Linde Engineering North America Inc

  • Director of Construction

    Job Location US-TX-Houston
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    Responsible for providing strategic leadership to the Construction Department by working management to establish long-range goals, strategies, and plans.


    • Direct all aspects of construction operations for project planning and field construction.  Challenge the team to continuously improve and to find opportunities to add value within the Project Execution environment
    • Responsible for the performance of the construction department and construction efforts, in accordance with project execution plans, specifications, and contract documents, providing and controlling the labor, material, equipment, and subcontractors to accomplish the work.
    • Ensure all aspects of construction operations are executed as company policy dictates in regard to quality, safety, OSHA and client specifications.
    • Regularly perform pricing and competitive analysis by market, competitor and customer analysis and recommend strategies to improve quality or reduce costs.  Ensure that all factors used in the production of construction estimates are current and appropriate for the regional contract mix and execution plan.
    • Work closely with, and support proposal efforts including: analyze constructability of project, recommend construction scope of services, and cost estimate.  This will include documenting all key assumptions and data necessary to support the proposal construction estimate.
    • Accountable for the effective development of contracting strategies for key project subcontracts.  Ensure that Construction Execution Plans are created, approved, and issued for all projects. 
    • Direct workload, manpower, and material planning to insure the construction objectives are accomplished in a timely and cost effective manner.
    • Control and minimize labor overtime, premium freight and repair expenses.
    • Produce, maintain and update annual forecast on a monthly basis.
    • Manage Construction Department budget and controls expenses effectively.
    • Coordinate project construction activities with the project management team to ensure maximum collaboration and teamwork.  Foster a “one team” approach
    • Nurture and support key corporate initiatives like Innovation and Lean Execution
    • Hire, train, develop, and appraise staff effectively.  Take corrective action as necessary on a timely basis and in accordance with company policy.  Consult with Human Resources as appropriate.
    • Establish regular meetings to provide information not related to projects.
    • Prepare monthly report on construction progress against defined objectives per Balanced Scorecard and others.
    • Assure compliance with LPP vendor selection and Phased Gate review policy and IMS workflow.
    • Cooperate with LE Global Construction and attend global functions.


    • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Construction Management or related field.
    • Minimum ten (10) years experience managing the construction department in a medium to large size EPC Company.
    •  Possess a broad understanding of engineering, estimating, and construction management.
    • Effective leadership skills including conflict resolution
    • Effective analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Detail oriented with the ability to plan and manage multiple tasks/projects.
    • Effective computer skills; Microsoft Office Software, Lotus Notes, and other Company and discipline specific software applications.
    • Effective communication skills both verbally and in writing with company executives, superiors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the Company


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