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Practice Leader

Company: KCI Technologies
Location: Charlotte
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Join us as we Rise to the Challenge

At KCI, we're building an enduring community that provides unparalleled value to our employee-owners. We make our mark designing and delivering our world-class solutions, so we invest deeply in supporting and developing our team. We reward integrity and commitment, and when we do well, you do well. Our employees have the freedom to innovate, unlimited growth, a voice that matters, a lifestyle that works, and skin in the game. Achievements are shared and celebrated. As a team, we are motivated to better ourselves, each other, and the world around us. -

KCI Technologies, Inc. is a 100% employee-owned engineering, consulting and construction firm serving clients throughout the United States. KCI is recognized as an industry leader, employing cutting-edge technologies, management practices and strategic growth initiatives. Employee ownership fosters an entrepreneurial spirit, encourages technical expertise, and shapes strategic planning.
KCI is currently ranked #48 on Engineering News-Record's list of the Top 500 design firms in the nation.

We offer a competitive compensation package, family friendly benefits, a collaborative working environment, and the training, mentoring and resources you need to advance in your career.
Benefits 2023
We understand that you have choices, and we know that together we will make a great team!

KCI is committed to building a diverse and inclusive staff, and we encourage women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, and individuals with disabilities to apply.
Duties, Responsibilities & Other

  • Must be a highly self-motivated dynamic individual.
  • Directly reports to Southeast Regional Practice Leader.
  • Serves as a Practice Leader in the Survey Discipline; Site Facilities Market
  • Responsible for staff development, project execution, and procurement of work.
  • Responsible for establishing and achieving performance targets within the Practice.
  • Continue client relationships within the NCDOT or SCDOT market
  • Continue to build surveys in the private and municipal markets
  • Continue to support the 3D Technologies survey department within Carolina Surveys
  • Look for opportunities for geographic expansion throughout Georgia
  • Assists in sales activities and maintenance of client relationships.
  • Prepares technical and fee proposals.
  • Participates in the preparation of surveys and contract documents, as required.
  • Performs QA/QC reviews for project or task deliverables


    • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience required. Master's degree preferred. - -
    • Minimum of 10 -15 years of professional experience. -
    • Appropriate professional certification preferred.
    • Pre-employment drug screening is a condition of employment. Background and motor vehicle checks may be required based upon position.

      Performance Expectations

      • Complete Annual Individual Training Program
      • Prepare and deliver timely annual employee performance appraisals for assigned staff
      • Train adequate backup personnel to support your role in your absence
      • Develop and maintain customer relationships by soliciting monthly performance feedback, identifying client needs, and identifying the next project
      • Provide input for the annual business development plan to achieve Oracle sales target to the discipline manager and submit by January 1
      • Work with the Discipline Manager, Regional/Practice Leaders, and the CFO to develop annual budget between September 1 and November 15
      • Answer questions at monthly town hall meetings
      • Comply with all KCI policies and procedures
      • Ensure practice fulfills ISO compliance requirements
      • Hire and manage work routine of all assigned staff and assign job activities as required
      • Meet annual Performance Agreements targets
      • Meet monthly or more frequently as necessary with the Discipline Manager, Regional/Practice Leader(s), and the CFO to review financial performance, business development activities, and staffing
      • Complete other duties as required/assigned
      • Participate and contribute to annual leadership meeting(includes PLEP training)
      • Participate in and contribute to applicable regional office forums
      • Represent KCI in one technical society and one community organization
      • Review annual Employee Satisfaction Survey and implement required corrective actions
      • Provide input to annual market research between June 1 and August 31
      • Provide market trends to the Discipline Manager for the strategic planning sessions
      • Provide project and client leads to other regional practice leaders to grow their regional practices
      • Report monthly proposal results to operations manager
      • With the Discipline Manager, review annual market research between June 1 and August 31
      • Chart and coordinate practice performance results
      • Deliver all projects on time and within budget while fully meeting the scope
      • Meet biweekly or more frequently as necessary with project team on all projects/tasks greater than $50K in fees
      • Meet monthly with clients to review project progress
      • Monitor effective use of equipment and personnel
      • Negotiate scope, schedule, and fee estimates for large and significant projects
      • Operate within specified (corporate or project) budget parameters
      • Prepare monthly progress reports and invoices for projects
      • Prepare monthly staff utilization plans
      • Provide input to unbilled work authorizations and forward to the operations manager
      • Provide monthly project updates to project analysts
      • Provide monthly WIP/AR comments to the operations manager
      • Provide technical project and staff oversight
      • Provide weekly new project budget data to project analysts
      • Serve as project manager on select projects
      • Develop project specific safety plans.Ensure compliance with all Federal, state, and local safety rules and regulations

        KCI Technologies, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Keywords: KCI Technologies, Charlotte , Practice Leader, Other , Charlotte, North Carolina

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