DIRECTOR OF FIELD OPERATIONS

YOUR ROLE AT SHOOK CONSTRUCTION

Provides leadership and support to our field workforce in execution of the Company’s objectives related to project performance, safety, quality control, and career development.

KEY INFORMATION

  • Position reports to: Executive Vice President
  • Position indirectly reports to: Market Channel Leaders
  • Development of and compliance with field best practices and standard operating procedures (Labor Optimization, Schedule Management, QC program, Safety Program, Equipment Center, etc)
  • Recruitment and development of current and future Superintendents
  • Assist with recruiting and movement of field workforce
  • Awareness of team chemistry and morale
  • Advocate for our field workforce with company leadership
  • MISSION: Have a willingness and passion to be a part of carrying out the company’s mission of “Dramatically Improving the Communities We Serve”
  • TRAINING: Provide guidance on training needs and work with the corporate Learning & Development Manager to deliver relevant content to our field workforce
  • STRATEGY: Participate in the company’s strategic forecasting process and provide input relative to the field operations capacity and ability to scale in alignment with corporate strategy
  • EQUIPMENT: Support the Equipment Center Manager in current and forecasted equipment needs and assist in driving optimization of equipment utilization
  • SAFETY: Work closely with Director of Safety to maintain a safety-centric culture and compliance with corporate safety expectations
  • QUALITY CONTROL: Lead the implementation of the Project Quality Assurance/Quality Control program
  • FIELD OPTIMIZATION: Support the Innovation Group in the development and tracking of Key Performance Indicators relative to labor efficiency and Field Optimization
  • RECRUITMENT: Provide support and guidance to Human Resources in developing a pipeline for a diverse and qualified field workforce

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each competency satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.   Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • 2-year technical college or equivalent craft labor experience, 4 year technical degree preferred
  • 15 years in Field Operations leadership and construction means and methods

Language Skills:

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. 

Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization. Ability to communicate and understand different complex requirements of various project types and to work with different personality types.  

Mathematical Skills:

Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Special Skills:

Construction Knowledge- must have a thorough background and knowledge, skills and abilities (self-perform) to plan and direct day-to-day work in a high quality, professional & cost-efficient manner.  Should be strong in areas of self-perform work including carpentry, concrete, sitework, mechanical systems, process equipment, process piping, and surveying. Contract plans and specification knowledge as well as knowledge of ADA requirements, building codes, Instrument and equipment knowledge helpful.

Reasoning Ability:

Critical thinking is an essential skill-set of this role. The ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills:

Familiar with Microsoft Office, Outlook, AutoCAD, Primavera/Oracle, Sage Timberline, Viewpoint and the use of a tablet and smart phone preferred. 

Certificates, Licenses and Registrations:

Must have valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record. Motor Vehicle report required.

OSHA 30 hour required

Physical Demands:

Medium amount of physical exertion. Medium manual dexterity or physical manipulation. Medium level of physical stamina and endurance.

Maintain regular and punctual attendance, work overtime as assigned, travel overnight as required, drive long distances, work in cold, hot, dusty, loud environments, and comply with all company policies and procedures including safety.

Work Environment:

The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.