Safety Director

Job Summary: 

Responsible for all aspects of the Safety and Health Program for the company.  The primary responsibility is to maintain a safe and productive work environment to influence and improve an acceptable Experience Modification Rate (EMR), Incident Rate (IR), and Days Away of Restricted Time Rate (DART). 

Essential Duties: 

  • Ensure that all company safety policies and procedures are followed and enforce those policies. 
  • Ensure the company follows all OSHA regulations. 
  • Investigate all accidents, illnesses, and near misses in accordance with company policies and OSHA regulations. 
  • Document and record all accidents and illnesses in accordance with OSHA regulations. 
  • Report all accidents and illnesses to the insurance company and insurance agency. 
  • Maintain knowledge of the status of all open workers compensation cases and communicate this to supervisor, insurance company, and insurance agency. 
  • Implement and maintain continued awareness of the Light Duty Program to injured employees, treating physicians and insurance agency.  
  • Implement and maintain the company’s Safety Incentive Program and educate employees on same. 
  • Implement and maintain the company’s Fleet Safety Program and educate employees on same. 
  • Conduct, record, and keep records of all OSHA required safety trainings. 
  • Implement and maintain the company’s annual mobile equipment inspections, certifications, and documentation program. 
  • Conduct Job Site Safety Inspections and record and communicate results. 
  • Maintain a constant chemical inventory to provide updated MSDS data.  
  • Implement and maintain the Crisis Management Policy and educate employees on same. 

 Ancillary Responsibilities include: 

  • Maintain a suitable safety equipment inventory at all company branches.  
  • Maintain all safety prequalification websites. 
  • Distribute OSHA required weekly toolbox talks.  
  • Implement, maintain, and inspect all company mitigation plans, permits and pre-task planning documentation. 
  • Research, develop, and implement office ergonomic solutions.  
  • Maintain a matrix detailing the status of employee training and future training required.  
  • Assist in the identification of productivity concerns and issues.   
  • Attend seminars and safety update classes to remain current with all OHSA and other safety regulations.   
  • Maintain the biannual voltage rated glove exchange program. 
  • Specify the make and model of all company ladders and ensure their use in the company. 

Required Skills/Abilities: 

  • Excellent written skills and telephone etiquette 
  • The ability to analyze and solve problems  
  • The ability to make independent decisions 
  • The ability to communicate well with, have the respect of, and develop positive relationships with:
    – Field personnel
    – General Contractor personnel
    – Clients
    – Other teammates 
  • Perform sales/marketing efforts on behalf of the company as they are related to safety, typically pre-qualification activities. 
  • Ambition to attain personal and professional achievements. 
  • Honesty, integrity, overall standard of ethics. 
  • A positive attitude, work ethic, and ability to work as part of a team. 
  • The ability to listen. 
  • Intelligence, assertiveness, and confidence when representing company interests.
  • “Innovativeness” 
  • Efforts on behalf of the company’s strategic plan and achieving company’s goals. 

Education and Experience: 

  • B.S. Occupational and Environment Health Safety. 
  • Other Construction emphasis degrees. 
  • OSHA 10, 30 or 500 Certifications. 
  • Equivalent relative experience.  

Physical Requirements: 

Must be able to alternate between sitting and standing in a general office environment.  Travel to other offices or job sites will be required.  Ability to navigate construction job sites with or without accommodation. 

Location: 

This is a full-time position and attendance is required at the main office located in Madison, WI. 

Westphal & Company is an equal opportunity employer.  All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. 

Project Manager

Job Summary:

At Westphal & Co., Inc., a Project Manager oversees the entire electrical construction project from the initial bid to final completion, all while working to increase efficiency and profitability as the project progresses.  A Project Manager serves as the professional liaison between our company and the client and is also the primary support person for our field forces (Electricians and Low Voltage Technicians).  Accomplishing these tasks is achieved by having a well-balanced amount of time spent in both the professional office setting and on the project site.

Essential Functions:

Westphal & Company estimates projects of all types and the ideal candidate would possess the ability to estimate the following types of delivery methods:

  1. Plans and Specification.
  2. Design Build.
  3. Conceptual Estimating.
  • Perform quantity takeoffs as required.  Request, receive, and evaluate major equipment and subcontractor quotes as required.  Review quantities and totals for pricing.
  • Seek cost effective methods of construction used by field staff and project managers for inclusion in future estimates.
  • Secure most favorable material and other cost quotations.
  • Become proficient with the company’s estimating software. Check calculations and compile them to point of proposal.  Use company proprietary labor and material database when preparing estimates

Business Development

Business development is a key component to the complete project manager at Westphal & Company. Candidates should possess the ability or desire to perform the following:

  • Develop targeted customers by fostering a relationship that results in getting project opportunities.
  • Participate in activities that fall in line with the company’s business development plan.
  • Establish and promote contacts with potential and/or past clients to obtain work.  Pursue new markets for the company’s services and coordinate efforts with the Project Executive.
  • Engage in social, civic, and trade activities that will enhance the prestige and goodwill of the company.

