Position: Project Executive
Organization: KFI Engineers (KFI)
Location: St. Paul, MN
Reporting Relationship: Director, Industry and Infrastructure
KFI is a recognized industry leader in process and facility infrastructure design and performance. We serve clients in the United States, Canada and Central America and have capabilities not commonly found in traditional engineering firms, including our commissioning work and our ability to drive projects of all sizes.
KFI was established in 1996 to make a difference in the way infrastructure and processing projects are delivered. We employ a highly trained staff of engineers, technicians and managers who execute projects with the same care and creativity we would expect if we were the client. We are located in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota and Arizona with a team of over 100 professionals.
The Project Executive plays a key role in the successful growth of KFI, focusing primarily on marketing, business/project development and project management. This position reports to the Director, Industry and Infrastructure. The successful candidate is expected to work within a team environment, lead teams and collaborate with other project team members.
Specific responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following:
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
The successful candidate will have a pragmatic and applied approach, while at the same time fostering a thorough examination of customer needs and potential application of our capabilities.
Strong business acumen must be demonstrated, along with an ability to engage others and build credibility at a senior level. Ideally, the person filling this position will have strong project management skills and operations experience, developed in either a manufacturing or processing facility. Construction experience, or significant time spent on a construction site, will also be important for the person filling this position. This person will have strong interpersonal skills to enable effective mentoring and development of engineers and project managers. The person will possess strong communication skills, and influencing skills, and has demonstrated the maturity and self-confidence to work with senior business leaders and customers. The level of seasoning we are looking for likely comes with a minimum of 15 years of experience following graduation.
The successful candidate will be naturally collaborative, and possess the ability to assimilate a range of ideas, programs or alternatives into a set of recommendations. This person will be self-directed, but thrive in an environment where consultation leads to superior outcomes.
Additional qualifications the successful candidate will possess include: • Strong technical skills, and the demonstrated ability to understand and apply engineering and design principles and standards. • Effective meeting management skills. • Strong presentation and facilitation skills. Capable of communicating in both large and small group settings. • Strong time management skills. Able to balance and accommodate competing priorities.
Bachelors’ degree in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering, or a related field is required.
Recognizing the importance of this position to KFI, a competitive salary and benefits package will be offered.
670 County Road B West Roseville, MN 55113