Service Department Manager (Electrical)

Colorado Springs, CO posted on March 8

Foster Electric Corp. is a full-service electrical contractor, serving the Commercial, Industrial, and Residential sectors, with Design/Build capabilities. We've got the latest technology and some of the best trained technicians in the business. Our electricians provide quality electrical services for Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Monument, Denver and the Front Range.

Due to continued growth, we are actively seeking a Service Manager to join our team! The Service Department Manager is the person responsible for performing everything required for the Service Department to earn a maximum fair profit.

Core Responsibilities:

1)       Follow all FEC company policies and be fiduciary responsible.

  • A Service Department manager’s responsibilities fall into three general categories:  resource management, team coordination, and liaison activities.

2)       Resource management involves pre-planning, planning, organizing, scheduling and efficiently using:

  • Labor
  • Subcontractors
  • Materials
  • Time
  • Installed equipment
  • Budgets
  • Construction equipment
  • Company money and investments
  • Project contract.

3)       Team Coordination focuses on planning and scheduling project activities among five groups: field crews, shop crews, vendors, office personnel, and customers.  Here communication skills are essential, because coordination relies on everyone involved understanding both the scope of the project and his role in it.  Here, too, is the test of a service department manager’s sensitivity, to people and situations, and his ability to adjust to changing circumstances.  Team coordination is absolutely crucial to the success of a project, and it is an area where personalities, competition or hostility among the four groups, in addition to unforeseen events, can play havoc if the service department manager is caught unaware.

4)      Liaison activities are the area where the project manager is both his company’s ambassador and diplomat to many individuals and groups, including:

  • Owners
  • Architects and engineers
  • General contractors
  • Construction managers
  • Labor
  • Subcontractors
  • Other trades
  • Suppliers and manufacturers
  • Federal, state and local authorities, and
  • Media and the public
  • Marketing and sales

In this role, the service department manager has to have a clear vision not only of the goals for the customer, but also the company’s goals within the electrical service market. This individual has to be sensitive to the relationships among the various individuals and organizations involved with the customer.  They have to know when to push and when to pull, when to stand firm and when to compromise.  Like team coordination, the service department manager’s liaison responsibilities require uncanny perception and judgment, as well as exceptional communication skills.

Position Requirements:

  • Must be able to pass FEC background check(s)
  • Must be fluent in the English language
  • Previous electrical management experience or training
  • Previous sales and marketing experience
  • Must have a high school diploma, or GED
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from work
  • Clean and professional appearance
  • Must have journeyman’s license or higher
  • Basic construction accounting knowledge
  • Knowledge of estimating procedures
  • Understanding of business computer systems & software and office equipment
  • General understanding of business legal issues
  • Negotiate and procure materials through vendors and suppliers
  • Self-motivated
  • Must possess leadership skills
  • Must possess integrity and high moral qualities
  • Must be adaptable to changing working conditions
  • Must be calm, collected and under control with a positive professional attitude
  • Profit oriented
  • Pushed by a sense of urgency (and lacking the tendency to procrastinate)
  • Analytical and attentive to details
  • Methodical and organized
  • Confident


  • Good time management and communication.
  • Must have excellent organizational skills
  • Must be able proficient in the English language
  • Good understanding of other construction disciplines
  • Complete understanding of construction industry
  • Ability to negotiate
  • Ability to delegate
  • Sound judgment
  • Ability to communicate ideas
  • Self-discipline
  • Leadership
  • Foresight
  • Ability to handle several tasks simultaneously
  • Business sense
  • Attention to detail
  • Diplomacy
  • Basic math
  • Good reading and writing skills
  • Technical skills
  • Tendency to listen
  • Inclination to gather information and weigh options before acting
  • Proficient in estimating and job cost software
  • General knowledge of business software

Physical Function:

  • Sit for long periods of time or be constantly moving on your feet.
  • Repetitive movements.
  • Must be in good physical condition.
  • Possess good vision (normal or corrected.)
  • Must be able to bend, stoop, squat, crawl, climb, kneel, balance, push, pull and reach over head.
  • Climb ladders (all types).
  • Must be able to make transition from employee parking area or street into construction work areas and to gain access to all levels of the building, even if the only means of access is by OSHA approved site construction ladders or stairs still under construction but acceptable for use.

Working Conditions:

  • Fast–paced open office environment with interruptions.
  • Repetitive use of arms, hands, and fingers.
  • Able to work 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week, overtime as required
  • Adapt to changing schedules
  • Requires working in all environmental elements
  • Visit client/customer job locations
  • Must be able to utilize construction site sanitary facilities (Porta-Johns)
  • Wear personal protective equipment in compliance with FEC Company Safety Policy.

Benefits Package:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Life Insurance
  • Health Savings and Flex Spending
  • Paid Holidays and Vacations
  • Long & Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Full 4-year apprentice training program
  • Continued education to include OSHA 10 and 30hr certification and NICET certs