Vice President, Aviation Sector- New York Region

US-NY-New York
Regular Full-Time
Project Management/Project Executive


Suffolk has an immediate opening for a Vice President, Operations for the Aviation Sector, to lead and expand its US aviation construction practice throughout the New York metro area.   The ideal candidate will be a highly experienced and dynamic leader in alternative delivery methods of construction for aviation facilities and infrastructure with proven experience in growing and maintaining successful client construction relationships.  The ideal candidate must possess exceptional client relationship and management skills and demonstrate a high degree of creativity, foresight, and mature business judgment.  The candidate must have a comprehensive understanding of aviation and construction including alternative delivery concepts including design-build, progressive design-build, construction management at risk and public private partnerships.  Suffolk is looking for a self-starter, who can set strategy and achieve results.  This position requires strong, successful commercial aviation, public/private, and construction experience and industry knowledge.  Opportunities exist for this person to work in concert with other regions, markets, and business support units to achieve the firm’s overall financial and market success.


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”!



  • Lead and expand Suffolk's New York metro aviation business
  • Utilize existing client relationships within the aviation construction market, local port authorities, and airlines to develop strategies to position Suffolk for major aviation opportunities
  • Work with Operations leadership team to set the business direction and strategy for the Aviation sector
  • Oversee execution of the sector goals as outlined in the group’s business plan; develop  New York aviation portions of business plan for roll up into consolidated office business plan
  • Develop sector expertise, serve as regional Aviation market expert; share market knowledge with leadership and sector
  • Ensure corporate vision and strategies are communicated to Project Executives by their teams 
  • Sell $150M in new aviation construction by the end of year five
  • Perform as Px and/or PM in new aviation construction projects
  • Help develop “A” player construction team players in the New York metro sector

Work Acquisition and Client Management:

  • Lead work acquisition team in pursuits
  • Identify and cultivate new client relationships; develop relationship with, and have the pulse of, existing clients
  • Identify priority pursuits and projects
  • Lead and participate in teaming strategies
  • Direct the strategy and content of group proposals and/or presentations
  • Recommend general conditions and fees to the General Manager
  • Ensure client satisfaction through formal (Suffolk CONNECT) and informal (client interaction, community events, etc.) channels
  • Assist in strategic subcontractor management
  • Actively participate in industry events and associations


Sector P&L Management:

  • Review and analyze weekly financial reports on projects; provide guidance and direction to Project Executives
  • Ensure appropriate financial projections for each project and implement strategies to achieve goals
  • NOI forecasting and maintenance projections
  • Revenue and income commitments
  • Commercial sector G&A planning and management
  • Risk management
  • Cash flow
  • Contracts to prescribed limits
  • Coordination of legal matters

Development of People:

  • Seek out and recruit key staff
  • Evaluate team performance and provide direction
  • Build future leaders through mentoring
  • Support training and curriculum development and planning
  • Create sector organizational structure and staffing
  • Career pathing
  • Development
  • Retention


  • Oversee preconstruction efforts on all sector projects

Construction Operations:

  • Ensure sector projects are set up for success, consistent with the P&L and sector targets as outlined in the group’s business plan
  • 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
  • Review schedule updates and participate in monthly meeting
  • Review monthly KPIs, evaluate trends and drive improvement
  • Ensure performance corrections are implemented to achieve client satisfaction


  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Marketing, Construction Management or relevant discipline with minimum of ten years of experience in the aviation field or a related area.
  • Extensive knowledge of aviation construction markets and business sectors is essential.
  • A thorough familiarity with construction concepts primarily in the aviation field, definitions, practices and procedures is fundamental. A practical knowledge of planning, permitting, and zoning regulations is required.        
  • Highly organized, able to prioritize and multi-task.
  • Entrepreneurial and collaborative.

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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