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Manager, Civil, Structural and Architectural

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Date: Nov 19, 2021

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 49945


Corning is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics, building and manufacturing keystone components that enable high-technology systems. Corning’s history is filled with breakthrough technologies that have played a meaningful role in the way the world works. We thrive on solving difficult, commercially relevant problems through a creative and collaborative research and development process.


Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, more than 160 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, and a distinctive reciprocal culture. Corning's Manufacturing, Technology and Engineering division (MTE) is recognized as the leader in engineering perfection & innovative manufacturing technologies by providing diverse skills to Corning’s existing & emerging businesses. We anticipate & provide timely, valued, leading edge manufacturing technologies and engineering expertise. We partner with Corning’s businesses and the Science & Technology division. Together we build and sustain Corning’s manufacturing as a differential advantage.


Corning Incorporated focuses on building a diverse global workforce where differences are celebrated, and employees feel safe bringing their “whole selves” to work. Our Diversity Network hosts 18 active and distinctive Employee Resource Groups. Employees have access to Allyship resources, podcasts, an internal video channel, digital learning series and trainings, all focused on building and celebrating global diversity and inclusion. Corning has been recognized as a leader in this regard and has been consistently recognized as a national employer of choice.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Direct supervision and professional development of the Civil Engineering group.
  • Ensure that corporate and department standards and procedures are being utilized and followed by personnel within this group.
  • Regularly interface with engineering, facility, program and project leaders across the corporation to fill requests and assure customer satisfaction. This includes sourcing project resources as requested.
  • Work with the businesses to provide facility construction expertise and guidance on green and brown field projects. This includes establishing requirements and providing cost and schedule estimates as well as assigning resources.
  • Interfaces with the Global Environmental and Sustainability group as well as the Global Energy Management group in the pursuit and accomplishment of the group’s assignments as required.
  • Ensure engineering standards and best practices are being deployed and maintained. This includes the identification of improvements and advancements as they pertain to facility construction and on-going operations.
  • Ownership of the corporate facility standards as well as internal facility procedures, check lists and other related materials. This includes the “lean cost facility” tool.
  • Occasionally, provide project or facilities leadership for projects that are early in their life cycle (i.e. the initiation phase/stage gate 1 to 2) to set them up and transfer to permanent resources. As appropriate or necessary, serve in this capacity for the duration of the project.


Travel Requirements:

  • Estimate travel at 10% - 25% depending upon specific project assignment. Domestic and International.


Required Education and Years of Experience:

  • We require a BS degree in Engineering, preferably Civil
  • 10 years of experience in facility construction projects


Required Skills:

  • Strong Leadership
    • Ability to adapt and effectively lead a team through to changing circumstances.
    • Team coalescence, motivating, guiding, directing and accountability.
    • Ability to prioritize multiple requirements.
    • Runs effective team meetings – agenda, action items, controls time, etc.
    • Effective interaction with internal and external customers. o Conflict resolution.
    • Problem solving and decision making. Effective and timely – uses data, listens to others, establishes the criteria and then drives/leads the organization to resolution.
  • Strong technical aptitude, particularly in the field of facility construction and civil engineering.
  • Critical thinking. Ability to digest complex, technical, procedural and organizational information and distill it into an easy to understand message and when necessary, an actionable plan.
  • Strong communication. Effective at communicating well at all levels across the organization.
  • Project Management Skills – conviction, understanding and application
    • Scope development and acceptance criteria
    • Establish and manage a budget.
    • Spending control
    • Change control
    • Planning, organizing and executing the plan
    • Schedule management


Desired Skills:

  • Professional Engineering License.
  • Technical aptitude in the field of facilities equipment (i.e. HVAC, Clean Rooms, Compress air, bulk gasses, water and air treatment systems).
  • Knowledge in facility power distribution and control systems.
  • Experience in multi-national project leadership.
  • Procurement Process to include request for quotation process, to include bidder qualification, selection process and basic knowledge of contract terms and conditions.
  • Knowledge of PDRI, Stage Gate and Last Planner


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This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


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