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Vice President of Operations

Date Posted: 2/17/2021

Job #1580950
Dallas, Texas

Lucas Group has partnered with our client in on their search for a Vice President of Operations.

Scope of Responsibilities:

The VP of Operations is responsible for advising the CEO, President on business development and corporate planning issues that relate and impact the operations of the company.

  • Ensure all are informed about business activities, performance, opportunities, and recommended courses of action
  • Lead managers to evaluate and take actions that are consistent with the overall company strategy
  • Challenge basic assumptions underlying each division's operations
  • Set performance goals that are tailored to each division
  • Develop operational goals for each division that are aggressive, yet obtainable, and tied to long-term goals of the company
  • Establish short-term goals that align with the long-term objectives to enhance functional and operational activities
  • Monitor division performance against performance goals to ensure progress is being made, and if necessary, corrective actions are taken
  • Build an organizational culture in which passion for continuous improvement is expected
  • Identify and establish key performance indicators for operations as well as deliver report performance to measure against
  • Oversees and Manage Project Managers, Account Managers and Construction Managers
  • Establish monthly project status/projection reviews with each Account Manager, Construction Manager, Project Manager and VP of Service. Report these to the CEO/CFO.
  • Implement strategic management processes that require restructuring, reengineering and refocusing the organization as required through action plans and focus driven processes
  • Strategic management of the field production, prefab, BIM & CAD field layout, technology (hardware / software application) and SOP
  • Optimization of customer satisfaction/loyalty through improved operations
  • Increase relations with suppliers to improve efficiency on all projects
  • Build cohesiveness with all of our suppliers so that they know how best to serve us
  • Implementation of productivity/quality metrics designed to minimize costs and enhance efficiency by using quantitative and qualitative measures
  • Scheduling
  • Task Planner
  • Percent Complete Layout Drawings
  • Effective planning and layout of workflow (office as well as field), assembly procedures, maximizing the efforts of the workforce
  • Supervising, Coaching and developing staff on a regular basis (Field & Office)
  • Budget Planning
  • Cost To Complete
  • Man loading Projections (scheduling)
  • Percent Complete
  • Billings
  • Cash Flow Projections (Forecasting)
  • Improvement of quality by researching and implementing best practices and identifying new/needed skills, better processes, or methods
  • Ensure that Accounting Department requests are resolved and communicated in a timely manner
  • Identify and mentor potential leaders
  • Personal contact with owner/contractor

Skills Needed:

  • Minimum 6-10 years’ progressive experience in project management or operations, sales or marketing in the Construction Industry working for a multi-million dollar Electrical Contractor.
  • Undergraduate degree, preferably in Business, Finance, Engineering or similar Degree
  • Graduate Degree, in Business, Finance, Engineering or similar Degree preferred
  • In-depth knowledge of the industry and its current events
  • Technical competencies - understand software, hardware, networks, etc.
  • High initiative and ability to work well in a team environment
  • Effectively handle stressful situations and deadline pressures
  • Strong communication skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Experience using Estimating and Project Management software such as, Accubid, Live Count, Bluebeam

Title: VP of Operations

Location: Dallas, TX

Client Industry: Electrical construction

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