SIMON | Construction Operations Manager

Subsidiary: Simon


Simon is a subsidiary of Colas USA with operations throughout Colorado, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wyoming. We specialize in aggregate, asphalt, and ready-mix concrete materials production, with expert teams providing high-quality asphalt paving, concrete, bridge, and utility construction services. Through strong local ties backed by global resources, we focus on quality and value to deliver the best products and services for our clients. What we do is bigger than construction – it is about connecting communities, building new roads to the future, and keeping the spirit of the pioneers alive and well. To learn more about Simon visit

Throughout Colas USA, we provide competitive pay, outstanding benefits, career advancement opportunities, professional education, and extensive training for every employee. We pride ourselves on upholding the highest standards of safety, environmental conservation, and ethical conduct as we strive to grow our infrastructure products and services through empowering and developing our people, fostering innovation, using new technology, and enhancing vertical integration at all levels of the company’s value chain. To learn more about the Colas USA Family of Companies, please visit

Simon, and the rest of the Colas USA Family of Companies, is part of the Colas Group, the worldwide leader in transportation infrastructure construction and maintenance. For information on our international network visit

Job Summary:

Responsible for daily oversight of construction operations, including project planning, budgets, scheduling, materials supply and general oversight of construction teams within assigned area. 

Main Responsibilities:

•    Embrace the Company’s safety culture, actively support all safety initiatives, and adhere to defined accountabilities implemented by the Safety Steering and Continuous Improvement teams
•    Support, promote, and practice the Company’s core values, vision, and mission; follow code of ethics, workplace conduct, safety, and other established policies 
•    Promotes safety of all operations in assigned area; actively involved in continuously improving safety processes
•    Supports and promotes company strategy initiatives
•    Supervises all aspects of construction operations in assigned area/region
•    Hires, directs and promotes development of supervisory personnel, holds general oversight of subcontractors and staff engaged in planning and implementing construction projects
•    Communicates goals and objectives to construction teams; holds teams accountable for performance
•    Assigns projects and work to superintendents and others reporting under the scope of the role 
•    Develops and coordinates implementation of plans for efficient use of materials, machines, and employees 
•    Coordinates with asset management personnel to ensure required equipment is received on a timely basis
•    Assists with forecasting, budgeting, and scheduling; analyzes variances and recommends improvements
•    Monitors all aspects of construction performance and construction cash flow
•    Reviews and approves construction methods, schedules and performance and coordinates use of equipment
•    Reviews construction costs and product quality; modifies programs to maintain and enhance profitable operations
•    Develops and maintains positive relationships with regulatory, government, and industry officials 
•    Assures compliance with applicable laws and regulations issued by all regulatory agencies


•    Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Construction Management, or similar area of study, and/or equivalent combination of education and experience
•    Valid driver's license and ability to maintain a clean motor vehicle record required


•    5 or more years of progressive experience handling paving, utility, and/or road and bridge construction projects
•    Ability to lead and motivate others; at least 5 years of experience effectively managing and leading teams
•    Working knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local agency (OSHA/MSHA, DEQ, DOT, etc.) regulations
•    Experience handling budgets and performing financial analysis
•    Self-directed, results-oriented, and highly motivated, requiring minimal direct guidance
•    Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities, problem-solve, and work under consistent pressure of deadlines
•    Demonstrated proficiency using computer programs, including MS Office (Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, etc.), and production/scheduling planning software

Physical Requirements:

•    Wear and maintain personal protective equipment (PPE), as required by company safety guidelines
•    Occasionally required to lift and /or move up to 50 pounds with or without assistance
•    Regularly required to drive a vehicle to worksites and offices; may be required to occasionally operate heavy equipment 
•    Regularly required to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
•    Regularly required to sit for long periods at a desk using a computer
•    Work performed in office and field environments; frequent exposure to typical construction site conditions, including dust and loud noise, and all types of weather conditions
•    Regularly required to stand and walk over uneven terrain
•    Occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
•    Extensive travel with overnight stays away from home may be required
•    Regularly required to use hands to feel, handle and manipulate objects, write, use a keyboard and/or mobile device
•    Regularly required to communicate (talk and hear), and perform tasks requiring visual acuity

Benefits and Perks:

•    Choice of 3 Medical Plan Options
•    Prescription Drug Coverage
•    Dental and Vision Plans
•    Flexible Spending Account or Health Savings Options
•    Access to Telemedicine and Healthcare Advocacy Services
•    Paid Parental Leave
•    Employee Assistance Program 
•    Life and AD&D Insurance 
•    Disability Insurance 
•    Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays
•    401(k) Savings Plan with Company Match
•    Product and Service Group Discount Programs

The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Management may, at its discretion, assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.  Benefit offerings subject to change.


Colas Inc. and its subsidiaries are an Equal Opportunity Employer. For details on the specifics of this commitment, please click here to view the EEO document.  If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to:

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Please contact Colas Inc. at 973-290-9082 or send an email to

Nearest Major Market: Wyoming
Nearest Secondary Market: Cheyenne