Chief Operating Officer


About this role

About this role

Brunel is currently searching for a Chief Operating Officer for direct hire with our client in Clarks, Nebraska.

As COO, your position will support and assist the Chief Executive Officer to develop and execute the overall mission and strategy of the Company to ensure successful completion of all Company initiatives. In addition, the Chief Operating Officer is a key member of the Director Team and responsible for all day-to-day operations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership, coaching, and team building to entire Company.
  • Collaborate with the Directors on developing business plans and strategy.
  • Align project initiatives with strategic objectives.
  • Evaluate project performance against schedules and budgets and take necessary action to address deviations.
  • Effectively manage and approve project estimates and pre-bid packages.
  • Approve project budgets, staffing plans, and schedules; and establish and maintain effective business and working relationships with the engineering, construction, and supplier communities.
  • Directs project management team to ensure projects are completed on time, within budget, and meet specifications and industry standards.
  • · Manage risks imposed by contracts and negotiate alternatives with potential clients, suppliers, and subcontractors by reviewing, analyzing, and providing input to the CEO and corporate counsel.
  • · Continuously represent the Company’s capabilities and image including participation in conferences, trade shows, and other business development opportunities.
  • · Oversee employee productivity, building a highly inclusive culture ensuring team members thrive and organizational outcomes are met.



  • Knowledge and experience with Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contractors.
  • Knowledge and experience in the oil and gas industry.
  • Knowledge and experience with refined fuel terminals, CBR facilities, pipe line gathering systems, storage, etc.
  • 7+ years’ experience in leadership positions.
  • · Leadership skills, with steadfast resolve and personal integrity.
  • · Strong organizational skills for a multifaceted work environment.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent industry experience.
  • · Ability to deal with unexpected challenges quickly, calmly, and efficiently.
  • Embrace Company’s core values.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Detail oriented and customer focused.
  • Positive attitude toward producing results.

MUST be eligible to work in the U.S. for any employer without sponsorship now or in the future.



Position comes with a base salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefit package to include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, STD/LTD, Cancer & Accident Insurance, HAS, 401K match and PTO.

Qualified and interested applicants please send resume to for consideration.

Join the Brunel Family

Career interview session

Join the Brunel Family

Our client specializes in liquid energy rail, truck and pipeline infrastructure facilities.

Application process


We carefully review your application and in the coming weeks, you will be notified for an interview session if you are selected. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted within 7 days.


After being shortlisted, you will be contacted via email or telephone to arrange for a date on your availability for the qualification interview.


During the interview, you will be assessed on your level of experience and skills, work history, availability, and the qualifications the company is seeking for the position.


After successfully making through the phone interview, a face to face interview will be scheduled between the candidate and recruiter. This session can be a more in-depth interview to review your communication and interpersonal skills.


Submission of candidates resume for client’s approval and screening.

Start applying immediately

Start applying immediately

Sending an application is quick and easy. Just make sure you have the required documents ready to go.

  • Certifications (optional)
  • Job references (optional)
  • Motivation Letter (optional)
  • Resume
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Any questions remaining?

Your consultant, Cindy King is happy to clarify anything about this vacancy. When reaching out, use the pub number:

Account manager

Cindy King
Brunel USA - Detroit

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