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VP, Engineering and Reliability

Job Req ID:  7980

Nashville, TN, US, 37219-1765

Date:  Jun 23, 2022

As a leader in high-performance building solutions, LP Building Solutions manufactures engineered wood building products that meet the demands of builders worldwide. Its extensive offerings include innovative and dependable building products and accessories, such as the LP Structural Solutions portfolio (LP WeatherLogic® Air & Water Barrier, LP Legacy® Premium Sub-Flooring, LP® TechShield® Radiant Barrier, LP® FlameBlock® Fire-Rated Sheathing and more), oriented strand board (OSB), LP® TopNotch® Sub-Flooring, LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding, LP® Outdoor Building Solutions®, and LP Elements® Performance Fencing.

In addition to product solutions, LP provides industry-leading service and warranties. Since its founding in 1973, LP has been Building a Better World™ by helping customers construct beautiful, durable homes. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, LP operates 26 plants across the U.S., Canada, Chile and Brazil.

LP’s values-driven, positive culture creates an environment where talented and hardworking people thrive in a safe, ethical, fun, challenging and rewarding place to work.  For more than 40 years, we’ve developed careers and provided advancement opportunities in the building products industry.


To provide leadership to the Corporate Engineering function for LP, including capital project planning and management, and engineering support to operations in process control, maintenance improvement, and applied technology.  This will be accomplished by providing effective consultation and resources to LP Businesses to successfully drive agreed upon initiatives and capital projects to successful completion.


  • Provide leadership, vision, teamwork and communication to execute annual business and strategic plans.
  • Responsible for developing and implementing company-wide engineering policies, programs, and procedures.
  • Partner with LP Businesses to develop strategic and operating plans to support engineering excellence and capital project planning.
  • Provide project planning and management systems and personnel to support execution of capital across LP.
  • Responsible for providing engineering support to operations in process control, maintenance improvement, and applied technology.
  • Develop and manage functional budget and manage performance against it.
  • Supervise and manage assigned staff; recruit, train, coach and evaluate performance.
  • Responsible for providing leadership, coaching and resources to continually develop engineering personnel.  Identify key training skills, development and individual personnel objectives to enhance personnel value and return to both the Company and business.
  • Provide representation to senior management and product lines on all engineering issues and needs.
  • Responsible for personnel growth and development.
  • Perform all duties in accordance with safety rules and regulations.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Ability to provide strong strategic direction for the engineering function.
  • Able to represent Engineering function at Sr. Management and Business Line levels.
  • Ability to engender confidence and work effectively across multiple interfaces and organizational lines.
  • Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • Excellent collaboration skills.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills.
  • Thorough knowledge of effective management and supervisory methods.
  • Skill in supervising and coaching employees.
  • Skill in budget development and management.
  • Ability to influence outcomes in environments of competing priorities without direct authority.
  • Ability to effectively manage and prioritize multiple projects.
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships.
  • Knowledge of company’s businesses and manufacturing processes.


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering is required. 
  • Masters degree in related field preferred.


  • Minimum 10-15 years’ engineering and management experience with in-depth skill set in both areas.
  • Strong track record of successfully leading capital project planning and execution and operational maintenance improvement.
  • Proven/demonstrated ability to provide leadership and clarity to personnel and organizations both internally and externally.  Experience in leading teams is desired.
  • Progressive responsibilities dealing with large organizations (multi-location, multi-function), experiencing complex and rapid changes.
  • Or any combination of experience and training that demonstrates the ability to perform the key responsibilities of this position.



  • Office Environment
  • Occasional travel to various locations required.


LP offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits and programs including health and welfare benefits, 401(k) program, career mobility, tuition reimbursement, volunteer opportunities, profit sharing and more.

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