Director of Utilities Operations

  • Up to US$160000 per annum
  • New York
  • Construction

Career Opportunity: Director of Utilities Operations

Location: Greater Syracuse Area, NY

Compensation: $160k base plus bonuses. Relocation package available for the right candidate.

Build Your Career with a Leading Industry Provider

Are you ready to join a forward-thinking organization with nearly 100 years of diverse market experience? Our company is an integrated, multi-trade service provider that safely delivers high-quality construction, facilities management, and technical solutions across North America. As a family-owned and family-run company, we employ thousands of highly skilled and talented professionals. We are committed to operational excellence and delivering customer-focused solutions that stand the test of time.

About This Career Opportunity

Our Utilities team is growing! If you are a committed and collaborative professional looking to contribute to a hardworking, innovative team, this opportunity is for you.

As the Director of Utilities Operations, you will be responsible for ensuring successful performance and operational execution at the regional level. This includes monitoring and reporting on overall business process compliance, project financials, and strategies for utility-based projects. Reporting directly to the Division Manager, you will provide operational oversight and technical direction in managing large, complex design-build utility projects, as well as smaller projects through subordinate managers and supervisors.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Safety Support: Advance all Safety initiatives by supporting our Safety Programs at all levels.
  • Operational Updates: Keep the Regional Management Team informed of operational and project activities, including financials, scheduling, work in progress, forecasting, budgets, compliance, scope changes, procurement strategies, labor requirements, etc.
  • Field Performance: Manage and ensure overall field performance, providing solutions and guidance where performance falls short.
  • Bid Analysis: Participate in bid analysis with project stakeholders.
  • Status Updates: Provide stakeholders with regular updates on ongoing work, including monthly Job Reviews.
  • Budget Development: Participate in the development of regional operating budgets, coordinating with Divisional Management and reviewing with the Regional Vice President.
  • Policy Adherence: Ensure all company, client, and project policies, procedures, and standards are adhered to.
  • Scorecard Reviews: Participate in Divisional and Regional Scorecard Reviews to evaluate performance metrics and develop improvement strategies.
  • Strategic Planning: Participate in regional and divisional strategic planning, ensuring alignment with corporate strategy.
  • Safety Programs: Assist with the implementation and interpretation of safety programs.
  • Project Management Methodology: Ensure compliance with our Project Management Methodology across all utility-based projects.
  • Mentorship: Support Divisional Management and others in promoting individual and professional growth, acting as a mentor.

Competency Requirements:

  • Change Orientation
  • Communicates Effectively
  • Continuous Learning
  • Customer Focus
  • Holds Self and Others Accountable
  • Problem Solving and Innovation
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Values and Respects Others
  • Coaches and Develops
  • Maximizes Business Performance and Team Effectiveness
  • Strategic Perspective

Education Requirements:

  • Undergraduate Degree in related engineering, business, or construction disciplines or equivalent experience.
  • PMP designation, Gold Seal Certification, MBA, P.Eng, or CET Certification are considered assets.

Work Experience Requirements:

  • 10 years of experience with a multi-trade contractor in the construction sector, ideally in Utilities.
  • Proven performance in managing a business or large operational business unit.
  • Strong track record in business and operational management, project performance, project profitability, and employee development.
  • Preference for candidates with self-performing utility construction experience, particularly in transportation, high voltage/substations, civil projects, etc.

Skills, Abilities, and Other Requirements:

  • Contract management
  • Construction scheduling, planning, and execution
  • Blueprint reading
  • Project structural design interpretation
  • Financial statement comprehension
  • Established utilities practices, procedures, and techniques
  • Applicable local and provincial labor codes
  • Managing/leading union and non-union staff
  • Business operations processes
  • Organization and time management
  • Willing and able to travel to project sites within the USA and occasionally Canada
  • Valid driver's license
  • Necessary security clearances based on project requirements

We welcome and encourage applications from persons with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process.

Nick Barker Director - Facilities Management
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