Ulteig is excited to announce that we are seeking qualified candidates for an Associate Director position in our Substation Department located in our St. Paul, MN Office. The Associate Director will focus on leading technical engineering managers and teams consisting of professionals from multiple disciplines (Electrical and Civil Engineers, technicians and designers) while also supporting projects as a lead engineer and business development initiatives that drive revenue growth for the Substation Department.
Project Responsibilities – 20%
Manages and leads all engineering activities during the proposal, design, quality control, and construction stages of substation projects that are assigned.
Provides management and leadership for subconsultants
Provides substation project oversight, including managing engineering scope according to technical contracts, developing change orders, and maintaining project schedules.
Directs and coordinates activities of several disciplines on a project of significant scope or a combination of large projects.
Maintains high levels of quality to meet internal and external client requirements in alignment with company expectations.
Management Responsibilities – 40%
Maintains and grows positive team culture.
Provides strategic direction, leadership and technical services oversight for employees on achieving individual, team, department, and organizational performance goals.
Oversees and approves team budgets for financial responsibility. Includes but is not limited to revenue, profitability, and indirect expenses (training expenses, reward and recognition expenses, team event costs, etc.).
Coaches, trains and develops management staff for growth and development opportunities. Responsible for regular management meetings, 1:1 meetings, career development discussions, talent assessment succession planning, quarterly reviews, individual promotions, team retention, and yearly team engagement survey results.
Regularly evaluates capacity and skillsets to direct growth in workforce planning, supports strong cross team and cross office resourcing collaboration, performs individual performance reviews, evaluates individual annual merit and bonus decisions, and provides training and professional development for team members.
Supports company-wide hiring for successful growth which includes; regular evaluation of candidate resumes, technical phone screens, collaboration with HR partners, and regular in person interviews and debrief assessments.
Business Development Responsibilities – 40%
Participates and partners with members of the Sales team and engineers throughout the organization to promote revenue growth, cost containment and expansion of services with existing and prospective clients that support the territory sales plan execution.
Supports proposal efforts by developing, providing resources, and reviewing proposals, contracts, work orders, MSAs and NDAs by working with Proposal Development Team and Project Management group.
Maintains and builds positive client relationships.
Participates with cross functional team on strategic initiatives for the company and/or department. The ideal candidate will have:
Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or Civil Engineering required from ABET accredited school or equivalent
15+ years of experience in the Engineering field preferred
PE registration is required
Prior management experience required
Prior technical substation experience required
Must be analytical, self-motivated, and possess the ability to work in high-pressure situations while maintaining a positive, enthusiastic, and collaborative attitude
Focused and passionate around internal engagement and maximizing development of others
Strong business acumen and industry knowledge
Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, management, public and external agencies
High level of initiative and demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects with clear expectations and highly responsive, internally and externally
Excellent presentation and verbal/written communications skills
Displays a high level of initiative and explores new opportunities while understanding the risk to the organization
Proven experience in Microsoft Software Applications (Word, Excel, Power Point, and Access) and additional software knowledge depending on specialty.
Must have authorization to work permanently in the US
What You Can Expect from Ulteig
For 75 years, we’ve built a culture focused on people – both our clients and our employees. We realize that a huge part of our success has relied heavily on the dedication and focus of our workforce; this is why we make investing in our employees a top priority. Being 100% employee-owned means, we take our own success and the success of our clients personally.
We offer our team members:
Comprehensive Benefits Package
Working at Ulteig is more than a job, it means you will be making a difference. Our vision is to be among the most highly regarded engineering and technical services firms in North America. Ulteig connects people and resources to develop compelling, integrated solutions across multiple Lifeline Sectors®, including power, renewables, transportation and water. Ulteig’s footprint spans the country and leverages its expertise with a wide range of public and private clients.
If you would like to be a part of a company that empowers their employees, apply today!
Ulteig provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, age, veteran status, disability and any other legally protected status. Drug Free Workplace.