Branch Manager/Senior Project Manager

Minneapolis, MN
based on experience
Feb 11, 2013
Mar 13, 2013
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time


Department: Operations                             

Job Status: Full Time

FLSA Status: Exempt      

JOB BAND: Leader of Leaders (Must meet leadership capabilities in previous job bands).               

Reports To: Regional Vice President

Positions Supervised: Associate Project Managers, Project Managers, Senior Project Managers, General Superintendent, Project Coordinators, Receptionist

Amount of Travel Required: 10-15%

Work Schedule: This position works between the hours of 7am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday.  Ability to work a flexible schedule is necessary.


This position is responsible for providing overall management for electrical and/or specialty systems construction projects within a geographic profit center and for overseeing staff within the assigned profit center.


  • Creates and manages a profit center structure that supports the needs of the enterprise in terms of business strategy, profitability, and competitive advantage.  Spends approximately 60% of time focused on business development related activities and remaining 40% of time is focused on operational activities.

°          Maintains compliance with Company policies.

°          Ensures profit center compliance with Company best practices, values, and processes.

  • Accurately budgets and manages sales and gross margin consistent with established needs and standards of the organization.

°          Focuses on growth on a company-wide and national basis.  Cooperates and collaborates with (vertical) Group Managers to achieve goals.

  • Identifies and generates new business.  Networks, establishes, and maintains customer relationships.
  • Calls on and/or meets with and qualifies customers for appropriate geographic units to better understand their needs in order to propose solutions.
  • Updates and maintains sales process in CRM software.
  • Mentors and provides guidance to Associate Project Managers and Project Managers.

°          Partners with Human Resources to optimize recruiting and selection, employee relations, and other related topics as it pertains to direct reports.

  • Directs implementation and execution of operational efficiencies that maximize people, processes, and profitability throughout the profit center (i.e., BidSmart, Faith Performance Advantage, Lean Construction, etc.).

°          Strategizes to ensure that the appropriate Project Managers are aligned with the appropriate projects

°          Works in conjunction with General Superintendents to ensure that the appropriate team/crew is staffed on the appropriate project

°          Deploys and redeploys resources among project managers’ areas.

  • Works with Project Managers to ensure construction projects are profitable to meet customer deadlines and expectations. 

°                      Provides assistance with planning, organizing, and staffing projects.

°          Reviews outgoing estimates with Estimating Department as necessary.

°          Visits various jobsites and interacts with crew, customers, foreman, and general contractors to ensure proper job progress and to support and encourage safe behavior.

  • Manages the boundaries that separate profit centers which report directly and with other parts of the business.

°          Monitors the flow of work between his/her profit center and others in the organization; asks questions, and recommends improvements

°          Understands and conveys functional strategies, business strategies, and corporate mission

°          Fosters effective cross-functional collaborations to accelerate work processes

  • Fosters a productive, enthusiastic, and synergistic team of direct reports through coaching and development, goal setting, and ongoing talent and performance assessment.

°          Effectively delegates to direct reports with proper control systems in place to ensure accountability and to prevent decision making bottlenecks.

°          Provides frequent and clear feedback to direct reports, offers clear direction, and ensures direct reports are sure about their goals.

°          Acts as coach and developer of managerial talent; as well as skillfully selects and trains those individuals.

°          Evaluates candidates’ and managers’ willingness to lead, communication and planning competencies, and ability to make decisions under pressure

°          Assigns team and project-leadership assignments to assess skill/ability

°          Spends  ample time evaluating people in “test” managerial roles

°          Holds managers who report to him/her accountable for managerial work

°          Creates a supportive environment that allows mistakes but not failure.

°          Motivates and instructs

°          Shares positive and negative feedback

  • Promotes the merit shop philosophy by ensuring effective, fair, and timely performance evaluations for all employees.

°          Participates in performance evaluation process; conducts employee performance reviews in an effective and timely manner; and establishes field wage merit increases.

  • Promotes a positive Company Culture by fostering friendly and constructive employee relations.
  • Performs other related duties as required and assigned.


    • A Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management/Electrical Engineering or equivalent technical training and two years of project management experience, or 
    • Five years project management experience, or
    • Any appropriate combination of education and experience as determined by management. SKILLS & ABILITIES COMPUTER SKILLS
      • Must be proficient in the use of a PC and Microsoft Office Suite (Access, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word).
      • Knowledge of Accubid and AutoCAD preferred.


      • History of successful fiscal control and project management experience.
      • Willingness to travel and work a flexible schedule is necessary.
      • General knowledge of electrical components and applications.

Faith Technologies, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.  We encourage the hiring and promotion of women and minorities.

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