US Engineering Company Vice President of U.S. Engineering Metalworks in Denver, Colorado

Reports To: President, U.S. Engineering Metalworks

Every member of the U.S. Engineering team is expected to understand and consistently demonstrate the following Core Values:

  • Exhibit integrity in everything we do.

  • Listen, identify and respond to customer needs.

  • Provide quality, on schedule, at a competitive price.

  • Respect, challenge and recognize each team member.

  • Ensure a safe working environment.

Primary Purpose: The Vice President, U.S. Engineering Metalworks, is responsible for the full scope of execution and continual advancement in processes, procedures, equipment, and execution of strategies for the operations of a specified region for U.S. Engineering Metalworks. This includes manufacturing operations, warehouse, delivery, estimating, detailing, and safety functions.

Principal Duties and Accountabilities:

  • Establishes and implements manufacturing shop protocol and processes and sets and monitors performance standards, within the boundaries of corporate policies and guidelines.

  • Actively participates in corporate strategic planning and directs activities in company that support and sustain profitability and growth.

  • Responsible for ensuring the optimum use of equipment, facilities, and personnel for all regional manufacturing demands.

  • Partners with the Metalworks President and other Metalworks VPs to establish performance targets related to profit, quantity and quality of operations for the facility, as well as the key personnel in Construction, Service and Innovations Companies to build and foster effective relationships with primary clients, general contractors, subcontractors, vendors, etc. to enhance business opportunities.

  • Monitors and works with subordinates and other Operations VPs within Metalworks and other U.S. Engineering entities to ensure excellence in overall manufacturing execution.

  • Reviews and analyzes expenditures, financial and operations reports to determine requirements for increasing efficiency and performance. Makes necessary recommendations and reports regularly to Metalworks President.

  • Partners with the Vice Presidents across all affiliate companies to achieve the overall goals of U.S. Engineering Company Holdings while maintaining a balance of working towards the specific goals of Metalworks.

  • Partners with the Metalworks President to establish budget for the facility and related infrastructures.

  • Approves requisitions for equipment, materials, and supplies within limits of budget. May negotiate contracts with equipment and materials suppliers.

  • Ensures the compliance of personnel with administrative policies, procedures, safety rules, and other regulations.

  • Responsible for the effective management of personnel directly involved in manufacturing shop execution. This includes recruitment and selection, performance management, learning and development, succession planning, and administration of human resources policy and procedure.

  • Coordinates operations/production efforts with appropriate personnel to ensure field operations are supported for maximum efficiency.

  • Partners with other divisional leadership to identify and capitalize on potential business opportunities as well as advancements in manufacturing scope and techniques.

  • Leads or works collaboratively with others on community or philanthropic activities.

Job Scope:

  • The Vice President of Manufacturing is responsible for the full scope of execution and continual advancement in processes, procedures, equipment, and execution of strategies within the designated region; this includes warehouse, delivery, manufacturing operations, estimating, detailing, and safety functions. This includes a balanced focus on our four focus areas: customers, people, performance, and growth.

  • Coordinates closely with the Metalworks President to provide detailed strategic and tactical input on methods of project manufacturing support and execution.

  • Directly involved in through-put estimating, as well as providing constructability and risk analyses on project pursuits.

  • Ensures consistency of processes, including product fabrication estimating, planning and management, and eventually catalogued and dollar-loaded pre-manufactured construction components.

  • Responsible for conducting and implementing all manufacturing processes, including hazard analysis, safety procedures, etc.

  • Manages the regional manufacturing organization’s budget, including monthly review of all expenditures, and is responsible for making appropriate adjustments to meet goals.

  • Participates on Corporate Strategic Leadership Team

Management Responsibility:

X Supervisor – responsible for hiring, performance management and pay administration for subordinates. List supervised positions: Manufacturing Production Director, Production Manager, Safety/QA Manager, Office Manager


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Construction Science Management, Business administration, or graduation from a certified trade apprenticeship is required


  • 10 years experience managing an operations unit within the mechanical construction or manufacturing industry preferred.

  • Significant project management experience preferred.

  • Minimum of 15 years overall experience in mechanical construction or manufacturing.


  • OSHA 10 and/or 30 hour desired.

  • First Aid/ CPR certification required.

  • Certification or significant training in lean manufacturing processes is highly preferred.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Advanced knowledge of manufacturing process and best practices

  • Advanced knowledge of various mechanical construction operations methods, processes and industry standards.

  • Possesses deep technical skill in specific areas of operations expertise, specifically modularization of piping and sheetmetal processes.

  • Able to conceptualize and manufacture modules for the general minimization of field forces or as part of specific project proposals and bids.

  • Knowledge of industry best practices in construction and manufacturing safety and the ability to foster a culture of efficient execution and safety excellence.

  • Business acumen, combined with analytical thinking, resulting in ability to manage company’s opportunities, risk, profitability, volume, etc.

  • Proven ability to effectively manage diverse operational teams (e.g. CAD detailing teams, manufacturing teams, transportation and equipment handling teams, etc.) to achieve results, despite multiple and changing priorities. Keeps focused on the goal and possesses the managerial courage to deal with unacceptable situations head on.

  • Excellent leadership and communication skills; proven collaborator able to establish and foster effective professional relationships, internally and externally and able to extract maximum efforts/performance from team members.

  • Ability to accomplish results through others by leveraging peoples’ strengths, supporting their development, creating clear expectations, setting SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-bound) goals, removing barriers, managing performance and administering accountability.

  • Excellent time management skills; operates with a sense of urgency.

  • Adaptable and flexible to changing environment – embraces and drives change for continual improvement.

  • Able to effectively manage stress and maintain composure in the face of continuous demands from multiple sources.

Physical and/or travel demands:

  • Work will be done in a combination of environments; includes the manufacturing floor, office setting, job sites, external meetings, etc. Regular local driving to job sites is required - occasional travel to other regional offices and customer locations (involving overnight stays) will be required.

  • Requires frequent sitting, standing, walking, keyboarding, use of monitor and telephone. Occasional climbing, reaching, stooping and lifting required.

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and job specifications required of employees so classified. U.S. Engineering reserves the right to revise as needed. The job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

U.S. Engineering is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, and shall provide equal employment opportunities to all people in all aspects of employer-employee relations, without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.