Lean Engineer Operation Excellence Expert
Design Staffing, LLC - San Mateo, CA

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Lean Engineer Operational Practices Excellence Expert

DSL has immediate opening for Operational Excellence Expert who will work as an agent of change to bring Lean best practices to company and partners. The Operational Excellence Expert will work on the end to end business processes with an initial emphasis on the construction process. The Operational Excellence Expert will train and educate in the principles of Lean and will work with the Business Units to drive Lean as a way of life in the projects business.

1. Incorporate Lean philosophy, principles, and tools into daily work life to drive step changes in performance and continuous improvement
2. Collaborate with Business Unit leadership to enhance project design and engineering, planning, permitting and construction operations

3. Run in the Lean implementation process prior to construction and at the project site during construction

4. Participate as a hands-on member of the project site(s) Lean team(s)

5. Conduct follow up post construction to determine overall satisfaction with the Lean process design as well as opportunities for future needs

6. Develop tools, methodologies and procedures needed to accomplish the Lean objectives

7. Develop and deliver education as related to the Lean methodology to the company team and with our business partners

8. Share and standardize best practices and processes

9. Define and report on performance metrics

10. Participate in organizational team meetings, providing expertise, augmenting design skills and stimulating thinking

11. Monitor assigned projects in process to ensure modifications maximize efficiencies and optimize productivity standards

12. Facilitate discussions with company colleagues and external partners


1. Organized; sets priorities; meets deadlines
2. Highly skilled Lean practitioner; well versed in Leans tools and techniques to drive effective transformation. Operates with a Lean mindset
3. Must have very strong of interpersonal skills. Position continually requires demonstrated poise, tact and diplomacy. However must be able to positively influence those individuals and teams that are initially resistant to the Lean way
4. Ability to formulate and achieve Lean project objectives
5. Highly skilled problem solver familiar with PDCA, 8D, A3, etc.
6. Skilled at delivering Lean training and education
7. Ability to develop Lean training material customized to a specific environment for example construction as well as back office
8. Effective, clear, and persuasive oral and written communication skills with individuals and groups
9. Experience of implementation of Lean in a construction environment is preferred though not essential
10. Travel will be required as a portion of the Lean work will take place in the field
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Operations or an Engineering related subject. Significant experience in Lean may be considered in lieu of a degree.

Experience: Minimum of three (3) years previous Lean implementation experience

1. Work involves mobility, speaking, listening, observing, and use of electronic devices (computers, phones, audio-visual equipment)
2. Work involves participating in construction projects for ground mounts and rooftops at the construction site