Aegion Corporation

Area Operations Manager

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Corrpro Companies, Inc. is looking for a Area Operation Manager based in the Houston, Texas area


Corrpro, a subsidiary of Aegion Corporation, is among the world's largest corrosion engineering, cathodic protection, and corrosion monitoring business for the protection and preservation of infrastructure. Corrpro provides professional corrosion consulting and cathodic protection engineering services to major oil companies, government agencies, municipal water, sewer and gas utilities, universities, and public transportation agencies. Corrpro has complete construction installation services, including crews and equipment to install any type of cathodic protection system for any type of structure.  For more details, visit




The Area Operations Manager will be responsible for establishing objectives, developing strategic plans for Engineering and Construction services within an assigned division, ensuring operational goals are aligned with corporate goals and projects are executed on time and on budget.


Reports to the Vice President and General Manager, Corrpro


Supervises Operations Managers within assigned division.


  • Lead Safety Stewardship Culture
  • Direct the operations of the business and ensure a growing, profitable revenue stream through achievement of divisional profit goals and overall cost management within major service lines and through effectively managing divisional general and administrative goals, collaborating with the business development team

  • Using a collaborative management style, lead divisional team to achieve and exceed targets in all areas of the business including productivity, quality, resources, scheduling, maintenance and safety
  • Provide business mentorship to operations managers within the assigned division regarding corporate policy and objectives, setting expectations and routinely monitoring performance
  • Plan and manage people resources through strategic and effective staffing, performance management and pay practices
  • Assist in the formulation of policy, and development and implementation of new operational strategies and procedures to positively impact divisional and overall operations
  • Interface with sales and marketing to successfully drive business growth and customer retention
  • Develop and maintain industry leading estimating and operating terms at each location within the division to ensure budgeted profitability
  • Establish and execute short and long term goals, strategies and action plans, operating budgets etc., to grow divisional profitability
  • Build successful business relationships through client interaction and effective project execution
  • Work hand-in-hand with the Sales, the Director of Construction Services and the Director of Engineering to drive standards, processes, asset management, and best practices across the company. Additionally, collaborate and steward the Pipeline Services and Coatings Services teams to drive growth.
  • Have accountability for P&L for the division including revenues, gross profit, overhead expense, and operating income.
  • Maintain active corporate safety programs within area of accountability
  • Ensuring that a workforce plan that supports the business is executed and employees are developed throughtout the division by operations managers.




  • Must have a proven track record of building a Safety and Compliance Culture


Personal Attributes:

  • The characteristics of the successful candidate will be high energy, stamina and leadership. In addition, the ideal candidate is a business leader, a professional capable of functioning with confidence and credibility at all levels of a business unit, group and corporate organization. Culturally, the successful candidate will have an inclusive management style and be a team player. On a personal level, the individual will be results-oriented, a decision maker and an aggressive self-starter with a bias for action and a passion for the success of the business.


For the successful performance of this position, an individual must be able to achieve and/or perform the essential duties of the position. Listed below are representative requirements for job knowledge, skill, and/or ability.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree either in Business, Natural Science or Engineering related field; MBA preferred.
  • Minimum of 10+ years proven successful experience in a management capacity.  10+ years prior track record of successfully managing a business unit with significant profit and loss responsibility. 
  • A balanced driven management focus capable of developing strong internal relationships. 
  • Extensive experience in the corrosion industry or in a technical industrial services industry.
  • Strong change management experience, with track record of successfully planning and delivering projects or programs. 

Language Skills:


  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations; draft reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals; effectively present information to individuals or groups (management, clients, customers, general public) and respond to questions

Mathematical Skills:

  • Ability to perform arithmetic calculations and apply basic statistical, algebraic and geometric concepts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, volumes, etc.

Reasoning Skills:

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where limited standardization exists and interpret various instructions in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Leadership Skills:

  • The successful candidate will demonstrate strong change management experience, with track record of successfully planning and delivering projects or programs. Experience in strategic planning and execution. Highly effective team player, capable of assuming different roles, concerned with developing others and building and maintaining cohesive relationships. Goal achievement through delegation and follow-up. Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures. Proven ability to steward a safety culture and drive business result

Team Development

  • Proven record of developing and collaborating with multi-disciplined teams, maintaining accountability and holding others accountable, empowering teams to perform their best work to the highest standards of operational excellence.



  • Ability to work with complex spreadsheets, databases, and presentation software. Ability to learn new applications quickly. Microsoft Office skills (Excel, Word, Power Point) required.

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described herein 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


Physical Demands:

  • In the performance of duties for this position, the employee is:  regularly required to sit, talk, and hear; frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, occasionally required to stand, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, and taste or smell; regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds (occasionally up to 25 pounds).  Vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, peripheral, and color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Ability for extended concentration. 

Work Environment:

  • In performing the duties for this job, the employee will generally work in an office type environment. Frequent travel, overnight stays and extended work hours required.


Equal Employment Opportunity.  Aegion is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Equal opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Aegion is firmly bound. Aegion will not engage in discrimination against, or harassment of, any person employed or seeking employment with Aegion on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, non-disqualifying disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.


VEVRAA compliant – priority referral Protected Veterans requested.




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