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Vice President, Government Operations - D&Z MC


North Carolina (NC), US

Category:  Operations
Work Area:  Remote
Requisition ID:  1056



About Day and Zimmermann

No problem is too challenging or complex for Day & Zimmermann Maintenance and Construction (DZMC) because We do what we say! ® We’re here to make life easier for plant owners in the Power, Chemical, and Industrial markets. With our wide-ranging capabilities and long-standing industry experience, we deliver innovative solutions and seamless processes that effectively manage all aspects of the plant life cycle. It’s no wonder we’re the #1 maintenance services provider in the United States. Come join in on our purpose – We put people to work, we protect American freedoms, and we help our customer’s power and improve the world!

Position Description

We’re looking for a full-time, staff Vice President, Government Operations to join our Day & Zimmermann team. 


The VP of Government Operations is responsible for developing and growing D&Z's DOE/Federal business across the US market. This position will be responsible for leading the operations and execution of capital projects and maintenance & operations work in the DOE/Federal markets.


As the Vice President, Government Operations, here’s the work you’ll do:

• Lead the development and implementation of D&Z's DOE/Federal Government business plan that leverages D&Z's expertise in small to midcap projects ($5M - $25M) and managed task maintenance & operations work in the union building trades labor environment

• Lead and oversee the execution of all projects and maintenance & operations work won in the DOE/Federal Government markets. Build out and develop, with internal and external hires, the DOE/Federal Operations Team

• Partner with Business Development and leverage/maintain existing DOE/Federal relationships with customers, contractors and competimates to startup and grow to a significant D&Z line of business. Perform market research to qualify new business growth opportunities supporting DOE/Federal Government customers, including analysis of customer budgets, capabilities required, current customer preferences, competitive environment assessments, incumbent strengths and weaknesses, and federal requirements to ensure contract wins

• Lead cross-functional teams and oversee the internal collaboration between D&Z departments, business units and the MC/Government Services Joint Venture to support Total Cost Accounting (CAS), proposal development, FAR/DEAR compliance, legal, clearances, and other DOE/Federal requirements

This role is for you if you have these skills:

• Track record of success in developing and implementing strategic plans to enter/grow business in the DOE/Federal markets

• Recent, extensive experience in managing small to midcap capital projects ($5M - $25M) and managed task maintenance & operations work in the DOE/Federal markets, preferably in the Southeast (e.g., Savannah River, Oak Ridge, Y12)

• In-depth knowledge and experience with managing union building trades

• Collaborative leader with ability to pull together cross functional support for strategic and operational initiatives. Familiarity with FAR/DEAR clauses, total cost accounting (CAS) requirements, DOE/Federal proposal development and contracts

• Strong customer, contractor and competimate relationships in the DOE/Federal markets

And if you have these qualifications:

• Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Construction, Business or related fields

• 10-15 years in progressive projects, operations and business development roles in the DOE/Federal markets


In compliance with this state’s pay transparency laws, the salary range for this role is $176,960 - $265,440. This is not a guarantee of compensation or salary, as final offer amount may vary based on factors including but not limited to experience and geographic location. (The specific programs and options available to an employee may vary depending on date of hire, schedule type, and the applicability of collective bargaining agreements).


We care about our employees, and it shows. Our staff receive a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical/Rx, dental and vision coverage; life, AD&D and disability insurance; flexible spending accounts; 100% paid maternity leave for up to 12 weeks, parental leave, family leave, other paid time off; voluntary benefits and discount programs to meet our employees’ individual needs including pet insurance for our furry family members!


To ensure a safe work environment while meeting the physical demands of the job, you must be able to perform the following physical and mental tasks, with or without a reasonable accommodation:


• Visual acuity (e.g., needed to prepare and analyze data, to transcribe documents, to view a computer, to read, to inspect objects, to operate machinery

• Manual Dexterity (e.g. picking, pinching, typing, or other working that uses fingers)

• Hearing

• Talking

• Capacity to think, concentrate and focus over long periods of time

• Ability to read/write complex documents in the English language

• Capacity to reason and make sound decisions

• Capacity to express thoughts orally

• Ability to regularly perform all job functions at company’s office or work site

• Travel Required > 50%


SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? APPLY NOW! Talent Acquisition Partner: Ashley Mitchell

Diversity, Inclusion & Equal Employment Opportunity


Day & Zimmermann is committed to maintaining an inclusive workforce, where employees are hired, retained, compensated and promoted based on their contributions to our Company. Our collective strength is rooted in over a century of diverse employees and businesses, commitment to success, and delivery on promises made. Federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity laws prohibit employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship status, veteran status and disability status. Day & Zimmermann is committed to providing an equal opportunity work environment in full compliance with these laws. If you are an individual with a disability and you require an accommodation in the application process, please email, and please specify which position you are interested in, including job title and location.

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