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Lehigh Hanson Performance Improvement Manager - West Region in San Ramon, California

AutoReqId: 11523BR

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

Department: Engineering

Primary Location: San Ramon-CA

Job Posting:

The Role and the Company

Lehigh Hanson is North America’s leading supplier of cement, aggregates, ready mix concrete, and asphalt. We have hundreds of plants and thousands of employees working across the United States and Canada. We are also part of Heidelberg Cement Group, one of the world’s largest building materials companies.

The Performance Improvement Manager/Project Engineer role is based in the West Region (California or Arizona) and reports directly to the Director of Operational Improvement.

What you’ll get to do:

Performance Improvement

  • Lead the Performance Improvement process at aggregate and asphalt operations.

  • Help to identify new product opportunities, develop benchmarking studies, coordinate peer-based site reviews, and facilitate improvement discussions with the Plant and Area Management.

  • Monitor and follow up on improvement opportunities and provide assistance to local management to realize improvement goals.

  • Deliver training modules in conjunction with the Heidelberg Cement Aggregate Academy.

Project Engineer

  • Develop conceptual/final plans, estimates, and schedules for capital projects.

  • Direct and coordinate the engineering, general plant arrangements, procurement, construction, and start-up of capital projects with a focus on completing projects on time, within scope and budget.

  • Prepare regular and timely progress and cost reports during the project and manage the entire project process of project development, execution, completion, acceptance, closure and handover.

  • Manage outside engineering, fabrication, and construction contractors.

  • Meet the end users’ expectations with a general focus on Best Value Design including cost per ton, functional effectiveness, long term reliability, and ease of maintenance.

  • Provide engineering and construction services to Operations for improving operational efficiencies and process flows.

  • Provide training and coaching on capital project management, engineering design, equipment operation and other identified topics.

Essential Experience and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil, Mechanical, or Mining Engineering or equivalent when combined with relevant experience.

  • 5 - 8 years of experience in the aggregate or closely related industry.

  • Proven ability to diagnose and optimize production steps for blasting, loading & hauling, crushing & screening, loadout, maintenance, extraction, and site management.

  • Ability to relate above processes to site geology and commercial markets.

  • Excellent communication, project management skills, change management, and organizational influence.

  • Proven ability to apply technical recommendations in pragmatic, hands on way to the actual operating environment.

  • Knowledge of Aggflow, AggQC and proficiency in Microsoft Office.

  • Motivation and ability to regularly travel within your assigned Region and on occasion, to other parts of North America.

Preferred Experience and Skills

• Aggregates plant leadership experience.

Work Environment

• Role operates in a manufacturing environment with moving mechanical equipment, inclement weather, heat, humidity, elevated noise levels, and dusty conditions

What we have to offer

• Competitive base salary and participation in our annual incentive plan

• Highly competitive benefits programs

• 401k retirement savings plan with an automatic company contribution as well as matching contributions

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