Looking for A Career Change in 2019? See Project Manager

Looking for A Career Change in 2019? See Project Manager

Along with the New Year comes opportunities for new careers in project management. Knobelsdorff is hiring project managers in Goodhue, MN and Eagan, MN. If you're questioning your current job or professional future, now's the time to explore options for electrical project managers. Our company is experiencing explosive growth and with it comes the need to expand our team of experts.

We hire on qualities and attributes just as much as we hire on experience and proficiency. Take a look at our top five list of personal qualities and soft skills and see if you resonate with our culture and career fit. And if you're the type of person who believes in signs or looks for nods from the universe in terms of your career ... consider this your big, fat nudge. 



1. Self Starter, Sense of Self, Personal Brand

Confidence. Purpose. Personal character. Motivated to be better and continually learn and iterate in the process. 

This set of attributes is listed as number one for a reason. No matter what position we hire for at KE, we lead the search and hiring process with a thorough fit meeting based on personal criteria. How do you carry yourself? How do you assess a new situation and respond accordingly? Are you personable? Do you have critical thinking skills? Are you decisive? What's your energy like? We like energy, we like personality, and we like people who bring both to our company. 

2. Detailed Down to the Last Drop 

How's the scenery where you're at? Predictable, stable, and never changing? If you're ready for a change, check out KE. Instead of doing the same thing day in and day out, the project load is always changing. Project managers are given responsibility, and they're given the ability to make decisions and actually manage their projects.

The details of our electrical, solar, and automation and controls projects aren't just nice to haves; they are definitive requirements of the work we do. Relying on project managers to oversee each step of the process is crucial to our team's success and ongoing reputation as a stellar service provider. 

3. Champion Communicator

Our Project Managers are skilled at seeing the larger picture of an entire project and directing all of the smaller pieces that need to fall into place in order to get the job done. They handle behind-the-scenes tasks like budgeting and purchasing, and they are at the forefront of organizing and supervising their teams, along with communicating with clients.

As with any industry, projects and jobs at KE can be unpredictable due to ... well, everything. Timelines, budgets, shortages, miscommunications, differences in personalities, you name it.

A project manager not only knows all this but thrives in the atmosphere no matter the conditions. Communication is always what can make or break a relationship, job, and connection. 

4. Work Ethic, Pride, Quality of Work

Unlike some project managers, ours don't spend all of their days behind a desk. Instead, they spend a good amount of time out in the field. They're willing to roll up their sleeves and work alongside their team.

As with a lot of scenarios, seeing is believing and we always empower our project managers to get to street level, boots-on-the-ground style to appreciate the bigger picture of the project. Appreciating and speaking to its unique challenges, foreseeable solutions, and right people to handle both are key to the role. Quality first and quality last, no matter the circumstance. 

5. Culture Seeker, Integrator, and Supporter 

#WHYKE is more than a hashtag.

It's our company's mission statement that supports the vision and values we embody internally and externally. Our company and our culture are just unmatched. We serve our clients and our communities with the same leadership and integrity we support our employees and their families with; we're unified under one name and display that unity with all our names working toward the same outcome together as a team.

Over and over, we invest in our employees to help them grow in their skills and capabilities. We want to be able to bring out their best qualities and their biggest attributes, whatever they may be and use it to get the project done and fit into the culture of the company. Project managers connect all the pieces internally and externally always backing and boosting the culture of KE.

We're growing, which means, we're hiring. Interested in joining our team? Apply Now