AECOM Sr. Operations Support Specialist II (Sr. LEAN Facilitator) in Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Requisition/Vacancy No. 152352BR

Position Title Sr. Operations Support Specialist II (Sr. LEAN Facilitator)

Job Category Logistics and Supply Chain

Business Line Government

Country United States of America

State/Province/Region USA - Tennessee

City Oak Ridge

Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

About the Business Line


AECOM works with national and local governments around the world to manage and support critical programs in the areas of defense, security and intelligence; energy and climate change; environmental cleanup and waste management; infrastructure development, protection and resilience; and international development. Our global operations and connected expertise enable us to provide cutting-edge, relevant and cost-effective solutions that help our clients safeguard and enrich society and the world we live in.

Job Summary

The Sr. LEAN Facilitator will report to the LEAN Manager and will coordinate the day-to-day activities associated with the LEAN program at UCOR. Works with teams to prepare and conduct LEAN process improvement events for UCOR. Develop and prepare materials for use in the events, coordinate with department management and participants, lead instructions on the use of process improvement tools, facilitate team decisions, manage teamwork, resolve team conflict, assist in the development of implementation action plans, and conduct follow-up.

  • Leads the day-to-day activities associated with the LEAN program at UCOR

  • Lead, facilitate, and coach the development and implementation of LEAN across the company

  • Work closely with Managers and other leadership teams in leading the change process and improving operations

  • Lead and guide LEAN implementation and provide follow-up leadership

  • Drive LEAN activities and ensure progress while tracking project status and closure

  • Coordinate LEAN training and education

  • Drive measurable improvements in process flow

  • Guide functional teams in developing and executing plans to reduce cycle time, inventory, and waste to improve process quality

  • Assist functional managers in establishing a process flow

  • Encourage use of LEAN tools to pull material from internal sources/customers

  • Remain current on LEAN methodologies and train division on LEAN concepts and mentor people using LEAN tools

  • Support the LEAN Program by identifying and working to eliminate waste from work processes.

Relocation: Yes

URS | CH2M Oak Ridge LLC (UCOR) prohibits smoking in enclosed areas, including company vehicles.

NOTE: Candidates eligible for 3161 status must so indicate on their résumé or cover sheet and provide a copy of their 3161 Preference-In-Hiring Eligibility form with each résumé. Section 3161 of the National Defense Authorization Act requires UCOR to give preference-in-hiring to qualified 3161 eligible displaced Department of Energy (DOE) contractor employees before other external hiring on DOE-funded work takes place. To be 3161 eligible, you must have worked for a DOE contractor on or before 9/27/1991.


Only web applications are going to be considered.

PLEASE NOTE: This position will close on February 23, 2017. To be considered for this position, you must apply for before the closing February 23rd closing date, and YOU MUST APPLY USING ONE OF THE APPROPRIATE UCOR LINKS BELOW .

For External applicants (i.e. non-employees): go to the UCOR Employment external web site: to submit your cover letter and résumé for a job posting.

For UCOR employees, go to the UCOR internal web site: and click on “J” for Job Postings.

URS | CH2M Oak Ridge LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Science, or Business related discipline with at least 15 years of relevant experience supporting environmental projects, or equivalent combination of education and experience required.

  • Experience with LEAN, or similar continuous improvement programs strongly preferred.

  • Must have excellent problem-solving skills.

  • The ability to work in a team environment is essential.

  • Must be self-directed, self-motivated and willing to work in a fast-paced environment.

  • Must demonstrate ability to lead and drive change.

  • Must have the ability to anticipate change and adjust promptly and effectively.

  • Must have proven ability to manage multiple tasks with enhanced attention to detail.

  • Must have experience preparing and writing technical documents and specifications.

  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal communication skills and public speaking skills.

  • Must have the ability to work with all levels within the organization.

  • Must be extremely proficient working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

Preferred Qualifications

  • N/A

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here at to view the EEO Is The Law poster.


Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.