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Lean Manager

What You'll Be Doing:

Program Management

Serves as a Lean Subject Matter Expert and trains employees on Lean fundamentals, tools and techniques organizationally, both in offices and on jobsites, including facilitation:

  • Integrates Lean principles and practices into existing and new processes used across the organization to improve business performance
  • Identify, implement, document and track metrics of programs, tools and processes
  • Leads Study Action Teams
  • Leads Lean Strategic Planning sub-committee(s) and engages committee members to assist with achieving objectives in support of strategic direction and culture
  • Develops and facilitates Lean training tools to educate leaders and employees
  • Support and encourage process standardization through writing and overseeing the development of process standard maps in standardization software (Promapp)
  • Facilitates Learning Teams associated with process improvement

Program Development

  • Collaborate on strategic Lean goals to support the organization’s strategic and operational plans
  • Develops strong working relationships at all levels within the organization
  • Partner with the Learning to develop training content and approach to extend Lean technical and leadership knowledge to employees, with a focus on the jobsite

Project Team Consultation

Strategize and consult with project teams, and Regional Directors of Operations, to successfully develop and apply Lean processes and improvements:

  • Conduct regular jobsite check-ins to support project teams and ensure effective implementation of Lean tools and principles, including:

1) Last Planner System:

- Facilitation of Pull Planning Sessions

- Use and effectiveness of the Weekly Work Plan, Constraint Logs, Project Percent Complete and associated learning

- Daily Foremen Check-Ins

2) Lean Recognition Program

- Identify, implement, document and track metrics of jobsite Lean improvements

- Provide Lean training, coaching and mentoring to confidential and union personnel

Knowledge Sharing

Share Lean improvements across jobsites and throughout the organization

  • Facilitate documentation of incremental milestone learning
  • Facilitate post review of project and document lessons learned

Ensure alignment with industry best practices and norms by attending external forums and events to expand knowledge. Actively participate and represent the organization in peer groups, such as ACIG and LCI

Align and leverage strategies to move the needle in becoming a Learning Organization

About YOU:


  • Experience with Lean principles, fundamentals and tools is required
  • Education or background in engineering and/or construction industry is preferred
  • Bachelor's Degree in applicable area is preferred
  • Requires travel to/from Southern and Northern California – about 30-40%


  • Experience with Lean tools
  • Strong working knowledge of Lean principles
  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Strong training and facilitation skills
  • Excellent relationship building skills

Work Experience

  • 7+ years of construction experience, with use of Lean principles