Project Management

Managing projects at Westphal & Company require a project manager to follow our detailed system of processes which includes the following duties:

  • Oversee the pre-construction process.
  • Understand the project’s contractual requirements.
  • Maximize project profitability
  • Negotiate major material/equipment purchases.
  • Work with the project foreman to lay out, plan, schedule, and engineer the work to create the highest value for the company
  • Handle all correspondence relating to the construction project.
  • Assist in managing the project’s labor force and personnel
  • Monitor project productivity and profitability, take corrective steps as needed.
  • Attend scheduled meetings relating to the project.
  • Be familiar with the project’s manpower, equipment, and tool requirements.
  • Advise and perform monthly billings.
  • Perform monthly job cost projections to ensure an accurate WIP.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent written skills and telephone etiquette
  • The ability to analyze problems and solve them
  • The ability to make independent decisions
  • The ability to communicate well with, have the respect of, and develop positive relationships with:
    • Electricians
    • Architectural and Engineering firms
    • General Contractor personnel
    • Clients
    • Other teammates
  • Perform sales/marketing efforts on behalf of the company
  • Ambition to attain personal and professional achievements
  • Honesty, integrity, overall standard of ethics
  • A positive attitude, work ethic, and ability to work as part of a team
  • The ability to listen
  • Intelligence, assertiveness, and confidence when representing company interests
  • A desire to innovate.
  • Efforts on behalf of the company’s strategic plan and achieving company’s goals
  • Have a thorough knowledge of industry standards, procedures, National Electrical Code, etc.

Education and Experience:

Minimum of two years of related project management experience with an electrical contractor, commercial industrial experience and solar experience. Engineering degree is desired.  A thorough knowledge of industry standards, procedures, National Electrical Code, etc.

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to alternate between sitting and standing in a general office environment.  Some travel to other offices or job sites will be required.  Ability to navigate construction job sites with or without accommodation.

 

Westphal & Company is an equal opportunity employer.  All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

 

Project Manager, Solar

Job Summary:

At Westphal & Co., Inc., a Project Manager oversees the entire electrical construction project from the initial bid to final completion, all while working to increase efficiency and profitability as the project progresses.  A Project Manager serves as the professional liaison between our company and the client, and is the primary support person for our field forces (Electricians and Low Voltage Technicians).  Accomplishing these tasks is achieved by having a well-balanced amount of time spent in both the professional office setting and on the project site.

Essential Functions:

Westphal & Company estimates projects of all types and the ideal candidate would possess the ability to estimate the following types of delivery methods:

  1. Plans and Specification
  2. Design Build
  3. Conceptual Estimating
  • Perform quantity takeoffs as required.  Request, receive, and evaluate major equipment and subcontractor quotes as required.  Review quantities and totals for pricing.
  • Seek cost effective methods of construction used by field staff and project managers for inclusion in future estimates.
  • Secure most favorable material and other cost quotations.
  • Become proficient with the company’s estimating software. Check calculations and compile them to point of proposal.  Use company proprietary labor and material database when preparing estimates
  • Assist in RFP proposal responses.

Business development is a key component to the complete project manager at Westphal & Company. Candidates should possess the ability or desire to perform the following:

  • Develop targeted customers by fostering a relationship that results in getting project opportunities.
  • Participate in activities that fall in line with the company’s business development plan.
  • Establish and promote contacts with potential and/or past clients to obtain work.  Pursue new markets for the company’s services and coordinate efforts with the Project Executive.
  • Engage in social, civic, and trade activities that will enhance the prestige and goodwill of the company.

Managing projects at Westphal & Company requires a project manager to follow our detailed system of processes which includes the following duties:

  • Oversee the pre-construction process.
  • Understand the project’s contractual requirements.
  • Maximize project profitability
  • Negotiate major material/equipment purchases.
  • Work with the project foreman to lay out, plan, schedule, and engineer the work to create the highest value for the company
  • Handle all correspondence relating to the construction project.
  • Assist in managing the project’s labor force and personnel
  • Monitor project productivity and profitability, take corrective steps as needed.
  • Attend scheduled meetings relating to the project.
  • Be familiar with the project’s manpower, equipment, and tool requirements.
  • Advise and perform monthly billings.
  • Perform monthly job cost projections to ensure an accurate WIP.

