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Lehigh Hanson Electrical Engineering & Automation Manager - CCM in Irving, Texas

AutoReqId: 7200BR

Line Of Business: Corporate Administration (SSC, IT, Employee Services, Etc.)

Department: Engineering

Primary Location: Irving-TX

Job Posting:


You experience our products every day, though you may not recognize our name. That’s OK. We’re focused on being great, not especially flashy.

We’re Lehigh Hanson. Our products build cities and towns, including stadiums that hold thousands of fans, and bridges that support millions of vehicles. We have thousands of employees across hundreds of locations in the U.S. and Canada, making us North America’s leading supplier of cement, aggregates, ready mixed concrete, asphalt and related construction materials.


Lehigh Hanson is seeking a qualified Electrical Engineering & Automation Manager to support our US Operations. This position will be based in our Corporate Office based in Irving, Texas.

The Electrical Engineering & Automation Manager provides engineering design, project management and construction management support to the crushed stone and sand/gravel operations in the US. They will support local management with the design, estimating and construction of major plant service and equipment upgrades and plant replacements expansion projects.

The Electrical Engineering & Automation Manager will report directly to the Director of Project Management and Engineering but will work closely with the Regional VP’s, operations managers and other corporate departments and have a “dotted line” reporting responsibility to them.

This is an exciting opportunity, with lots of opportunities to see and work with a wide range of quarry businesses and be a key person to transfer best practices.

  • Plan, design and coordinate automation and electrical projects including developing timelines which maintain the correct priority for the region, business unit, and plant: while maximizing the availability of plant equipment.

  • Prepare feasibility studies including cost estimates for CAPEX planning. This includes project plan development, capital budget planning, preparation of preliminary engineering, development of standards and specifications, timeline development and schedule.

  • Scopes of work, planning, coordinating, and scheduling work, supervision of contractors, required to ensure project efficiency and success.

  • Provide guidance to integrators, control technicians and electricians in the repair, maintenance and installation of electrical and control systems including process problem solving and measurement activities that enable continuous plant operations.

  • Ensure the operational viability of operations by evaluating and maintaining the proper functioning of all automation and electrical and control systems.

  • Review design of automation and electrical installations, and provide problem solving and root cause analysis support.

  • Manage automation and electrical project costs and maintain records of the costs to ensure best value design is achieved.

  • Work with Purchasing personnel to prepare contracts to ensure contracted work meets specifications, timeline and cost-control goals.

  • Establish and maintain communication with suppliers, contractors, and engineering firms outside of the company, as well as with other technical plant personnel, to ensure the necessary support is in place to complete projects in a timely, cost-effective, and efficient manner.

  • Support and monitor the development of condition-based electrical maintenance programs including thermography analysis, equipment troubleshooting and trending, vibration analysis and laser alignment. Trains electrical maintenance personnel on use of condition-based maintenance procedures, techniques and technologies.

  • Assist in the successful completion of projects by coordinating automation and electrical plant projects and shutdowns with overall large capital projects.

  • Coordinate and all electrical system upgrades and changes in accordance with project plans and overall plant operational goals.

  • Ensure compliance with all code, regulations and MSHA Safety Policies, including the proper use of Personal Protective Equipment. Take corrective action to address minor problems and compliance issues.


  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or electrical engineering technology is required, EE or EET preferred.

  • Minimum 10 years professional experience in the field of electrical engineering and project management.

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in providing support for heavy manufacturing, aggregate or mining preferred.

  • Excellent personnel skills and the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of internal and external customers and contractors both verbally and in writing.

  • Highly motivated and able to work with a minimum of supervision in a multi-task, dynamic, team environment.

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office products including MS Excel, Word, Access, and Project

  • Fluent with all applicable codes including NEC, NFPA, ISA, etc.

  • Good Familiarity with Automation systems, PLC and HMI architecture, control PLC and IO equipment; and experience with the integration of Operational Technology (OT) with Information Technology (IT).

  • Good familiarity with the operation and maintenance of common electrical equipment such as power distribution system, breakers, high voltage system, air condition and pressurization systems, variable speed medium voltage drives/motors, transformers, switchgear, MCC equipment and power monitoring and communication systems.

  • Strong knowledge of crushed stone and sand/gravel processing plants and equipment, RMC plants, crushing and sizing equipment, water handling equipment, water recovery equipment, conveyor haulage systems, and dust control systems.

  • Ability to thoroughly understand all system analytical studies including short circuit, coordination, load flow, motor starting and arc flash.

  • Strong understanding of contractual matters (negotiation and legal aspects) and the justification process for projects including EVA, IRR, NPV.

  • Good market pricing knowledge and cost awareness.

  • Demonstrated experience in leadership and project management, problem solving and creativity, strategic thinking, and decision making.

  • Working knowledge of SAP desired.

  • Working knowledge of CAD software (design of system installations).

  • Willingness to travel within North America.


We’re a tight knit team. While we strive to be the best, we do it with an attitude that is humble, accessible and down-to-earth. We don’t ask you to “fit in” to our culture. We invite you to add to it.

Our corporate office supports the Lehigh Hanson plants in North America and offers highly competitive benefits with no waiting period to participate in medical, dental, vision, and life insurance programs. In addition, we offer a 401(k) retirement savings plan with an automatic company contribution as well as matching contributions. Amenities include a free fitness center, free covered parking, and on-site cafe and coffee bar. We also offer “Dress for Your Day” which gives our employees the discretion to select appropriate dress depending on the business activities of each workday.



Employer Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority / Female / Veteran / Disabled