OldCastle Vice President of Engineering & Operational Excellence - Atlanta, GA in Atlanta, Georgia

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Oldcastle Precast is the leading manufacturer of precast concrete, polymer concrete, and plastic products in the United States. Our products range from utility vaults, reinforced concrete pipe, catch basins, drainage and septic tanks, to retaining walls, storm shelters, wall panels, concrete barriers, a variety of prestressed concrete products and more. With more than 80 locations nationwide and 3,000 plus employees, Oldcastle Precast is committed to upholding core values of reliability, quality, and service in cutting edge ways.


The Vice President of Engineering and Operational Excellence (OE) will oversee the functional areas of Engineering, Operational Excellence, large Capital Expenditures, and Procurement with approximately 25 direct reports. The focus of the role is to help implement the strategic plan by optimizing our manufacturing footprint and overseeing the elements of operational excellence and vendor management. The VP of Engineering and OE will have the national engineering, operational excellence and procurement teams reporting to it. As such this role, will be responsible for the development of those teams to provide top notch engineering, OE, large CAPEX projects and Procurement support to the company.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Oversee all the Engineering Functions for Oldcastle Precast:

  • Prioritize the CAPEX projects for the Company to ensure we maximize profitability and grow revenue by filtering ranking and prioritizing all the CAPEX projects

  • Ensure that we have sufficient internal and external engineering resources to complete our CAPEX projects on time, in specification and to budget

  • Manage a central engineering team responsible to produce design drawings, management of Intellectual Property and liaison with trade bodies and local and central government.

  • Coordinate the activities of the business engineering groups within the three regions and Enclosures

  • Review our plant footprint and help optimize our geographic locations and production portfolio

  • Lead the Operational Excellence (OE) Team:

  • Standardize our approach to OE and ensure that we have the right experience, mix and location of our OE group

  • Foster close working relationships between the OE function and the local plants

  • Identify and force rank by location the optimal OE projects to ensure biggest impact in shortest time

  • Drive ownership and accountability for OE at the factory level

  • Create visibility, accountability and good process around OE, including effective project management

  • Oversee and Manage the divisional Procurement group

  • Prioritize our efforts around procurement to balance savings with needs of the business

  • Build partnerships with key suppliers and ensure we receive the appropriate support and pricing from these vendors

  • Limit key suppliers of the most common equipment, standardize our approach to procurement and the purchasing of equipment


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Manufacturing, Management, Business, Engineering or an equivalent field of study. MBA and/or PE Preferred

  • 15+ years’ prior experience successfully managing a variety of departments including engineering, OE, CAPEX, Procurement, Project Management, Quality, Safety, Logistics/Supply Chain and Maintenance

  • 10+ years’ prior experience in capital expenditure management, capital approval processes, and installations

  • Ability to think strategically with strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Proven presentation skills and ability to interact successfully with multiple levels of the organization

  • Completion of lean manufacturing training and certification programs is a plus

  • Proficient in project management systems and software

  • Proficient in AutoCAD, Excel and Word

What Oldcastle Offers You

  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion

  • Highly competitive base pay

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs

  • Group retirement savings program

  • Health and wellness programs

About Oldcastle

Oldcastle has a long and proud heritage as one of North America's largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the Oldcastle family. Oldcastle operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.

Oldcastle is a great place to grow! If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Please complete your online application and profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Thank you for your interest in the Oldcastle family!

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Oldcastle Precast is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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