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Operations Manager (Bay Area) in San Jose, CA at Gilbane

Date Posted: 8/7/2018

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Job Description

At Gilbane we’re building more than buildings, we’re helping create schools, hospitals, laboratories and other facilities across the United States and throughout the world that will be helping people live better for decades to come. As a fifth generation family business we’ve built the best team in the industry with a culture of caring that treats every one of our employees as a trusted member of the Gilbane family. We also invest in our employees’ education and have built Gilbane University into the top training organization in the construction industry. If you have the desire to make a real difference in people’s lives and become part of a growing organization that treats you like member of the family – you will feel right at home at Gilbane.

PRIMARY FUNCTION: The Operations Manager I provides leadership and broad management control over Business Unit (BU) operations, including sales, preconstruction and construction planning, execution and administration from opportunity to award and aware through closeout/lesson learned.

TYPICAL RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES: Operations Manager typical responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Oversee the opportunity-to-award process, including the kickoff meeting, go-no go, management review, fee-pro, contract review, GMPs, contract negotiation and award
  • Control and administer the “people resources” of the BU to meet goals established for new sales, work-in-place and earnings
  • Collaborate with other department heads on local staff recruiting, overall staff development, salary administration, assignments and transfers, long and short-range staff planning, recoveries and new sales staff planning
  • Monitor and direct overall construction performance from award to closeout/lessons learned
  • Ensure procedures are established and enforced to produce safe, quality, on-time, on-budget projects
  • Establish and maintain a high level of risk sensitivity throughout all levels of the BU
  • Participate in and take a leadership role in the BU’s strategy sessions
  • Ensure preconstruction efforts produce complete estimates of constructable projects scheduled and planned for optimum construction time and minimal risk with maximum quality
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with owners and architects
  • Monitor and direct Gilbane’s EEO responsibilities



  • BS or MS degree in Engineering or Construction Management
  • 15+ years relevant experience
  • Or equivalent combination of education and experience


Excellent total compensation package which includes competitive health and welfare benefits, generous profit-sharing/401k plan, as well as technical and management training programs.

Gilbane is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Gilbane has an unwavering focus on safety, the environment and caring about everyone involved in our work.

Qualified applicants who are offered a position must pass a pre-employment substance abuse test.

Gilbane is not accepting unsolicited resumes from third party recruiters at this time.