Solar Specific

  • Interpret architectural, structural, and civil drawings to assist in the design process
  • Identify problem areas that will affect design of new systems.
  • Perform site assessments
  • Create / understand single line drawings for Solar Installations
  • Create layouts utilizing Helioscope
  • Create construction documents with assistance from Electrical Engineer
  • Understanding of Utility Rates
  • Coordinate with utilities and other permitting agencies
  • Understanding of interconnection process
  • Create Financial model of project

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Familiarity with Energy Toolbase and/or NREL System Advisor Model (SAM)
  • Understanding of Solar rebates and incentives
  • Knowledge of Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS)
  • Knowledge of Vehicle Charging stations
  • Strong knowledge of Solar Equipment (Modules, Inverters, Racking)
  • Strong knowledge of NEC and specific Articles related to solar installations.
  • Experience with commissioning and programming of equipment.
  • Excellent written skills and telephone etiquette
  • The ability to analyze problems and solve them
  • The ability to make independent decisions
  • The ability to communicate well with, have the respect of, and develop positive relationships with:
    • Electricians
    • Architectural and Engineering firms
    • General Contractor personnel
    • Clients
    • Other teammates
  • Ability to perform sales/marketing efforts on behalf of the company
  • Ambition to attain personal and professional achievements
  • Honesty, integrity, overall standard of ethics
  • A positive attitude, work ethic, and ability to work as part of a team
  • The ability to listen
  • Intelligence, assertiveness, and confidence when representing company interests
  • A desire to innovate
  • Efforts on behalf of the company’s strategic plan and achieving company’s goals

Education and Experience:

Minimum of two years of related project management experience with an electrical contractor, commercial industrial experience and solar experience. Engineering degree is desired.  A thorough knowledge of industry standards, procedures, National Electrical Code, etc.

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to alternate between sitting and standing in a general office environment.  Some travel to other offices or job sites will be required.  Ability to navigate construction job sites with or without accommodation.

Location:

This is a full-time position and attendance is required at the main office located in Madison, WI.

 

Westphal & Company is an equal opportunity employer.  All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

 

Marketing Specialist

Job Summary:       

This position is responsible for administering, managing, and supporting the VP with strategic initiatives.  The Marketing Specialist will coordinate with the VP of Preconstruction, working with Executives, Project Managers, and Estimators, to build backlog and promote branding across all divisions of the company. This position will also focus on creating, implementing, and updating internal and external communications.

Essential Functions:

  • Coordinate with VP Preconstruction to develop, implement, and execute marketing plans with market sector leaders across all divisions of the Company; then execute leveraging CRM
  • Drive the proposal submission process and coordinate with technical staff to create/edit proposals and presentations to win work
  • Develop text and graphics for brand and style guidelines and maintain them
  • Develop and upgrade the design of company materials for internal and external communications, i.e. branded campaigns, newsletters, collateral, pitches, press releases, social media, and website assets
  • Catalog networking opportunities, coordinate participation in, and attend industry associations, attend industry events, conferences, and trade shows

Marketing

  • Develop new content for company intranet and websites, social media sites, and marketing materials
  • Maintain photo library and coordinate photographer for project photos and employee headshots
  • Attend department meetings and marketing-related events to learn about the construction industry
  • Create brand continuity and educate the company on standards and proper usage
  • Research and apply for Project Awards. Help devise, write, position, layout, and submit entries
  • Assist in the identification of industry trends and market conditions
  • Purchasing and managing promotional products

Proposals & Responses to Requests for Information

  • Work both independently and with proposal teams to respond to client requests/solicitations using InDesign
  • Develop proposal schedule to ensure response is submitted in a timely manner. Assign appropriate team members as needed to assist with proposal
  • Prepare outlines, storyboards, and other related proposal tools
  • Prepare qualifications information, including project listings, resumes, and relevant financial information to meet RFP requirements
  • Coordinate proposal reviews with Project Executives and VP Preconstruction
  • Assist in creating media we will use when making presentations to customers for project awards.

Business Development

  • Help identify and assess business development opportunities within the company’s targeted market sectors and attend events as appropriate. This includes lectures, events, and philanthropic activities.
  • Support the overall Get Work Strategies for each market segment, through reoccurring meetings with VP Preconstruction and Project Executives
  • Assist in the identification of industry trends and market conditions, by checking in with your growing network, attending SMPS meetings, and through independent market analysis
  • Track, monitor, and maintain a Sales Pipeline through CRM System, leveraging data to improve marketing efforts and generate leads

Other Duties/Responsibilities:

  1. Assist with event planning
  2. Create PowerPoint presentations for internal training
  3. Enter and maintain accurate information in CRM system
  4. Create and publish internal company newsletter
  5. Create customer feedback surveys, collect the responses, and create reports in order to analyze the data.
  6. Create employee satisfaction surveys

Required Skills/Abilities:

Must be able to effectively use Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe InDesign, and Microsoft Office. Must be a creative, energetic, self-starter with the ability to manage multiple deadlines. Ability to work with a variety of individuals and professional levels in a team environment. Must be able to communicate professionally and effectively, both written and verbal, with various team members. Creative writing skills preferred.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing, English or related field. Two years of experience in marketing.  Knowledge of construction industry is a plus.

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to alternate between sitting and standing in a general office environment.  Some travel to other offices or job sites may be required.

Location:

This is a full-time position with hybrid work out of the main office located in Madison, WI or at one the satellite offices (currently) in Pewaukee, Janesville or Dubuque as required.

 

Westphal & Company is an equal opportunity employer.  All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.