Vice President Operations - San Francisco

Job Location : Location
US-CA-San Francisco
Regular Full-Time
Project Management/Project Executive


The Vice President of Operations/Project executive is a dual role in this fast paced and growing San Francisco office where the successful candidate will assume responsibility for projects as the Project Executive, and will also serve as a supervisor and mentor to less experienced Project Executives assigned to other active work. The Vice President of Operations/Project Executive will have his/her own project assignments as the senior-most construction professional on the project, and will also be a resource for the General Manager, Regional Chief Operating Officer, and Operational staff in areas of work acquisition, Contract negotiation and compliance, subcontractor management, financial management, schedule and budget management and compliance with Company Standard Operating procedures.


If you are an innovative collaborator and proven performer who enjoys working on teams that deliver superior results, you may qualify for a rewarding career at Suffolk, a construction management firm that is sparking an industry revolution and has consistently been named a “best place to work”!


Overall Focus:

  • Work with Office Leadership  to set the business direction and strategy for the office
  • Oversee project delivery for the office.
  • Develop sector expertise, serving as the regional market expert;
  • Ensure corporate vision and strategies are communicated to Project Executives and the project teams
  • Insure compliance with Company’s policies and procedures


Work Acquisition and Client Management:

  • Working at the direction of the GM and COO, Identify and establish new client relationships; cultivate relationships with existing clients through exceptional project delivery
  • Identify and develop new business opportunities consistent with Company objectives
  • Direct the strategy and content of group proposals and/or presentations
  • Participate in project pursuits
  • Recommend general conditions and fees to the Office Leadership
  • Ensure client satisfaction at all levels by leveraging formal (Suffolk CONNECT) and informal (client interaction, community events, etc.) channels
  • Actively participate in industry events and associations


Financial Management:

  • Establish  financial performance goals for each project and implement strategies to achieve goals
  • Review and analyze weekly financial reports on projects; provide guidance and direction to teams
  • Complete monthly financial forecasts with project teams. Insure progress against plan is maintained
  • Oversee monthly requisitioning
  • Monitor project cash flow and achieve established goal


Development of People:

  • Recruit and hire key operational staff
  • Participate on interview team for non-operational, and strategic hires
  • Evaluate team performance and provide direction and constructive feedback
  • Build future leaders through mentoring
  • Support training and curriculum development and planning



  • Oversee preconstruction efforts on assigned projects in support of the GM, estimator or preconstruction services leader
  • Work in partnership with preconstruction cost estimator to develop accurate project GMP’s
  • Write or approve detailed scope of work descriptions for subcontractors


Construction Operations:

  • Ensure all construction activities are consistent with Suffolk’s Standard Operating Procedures
  • Conduct weekly meetings with Project Executives and entire team to review job performance in its entirety
  • Develop project execution plans, including baseline schedules for projects utilizing the resources of scheduling and Lean planning in the Company
  • Review schedule updates and participate in monthly update meeting
  • Review monthly KPIs, evaluate trends and drive improvement
  • Ensure performance corrections are implemented to achieve client satisfaction
  • Ensure Quality Assurance/Quality Control plan is developed and followed in partnership with the National Director of Quality Assurance
  • Ensure project specific safety plans and safety Standard Operating Procedures  are in place and followed


  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • 10-15 years of commercial construction operations experience in the construction industry ideally within assigned region.
  • A deep understanding of the clients within the Commercial sector.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, highly positive outlook, flexible, team building experience.


Necessary Attributes:

  • Must possess Suffolk’s Core Values: Passion, Integrity, Hard Work, Professionalism and Caring.
  • Energetic, enthusiastic self-starter with excellent verbal and written communication skills and an eye for detail.
  • Outstanding team player with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment.


Working Conditions

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for long periods of time; talk or hear; perform fine motor, hand and finger skills in the use of a keyboard, telephone, or writing. The employee is frequently required to stands; walk; and reach with arms and/or hands. Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. The employee will spend their time in an office environment with a quiet to moderate noise level. Job site walking.

EEO Statement

Suffolk provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, national origin, citizenship, genetic information, disability, protected veteran, gender identity, age or any other status protected by law.  This policy applies to recruiting, hiring, transfers, promotions, terminations, compensation, benefits, and all other terms and conditions of employment.  Suffolk will not tolerate any unlawful discrimination toward, or harassment of, applicants or employees by anyone at Suffolk, or anyone working on behalf of Suffolk


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