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Branch Manager (Engineering) - Dallas

GEI Consultants
The Cedars, Virginia, US
Closing date
Sep 19, 2023

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Project Management
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
GEI Consultants Inc Branch Manager (Engineering) - Dallas Dallas, TX 75206

Your role at GEI.

The Branch Manager organizes and leads the business and administrative functions in their assigned branch to meet or exceed the organizations goals for utilization, pre-distribution profit (PDP), fee growth, staff development, and client service. The Branch Manager establishes and maintains a leadership team to accomplish these goals by:

+ Achieving high levels of client and employee satisfaction.

+ Being accountable for the branchs financial and operational performance.

+ Providing for and overseeing staff development, training, and mentoring.

+ Assuring that QA/QC procedures are well understood and consistent in execution.

+ Developing strong organization plans, business development plans, and business development teams (account or market focused).

+ Demonstrating a high degree of creativity, foresight and mature judgment in planning, organizing and guiding the activities of the branch.

+ Allocating his/her time between branch responsibilities (10% to 20%), business development (20-30%), and related project work (50-60%).

+ Reporting to the South Region Operations Manager.

Essential Responsibilities & Duties

Organization Leadership

+ Establishes and maintains a branch leadership team. The branch leadership team works with Branch Manager to execute essential duties listed herein.

+ Effectively collaborates with and supports the South Region Operations Manager, South Region Growth Leader and practice leaders to achieve area and region wide strategic, tactical and budget goals.

+ Leads branch to accomplish objectives including financial, business development, strategic, client satisfaction, and technical services goals as defined in the regional annual budget and strategic plan.

Financial Performance

+ Responsible for meeting or exceeding branch utilization and fee growth goals.

+ Assesses project variances and develops and implements mitigation strategies.

+ Manages receivables and the resolution of variances of branch staff/projects to ensure good relations with clients, timely payments to GEI and targeted project financial performance.

+ Undertakes measures that assure the organization meets or exceeds its target financial goals (with consideration to goals for growth and diversification).

Human Resources Leadership

+ Manages branch staff, including personnel actions, hiring, orientation, performance appraisals, promotions, and terminations, all in conformance with GEI policies.

+ Emphasizes and exercises GEIs health and safety policies, ensures health and safety practices are followed by staff.

+ Develops promotion, merit increase, and bonus recommendations.

+ Manages and supports professional training, development, and mentoring of branch staff.

+ Helps identify and budget for training and seminars both external and internal.

+ Engages in self and professional improvement activities to remain aware of technical, business development, and performance improvement advances.

Technical Project Leadership

+ Works cooperatively with senior and mid-level staff to develop project management plans, ensure work product quality and risk management through accepted and consistently applied QA/QC procedures, and participates on project teams in varying capacities as appropriate.

+ Ensures that project technical excellence is achieved by project staff and implements appropriate training and staff development solutions when challenges emerge.

+ Works within the South Region and company to foster collaboration and sharing of resources and project opportunities.

Business Development Leadership

+ Leads organization business development through successful personal business development and by encouraging others.

+ Manages branch business development activities to grow the business through expansion of projects and service lines for existing clients, developing new clients, generating target specific leads, and encouraging branch staff to do the same.

+ Works with Regional Operations Managers, other Branch Managers, and practice leaders throughout the region and outside the region to identify and pursue new project and client opportunities in GEIs core service portfolio.

+ Leads and acts as a Proposal Manager for proposals as needed or assigns appropriate Proposal Manager tasks to others to help win new and recurring work.

Minimum Qualifications

+ Strong leadership abilities.

+ Prior experience with financial metrics, staffing decisions, strategic planning with operations, and contract negotiations.

+ Strong record of accomplishment in mentoring staff and providing for staff development across a multi-disciplinary team.

+ Prior experience in program, group, or office supervisory or management role.

+ Advanced oral, written, and inter-personal communication skills.

+ Proven ability to work collaboratively with internal and client project teams.

+ Successful seller doer who proactively builds client relationships and has broad knowledge of clients and contacts in the relevant geography.

+ Experience: 15+ years relevant industry experience preferred.

+ Education: B.S. required, preferably in a GEI core Engineering or Science discipline (M.S. desirable), or equivalent experience.

+ Licensure: Licensed in professional discipline/s within the branch state/area preferred.

We are GEI.

Some of the worlds most pressing problems from climate change to sustainable development, to critical infrastructure and the future of our energy supply need our brightest and diverse minds working together to create safer, more resilient communities for tomorrow.

We are technical experts, collaborators, and entrepreneurs who draw from diverse backgrounds to solve our clients most complex challenges.

With more than 40 offices across North America, we offer a range of engineering, science, and technical consulting services. Our range of expertise, project types, and culture make us the choice for top talent in the AEC industry.

Employee-owned. Employee-focused.

As a 100% employee-owned company, our employees support our flat leadership structure, have a say in how our business operates and benefit from our financial success. We are committed to employee growth with career development opportunities, competitive total rewards, a well-being program, flexible work arrangements and more. Our company culture is driven by our 4 Cs we are Client-Centered, Curious, Collaborative, and Community Minded which support our focus on sustainability, safety, diversity, equity and inclusion. Get to know us better by visiting GEIs career site here ( .

GEIs Total Rewards Package

+ Market-Competitive Compensation, including Eligibility for an Annual Performance Bonus

+ Comprehensive Benefits Program, including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability and More

+ Well-Being Program and Paid Parental Leave

+ Commuter Benefits

+ Hybrid Work Schedules and Home Office and Cell Phone Stipends

+ GEI University (GEIU) with Continuing Education Assistance and Tuition Reimbursement

+ Connecting Conversation Program with a Focus on Professional Development and Opportunities for Advancement

+ Support and Financial Rewards for Publication Awards, Professional Dues, and Professional Licenses

+ Paid Holidays and Generous Paid Time Off Program

+ Rewards and Recognition

+ GEI-Funded Profit Sharing and 401(k)

+ Opportunity to be an Owner and Shareholder (Learn more here ( )

+ A Vibrant Culture that is Focused on Partnership, Sustainability, Giving Back to Our Communities and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

+ And More


Functional Demands:






Activity Level Throughout Workday (check one per row)

Physical Activity Requirements


(0-35% of day)


(33-66% of day)


(67-100% of day)

Not Applicable


6-8 hours


0-1 hour


0-1 hour



Lifting (floor to waist level) (in pounds)

0-10 pounds

Lifting (waist level and above) (in pounds)

0-10 pounds

Carrying objects

0-1 hour




0-1 hour


0-1 hour

Reaching forward

0-1 hour

Reaching overhead

0-1 hour



Wrist position deviation

3-5 hours

Pinching/fine motor skills

1-2 hours

Keyboard use/repetitive motion

6-8 hours

Taste or smell (taste=never)

0-1 hour

Talk or hear

6-8 hours

Accurate 20/40

Very Accurate 20/20

Not Applicable

Near Vision


Far Vision




Not Applicable

Color Vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors)


Sensory Requirements




Not Applicable

Depth perception




Environment Requirements

Occupational Exposure Risk Potential

Reasonably Anticipated

Not Anticipated

Blood borne pathogens




Airborne communicable diseases


Extreme temperatures




Uneven surfaces or elevations


Extreme noise levels


Dust/particular matter


Other (exposure risks):

Usual workday hours:





Other work hours

GEI is an AA/equal opportunity employer, including disabled and veterans.

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