The Vice President of Energy Division’s primary responsibilities are managing client accounts and assisting in growth and development of overall firm. This involves expanding and securing new business.
The Vice President reports to President/CEO. A Vice President is a member of the CKL executive staff and as such is expected to participate in executive staff meetings, actively identify and pursue new business opportunities, contribute ideas into the overall management and well- being of the firm, serve as a mentor to junior staff and consistently identify and implement new ways to improve the quality of CKL’s work and job satisfaction for staff.
As with all members of the CKL team, the Vice President is expected to follow the policies described in the Handbook, attend all internal meetings, and conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times while working to instill a positive work environment at the firm.
A successful CKL Vice President demonstrates proficiency in completing the following activities:
Identify new business opportunities, participate in new business pitches and assist in drafting new business proposals
Expand and/or renew existing accounts
Successfully run multiple accounts simultaneously, including managing work plans, client expectations, and internal staffing to ensure project is consistent with time and scope in the contract
Show impeccable client service as demonstrated by at least one positive, unsolicited remark from a client per month as well as positive reviews from clients when firm management makes periodic check-in calls
Develop relationships with other firms that are like-minded and suitable for/open to partnering with CKL on projects when appropriate
Develop CKL staff to the next level by ensuring assigned staff fully understand energy related projects, providing effective feedback to staff (positive and critical), identifying and promoting growth opportunities for all staff
Implement firm policies around recruiting, staffing, training and account management that result in top-notch client service as well as a positive work environment that fosters a pattern of long- term staff retention
Promote a positive environment for staff and identify and work with firm management to address any issues that are creating barriers to an optimal work environment for all staff
Provide feedback, advice and back up as needed to other members of senior staff team to ensure all senior staff has support needed to effectively run accounts and promote positive work environment
Attend and actively participate in CKL senior staff meetings, offering ideas, insights and recommendations on firm policies, staffing, client service, new business and other topics that ultimately impact the overall quality of the firm
Manage workflow for yourself and all staff assigned to your team project team
Consistently demonstrate ability to successfully move into problem-solving mode whenever
challenges or concerns arise
Work well with and demonstrate respect for colleagues at all levels and consistently contribute to a positive work environment for the entire staff
Assist in hiring new staff that ultimately prove to be excellent, long-term hires
Take the lead on implementing at least one internal program/procedure per quarter that
improves office moral and/or contributes to staff retention Communication and Process
Lead proposal process for new business opportunities by adhering to CKL’s policies for new business approach and development
Demonstrate outstanding writing skills
Consistently meet internal and external deadlines
Financial and Administrative
Submit expense reimbursement forms as appropriate
Submit accurate time sheets
Regularly update projections and manage work to meet or exceed projected revenue targets
Manage project budgets to maintain high client satisfaction while meeting or coming in below budget
Must have a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or related degree and minimum of 15 years in the energy field
Superior writing and editing skills
Exemplary project management skills
Additional Salary Information: We offer medical, dental, vision and 401k with 3% match
About CKL Engineers LLC
CKL Engineers, LLC provides civil engineering, inspection, construction management and safety services for aviation, toll and roadway projects. As a civil engineering consulting firm, we have a strong focus on safety and quality in any project we are involved in. Founded in 2009, CKL believes in providing our clients with the best services by utilizing a strong, accomplished team with exceptional qualifications to perform engineering, construction management, and inspection services. CKL has been involved in a variety of projects, from local roads to high-traffic highways and airport runways.
CKL is an award winning firm. We have received many leadership awards from organizations such as Hispanic American Construction Industry Association, Women in Transportation, and National Society of Black Engineers. CKL was fortunate enough to be noted in Crain’s Small Business Week.
CKL Engineers, LLC continues to build and uphold relationships with our clients by providing exceptional engineering services and going above all expectations.
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