Lean Specialist - Construction

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The Lean Specialist will bolster the passion and purpose of the Walbridge Innovation & Improvement Leadership (WIIL) department by assisting with innovating and improving all areas of the Walbridge Enterprise to better serve our customers and enrich the employee work experience. Candidates must have the ability to:

  • Drive consistent discipline to processes
  • Have a mindset for continuous improvement
  • Focus on innovation
  • Provide metrics to validate results

This individual coordinates various functions of the Lean Department that support seamless interactions of new initiatives and revisions to current programs as well as the Walbridge’s Lean Operating System. The Lean Specialist is responsible for assisting with the collection and organization of data for detailed analysis.  



We want you to join our team.


Through industry-leading innovation our company has forged a legacy of quality and safety since our founding in 1916.


What we offer you:

  • A safe, inclusive environment where employees are valued for their contributions
  • Career planning, development & growth
  • Outstanding training programs

Why choose Walbridge:

  • Large organization with award-winning projects, yet small enough for you to have an impact
  • Strong values which are the foundation of our growth for over100 years
  • International, regional and local recognition for stand-out projects, safety, sustainability, culture, wellness and diversity practices


  • Assist the Corporate Quality Lean & Innovation Director in maintaining Walbridge’s Lean Operating System
  • Participate in validating various operational Lean practices and tools
    • Assist with Lean Audits
    • A3 Thinking for new lean ideas and tools
  • Support corporate quality lean & innovation initiatives and process improvement/design efforts
  • Foster a collaborative environment where field experience bridges the gap between planning and execution
  • Facilitate various problem-solving methods to find practical solutions
  • Translate field experience into practical Lean implementation strategies
  • Identify and eliminate waste from construction processes
  • Train and coach field teams on applying Lean tools and methodologies, leveraging field experience to quickly gain buy in
  • Assist with evaluating and implementing construction technology
  • Attend various Lean Construction organization events (LCI, CURT)


  • Bachelor's degree in construction management, engineering, or related field preferred
  • Minimum of 3 years of related experience including construction experience such as Project Engineer or Superintendent demonstrating successful project delivery
  • Proven understanding and application of Lean principles and practices in construction
  • Expertise in Lean planning tools and methodologies (e.g., LPS, Target Value Delivery)
  • Exceptional communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills
  • Strong analytical and data management skills, with a focus on field-derived metrics
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively across all project levels

EEO/AA Employer M/F/D/V

Walbridge is an equal opportunity employer with a culture that promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workforce. We provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, status as an individual with a disability, military, or protected veteran status or any other legally protected status. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning career development, recruitment, hiring, compensation, benefits, training, termination, promotions, or any other condition of employment. 


Together, we are building a culture of belonging that embraces all dimensions of diversity and values different experiences, perspectives and ideas.  Come build it with us.



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