Electrical Department Supervisor

TowerPinkster  |  

Grand Rapids, MI

On behalf of our client, TowerPinkster, we are conducting a search for an Electrical  Department Supervisor in the Grand Rapids office. Reporting to the Electrical Department Manager, this position will provide leadership to the Grand Rapids office electrical engineering team members through coaching, mentoring, encouraging, and motivating the team. The supervisor would be responsible for managing workload and project responsibilities efficiently and effectively within the Grand Rapids team; including scheduling of team members on projects based on workload.  

In addition, the supervisor would be responsible for managing these team members to produce consistent quality, team standards, and profitable projects. They would work closely with the department Manager and other Supervisors in the Department (if applicable) to create an effective leadership team and consistently look for process improvement opportunities. There is an opportunity to participate in various business development efforts, including interviews and maintaining positive relationships with clients.  

Essential Duties + Responsibilities

  • Partner in business development functions which include maintaining positive client relationships, contributing to the pursuit of projects, networking to create personal connections, and involvement in professional organizations.
  • Participate in the process of interviewing with prospective clients.
  • Collaborate with clients in the planning and design process, determining solutions, and defining the scope of the project and deadlines to meet client needs.
  • Serve as senior subject-matter expert to resolve project challenges, lead and coordinate project efforts with other disciplines, clients, and construction partners to meet schedule milestones.
  • Assist the manager with quality checks and ensure the reviews of all projects.
  • Assist the Manager with the development and implementation techniques for improving project procedures and production standards.
  • Define the scope of work and determine budget target.
  • Provide project management, design expertise, and contract administration for select projects.
  • Conduct field assessments, design analysis, and perform site visits.
  • Create and write reports and presentations to clients.
  • Assist the Manager and other Supervisors in the Department in creating training and mentorship opportunities for individuals and the team.
  • Create growth and development opportunities for educational learning.
  • Influence the careers of professionals on your team.
  • Assist the Manager to mentor the team and share experiences, knowledge, skills, and lessons learned for continuous improvement.
  • Lead, teach, and guide the team members who report to you, to assist in their growth and development in your home office.
  • Continuously demonstrate initiative and encourage team members to take initiative.
  • Actively participate in the Leadership Team.
  • Plan and develop results-oriented business strategies for the operations of your team.
  • In partnership with the Manager and other Supervisors, establish appropriate staffing levels and workload assignments through collaboration with the Manager, Operations and Business Development Team.
  • Project future staffing needs and participate heavily in recruiting efforts for future staff.
  • Meet on a regular basis with the Manager and/or other Supervisor in the home office to understand the entire workload and projections of the firm and evaluate the assignments for current and future projects.
  • Guide young professionals through the Licensure Process.
  • Develop and maintain connections with each directly reporting team member through regular check-ins and impromptu interactions.
  • Conduct performance reviews of team members reporting to you in home office.
  • Partner with the Manager to present summary of performance reviews and discuss merit increase recommendations for the team members reporting to you.
  • Monitor Quality Control of documents and projects.
  • Establish goals and long-term career plans of team members directly reporting to you.
  • Participate in organizations and other outside work activities to promote TowerPinkster and to develop relationships for long term talent selection.
  • All other job duties as apparent or assigned.

Qualifications + Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or master’s degree preferred.
  • Professional Licensure, additional certifications preferred.
  • 15 years’ experience in the A/E Industry preferred.
  • 10+ years’ experience leading project teams.
  • Revit experience and experience in all Microsoft Office Suite programs.
  • In-depth knowledge of A/E construction documents and construction industry preferred.
  • Ability to lead and support a talented team.
  • Participation in professional organization memberships.


If this seems like an excellent fit for you, please send a cover letter and resume to Ashley Myers at amyers@palladianwest.com.

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