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Vice President, Construction

Location:

Philadelphia Metro


Company Description:

Our client currently manages a national portfolio of high-quality, well-located industrial assets totaling over 355 million square feet throughout the United States


Position Description:

The Vice President of Construction is responsible for the execution and delivery, and subsequent reporting, for all tenant improvement, make-ready and building reposition/renovation work for the Northeast region’s 53 million square foot (and growing) portfolio. Responsibilities include working with the Asset Management team and third parties to develop design specs, space plans, budgets, and timelines. The Vice President of Construction will oversee and manage the third parties (property managers, leasing teams, project managers, vendors, and general contractors) to ensure the timely delivery of the work under the agreed budget. This position is based in their Northeast office located in suburban Philadelphia.

 ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Review letters of intent, lease proposals, and lease drafts to ensure feasibility of lease related construction projects
  • Prepare preliminary budget estimates, developing detailed schedules and budgets to ensure completion in accordance with the lease and also prepares periodic summary and variance reports throughout the construction period
  • Project management responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
    • Review plans and construction drawings for accuracy and value
    • Assist and manage the third-party property management team in charge of the following:
      • Administer bid process
      • Conduct pre-construction kick-off meeting
      • Distribute building rules and regulations
      • Monitor all aspects of construction (scheduling, budgeting, and communications) to ensure quality completion on-time and on-budget
      • Advise and support engineers in overseeing work performed/contracted by tenants
      • Ensure that property engineering (MEP’s) are completed as necessary on all projects
      • Maintain a project file for each construction job with relevant documentation
      • Support move-in process as necessary
    • Ensure each property receives all close-out materials and follow up on survey issues in conjunction with other team members
    • Approve payment of invoices as appropriate based on project plan, escalate where necessary and provide communication to appropriate management

REQUIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • Must have minimum 10 years of experience in the construction industry
  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • A strong comfort level with Microsoft Office, familiarity with project planning software, and the ability to quickly learn new computer systems is required
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to interact with company personnel at all levels
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize is necessary
  • A strong work ethic, the strength to thrive in a dynamic and demanding work environment, and an ability to meet critical deadlines

To learn more about this position, contact: Christine Pinkerton | (919) 679-9149 | cpinkerton@crownsearch.com

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