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Equipment Installation Manager - Nebraska

Heartland Builders, a Summit Livestock Facilities Company, is looking for an Equipment Installation Manager. This position will take lead and own the process of managing the installation of equipment for livestock facility construction projects (primarily swine, but also dairy, poultry, and beef).

The Equipment Installation Manager will take the lead and own the process of managing the installation of equipment for livestock facility construction projects (primarily swine, but also dairy, poultry, and beef). Including new construction, remodel projects, warranty, and service.

  • Responsible for execution of projects as related to installation of livestock equipment including: penning, feeding systems, ventilation systems, and plumbing.
  • Find solutions/solve problems through collaboration with the Heartland team, vendors, and the customer.
  • Prompt follow-up with all stakeholders to ensure scope, schedule, cost, and execution plan is well defined.
  • Ensure work is completed on schedule and within budget through collaboration with the construction management team.

Leadership Responsibilities:

  • 60% in office planning and coordinating
  • 40% project visits

Equipment Installation Manager Role Expectations & Objectives:

Collaboration Leadership:

  • Collaborate with Customer, Subcontractors and Material Suppliers to understand project details (constraints, risks, opportunities) in order to drive overall project execution and Heartland Builders Co. margin performance.
  • Develop communication processes (meetings & documentation) to ensure alignment between stakeholders.

Quality Leadership:

  • Quality planning, set expectations, and manage performance through jobsite observations.
  • Ensure and drive quality to minimize rework that affects margin. Rework adds safety risk as well as added cost.
  • Implement a quality signoff process to ensure no surprises and meets the expectations of the Customer.

Schedule Leadership:

  • Drive schedule to man-hours allocated
  • Includes tracking and reporting measurement of the plan vs. actual performance within system.

Safety Leadership:

  • Safety planning, set expectations, and manage performance through jobsite observations.
  • Ensure and drive safe work practices and processes are followed by the workforce.
  • Lead by example through “stop work” process and zero tolerance expectations.


  • Team Leadership
  • Create an environment of trust and respect within the project team.
  • Establish and promote an atmosphere of collaboration and synergy.
  • Provide ongoing reporting of project performance vs. plans. Be in control of the job.
  • Work with the Project Team, including Design, Superintendents and Estimators, to consistently produce clear, thorough and accurate Scopes of Work based on drilled down review of documents.

Customer Relationship:

  • Work to establish a trusting and professional relationship with the Customer.
  • Focus on keeping the Customer well-informed of important matters to prevent surprises.

Schedule Management:

  • Produce buy-out and procurement schedule.
  • Make decisive action with subcontractors that are impacting the schedule.
  • Lead the project team to focus on critical path matters so as to prevent non-excusable delays.
  • Track events, impacts and changes in the schedule to allow for the management and prevention of delays.
  • Provide leadership with the Superintendent to produce a clear, thorough and accurate Baseline Schedule in which to measure progress against plan by publishing weekly schedule updates.

Quality Management

  • Provide leadership in the utilization of the Quality Management Program, by demonstrating to the project team that Quality Assurance / Quality Control (QA/QC) is a specific commitment and attitude that is required during the planning and execution of the Work.
  • Procurement & Subcontract Management
  • Establish a management regimen to ensure there are “no surprises” throughout the procurement, award, execution and closeout phases.
  • Organize and administer the procurement and subcontract process for the timely and cost effective buyout of each discipline scope of work, to ensure a proper and well understood transition to Heartland Builder’s vendor / subcontractor partners.

Cost Management & Cost Forecasting:

  • Assist estimators in developing project costs as related to equipment installation scope.
  • Produce an accurate percent complete projection to support the Heartland Builders financial management process and cost forecasting.

Subcontractor Relationships:

  • Address issues immediately with a non-performing Subcontractor to protect Heartland Builders from resulting delay and potential impact.
  • Promote an environment of organization and professionalism with Subcontractors.

Change Management:

  • Inform Executive Management of scope risks that might result in Change Orders.
  • Diligently manage the process to ensure that all changes are properly documented and resolved, including all cost, no-cost and back charge events.

Risk Management:

  • Early identification, mitigation and timely action for any discrepancies in safety, quality, scope, schedule and budget.

Safety Management:

  • Lead the collaborative effort between field management and the workforce by demonstrating the commitment to align Heartland Builder’s Injury and Incident Free goals with each project’s construction tasks / activities.

Project Close Out:

  • Establish a Work to Complete System and Project Closeout checklist to organize and manage the final completion of the work.
  • Establish an effective Close-out Plan early in the project which includes the early collection, review and packaging of Contract close-out documents to not delay the physical and financial close of any given project.

Role Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in applicable discipline and/or a minimum of 7-10 years of experience as a Project Manager in construction or related field.
  • General understanding of livestock/swine equipment and its function.
  • Electrical license or journeyman experience preferred, but not required.

Necessary Attributes:

Must possess Heartland Builders/Summit/FBi Buildings Core Values:

  • Do Right – Guiding Values for individual, team and corporate relationships.
  • Do what’s right; be honest and fair.
  • Do your best
  • Treat others with integrity and respect
  • On Time – Operating practices for teamwork and customer service.
  • Communicate openly and effectively.
  • Develop clear expectations.
  • Honor every promise.
  • With Excellence – Enduring resolutions for reaching our potential.
  • Respond to customer’s needs.
  • Continuously improve value.
  • Perform safely.
  • Excellent business judgment & acumen demonstrated by consistently achieving profitability objectives & strong project close-outs with client and subcontractor relationships in good standing.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail evidenced by a strong command of all applicable contract and legal provisions.
  • Ability to consistently analyze and execute financial trade-offs which frequently involve dealing with incomplete data and ambiguity.
  • Ability to constantly multi-task and handle competing priorities between Heartland business needs, organizational issues, and sound customer relations.
  • Possess judgment to know when to appropriately escalate issues up the chain of command · A strong sense of urgency and initiative. Able to quickly study and react to complex issues
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to confidently and decisively take action.
  • Team leader with excellent diplomatic and communication skills, able to handle and resolve conflicts effectively in a firm but fair manner.

Physical Requirements and Work Environment:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for long periods of time; talk or listen; perform fine motor, hand and finger skills in the use of a keyboard, telephone, or writing.
  • The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; and reach with arms and/or hands.
  • Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
  • The employee will spend their time in an office environment with a quiet to moderate noise
  • Job site walking, climbing ladders, occasional lifting up to 50 pounds, as well as other onsite activities when required.

To Apply For This Position:

Send resume to:

Human Resources Department
Attn: Doug Brunton
FBi Buildings, Inc.
3823 W. 1800 S.
Remington, IN 47977

Or email resume to: dbrunton@fbibuildings.com

All submissions will be kept confidential.

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