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Vice President of Construction

Frankfort, Illinois


 

JOB SUMMARY
A member of the Executive Leadership Team, gives enterprise-level leadership, vision, and oversight to the Construction function at Aspen Group. Aspen Group’s value proposition is our people and our unique, collaborative process which leads clients strategically to the facility solution with greatest ministry impact.

The VP of Construction will help to shape the philosophy and structure for what that means in the Construction phases of our process and will lead the Construction team to high levels of collaboration across disciplines in the Pre-Construction phases as well.

The Vice President of Construction is responsible for leading and managing multiple project teams consisting of senior project managers, project managers, and superintendents to deliver exceptional results for our clients. Provides the leadership, philosophy, and management necessary to ensure Aspen Group has the proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures, and people systems in place to effectively grow profitability and scalability to Vision 2025 in the Construction operations.

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

Partner in leading the organization. Serves Aspen by contributing strategic expertise on the leadership team. Represents not only Construction areas, but broadly contributes to corporate success through knowledge, skills and ideas. This is a counterpart role to our VP of Design and Integrated Services and will require strong collaboration and partnership together.

Leadership of construction function. Provide strategic leadership, direction, coaching, and mentoring to the construction team. Responsible for leading PMs to understand and manage project strategy and financials. Ensure construction operations are in compliance with our policies, safety program, and QA/QC program. Construction department budget and staffing management. Manage projects when the need arises.

Development of people. Engage current construction staff and attract new talent through individualized career growth, learning and development opportunities, and meaningful and challenging work that connects with each person's strengths.

Participate in consultant/partner/subcontractor relationships. Establish, develop, and nurture long-term relationships to ensure exceptional partner performance and manpower availability. Assist in evaluation and selection of subcontractors. Maintain and promote client and sub/vendor relations in construction and in post-project evaluations.

Lead the overall construction systems and processes. Provide direction on streamlining of current systems and processes for increased usability and organizational efficiency- particularly in relation to construction management software and project execution.

Evaluate opportunities for new business. Partner with Marketing, Business Development, and Project Development to enhance development of new business.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: (reporting relationships listed below)

  • Project Managers
  • General Superintendent

CORE COMPETENCIES REQUIRED: (the competencies below are needed for proficiency in this role)

  • Business Acumen
  • Communication
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Flexibility
  • Leadership
  • Organizational Agility
  • Personal Learning
  • Decision Quality
  • Approachability
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Collaboration

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

This position requires a leader who is passionate about a truly collaborative and integrated approach to a Design/Build process and delivering on our promises to create space for ministry impact for our clients. Communication skills and emotional intelligence are critical soft skills for this role. We are seeking candidates with both the leadership and technical skills to take us to the next level.

  • 10+ years of similar experience in commercial Design/Build or General Contractor.
  • Manage construction process from onset to close out, including Sub/ Vendor and in-house staff.
  • Proven track record of successful project completions, high client satisfaction and solid profit earnings.
  • Strong financial experience in reviewing budgets, estimates for analysis and accuracy.
  • Risk Management – is proactive in identifying and mitigating contract and project risks.
  • Negotiation – must be an excellent negotiator and at the same time being a team builder.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Engineering, or Business or equivalent experience.
  • Strong communication, organizational skills, teamwork.
  • Construction Management Software acumen.
  • Ability to travel to sites and occasional travel to other regions.
  • Leadership skills above the norm, strong character, individual integrity.

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. >This position involves some work at a construction site where duties will be performed both indoors and outdoors. >Overtime may be required to meet project deadlines >Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse and other business machines >While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand and walk; >Use hands to finger, handle, or feel; >Reach with hands and arms; · Climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and · Talk or hear · The employee is occasionally required to sit. · The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

  • Satisfactory Background Check
  • Satisfactory Pre-Employment and Ongoing Drug Screen
  • Percentage of Travel Required: 15–25%

Compensation depends on experience. Excellent benefits package offered.

HOW TO APPLY 

Please send a cover letter and resume to careers@aspengroup.com.

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