Fire Solutions Operations Manager

Job Description

Organization: Smart Infrastructure
Business Unit: Regional Solutions & Services Americas
Requisition Number: 241300
Primary Location: United States-New Jersey-Florham Park
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Mid level
Education Required Level: Other
Travel Required: 10%

Job Description:

Manages the strategic and tactical activities in Field Solutions Operations supporting the Fire Alarm Division of Siemens for the NYC branch office.


Position manages direct reports including Project Managers, Supervisor(s).   


Manages a team of individuals to develop and implement Smart Building Solutions, implementing digital technologies and integrating building systems including Fire alarm, Fire, Security, Energy using IOT approach.




Supervises the activities and performance of all project management, system installation and commissioning employees for installed work.  Focused on providing customer satisfaction throughout the project delivery.  Provides technical support, expertise, leadership and accountability for installed projects, technical support programs.


Plans, organizes, directs and controls all installation and engineering activities for assigned projects.  Plan, organize, direct and control all fire alarm operations activities to assure profitable growth. Advise management on local operations planning including resource hiring, development and allocation, safety, financial forecasting, monitoring and issue resolution.


Supervises employees to ensure schedules are maintained and projects proceed according to plans, job specifications and cost estimates.  Supervises engineering activities including submittal preparation, material ordering, shipping, labor plans, job site walks, job folder updates and re-estimates. Plans and justifies manpower, staffing requirements, tools, and other appropriate investments for effective and timely execution of assigned work. Provides monthly project estimates and assists in monthly forecasting. Ensures proper job management and cost control by reviewing project financial statements with project managers. 


Maintains and improves planned and booked margins for projects. Directs and supervises the development of project plans and the use of those plans in the monitoring and control of progress in the execution of the work. Reviews customer feedback and ensures retention of customers and growth goals.


Develops manpower schedules and loading to ensure project compliance.  Maintains timely communications and harmonious relationships between engineering, operations and sales so that project details, engineering or equipment changes, plan discrepancies or changes can be coordinated to minimize cost and delay throughout the estimating, bidding and operations phases of each project.   Responsible to review project delivery with capability to identify and implement productivity improvements. 


Builds and maintains an effective operations organization committed to customer and employee satisfaction and profitable growth. Manages or advises on hiring, training and development, allocation and performance assessment of personnel within area of responsibility. Provides the tools, training and environment required to achieve employee success.     


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

Represents Siemens in industry associations, professional organizations and affiliations and develops relationships with customer, contractors and community leaders


Qualified Applicants must be legally authorized for employment in the United States.


Qualified Applicants will not require employer sponsored work authorization now or in the future for employment in the United States.


Required Knowledge/Skills, Education and Experience


Associates degree in Business Administration, or equivalent work experience.


5-7 years hands on experience in the engineering and project management in commercial building solutions.


Previous experience supervising employees.


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


Excellent listening, oral and written communication skills. Excellent organizational skills must be able to handle multiple tasks and duties effectively.


Individual must possess a valid Driver’s license in good standing




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