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Branch Manager (Milwaukee, WI.)

Job Description

This position reports to the President of the company. The Branch Manager has overall profit and loss responsibility for the branch and is responsible for the daily operation of that office. They assist in growth of the branch office by promoting the company, procuring projects through existing and new markets, hiring personnel, while directing office and field personnel. They assist the President in the areas of planning, marketing, organizing, and motivating of personnel. Specific duties are described below:

Business Development
Maintaining Relationship

1. Establish and deepen connections with clients to obtain work. Pursue new markets for the company’s services and coordinate efforts with the President.
2. Engage in social, civic, and trade activities that will enhance the prestige and goodwill of the company.
3. Maintain a continuous review of economic conditions of the area to assist in forecasting and strategy of future pursuits.

Office Management
Leadership

1. Set an example for all members of the team, as well as the rest of the company, in leadership, innovativeness, team spirit, integrity, and passion.
2. Continually review, analyze, and appraise the office in order to improve operating effectiveness.
3. Maintain and enforce approved policies concerning organization and procedure.
4. Work closely with the President and Officers on planning and implementing strategies as required to ensure success of the office.
5. Annually review and document the performance of all personnel in the office who are not signatory to a collective bargaining agreement. Perform annual salary reviews for these personnel with input from the President and Controller.
6. Mentor teammates in the office to utilize their strengths and develop improve weaknesses

Financial

1. Study thoroughly all financial, job cost, and marketing reports; make inquiries and take action as necessary based on these records and reports.
2. Be aware of and approve all expenses related to the office before they are paid by the company’s accounting department.
3. Become proficient with company software and computer operations as they relate to finance and other management issues.

Project Management
Branch Wide

1. Assign project managers to projects located in the office area and perform project management duties for projects as well.
2. Visit each project site on a scheduled or periodic basis to maintain contact with construction activities.
3. Assist on an as-needed basis in the solution of difficult construction and management problems or discussions with clients on project problems.
4. Become proficient with the company’s software and other computer operations as they relate to project management.

Specific Individual Project Management

1. Act as the company’s primary liaison with the client for the project.
2. Direct the coordination of activities of the field supervisor and any subcontractors.
3. Provide technical assistance to field supervisors as required.
4. Negotiate major equipment and material purchases, and requisition miscellaneous materials as required.
5. Review all job cost reports and oversee control of project costs to help ensure the profitability of the project.
6. Ensure that all contractual obligations are met with respect to the project.
7. Attend all required project meetings.
8. Initiate all project billings, respond to all change order requests, and approve all material charges to the project.
9. Maintain all required correspondence relating to the project.
10. At all times, have a thorough understanding of the projects costs and potential cost; billings and receipts; and any other information that will affect the project’s profitability.

Estimating
Branch Wide

1. Act as chief estimator for the branch office. Assure that estimates are prepared and coordinate the work of the estimating department in the branch office. Coordinate closely with the VP-Preconstruction and President as to which projects to bid and which estimators to assign to each project. Secure plans and specifications as required.
2. Review the estimate and estimate summary for each project bid out of the Milwaukee office. Coordinate with the VP-Preconstruction and President on final bid prices.
3. For all branch projects being estimated, advise, and assist the estimating staff as required.

Specific Individual Estimates

1. Perform quantity takeoffs as required. Request, receive, and evaluate major equipment and subcontractor quotes as required. Review quantities and totals for pricing.
2. Seek cost effective methods of construction used by field staff and project managers for inclusion in future estimates.
3. Secure most favorable material and other cost quotations.
4. 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.

Direct Reporting Staff

Currently, the following positions report directly to the Branch Manager:

  1. Project Management Staff
  2. Estimating Staff
  3. General Superintendent
  4. Service Foreman
  5. Warehouse Manager
  6. Administrative Staff

Application

  • Max. file size: 250 MB.
  • Westphal & Co., Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, national origin, citizenship status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, and or any other basis protected by law or company policy.
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Application

  • Max. file size: 250 MB.
  • Westphal & Co., Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, national origin, citizenship status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, and or any other basis protected by law or company policy.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.