Amec Foster Wheeler is seeking an experienced Construction Materials Branch Manager to lead our Albuquerque, NM Construction Materials Engineering, Testing and Inspection Services Operation. Our Albuquerque operation offers standard CMT field and laboratory service in conjunction with the following unique services not commonly offered by other firms:
Weld inspection and testing
Concrete and Masonry special inspection services
Specialty Asphalt, Soils and Rock testing services
NDE inspection and testing services
Construction Inspection and Administration services
Amec Foster Wheeler’s Albuquerque laboratory and field services office is housed in a 12,000 square foot facility. Our diverse clientele ranges from municipal, state and federal government to industrial commercial clients. This branch of our consulting services in New Mexico has a current staff of approximately 35. Amec Foster Wheeler had approximately 85 people in New Mexico in eight offices throughout the state with Albuquerque being our primary NM location.
Successfully manage the performance of the materials operation. Oversee the development and monitoring of financial plans, provide strategic direction for the business, coordinate local human resource and health and safety functions with corporate personnel and provide leadership in business development efforts (also ensuring senior personnel continue to grow / diversify client base). Position will include execution of project-related work, as well as business management responsibilities. Project-related responsibilities will include project management, senior review and quality assurance of work products developed by the technical staff. It will be essential to interact routinely and openly with other Amec Foster Wheeler Managers across the state and the western US as well as National Sector Leads.
Confer with management, production and marketing staff to discuss project specifications and procedures.
Coordinate and direct projects, making detailed plans to accomplish goals and directing the integration of technical activities.
Analyze technology, resource needs and market demand, to plan and assess the feasibility of projects.
Recruit employees and see that they are assigned, directed, and evaluated effectively in their work; and oversee the development and maintenance of staff competence.
Review budgets, bids and contracts.
Develop and implement policies, standards and procedures for the engineering and technical work performed by staff.
Assure and maintain the national accreditations of the laboratory
Perform administrative functions such as reviewing and writing reports, approving expenditures, enforcing rules and policies, and making decisions about the purchase of materials or services.
Review and recommend or approve contracts and fee estimate proposals.
Present and explain proposals, reports and findings to clients.
Set scientific and technical goals within broad outlines provided by top management.
Skills / Qualifications
BS and / or MS in Civil Engineering with substantial background in or a specialized degree in materials engineering or demonstrated experience specific to the management of a construction materials laboratory. PE, other related (geological, environmental, mining, biological) engineering, science degrees (BS) with professional certifications (if applicable) or significant NICET certifications with construction materials laboratory experience considered.
Prefer a minimum of 15 plus years of consulting and engineering experience in the materials field with operational management experience. Minimum of 10 years of working experience in the New Mexico marketplace. Existing relationships and past successful client history with New Mexico Municipal, State, Federal, as well as private industrial commercial clients is desired and preferred.
Prefer candidate who has managed a staff of 25 or more with profit and loss (P&L) center accountability
Knowledge of key consulting or engineering services related to State and Local Government and area private sector businesses / industries is desired. The ability to participate in business development efforts to capture work / build backlog is critical and applicant should demonstrate ability and successful experience in managing a materials engineering organization.
Effective employee leadership and interpersonal relationship skills
Solid project management skills
Strong existing client relationships and business development skills
P&L center financial tracking
Ability to provide sound technical input to projects
Development and implementation of business plans
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Functional knowledge of engineering contracting
Understanding of and commitment to Corporate Governance
Demonstrated commitment to safety in the workplace
Demonstrated commitment to quality and technical excellence
Must pass drug test, background check and must have a satisfactory driving record in accordance with the Company's driving (MVR) policy
We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.
About Amec Foster Wheeler Environment and Infrastructure Inc.
Amec Foster Wheeler (www.amecfw.com) designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets for its customers across the global energy and related sectors.Employing around 36,000 people in more than 55 countries and with 2015 revenues of £5.5 billion, the company operates across the oil and gas industry – from production through to refining, processing and distribution of derivative products... – and in the mining, clean energy, power generation, pharma, environment and infrastructure markets. Amec Foster Wheeler offers full life-cycle services to offshore and onshore oil and gas projects (conventional and unconventional, upstream, midstream and downstream) for greenfield, brownfield and asset support projects, plus leading refining technology. Amec Foster Wheeler shares are publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange and its American Depositary Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Both trade under the ticker AMFW.