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Senior Lean Specialist - Dallas or Austin

Location: 

Dallas, TX, US, 75254 Austin, TX, US, 78704


Best people + right culture. These are the driving forces behind JE Dunn’s strategy for success. By hiring the best people we can find, giving them interesting and challenging work, and letting them share in the company’s rewards, we’ve found a sustainable way to grow in our industry for the last 90+ years.
 
JE Dunn believes in providing the best tools for employees to get the job done right. Lean operation processes. Digital document collaboration. LEED-certified, occupant-focused environments. We make sure our workforce is prepared for the job, and we expect the best. Our diverse teams around the country strive to enrich lives through inspired people and places every day, and we need inspired people like you to join us in our pursuit of building perfection.

Key Role Responsibilities - Core

LEAN SPECIALIST FAMILY - CORE

  • Trains internal staff on Lean tools. Helps develop and maintain Lean transformation processes and programs.
  • Coaches and supports project teams and/or internal customers with implementation of the basic Lean tools such as Last Planner System, Kanban, meeting facilitation and continuous improvement programs.
  • Trains and supports the office and/or region with basic lean tools including but not limited to, Value Stream Mapping, A3’s, 5S, Visual Management, Kanban and Kaizen.
  • Trains and coaches employees and team members to understand the Work Flow Commitment Loop (reliable promising).
  • May lead and train PMs and Superintendents to run effective Pull Planning sessions, weekly Planning sessions and Daily Stand-up sessions through a lead/co-facilitate/coach model.
  • Assumes responsibility for bringing all components of the Last Planner System together to function as a system. Trains and coaches the team in LPS practices.
  • Actively participates in the development and maintenance of the organization’s ongoing Lean journey.
  • Challenges project team members and employees to identify, remove and resolve constraints that prevent the team from fulfilling commitments.
  • Maintains level of standards of lean tools used among project teams or within the organization.
  • Utilizes current training materials and customizes to specific assigned customer.
  • Looks for opportunities to improve current training materials.
  • Serves as an ongoing resource for assigned projects and employees to help identify opportunities for improvement.

Key Role Responsibilities - Additional Core

SENIOR LEAN SPECIALIST

In addition, this position will be responsible for the following:

  • Training, teaching and coaching a larger variety and/or more complex tools such as Choosing By Advantages, Target Value Design and Integrated Project Delivery support.
  • Facilitates larger groups and complex project teams.
  • Engages a variety level of leaders to coach, train and teach Lean concepts.
  • Creates or contributes to new training materials.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to perform work accurately and completely, and in a timely manner.
  • Communication skills, verbal and written (Advanced).
  • Proficiency in MS Office.
  • Ability to facilitate meetings and build consensus.
  • Ability to conduct effective presentations (Intermediate).
  • Ability to coach.
  • Ability to adapt and respond to dynamic situations.
  • Ability and desire to master new skills (Intermediate).
  • Ability to lead change management and Lean efforts (Intermediate).
  • Listening skills (Intermediate).
  • Ability to read a situation and make sound assessments and recommendations.
  • Ability to speak confidently in small groups.
  • Open learner and highly coachable.
  • Knowledge of Lean process and philosophy.
  • Ability to build relationships and collaborate within a team, internally and externally.

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in construction management, business management or related field (Preferred).
  • In lieu of the above requirements, equivalent relevant experience will be considered.

Experience

  • 5+ years construction operations or Lean experience (Required).
  • 2+ years experience in meeting or group facilitation (Preferred).
  • 2+ years experience implementing process improvement methodologies (Preferred).

 

At JE Dunn, you’ll receive an abundance of resources dedicated to ensuring your success and future development


Employee-focused culture
Whether it’s our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), company wellness program, or modern workspaces, we put the satisfaction of our employees at the forefront of everything we do.

 

Award-winning benefits package
Named one of Plan Sponsor Magazine’s 2015 Plan Sponsors of the Year, JE Dunn’s employee benefits package ranks among the top of our peer group, meeting and exceeding standard expectations.

 

Professional training opportunities
Our employee development team works full-time to create growth opportunities across the company. We encourage employees to take command of their own development, and we make sure they have what they need to take that next step.

 

Community-driven workforce
Corporate and personal involvement in the communities in which we work is simply part of the job--JE Dunn as an organization is proud to donate over 10 percent of our pre-tax earnings to charities around the country each year.

 

JE Dunn Construction is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and it is our policy to provide equal opportunity to all people without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected category. JE Dunn Construction is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

 

Accessibility: If you need an accommodation as part of the employment process please contact Human Resources at careers@jedunn.com         

 

JE Dunn Construction Company does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or agencies. Any resume submitted to any employee of JE Dunn Construction without a prior written search agreement will be considered unsolicited and the property of JE Dunn Construction Company.  Please, no phone calls or emails.



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Why People Work Here


At JE Dunn we offer our employees an inspired place to enrich their life and the lives of those around them

Building on our rich history, our employee owners are shaping the future of JE Dunn. In our team-focused environment we do life together and are generously rewarded for our efforts



About JE Dunn


    Founded in 1924, JE Dunn Construction is a family and employee-owned general contractor with expertise in construction management services, design-build, and integrated project delivery. We deliver transformational solutions to our clients with certainty of results in our pursuit of building perfection.

    Facts
    • 90+ Years of Construction Experience
    • 22 office locations coast-to-coast
    • Annual revenues in excess of $4 billion
    • Consistently ranked Top 25 of the 400 largest general contractors nationwide by Engineering News-Record
    • Consistently ranked Top 15 for domestic building by Engineering News-Record
    • 2500+ Employee Owners work at JE Dunn


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Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth