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Director of Operations TCM

Company name
Southland Industries Inc.

Portland, OR, United States

Employment Type

Construction, Manager, Operations, Executive, Engineering

Posted on
Dec 29,2018

Valid Through
Apr 13,2019

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It takes a talented, committed and hard-working team to make a company successful. TCM hires the very best people, and in return we foster an environment where our employees can learn and grow in their career.

TCM maintains an open and honest workplace, and our company depends on employees’ insights to improve processes and workflow. In short, we are proud of our work. This is reflected in every project, every product, and in every relationship. If you want to be part of a team where opportunities and challenges go hand-in-hand, then we want to hear from you.

Our Core Values

We are one team.

We do the right thing.

We keep our commitments.

We think ahead.

We foster a rewarding place to work.

We have fun.

We keep a strong work ethic.

We hold ourselves accountable.

We are transparent.

We make our client's job easier.

We build things right.

We are proud of our work.

Position Description Summary

The Director of Operations is accountable for specified projects that contribute toward redeeming TCM’s annual revenue and gross profit plan through effective execution of project work; this includes execution of TCM’s Business Plan.

The Director is accountable to maintain or improve upon the estimated proposal (bid) day revenue and gross profit dollars and percentages of all projects under the Director's control through leadership of project managers and project engineers. The Director is accountable for a satisfied client (“

Proud of Our Work!

”) through timely and accurate completion of assigned projects.

Primary Duties, Responsibilities

Markets by understanding the relationship of cash flow and overhead and by utilizing that knowledge to sell the work at the right price. Maximizes profits in order to exceed corporate financial goals by knowing costs, being aware of all value engineering, scope changes and change order opportunities. Pursues and secures those opportunities as well as by building all projects at or below the estimated costs and by collecting monies owed in a timely fashion.

Develops and executes business plan for marketing. Supports and enhances a collateral working relationship with the division Construction Manager and other division Directors/Contract Executives. Develops and manages personnel requirements, overhead/capital requirements and revenue/profit projections.

Accurately and consistently forecasts total project costs and profits for every project to ensure projects have been priced properly and are being managed and built efficiently by using labor feedback, materials management and financial analysis techniques.

Forecasts revenue, overhead and profits accurately in order to provide the division with the projected and expected rate of return.

Demonstrates leadership in order to both properly represent the image of the company, as well as to provide a role model for all of the employees. Instills confidence in our customers, by being an ethical individual who makes and fulfills commitments, by being positive, diligent and hard-working and by constantly improving.

Provide direct leadership and management to assigned division of project managers, project engineers and project foremen.

Foster team spirit in order to help build a strong corporate esprit de corp by committing extra time and effort to assist all profit centers and support teams in the divisions. Assists estimating, accounting and field by freely giving own time to help peers and subordinates in their times of need and in their professional growth and development.

Builds mutually beneficial long-term relationships with subcontractors and suppliers in order to ensure the best pricing, job-site performance, service and quality by understanding the products and services which is being purchasing, by being fair and ethical in all aspects of the relationship and by focusing on the corporate core values.

Commits to providing the internal customers in the company with all of the things which they need to do the jobs in order to help the company run efficiently. To ensure quality within the company and to ensure a high morale level by getting paperwork in on time, by meeting commitments and deadlines and by promptly attending corporate meetings and functions.

Actively participates in the corporate training process in order to build a highly and uniformly educated work force and to provide a demonstration of importance of continuing education for all team members by both teaching and taking classes within the corporate training program and outside of the company.

Actively participates in industry organizations as a leader to promote company capabilities.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

HVAC Plumbing and Process piping systems, business management, sales, marketing and operations.

Good interpersonal communications both internally and with clients and vendors.

Solid understanding of contracts and ability to formulate business correspondence.

Physical Capabilities

Ability to read and interpret technical documentation including CAD drawings, Blueprints, Submittals, etc.

Ability to work at a computer terminal with mouse and keyboard for several hours per day.

Ability to visit job construction areas and climb stairs, maneuver in and around pipe work and air ducts and work safely in close proximity to construction equipment.

Personal Traits/Competencies

Demonstrate loyalty to TCM, its management, and employees.

Commitment to TCM’s Core Values.

Actively participate in Lean implementation, policy development and training.

Actively participate in open, honest, and effective communication, within all levels of TCM.

Demonstrate forthrightness, with the ability to proceed straight ahead and be frank and candid with open and in-depth communication. – Speak freely.

Deal with issues in a timely and effective manner.

Demonstrate resiliency; quickly recover from adverse issues.

Demonstrate and display honesty, integrity and personal accountability.

Develop strong business relationships and hold direct reports and peers in our organization personally accountable for their duties and responsibilities.

Accept change as a necessary process for successful execution of our projects.

Always ask for help or assistance when needed.


Bachelor's Degree in Construction Management, Mechanical Engineering, or Civil Engineering

12 years in a related field


As an employee-owned company, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes excellent benefits for you and your family.

401(k) Plan with 50% Company Match

(no cap) and immediate 100% vesting

Annual bonus program based upon performance, profitability, and achievement

Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance

Term Life, AD&D Insurance, and Voluntary Life Insurance

Disability Income Protection Insurance

Pre-tax Flexible Spending Plans (Health and Dependent Care)

Holidays/Vacation/Sick Leave

Training opportunities and company paid professional associations and licenses

For more information on TCM, please visit our web site:

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Southland Industries/TCM is an Equal Opportunity Employer

and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. We are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing our employees with a safe work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Southland Industries are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, family care or medical leave status, veteran status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Southland Industries will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

Job Location

Portland, Oregon, United States

Company info

Southland Industries Inc.
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