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Director of Construction

Director of Construction

Job ID 
2016-4976
Location 
US-OR-Portland
Office 
14th & Glisan
Unit Count 
NA
Type 
Regular Full-Time
Posted Date 
9/8/2017
Category 
Construction - Corporate

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Overview

 

Holland Partner Group is seeking a talented Director of Construction to join our Corporate Team.

 


We are seeking a team player with a strong work ethic that offers exceptional interpersonal skills, proven work ethic and follow through. The Holland Team consists of Associates that demonstrate strong leadership, communication, team-building, and decision-making skills.

Responsibilities

Job Summary:

This position is responsible for managing the regional construction operation to implement the appropriate level of marketing and sales, to manage all contract negotiations, and successfully complete the design and construction of complex projects with the goal of meeting schedule, meeting quality standards, and staying within proposed gross margin projections while maintaining good customer and vendor relationships.  The incumbent should effectively manage, motivate and develop a team of construction professionals and develop and maintain productive relationships with office and field personnel.  In addition, the incumbent must contribute to overall profitability and other goals of Holland Partners Group. 

 

 

The incumbent maintains appropriate documentation of project-related efforts and carries out various non-project assignments as requested.

 

Essential Job Functions:

 

1.   Develops, coordinates and implements action plans to achieve business targets for all related services within the regional markets as defined by the Company’s strategic plan.

  • Coordinate efforts with President and local COO of the regional development team.
  • With the President, develops and maintains an organizational structure, which positions the Company to deliver projects and services in an efficient, productive, and profitable manner.
  • Assist in the assessment of operational structure and the creation and maintenance of related activities as defined by the senior management team.
  • Manages the financial performance of the regional business unit.
  • Provides the leadership and team building necessary to maintain a workforce that continuously embraces the mission, vision, and values of the Company and maintains commitment to the goals and objectives of the team specific to the market segments.
  • Identifies, develops and implements service enhancements necessary to meet the changing needs of the market segments and to ensure the ongoing development and refinement of the Company’s capabilities within the markets.
  • Provide leadership for and instills the Company’s safety culture across all related activities.
  • Looks out for the best interests of the Company.
  • Effectively represents the Company to external groups and the public.
  • Keeps the President informed of appropriate information and developments.
  • Provides counsel to the President on issues he must address.
  • Establishes goals and standards of performance that are aligned with Company’s strategic direction and needs.
  • Holds self and other members of the management team accountable for conduct and performance.
  • Ensures projects comply with the client’s quality management procedures.

 

2.   Promotes and markets construction projects and identifies, pursues, and negotiates sales for all regional projects.                              

  • Promotes and markets construction services and products to generate new and add-on business.
  • Develops and maintains client, broker, and vendor contracts to generate new business.
  • Prioritizes sales efforts and makes sales assignments.
  • Guides project management team on sales of large or complicated projects and primary companies in the marketing plan.
  • Makes decisions regarding representation at customer meetings.
  • Prepares and directs others in making cost planning and detailed estimates ensuring all are reviewed by a senior manager.
  • Develops proposals for construction projects according to customer specifications in line with company business plans.
  • Follows-up on proposals to close sale and secure client decision on project.
  • Approves construction documents and agreements, except where construction contracts with owners and administrative documents may require President’s participation or approval.

 

3.   Manages design aspects of regional projects with the goal of ensuring that budget, schedule, quality and customer satisfaction goals are met.

  • Establishes initial program documentation for each proposed project.
  • Manages the development of construction documents to meet client requirements.
  • Manages the development of complete, accurate and fully coordinated working drawings for projects.
  • Responsible to ensure necessary permits are obtained in a timely fashion for the projects.

 

 

4.   Manages construction and close-out on assigned projects with the goal of ensuring that budget, schedule and customer satisfaction goals are met.

  • Ensures appropriate purchasing program, planning and documentation is established for each project.
  • Reviews margin projections for regional projects with the assigned Project Manager monthly.
  • Reports significant deviations of budget to President.       
  • Prepares reports of project margin processions to President on specified schedule.
  • Proactively plan to avoid problems and disputes and expeditiously resolve problems and disputes that may arise on each project.
  • Maintains good customer and outside vendor relationships.

 

5.  Directs a team of construction professionals (project management and field supervision staff) and co-op students as applicable.

  • Administers company policy to regional staff.
    • Reviews all cost estimates and participates in preparation of the same whenever necessary.
    • Reviews and approves expense sheets, and reviews and recommends non-project purchases to President for approval.
  • Motivates and supervises subordinates.
    • Assists in counseling department staff to promote their professional growth.
    • Reviews job performance of subordinates at annual or more frequent intervals and recommends promotions, salary and other changes to President for approval.

           

 

6.   Assists the Senior Vice President in coordinating the quality control, safety program, job scheduling and productivity of the field operations.

 

7.   Develops and maintains productive working relationships with team and company personnel.

  • Keeps President informed on each project as requested.
  • Performs work and relates to people in a manner that achieves peer and senior management respect.

 

8.  Performs miscellaneous duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications

Education: Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering, and Architecture, Construction Management or related area preferred. However, professional construction industry experience will be considered in lieu of a bachelor's degree.

 

Experience:

Minimum of fifteen years experience in the construction industry, with the majority of that time spent in project engineering and project management on multi-family and commercial building projects.  Design-build and jobsite experience required.  Professional engineering or architectural registration is desirable. 

 

Incumbent shall have a thorough knowledge of all aspects of design and construction as well as the ability to work productively with customers and vendors in all departments. Independently lead project teams while procuring, supervising and motivating others in sales, and efficient management of design-build projects. Incumbent must be adept at problem solving, communicating, working efficiently, and constructively challenging subordinates. 

 

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral, and able to communicate to a wide variety of people
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Superior analytical aptitude
  • Self-starting and driven
  • Must be honest and prepared to work in a team environment
  • Proficient in MS Suite, specifically MS Word and MS Excel

Additional Requirements:

  • Ability to lift, push and pull a minimum of 20lbs
  • Flexibility in days and hours worked
  • Hearing and visual ability to observe and detect signs of emergency situations
  • Fluency in English both verbally and non-verbally
  • Computer literacy
  • Valid Driver’s License

The Director of Construction represents and promotes Holland's Core Values of Great People, Great Business, Deliver Exceptional Customer Service and Have Fun!  This is an excellent opportunity to apply your talent, vision, drive, and experience to the Holland Team.