VP of Construction

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Any US City
Job Type
Direct Hire
Mar 02, 2016
Job ID
VP of Construction
The VP of Construction is responsible for supervising, directing, and managing the construction department, including overseeing production and quality related functions.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Manage and direct all aspects of construction
  • Ensure divisions high level of quality product
  • Schedule and supervise daily trade partner activities in accordance with job schedules and business partner scopes of work
  • Ensure that work is in compliance with City or County requirements and building codes
  • Oversee the plan and schedule of all construction activities on homes from start to finish
  • Maintain trade partner oversight
  • Maintain records of all change orders and/or purchase orders in a community
  • Ensure the punch list and warranty items are completed in a timely manner and approved by the customer
  • Provide trade partner feedback to the division concerning the trade partner’s timeliness and attention to detail
  • Inspect each home under construction ensuring that the work is done to specifications
  • Ensure timely home completion and deliveries
  • Ensure job site cleanliness and safety
  • Frequently inspects homes for quality compliance
  • Coordinate municipality inspectors to ensure timely approvals of development phases
  • Maintain customer and trade partner relations
  • Provide initial and ongoing training to construction team regarding warranty issues, scheduling, trade partner supervision, quality control, price negotiations and company policies
  • Meet established Regional/Divisional goals set while demonstrating accuracy and thoroughness to ensure quality of work
  • Communicate effectively and professionally both verbally and in written correspondence
  • Work closely with the construction team to ensure open communication on all matters; develop a strong environment conducive to proactive resolution of issues and strong commitment to producing a quality end result
  • Manage, supervise and direct all aspects of construction for assigned community or communities
  • Supervise Senior Construction Managers/Construction Managers and warranty performance
  • Conduct field meetings with trade partners, construction staff and sales staff
  • Manage departmental performance against agreed targets and budgets, and within policies and standards
  • Organize and prioritize work activities while utilizing efficient time management skills in meeting deadlines and staying on schedule
  • Ensure that reporting associates follow policies and procedures
  • Interviews and recruits construction team
  • Enforces upper management directives and resolves miscellaneous problems
  • Ability to effectively manage staff through ensuring appropriate staffing, providing formal and informal evaluations/feedback, addressing associate issues when warranted and providing appropriate training and mentoring
  • Responsible for providing associates with ongoing, timely, candid and constructive feedback; developing associates to their full potential
  • Conduct monthly/quarterly and/or annual performance appraisals 
  • Develop performance improvement plans if an associate's performance is not meeting expectations
  • Work closely with the construction team to ensure open communication on all matters; develop a strong environment conducive to proactive resolution of issues and strong commitment to producing a quality product
  • Monitor division current product portfolio for required code updates, revisions, updates, etc.
  • Manage the process from product design through working drawings and brochures
  • Hire and contract Architect and Engineer for new and existing plans as required
  • Manage the annual budget for the above
  • Drive cost savings recommendations in product design
  • Assure the division has legal rights to all plans designed by outside architects or engineers or drafting companies
Education and Experience Requirement:
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field required
  • Minimum 10 yrs. experience in project/construction management in residential construction required
  • Minimum 8 yrs. experience in directing and supervising construction staff
  • Valid Driver’s License with good driving record
  • Valid Auto Insurance Coverage
  • Advanced knowledge of scheduling, budgeting and document management
  • Ability to read and interpret blue prints
  • Computer literacy and proficient in MS Office products (Word and Excel)
  • Excellent follow-up, communication (written and verbal) and time management skills
  • Must be able to build and use should-cost models
  • Must have sound negotiating skills