Sterling Construction Company, Inc. (Ralph L. Wadsworth Construction, Texas Sterling Construction Co., and J. Banicki Construction)

  • Director of Operations, Heavy Civil

    Job Locations US-AZ-Phoenix
    Posted Date 1 month ago(4/9/2018 8:29 AM)
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  • Overview

    Is responsible for oversight of the day-to-day operations of all JBCI projects to assure the efficient utilization of all resources.  Works to help manage the equipment and manpower needs of projects as well as providing quality control, safety and scheduling oversight.  Working with the Safety Division, enforces all safety policies and procedures.  Acts as a top-level advisor to the Executive Management Team.


    Operations Manager’s responsibilities and abilities include but are not limited to the list below. Other duties may be assigned.

    • Oversees all facets of the daily operations of the JBCI division, ensuring compliance with state, and federal laws, policies, regulations, and customer contract agreements.
    • Under President, plans, organizes, directs and coordinates project management and superintendent functions.
    • Oversees the supervision of personnel, which includes work allocation, training, and problem resolution; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for personnel actions; motivates employees to achieve peak productivity and performance.
    • Plans and coordinates the business functions of project operations which include customer service, job scheduling and production, and marketing and advertising activities related to customer relations. 
    • Performs monthly forecasting of estimated project revenue burn off and forecasts project costs and profitability.  Analyzes changes in profitability on a monthly basis and reports changes and results.
    • Oversees and coordinates the purchasing of project materials and reviews sub-contractor agreements.
    • As appropriate to the position, participates in the development of operating goals and objectives for the operating division; recommends, implements, and administers methods and procedures to enhance operations.
    • Knowledge of customer service standards and procedures.
    • Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications.
    • Employee development and performance management skills.
    • Knowledge of project management processes.
    • Knowledge of construction and construction management best practices.
    • Knowledge of contract administration procedures.
    • Knowledge of procurement practices and materials management.
    • Knowledge of local, State and federal contracting regulations.
    • Gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.
    • Examine and re-engineer operations and procedures, formulate policy, and develop and implement new strategies and procedures.
    • Supervise and train employees; to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
    • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
    • Implement safety practices and procedures in cooperation with the Safety Division.
    • Develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals.
    • Assume additional responsibilities as directed by the Executive Management Team.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

    Supervisory Responsibilities

    • This position supervises the work of Project Managers and General Superintendent for JBCI.



    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty 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.

    • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college, technical school or university in Engineering, Business Management or Construction Management plus a minimum of  five years of experience/knowledge of construction, design, finance and management required.; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • A minimum of 15 years of Heavy Civil Project Management work experience and understanding of all phases of heavy civil construction.
    • A minimum of 15 years of experience/knowledge of heavy civil construction, design, finance and management required
    • A minimum of 15 years responding to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
    • Proven ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
    • Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
    • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
    • To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Project Management systems; Database software; Internet software; Project Management software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.


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