Lean construction manager

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The Gist:The Lean Manager assists with the development, management, support and implementation of Lean tools throughout the organization. This position reports to the Director of Lean and Learning, and partners with Operations and Planning Operations, to ensure that Lean principles and tools are implemented to improve employee satisfaction, construction processes and project outcomes. The Lean Manager will collaborate with the Pankow leaders on the organizational strategy of Lean growth to increase safety, quality, productivity, reduce rework and improve work-life rhythm. This Lean champion ensures continued integration of Lean into the Pankow’s culture and helps position the organization as a leader in Lean Construction.What you'll be doing: Program ManagementServes 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 performanceIdentify, implement, document and track metrics of programs, tools and processesLeads Study Action TeamsLeads Lean Strategic Planning sub-committee(s) and engages committee members to assist with achieving objectives in support of strategic direction and cultureDevelops and facilitates Lean training tools to educate leaders and employeesSupport and encourage process standardization through writing and overseeing the development of process standard maps in standardization software (Promapp)Facilitates Learning Teams associated with process improvementProgram DevelopmentCollaborate on strategic Lean goals to support the organization’s strategic and operational plansDevelops strong working relationships at all levels within the organizationPartner with the Learning to develop training content and approach to extend Lean technical and leadership knowledge to employees, with a focus on the jobsiteProject Team ConsultationStrategize 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-Ins2) Lean Recognition Program Identify, implement, document and track metrics of jobsite Lean improvements Provide Lean training, coaching and mentoring to confidential and union personnelKnowledge SharingShare Lean improvements across jobsites and throughout the organizationFacilitate documentation of incremental milestone learningFacilitate 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 LCIAlign and leverage strategies to move the needle in becoming a Learning OrganizationAbout YOU:Education/TrainingExperience with Lean principles, fundamentals and tools is requiredEducation or background in engineering and/or construction industry is preferredBachelor's Degree in applicable area is preferredRequires travel to/from Southern and Northern California – about 30-40% Knowledge/Skills/AbilitiesExperience with Lean toolsStrong working knowledge of Lean principlesExcellent Communication SkillsStrong training and facilitation skillsExcellent relationship building skillsWork Experience7+ years of construction experience, with use of Lean principlesSDL2017

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