1. Ferrovial
  2. Careers
  3. Job Opportunities

Head of O&M and D&C

Apply to this job more Production jobs


Posted on 6 October, 2022

Texas, United States of America

Full time


About us:

Who is Cintra? With US headquarters in Austin, Texas, Cintra is the leading private-sector transportation infrastructure company in the world, with experience spanning over 50 years of innovative highway development on four continents. Today, its portfolio includes nearly 1,200 miles of managed highways globally, representing a total global investment in roadway improvements of over $24.8 billion. Cintra manages over $10 billion of infrastructure projects in the United States and more than $4.7 billion of infrastructure projects in Canada. What makes us different? Our people come first. We want every single employee to develop both professionally and personally. With a strong focus on growth potential, we look to our internal employees as potential candidates for both national and international opportunities. We aim to achieve greatness by promoting from within every chance we get. We work hard and play hard and strive every day for success and achievement. With a diverse group of professionals working in a fast-paced environment, we achieve milestones constantly. And if that weren’t enough, we also offer our employees highly competitive insurance benefits, Paid Time Off, and a matching 401(k) program.

Job Description:

Summary:   The VP of Operations, as a manager of a highly skilled and specialized team within the organization, is an essential part in the management of the procurement, implementation, and operation stages of the company portfolio. The VP of Operations is responsible for operational strategic analysis and management to achieve high performance standards while increasing valuation growth through minimizing costs and risks to our current and future assets portfolio.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participates in conducting engineering investigations and planning work by completing well-defined tasks, which may include collection and analysis of data using established procedures, performance of routine calculations, and participation in evaluating the feasibility of alternate solutions

  • Performs data acquisition and analysis, researching the feasibility of alternative design approaches, site conditions, and/or regulatory agency specifications or regulations

  • Performs field observations for new project’s procurements and for construction works where appropriate

  • Leads the coordination with external technical consultants during the preparation of Project Proposals

  • Manage the Operations & Maintenance (O&M) aspects throughout project bidding phase, this includes but is not limited to, interfacing with business development department to develop bidding strategies, attending project meetings, overseeing all O&M related works, selecting and managing external advisors, managing and reviewing other operational related works, such as ITS, Tolling Systems and insurances.

  • Establish strategies and processes for operating and maintaining infrastructure facilities in accordance with performance requirements during project bidding.  This includes but is not limited to, the establishment of a team organization structure, different levels of maintenance activities strategies and procedures, rehabilitation strategy, and tolling operation if applicable

  • Supervise and conduct lifecycle cost analysis for operating and maintaining infrastructure facilities in accordance with project performance requirements during project bidding.

  • Provide all other technical support throughout the project bidding phase, this includes but is not limited to, reviewing all bidding documents, risk analysis, preparing presentations and reports, and preparing technical proposals

  • Manage Lender’s Due Diligence process and support Project Finance team in technical aspects related to negotiations with bondholders and rating agencies

  • Provide technical support to concession companies in Cintra’s portfolio during project implementation and operational phases, this includes but is not limited to:

    • aid the initial set up of operations and maintenance teams, 

    • implement and develop Asset Management Systems,

    • participate in the annual revision of budgets,

    • implement best operation practices in concession companies,

    • provide technical inputs on the optimization of designs and construction,

    • preparation of risk mitigation strategies

    • prepare annual cost benchmarking reports with other projects in the portfolio

    • evaluate different O&M optimization strategies,

    • develop training programs and materials

  • Analyze existing project’s operations and maintenance expenditures and strategies and use them as a knowledge database to prepare lifecycle cost models for new projects

  • Implement best practices and develop corporate operational policies and standards for Asset optimization and consistency throughout Cintra’s North America portfolio

  • Maintain long term forecasting operations and maintenance cost models of existing projects to be used by the company for valuation purposes

  • Prepare materials and provide senior level reporting and advice on his areas of responsibility.

  • Supervise, train, and evaluate the performance of direct reports

  • Responsible for recruitment and hiring efforts for the department

Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities):

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to fulfill those duties. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education & Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Civil Engineering with emphasis in Structural, Transportation or Construction Management

  • 15+ years of experience in highway or roadway design is required

  • Previous horizontal construction and/or design-build experience highly desirable

  • Professional Engineer (PE) certification required

Professional Qualities:

  • Ability to interact with colleagues in a self-managed team structure

  • Must be able to multitask, problem solve and implement innovative processes within a fast-paced environment

  • Mindset for research and innovation. Active, curious, and ready to explore new ideas

  • Superior writing and verbal communication skills, particularly technical report writing skills

  • Able to summarize and present information and to present and explain findings and conclusions to senior management

  • Effectively manage tasks and strict deadlines with independence and in an organized way

Computer Skills:

  • Must be able to demonstrate computer proficiency, especially as to Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint and other PC based programs

Work Environment & Physical Demands:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet

  • Some travel required; may include occasional air travel

  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include the ability to adjust focus, as necessary to use a computer

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear

  • The employee is frequently required to stand, walk and sit

#cintra #United States of America #director

Apply to this job Share this job opportunity

Similar jobs

Customer Support Supervisor

Texas, United States of America Full time Production Posted on 6 December, 2022

Head of Software Operations

Texas, United States of America Full time Production Posted on 6 December, 2022

Field Systems Technician

Texas, United States of America Full time Production Posted on 29 November, 2022

TMC Operator - BC Cintra

Texas, United States of America Full time Production Posted on 16 November, 2022
See all jobs in United States of America

Send CV

If you do not find a suited job you can send us your cv and we will get in touch

Google Play App Store