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Area Manager (Phoenix)

Lane Christensen Co.

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Tempe, AZ
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Job Description

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Job Overview:

Building a career at Granite may be the most valuable thing you could do...

Are you interested in the opportunity to work for an industry-leading company that will give you the experience and exposure you need to build your career and personal brand? If so, then you’ve come to the right place!

General Summary

This position is responsible for all operations of the geographic area including providing leadership (including setting clear expectations), oversight and strategic direction to ensure the delivery of short and long term goals (with revenue under $20 million).

Essential Job Accountabilities

  • Assist in the preparation and implementation of strategic plan for the area and business unit that promotes growth of the business unit and its capabilities, which are consistent with the Group and corporate strategic plans and goals.

  • Prepare and communicate accurate and timely financial forecasts, budgets, and projections.

  • Be a visible model and champion for our employees to conduct themselves and our business activities consistent with our Core Values and Code of Conduct; enhancing our reputation for truthfulness and fair dealing.

  • Ensure that the Company’s Safety programs are implemented, and that there is zero tolerance for non-compliance with minimum safety standards set by the Corporate and Group leadership. Work diligently to create an environment with the ultimate goal of “ZERO” accidents.

  • Develop and mentor, ensuring that Area employees are properly trained in the skills necessary for success at Granite, given opportunity for stretch assignments, and given full access (including transfer) for leadership development. Embrace leadership and employee development with active participation in Employee Development initiatives. Performance-manage employees resulting in high performance teams.

  • Promote change and the Pursuit of Excellence in the geographic area. Build a culture that strives to lead the industry in technological and process improvement.

  • Collaborate with Group Functional leadership in developing best practices and personnel inside the business unit. Ensure that area personnel meet the highest standards as set by functional leaders, and take an active part in personnel and team development. Ensure that Group Functional leaders are an integral part of employee development. Include Group Functional leadership in area leadership individual development dialogues.

  • Actively participate in bid reviews for all large dollar and/or complicated bids to ensure estimate accuracy, risk and opportunity assessment, and strength and weakness analysis is consistent with overall Group expectations.

  • Actively participate in the management of the area construction materials business, including but not limited to, ensuring that best industry practices are adopted, plant capital projects are consistent with the Group financial expectations, and commodity purchases utilize Group resources and are consistent with Group expectations.

  • Champion growth initiatives in the area, including pro-forma and market analysis for acquisitions. Ensure that acquisition opportunities are consistent with the strategic plan, and meet Group and Corporate goals.

  • Develop strategic and professional relationships; work to build alliances with politicians, customers, vendors and subcontractors to ensure Granite is a well respected leader in the local community.

  • When requested by Group and Corporate management, provide personnel and development opportunities to help build bench strength for Company growth.

  • In union shop environments, when necessary, act as a consultant with labor relations, to the collective bargain process. In merit shop environments, work with the Corporate and local benefits coordinators to ensure Granite’s programs provide the appropriate benefit coverage and compensation for non-union craft employees.

  • Ensure that the Company’s equipment standards and policies are being met. Include Corporate Functional equipment leadership in regular inspection of branch equipment resources.

Education

  • BS degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Business Administration, or related field or equivalent work experience in heavy civil, highway or plants construction and management.

Work Experience

  • Minimum of eight (8) years experience, five (5) of which with Granite, or its affiliates.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • Knowledge of construction operations (technology, equipment, methods), company policies, procedures and standards.

  • Knowledge of craft employee relations, Union and/or Open Shop, including the collective bargaining process as well as all employee related laws and regulations.

  • Experience in estimating of earthwork, concrete, utility, paving, structures, underground, as well as other construction operations.

  • Understanding of plant operations, including aggregate plants and hot plants.

  • The ability to lead expansion efforts by both Greenfield and acquisitions.

  • Excellent communication, organizational, supervisory, and planning skills required.

  • Proficiency with all MS Office products such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.

  • Excellent organizational, supervisory, and decision making/problem solving skills essential.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills to effectively disseminate information.

  • Advanced knowledge of Granite’s policies and business procedures.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit and use hands to operate a computer keyboard. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Subject to outside working conditions. At times will be working around large construction equipment, must be safety conscience.

Additional Requirements/Skills

  • Resourceful, persistent, collaborative, persuasive, strategic thinker, problem solver,

  • Ability to work well in teams, within the business unit and among other units or divisions

  • Ethical, entrepreneurial, goal oriented, quality driven

About Granite Construction Incorporated

Granite Construction Incorporated is a member of the S&P 400 Index and is the parent company of Granite Construction Company, one of the nation's largest heavy civil contractors and construction materials producers. Granite Construction is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, Individuals with Disabilities and a Drug-Free Workplace. For additional information on applicant/employee rights please click here.

Notice to Staffing Agencies

Granite Construction, Inc. and its subsidiaries ("Granite") will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to Granite, including unsolicited resumes sent to a Granite mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to Granite employees, or to Granite's resume database will be considered Granite property. Granite will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. Granite will consider any candidate for whom an Agency has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Agency free of any charges or fees. Agencies must obtain advance written approval from Granite's recruiting function to submit resumes, and then only in conjunction with a valid fully-executed contract for service and in response to a specific job opening. Granite will not pay a fee to any Agency that does not have such agreement in place. Agency agreements will only be valid if in writing and signed by Granite's Human Resources Representative or his/ her designee. No other Granite employee is authorized to bind Granite to any agreement regarding the placement of candidates by Agencies.