Chief Operations Officer
Company: Construction, San Diego, CA
Location: San Diego
Posted on: December 8, 2018
The Chief Operations Officer will work closely with the CEO and CFO to strategize, develop, and execute on goals that align with the company vision. He/she will manage multi-project operations and deliver results day-to-day and quarter-to-quarter, while also focusing on the long-term strategy to help the company grow and thrive in the large business space.
Roles & Responsibilities Directly accountable for P&L, client relations, and operations management. Directs and coordinates the establishment of budget, job costing and standardized pricing programs to meet profitability goals. Calculates labor, equipment, material, and overhead costs to determine minimum estimate or bid, which will provide for margin of profit. Implement corporate policies, procedures, and organizational structure for assigned operating unit within the framework of company policy. Provide support to any number of projects from an operational, financial and resource standpoint. Assist in the establishment, and ensure compliance, of operational units’ short-term and long-term goals with overall corporate objectives. Plan, staff, and supervise all assigned work unit activities through subordinate managers to ensure a cohesive operational unit. Provide advice, guidance, and direction to subordinate executives and managers toward their professional development. Coach and coordinate with professional staff to resolve operating problems and difficulties. Perform additional assignments as required by the needs of the operational unit, company, or as directed by the CEO. Directs construction functions and sequences of work to obtain optimum utilization of work force and equipment and meet production/revenue projections within budget. Directly involved in managing job cost analysis on all projects to ensure consistent profitability on all jobs, and to identify and make improvements where needed. Exemplify leadership qualities by showing direction, support, and motivation of staff. Responsible for the execution of the company's strategic goals in line with the company's Vision and the outlined direction and budgets of the company. Establishes operating policies consistent with the CEO’s broad policies and objectives and ensures their execution. Analyzes general economic, business, and financial conditions and their impact on the organization's policies and operations. Directs and coordinates estimating functions of the company to ensure accuracy, profitability, and competitive edge. Qualifications Bachelor’s Degree in construction management or related field preferred 15+ years of technical or operational management experience in a medium/large commercial construction and/or general contracting company. Federal/DoD experience a plus. Must have very strong Budget preparation and P & L Management experience Strong understanding of General Construction, Project Management, reading blue prints and managing trades Experience in Strategic Planning and effective communication, coordination and successful execution of plans among multiple departments Has experience and proven success with implementation of new systems, processes, procedures and general improvements Strong Leadership and Team Management skills with large staff of employees Proficient in all Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook applications and strong computer skills Ability to travel an estimated 20-25% of the time or as needed. Competencies:
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies: Analytical – Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data; designs work flows and procedures. Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions. Anticipates potential customer service issues. Technical Skills – Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; pursues training and development opportunities; strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; shares expertise with others. Customer Service – Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; responds promptly to customer needs; solicits customer feedback to improve service; responds to requests for service and assistance; meets commitments. Interpersonal – Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; maintains confidentiality; listens to others without interrupting; keeps emotions under control; remains open to others’ ideas and tries new things. Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; participates in meetings. Written Communication – Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; varies writing style to meet needs; presents numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information. Change Management – Develops workable implementation plans; communicates changes effectively; builds commitment and overcomes resistance; prepares and supports those affected by change; monitors transition and evaluates results. Delegation – Delegates work assignments; matches the responsibility to the person; gives authority to work independently; sets expectations and monitors delegated activities; provides recognition for results. Leadership – Exhibits confidence in self and others; inspires respect and trust; accepts feedback from others; provides vision and inspiration to peers and subordinates; gives appropriate recognition to others; displays passion and optimism; mobilizes others to fulfill the vision. Business Acumen – Understands business implications of decisions; displays orientation to profitability; demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; aligns work with strategic goals. Cost Consciousness – Works within approved budget; develops and implements cost saving measures; contributes to profits and revenue; conserves organizational resources. Ethics – Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values. Organizational Support – Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization’s goals and values; benefits from organization through outside activities; supports affirmative action and respects diversity. Strategic Thinking – Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; understands organization’s strengths and weaknesses; analyzes market and competition; identifies external threats and opportunities; adapts strategy to changing conditions. Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events.
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