Summit Design and Engineering Services
  • Hillsborough, NC, USA
  • Full Time

Benefit package includes medical, dental, vision, life, short term and long term disability insurance, HSAs, medical and dependent care FSAs, 401(k), service awards, paid voluntary/community service leave and tuition reimbursement.

Construction Materials Testing Operations Manager

Summit Design and Engineering Services, one of the fastest growing companies in the Triangle area, is seeking an Operations Manager to support operational functions for our Construction Materials Testing (CMT) and Special Inspections department. A successful candidate must demonstrate exceptional leadership and communication skills to effectively supervise our field staff, as well as support various administrative functions. This position will sit in our Hillsborough office and will report to the Department Manager for our group.


  • Direct line supervision for our staff of field inspectors and technicians.
  • Drive safe working practices for field staff including performing safety site visits, training and retraining to ensure our field personnel have what they need to do their work safely.
  • Oversee and drive performance management and annual reviews process for our field inspectors and technicians.
  • Provide support, development, and oversee competency evaluations for ASTM testing methods used in field.
  • Ensure field inspection procedures and testing methods are properly performed and that all field-testing equipment is properly maintained and calibrated.
  • Review and approve of weekly timesheets, expense reports, and travel/mileage logs for field inspectors and technicians.
  • Collaborate with Department Manager and Project Managers for department and project resourcing.
  • Project scheduling and dispatching of daily inspections activities.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Associate's or bachelor's degree in relevant field (Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering Technology or Construction Management is preferred)
  • 10+ years of experience in Construction Materials Testing and Special Inspections and minimum of 3+ years of experience in a direct supervisory role managing people.
  • Prior experience with supervising a diverse team of construction inspectors with varying skills and experience.
  • Strong conflict resolution skills.
  • Knowledge of CMT QA/QC inspections and testing services, testing procedures, training, and equipment maintenance.
  • Effective organization skills and a solid understanding of resource allocation and project scheduling for our inspectors.
  • Ability to use sound judgment and decision-making skills to produce sound solutions to complex problems, while maintaining integrity and adherence to industry-leading QA/QC practices.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient in the use of iPad, Laptop, Microsoft Office Suite, and OneDrive.
  • Must have the ability to bend, stoop, kneel and twist, use hands to grasp and arms to reach, to raise hands above head, to sit, climb and balance and to work in confined spaces and heights.
  • Must be able to lift up-to 50 pounds, on occasion.

Company Overview

Summit Design and Engineering Services is a multi-disciplined design and engineering services firm. Since 1997, Summit's success, tradition of service and expansion into new fields of practice have been based on our commitment to help our clients successfully complete projects of all types. We are headquartered in Hillsborough, North Carolina, with other offices in Raleigh, Asheville, Fayetteville, Pittsboro, Indian Trail, and Wilmington. Summit also has offices in Richmond, Franklin and South Boston, Virginia, Ft. Mill, South Carolina and St. Petersburg, Florida. For the past six years we have been named one of the fastest growing companies in the Research Triangle area.

Why Work for Summit?

We foster a caring and collaborative work environment that also encourages commitment to the communities that we serve, our employees and clients will succeed together. We strive to be integral to the success of the communities we build. We maintain a close-knit team culture where we measure our success by the success of our people and clients. We can help you take your career to the next level!

Criminal and driving background will be performed and must be in good standing. Summit Design and Engineering is an Equal opportunity employer/affirmative action. E-verify

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