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Construction Equipment Director

Flushing, Michigan
Job Summary:
Fessler and Bowman’s Construction Equipment Director has primary responsibility for effectively managing the Company’s equipment fleet from acquisition through disposal, ensuring maximum value for the Company and reducing unnecessary expense. Working closely with Company Executives, Regional Directors, Superintendents, Shop Managers, and Estimators, the position has a wide range of responsibilities from creating annual equipment goals and budgets, implementing a consistent preventative maintenance schedule, overseeing rental equipment needs and expense, and selling used equipment.
The Construction Equipment Director performs a variety of duties, including, but not limited to:
  • Management of all Company-owned equipment assets
  • Maintaining a thorough understanding of the Company goals and project targets to develop solid equipment needs forecasts on a multi-year basis
  • Creating annual equipment goals and budget, in alignment with the organization’s financial and operational objectives per region of operation
  • Developing historical cost data to create accurate internal rental/billing rates for all equipment
  • Managing vendor relations concerning equipment rentals and purchases; Securing favorable pricing and terms
  • Working with field operations management and project managers to provide solutions to their equipment needs
  • Research and recommend equipment management / asset tracking software packages to Management
  • Tracking and sharing information related to equipment damage and repairs, as well as idle time trends, with the goal of minimizing waste
  • Overseeing the Company’s vehicle fleet and enforcing specific vehicle-related policies
  • Responsible for scheduling and oversight of all equipment-related preventative maintenance.
  • Selling parts or used equipment to enhance return value on company owned expenditures
  • Providing status reports to Operations/Regional Directors as to achievement of goals and objectives
  • Attending training and sales meetings as required to stay current with equipment trends
  • Submitting all parts warranty and return claims within the required time frame to receive maximum credit
  • Implementation and oversight of a corporate fuel program
  • Other duties to be assigned
Qualifications & Abilities
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field is preferred but not required
  • 5 years equipment management and/or shop/fleet management
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite and familiarity with inventory management systems
  • High attention to detail, critical thinking and ability to multi-task
  • The ability to read, write and speak English; Spanish proficiency would be beneficial but is not required
Work Environment & Physical Requirements
  • Works in both an office and field setting on a regular basis
  • Requires ability to sit or stand for an extended period
Classification & Compensation
  • The position is full-time, salaried and exempt from FLSA overtime requirements
  • The salary range varies based on experience, training, skills, abilities, and length of service with the Company
  • This position is eligible for the Company’s discretionary bonus program
Measurements of Success
  • Development and tracking of consistent equipment-related budgets by division and location
  • Overall company profitability and risk mitigation, as it relates to equipment
  • Effective equipment forecasting ahead of needs and trends
  • Decreased overall cost of equipment, per man hour, across the entire organization
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