• Title
    Operations Manager
    Requisition ID
    Work Location
    Department / Discipline
    Position Type
    Staff / Permanent
  • Overview / Responsibilities

    Wood is currently seeking an Operations Manager to be based out of our office in Hermiston, Oregon. Along with the SVP, the Operations Manager will develop a strategic plan to accomplish company’s mission, establish goals and objectives and lead operations to accomplish those goals and objectives.


    Key Responsibilities

    • Managing the day-to-day operations of the construction division by directing and coordinating activities consistent with established goals, objectives, and policies
    • Overseeing the project management and the project managers of our construction projects to include assisting our project managers with any construction related issues
    • Coordinate daily or as needed with the general superintendent to discuss manpower needed for projects and training required to grow our work force
    • Work with the safety director discussing safe practices on all jobs and to ensure all employees are trained appropriately for the job
    • Maintain and improve company gross profit by assisting to negotiate sub-contractor numbers, overseeing labor and material cost on all construction projects
    • Aid in improving and qualifying estimates prior to proposals going out to clients
    • Provide direction and assistance to all project managers and estimators; Direction includes a review of estimates, schedules, manpower and execution of projects
    • Work to build strategic alliances with key individuals to strengthen company (i.e. customers, subcontractors, suppliers, future employees, architects and other key groups)
    • Reviewing bid opportunities consult with SVP to determine which projects to pursue
    • Reviews analyses of activities, costs, operations and forecast data to determine progress toward goals and objectives
    • Overseeing the preparation of RFP/RFQ solicitations when they are performance based requiring management plans, team qualifications, company qualifications, QC plans, performance history, company background, ability to demonstrate budget and schedule compliance, etc.
    • Recruit, manage, direct activities and help retain construction team staff including all project managers and operations team
    • Provide development and training opportunities for the entire operations team as needed for attainment of long-range goals and objectives
    • Solve problems by using judgment based upon knowledge of existing products, properties’ and/or sub-contractor schedules, management policies and departmental practices and procedures
    • Meet established productivity, budget and task management standards
    • Other duties as assigned

    Supervisory Responsibilities

    Estimating, project managers, CAD, sales and design, approximately 8-10 direct reports

    Skills / Qualifications

    • Bachelor degree or equivalent experience in construction industry
    • 8+ years of management experience, in the heavy civils construction industry
    • Strong customer service skills and the ability to communicate effectively (written and verbal) with customers, government and city officials and staff
    • Highly organized with the ability to handle a multitude of projects simultaneously
    • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the construction industry
    • Ability to understand and follow municipality building codes and regulations
    • Must have a clear understanding of trade/sub contractor’s duties
    • OSHA training certificate preferred
    • Strong computer skills including a proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and knowledge of Microsoft Projects and estimating

    Working Conditions/Physical Demands

    • Normal office environment
    • Work schedules vary depending on business needs to accommodate customers
    • Travel required, up to 50% visit customers and job sites, weekly or as needed
    • Must be able to lift 50 pounds

    Success Factors

    • Highly self-motivated, strong personal initiative
    • Solid judgement and decision-making skills
    • Able to perform under pressure
    • Proven track record and reputation for achieving results with an emphasis on detail

    Company Overview

    Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of around $10 billion.  We provide performance driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in.


    Diversity Statement

    We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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