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Continuous Improvement Engineer

Greeley, CO, USA

Job Type

Full-time, Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm, $85,000-$110,000/yr



About the Role

We are seeking a talented Continuous Improvement/Lean Engineer to join our team. If you're passionate about driving innovative strategies, optimizing processes while upholding high safety standards, and contributing to a workplace that values both professional excellence and a healthy work/life balance, then this opportunity is tailor-made for you. Join us in shaping the future of construction by bringing your process improvement expertise to a company that thrives on progress.

As the Continuous Improvement Engineer at Hall Irwin, you will play a pivotal role in spearheading our company's Lean transformation within the industry. Your primary responsibilities will involve conducting thorough assessments of our current construction processes, collaborating with cross-functional teams, and utilizing Lean methodologies to optimize workflows. You will be at the forefront of driving a sustained Lean culture, contributing to our long-term strategy, and making a significant impact on the efficiency and success of our construction projects. This is not just a job; it's a chance to be a key player in revolutionizing the construction industry while enjoying a collaborative and inclusive work environment. 

Emphasizing the importance of this role and the accompanying transformation, this position will report directly to the President of the organization.


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Serve as company Lean expert and mentor to both field and office personnel, including project managers, estimators, foremen, and leadership

  • Gather, compile, and analyze data on project execution metrics to implement Lean practices and enhance the execution of all construction and slurry wall projects, conducting special studies where directed

  • Identify opportunities for schedule and cost efficiencies while monitoring and reporting on cost savings

  • Communicate effectively with all levels of the organization to promote initiatives, creating reports and presentations appropriate to all stakeholders

  • Ensure that Lean practices align with the continuous improvement of safety standards

  • Foster a team approach to problem solving and implement frameworks for problem resolution

  • Lead and facilitate process improvement workshops including Root Cause Analyses, Process Mapping, Value Stream Mapping, planning and execution of Kaizen events, etc., to address specific construction challenges

  • Create and maintain value stream maps to visualize and analyze construction processes

  • Conduct training sessions for project teams on Lean concepts and tools

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, industrial engineering, or a relevant field with a minimum of 5 years of continuous improvement experience

  • Proven experience implementing Lean principles and methodologies, with experience in the construction industry being highly desirable

  • Lean Six Sigma certification is highly desirable

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is a plus

  • Motivated self-starter who is willing to take ownership in challenging environments

  • Strong communication skills both internally and externally

  • Technologically savvy, able to communicate challenges and successes through meaningful metrics

  • Travel as necessary across the front range to conduct Kaizen events on site as well as other training and continuous improvement projects

  • Knowledge of construction safety standards and a commitment to integrating them into Lean processes

  • Current driver’s license with an acceptable Motor Vehicle record

  • Familiarity with Microsoft, Bluebeam, and related construction project management software

*All applications will be collected and reviewed on February 7, 2024.*

About the Company

Hall Irwin—a dynamic, mid-size general contractor—is undergoing a transformation, building on 60 years of history in land development, water storage, and vertical construction. We are improving the way that construction projects are executed, and we want you to be a part of it! Established in 1963, our team takes pride in a forward-thinking culture both in the office and the field. We are a family-oriented company that is focused on making sure all our employees feel appreciated, supported, and respected.

Hall Irwin has invested in our community throughout six decades of construction. Our purpose is to add value by providing quality, reliable, and innovative construction solutions. We manage the challenges of construction through transparent communication so our clients can focus on their business operations.

Hall-Irwin’s Core Values:

• Safety
• Innovation
• Ownership
• Connection
• Fun

Hall Irwin is an equal-opportunity employer. Hall Irwin does not discriminate in employment with regard to race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, age, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status, or unfavorable discharge from military service or any other characteristic protected by law.

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