• Vice President Operations - Commercial

    Job Location : Location
    Regular Full-Time
    Project Management/Project Executive
  • Overview

    The Vice President of Operations will assume a role in our fast paced and growing Miami office where the successful candidate will serve as a supervisor and mentor to less experienced Project Executives assigned to other active work. The Vice President of Operations will have his/her own project assignments as the senior-most construction professional on the project, and will also be a resource for the President, 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.


    Are you a proven performer who enjoys working as part of a team that is focused on delivering superior results? Are you a creative and innovative collaborator who “thinks outside the box” and thrives on finding new ways to address challenges? If this sounds like you, you may qualify for a rewarding and exciting career at Suffolk Construction, one of the most innovative construction management firms in the industry that has consistently been named one of the “best places to work” in the country!


    • 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
    • Ensure compliance with Company’s policies and procedures 

    Work Acquisition and Client Management:

    • Working at the direction of the President and COO, identify and establish new client relationships and 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 President, 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 & 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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