Operations Manager I - Fire Solutions - San Diego CA

Job Description

Position Overview: 
Siemens is seeking an experienced Building Technologies Operations Manager to lead our Fire Solutions New Construction business in the San Diego market. The Operations Manager directs the activity of staff, including the work of Project Managers, Engineers, and Technicians. This role may also take on project management or high-level account management duties for larger customers.

Our Culture:

At Siemens, we live and foster an ownership culture, in which every employee takes personal responsibility for our company’s success.  We trust and empower our leaders to act as owners, self-direct their teams, and innovate to succeed.  We communicate openly and honestly to learn from our failures and celebrate our successes.  We recognize individual and team achievements frequently.  We invest in our team members, offering a wide variety of internal and external development opportunities.

Who designs your future?  You do.  Working within our global company, you can design the career of your dreams.  We have more than 200 offices in 101 countries providing you the opportunity to see the world or stay in your own back yard.

Do you want to work for a company with innovating technologies that make the world a better place?  Can you see yourself learning, growing, and succeeding in this opportunity?  If so, then we’d like to meet you!


·        Plan, organize, direct, and control all Fire and Life Safety construction operations activities on projects to ensure profitable growth.

·        Advise management on local operations planning including resource hiring, development and allocation, financial forecasting, monitoring, and issue resolution planning.

·        Manage revenue and gross margin to achieve monthly and annual business plans. Monitor project status and control job costs to maintain margins along with getting billings out in a timely manner on a monthly basis.

·        Direct and supervise the development of construction work to ensure customer commitments are met within the estimated cost. Oversee supervision of all construction efforts and personnel on assigned jobs. Ensure schedules are maintained and work proceeds in accordance with contractual requirements and customer expectations. Determine resource needs (e.g. staffing, tools) and provide any corresponding documentation.

·        Provide technical and operational support for the sales teams, including proper pricing and scope of work definition for project opportunities. Communicate regularly with customers through all phases of the construction work that we perform for them. Build and maintain an effective operations organization committed to customer and employee satisfaction and profitable growth.

·        Manage or advise on hiring, training/development, allocation, and performance assessment of personnel within area of responsibility. Assist branch with training and development of operations personnel including training on use of financial reports.

·        Ensure the proper implementation of all company policies, procedures, and productivity tools where applicable. Maintain current knowledge and ensure compliance of regulatory laws/codes, changes, and requirements. Advise and implement industry/field best practices to improve products, applications, and services.

·        Represent Siemens in industry associations, professional organizations, and affiliations while developing relationships with customers, contractors, and community leaders.

Required Knowledge/Skills, Education and Experience:

·        Required education: High school diploma, state-recognized GED, or state-recognized high school proficiency exam. 

·        Required experience: Five years of fire and life safety project management experience, or team supervisory experience in the installation and maintenance of fire and life safety systems required.

·        Required travel: 10%

·        Other requirements:

o   NICET II certification required.

o   Strong understanding of financial reports and ability to implement cost controls.

o   Excellent listening, oral and written communication skills in English.

o   Excellent organizational skills: must be able to handle multiple tasks and duties effectively.

o   Proficient in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Outlook and Project.

o   Must obtain state or local fire alarm license as required by local or state regulations within six months of assuming position.

o   Must possess a valid driver’s license in good standing and be at least 21 years old to participate in the required Siemens vehicle plan.

o   Must be able to work in the U.S. without a need for current or future sponsorship.

 Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education and Experience:

·        Preferred education: Bachelor’s degree in Engineering preferred.

·        NICET III certification or higher preferred.

Why Siemens?

Siemens Smart Infrastructure (SI) is shaping the market for intelligent, adaptive infrastructure for today and the future. It addresses the pressing challenges of urbanization and climate change by connecting energy systems, buildings and industries. SI provides customers with a comprehensive end-to-end portfolio from a single source – with products, systems, solutions, and services from the point of power generation all the way to consumption. With an increasingly digitalized ecosystem, it helps customers thrive and communities progress while contributing toward protecting the planet. SI creates environments that care. Siemens Smart Infrastructure has its global headquarters in Zug, Switzerland, and has around 71,000 employees worldwide.

  • Siemens is a globally diversified engineering powerhouse: an opportunity such as this one can open doors to engineering practices and businesses new to you, preparing you for a great future with potential in so many types of fields—sustainability, energy, medical technologies, to name a few—in almost any location you ever dreamed of exploring.
  • Competitive compensation.
  • Excellent health, dental, and vision plans with many options from which to choose.
  • All employees receive Life Insurance and Short- and Long-Term Disability coverage.
  • 401(k) match dollar for dollar up to 6% of gross salary.
  • Education and tuition reimbursement programs available.
  • Extensive product training and professional career development.

Siemens is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, genetic information, domestic partner status, disability, weight, height or AIDS/HIV status, protected veteran or military status, other categories protected by federal, state, or local law, and regardless of whether the qualified applicants are individuals with disabilities.


Job ID: 192681

Organization: Smart Infrastructure

Company: Siemens Industry, Inc.

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Type: Full-time

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