At Mears Group, we believe in developing and retaining the best people in the industry and providing the best value services to our customers in the natural gas and electric industries.  With locations across the United States, we take pride in developing the infrastructure of our country by connecting people and resources.  We have built our reputation as a premier provider of services with a solid track record of performance, integrity, and – above all – a commitment to safety, quality, and our people.   

 We are currently looking for a Senior Lean Six Sigma Project Lead to:

  • Lead the delivery of business improvement projects (including capital projects) to enable improvements noticeable to our customers while delivering business value.
  • Provide training, mentoring, and guidance to others in the business in the use of continuous improvement tools.

 Principal Accountabilities

  • Lead the definition and delivery of business improvement projects and Kaizens through the application of Lean Six Sigma methodology and tools.
  • Assist with the definition of potential projects to increase value to our customers and operating units.
  • Identify, quantify, and prioritize potential projects and continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Secure the appropriate business sponsorship for allocated improvement projects.
  • Work with business functions to develop and implement data gathering techniques to frame the business opportunity and quantify the value of the implemented changes.
  • Deliver training and provide mentoring support in Yellow Belt, Green Belt, Root Cause Analysis, and 5S.
  • Kaizen and workshop facilitation techniques, while being an exemplar of all these skills among others.
  • Assist team members with data analytics

 Essential skills and experience:

  • 5+ years related work experience in continuous improvement with a track record of delivering business improvement projects.
  • Experience in working with and influencing stakeholders at a senior manager level.
  • Possesses a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification (Black Belt Preferred).
  • Experience managing projects and driving a data-based decision-making process.
  • Ability to effectively lead and influence across all levels within the organization.
  • Proficient in managing statistics and data analytics.
  • Ability to handle various tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to prioritize, plan and execute projects and kaizen events.
  • Excellent oral, written, and presentation communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products including Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and MS Project.
  • Ability to coach and provide feedback.
  • Ability to foster a sense of teamwork within an organization and be a contributing member of a winning team.
  • Travel up to 25% - 50% of the time.


Analytical Thinking

  • Develops and uses clear criteria for guiding decisions (e.g. resources, constraints, organizational values).
  • Identifies cause and effect relationships and root causes.
  • Understands and evaluates numerical data, tables, charts, or graphs to get to the cause of a problem.
  • Performs calculations and combines quantitative information to diagnose and solve a problem.


  • Adjusts strategies to changes in the environment.
  • Adopts means of communication and interaction that suit different cultures.
  • Decides courses of action in ways that take account of different environments and cultures.

Ability to Learn

  • Easily learns unique job-related vocabulary.
  • Quickly understands and uses processes, technologies, and ideas that are continually being updated.
  • Is open to and understands new ideas.
  • Learns highly complex information regarding a product or operation.


  • Produces imaginative or unique responses to a problem.
  • Generates alternatives before settling on a solution.
  • Develops new approaches to improve or replace existing procedures or systems.
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