Vice President, Construction

COMPANY INFO

Navy Pier / Chicago, IL

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Mission

Navy Pier is the People’s Pier, Chicago’s lakefront treasure, welcoming all and offering dynamic and eclectic experiences through partnerships and programs that inspire discovery and wonder.

For more information on this position, and to apply, visit https://navypier.org/resources/employment/

ABOUT THE JOB

The ideal candidate will be a dynamic and driven leader with the ability to motivate and work closely with the re-development, construction and capital improvements teams. This candidate will have at least 10 years of management experience, of which includes change construction estimating, construction project management and contract negotiation. The Vice President is motivated by Navy Piers mission and brand to help lead the organization into its next 100 years!

JOB SUMMARY

Develops, plans, directs, coordinates and implements policies, procedures, practices, programs, and activities associated with redevelopment, construction and capital improvement projects.  Represents Navy Pier in capital improvement project meetings. Develops and manages the Construction Unit annual revenue and expense budget.  Represents and communicates Navy Pier's redevelopment, construction and capital improvement objectives in project meetings. Works with various federal, state, and municipal regulatory agencies. Oversees the conceptualization, initial design, modification and final plans for all redevelopment, construction and capital improvement projects. Reviews all bids, cost estimates and change orders. Oversees architects, construction management firms and external contractors. Acts as Navy Pier’s internal construction project manager. Directs and oversees scheduling of all construction project work. Conducts due diligence inspections for all redevelopment, construction and capital improvement project contracts, order changes, and project cost estimates. Prepares and submits internal and external project progress reports.

 

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develops, plans, directs, coordinates and implements policies, procedures, practices, programs, and activities associated with Navy Pier’s redevelopment, construction and capital improvement projects.
  • Represents Navy Pier in capital improvement project meetings with public agencies, civic, community and neighborhood organizations, and attends public hearings.  Meets with political representatives to present NPI’s redevelopment, construction and capital improvement projects in the most favorable manner.
  • Develops and manages the Construction Unit’s annual revenue and expense budget and monitors monthly and quarterly financial results and budget variances.
  • Represents and communicates Navy Pier's redevelopment, construction and capital improvement objectives and projects in capital improvement project meetings and with the municipal governmental bodies (planning commissions, city, county and federal) and community organizations to assure project acceptance.
  • Works with various federal, state, and municipal regulatory agencies and attends public hearings and meets with political representatives to guarantee redevelopment, construction and capital improvement designs and projects are in accordance with applicable laws and regulations and to assure all required permits are granted.
  • Coordinates with the Finance Division the bidding and procurement process for all redevelopment, construction and capital improvement projects.
  • Oversees the conceptualization, initial design, modification and final plans for all Navy Pier-related redevelopment, construction and capital improvement projects and ensures the final design is within budget fees and expenses.
  • Works with city, county, state and federal officials to assure all required permits are granted for redevelopment, construction and capital improvement projects.
  • Reviews all bids, cost estimates and change orders for redevelopment, construction and capital improvement projects, and for all external professional fees associated with the design and finalization of plans.
  • Negotiates with individuals, organizations, and groups for agreements or contracts associated with redevelopment, construction and capital improvement-related projects, repairs, or renovations.
  • Ensures project costs and professional fees are consistent with construction industry standards and within contracted costs.
  • Oversees architects, construction management firms, and external contractors to ensure compliance with design specifications, schedules and contractual commitments so that redevelopment, construction and capital improvement projects are completed on time, within budget, and according to pre-established specifications
  • Works with outside construction management and design firms and assists in solving budget, scheduling and field problems for all redevelopment, construction and capital improvement projects.
  • Acts as Navy Pier’s internal construction project manager on all activities related to redevelopment, construction and capital improvement projects ensuring projects are completed on time and within budget.
  • Works with the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Leadership Team to identify and negotiate redevelopment, construction and capital improvement opportunities.
  • Directs and oversees scheduling of all construction project work, coordinates with Navy Pier departments to minimize any service disruptions and ensures the effective and efficient progress of ongoing operations during redevelopment, construction and capital improvement projects.
  • Conducts due diligence inspections for all redevelopment, construction and capital improvement projects contracts, order changes, and project cost estimates.
  • Directs and plans for the effective use of construction resources and project operating budget.
  • Prepares and submits internal and external project progress reports for Navy Pier’s Executive Leadership Team and the Board.
  • Supports the mission of Navy Pier and upholds organizational priorities as stated.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
 


REQUIREMENT FOR APPLICANTS

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

Education:

Requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree, a Master’s Degree is preferred in construction management, architecture, structural engineering, or another related field.

 

Work Experience:

Requires a minimum of ten to 13 years of experience in the construction management, architecture, or structural engineering field, within public, private or non-profit sector organizations.  Experience with construction estimating, construction project management contract negotiation, and project management is essential.

 

Licenses and/or Certifications/ Government Documentation:

Requires a valid driver’s license.

x Yes

o  No

Requires proof of current automobile insurance.

x Yes

o  No

License in one or more of the following is preferred: Architecture; Professional Engineer; or Structural Engineer.

x Yes

o  No

Certified in one or more of the following is preferred: Construction Manager (CCM); Construction Safety Training Systems (CSTS); Certified Construction Document Technologist (CCDT) or Project Management.

x Yes

o  No

Requires a valid passport (for international travel only)

o  Yes

x  No

 

Office/Technical/ Computer Equipment:

 

Operates standard office equipment such as personal communication devices (tele and/or mobile phones/radios and fax machines), desk/lap top computers, digital imaging or photo coping equipment, and other office-related equipment on a regular basis.  Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office programs (Excel, Word and PowerPoint) and other commonly used computer applications. Experience using AutoCAD.

 

Key Job Competencies:

 

Demonstrates job competencies in the following areas: problem solving, interpersonal skills, oral communication, written communication, teamwork, judgment, motivation, planning/organizing, professionalism, quality consciousness, productivity, adaptability, attendance/punctuality, dependability, initiative, innovation/creativity, achievement oriented, project management, blueprint reading, and financial accountability are essential for success in this job.

 

Working Conditions:

 

Requires the ability to work extended (long) hours during a normal work week.  Must be able to work nights, weekends and holidays as necessary and as required. Work is sometime performed outdoors in varying weather conditions such as extreme temperatures or inclement weather. Work is sometime performed in active construction sites where exposure to a wide-range of construction site hazards exists.

 

The preceding job description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities of the role.  Navy Pier Inc. reserves the right to modify this role at its discretion.

 

Navy Pier Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, age, disability, veteran, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

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