warranty, etc.

  • Manage the project to ensure financial success of the project

  • Accurate daily time and equipment reporting

  • Cross sell and cold call

  • Coach, mentor, and train project managers and assistant project managers

  • Directly oversee a team of project manager and assistant project managers

  • Participate in quarterly CSR review meetings with direct reports

  • Assess and promote professional development of direct reports

  • Define SMART goals for direct reports and evaluate their performance based upon their goals

  • Conduct performance reviews at least annually for all direct reports

    MINIMUM EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Science, Construction Management, Engineering preferred

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in Automation and HVAC systems

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in estimating and managing automation projects, as well as, building and growing customer relationships

  • Must have a good driving record

  • A contingency for employment will require the successfully passing of a background investigation

  • Must have good driving record.

  • A contingency for employment will require the successfully passing of a background investigation.

    Mental and Physical Competencies required to perform essential functions:

  • Able to manage teams successfully and profitably

  • Advanced knowledge of Control Systems design and construction, means and methods, estimating, scheduling, and cost control

  • Ability to delegate effectively the type and amount of work to others in order to leverage personal effectiveness

  • Effectively prioritize and balance the “big picture” and immediate responsibilities

  • Ability to listen effectively, value the opinions of others, and acknowledge contributions of others

  • Ability to communicate and work well with others at all levels

  • Ability to train, manage, and hold staff accountable to get results

  • Ability to recognize, select, and hire top talent at appropriate times

  • Ability to manage risk in understanding areas of exposure in estimates, schedules, contracts, and site conditions

  • Ability to resolve issues promptly for a “win-win” solution

  • Consistently display natural leadership skills and qualities to guide the team leaders and other direct reports

  • Value and support company mission and culture, as well as participate in community activities

  • Display honesty, integrity, sound reasoning, good judgment/values, and lead by example, all while maintaining strong internal and external relationships at all levels

    Environmental Adaptability:

    At any given time, may be exposed to:

  • Normal office conditions

    Baker Group offers a competitive compensation, excellent benefits, and a positive work environment. Wage is dependent on experience.

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    Baker Group is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

    All positions are contingent upon successfully completing a drug test.

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