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Station Practice Manager

Company: Actalent
Location: Columbus
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

The Stations Practice Manager is responsible leading the Station business line. They will develop and execute plans to align our business goals with the market and growth of the Practice. This includes building core capabilities within their responsible area, developing solutions for client pains, and ensuring high quality delivery of projects to our clients. They understand Station requirements within the electric utility industry. They will provide leadership and direction to their direct reports and ensure that all projects meet their Cost, Quality, and Timing metrics. This role is primarily client facing to ensure the timely delivery of innovative solutions while keeping abreast of market and technology trends in the industry. In addition, this role is central to identifying and developing resources in the Practice to ensure a high level of expertise, performance, and client focus to stay ahead of the competition. Success in this role requires proven technical expertise combined with business acumen, advanced people and team-building skills, and a consulting mindset to deliver technical and business solutions that align with the vision of being a 'partner of choice'.
Essential Functions:
--- Develop and implement strategic plans to meet the Station Sub-Practice goals of client satisfaction, business and technical performance, and employee engagement
--- Establish, foster and maintain a highly relational, collaborative, innovative, energetic, fearless, bold team culture
--- Collaborate with Business Development and Practice Enablement Teams to develop solutions for Clients within the Station Sub-Practice Practice as defined within Actalent Services' Service Management Framework (SMF)
--- Collaborate across Distribution and Transmission Practices teams to define strategy and develop solutions for joint business opportunities that meet business objectives including station engineering & design
--- Lead, Manage, and expand Station Standards service offerings, including data base governance, application development, and data collection
--- Direct and manage teams executing projects within the Station Sub-Practice with overall responsibility for technical solutions, cost, quality, and client satisfaction
--- Ensure compliance to Actalent Services' SMF for all center-based/onsite/remotely managed projects
--- Monitor and manage Station project budgets; plan, control, and allocate resources required to meet project requirements
--- Build and maintain strong client relationships within the client's organization
--- Work with Client's business/technical leadership to facilitate workflow development, project scope development and risk assessment, issues resolution and work forecasting and planning
--- Provide direction and innovation in service and/or process improvement, cost reduction and recommendations for business process optimization
--- Build and oversee teams at multiple Actalent Service sites/locations to ensure consistency of services, compliance with client processes and standards and responsiveness to both client and employee requirements
--- Develop and implement employee performance and development plans to meet individual development and growth, and overall program goals; includes primary responsibility for talent management including overall hiring and termination decisions
--- Stay current with the latest trends in the electric utility industry and implement strategies that leverage changes in the marketplace into new business opportunities
--- Ensure compliance with Internal and Client's training and policy requirements
--- Other duties as assigned by Management
Direct Supervisory or Management Responsibilities:
Execute managerial responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws as needed. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; and addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Minimum Education/Abilities/Skills:
--- Bachelor's degree in Electrical or Civil Engineering required; degrees in a related engineering field may be considered on a case-by-case basis, advanced degree and/or Project Management Professional (PMP) license is a plus. Professional Engineering (PE) and the ability to take Responsible Charge over Station Projects is required.
--- Expert knowledge in Station Engineering & Design
--- Working knowledge and experience in the electric utility industry of at least three of the following: Station Layout, Station Equipment and Material Specification and Selection, Engineered Foundation Design, Lightning Protection and Grounding Analysis and Design, or applying NESC and/or RUS guidelines.
--- Experience leading multi-disciplinary teams on past projects.
--- Proven technical/managerial capabilities in developing solutions to engineering and business problems and managing deliverables and client expectations
--- Experienced in customizing Station offerings to create client value and to lower engagement costs
--- A minimum of 10 years of engineering experience in the electric utility industry, with at least 5 years of professional Station engineering experience.
--- Must have demonstrated management experience leading large engineering/technical teams
--- A minimum of 5 years in a client facing role including the ability to navigate through a client's organization in the Electric Utility Industry and to create/nurture client relationships
--- Proven entrepreneurial competencies including leadership, effective communications, and the ability to build organizations and capabilities
--- Proven written, oral, and presentation skills and the ability to conduct meetings with high-level decision makers
--- Ability to effectively communicate and partner across cross-functional teams and roles in virtual environment
--- Ability to travel when needed, up to 50%
--- Key Attributes for success include:
o Focus on the Client in all activities
o A 'Seller/Doer' - maintain
About Actalent:
Actalent connects passion with purpose. Our scalable talent solutions and services capabilities drive value and results and provide the expertise to help our customers achieve more. Every day, our experts around the globe are making an impact. We're supporting critical initiatives in engineering and sciences that advance how companies serve the world. Actalent promotes consultant care and engagement through experiences that enable continuous development. Our people are the difference. Actalent is an operating company of Allegis Group, the global leader in talent solutions.
The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: Actalent, Columbus , Station Practice Manager, Executive , Columbus, Ohio

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