Helbling is representing a repeat client, a New York City real estate developer, in conducting an executive search to secure a Vice President of Design & Construction (VP). Reporting to the Senior Vice President, Design & Construction, the VP has broad responsibilities from the inception of projects to the execution of construction activities in the field. Responsibilities are varied and include new business development, client relations, and management of multiple projects simultaneously.
Ideal candidates will have broad expertise in all aspects of project management (budgeting, scheduling, risk management) as well as design and construction. He/she knows both the national, regional, and local consultant/construction/contractor/subcontractor markets. He/she knows not only how to effectively manage cost, schedule and risk on development projects, but also how to put a building together from both a real estate development and technical perspective – from predevelopment/concept and schematic design to design development/ construction documents to procurement and construction. He/she serves as the regional "in-house" expert as it relates to pro forma underwriting, budgeting, scheduling, team selection, design management, logistics, procurement of services and contracting, estimating and value engineering, project cost management, risk management, and quality control. Focus is on setting up a robust project controls structure and actively managing the system to help deliver a quality work product, on schedule, and within budget.
This position requires a strong ability to negotiate major construction and design consultant contracts and proven ability in creating and maintaining strong team relationships, both regarding the internal project teams and external architect/consultant/contractor project teams. A major role includes developing and mentoring less experienced talent into the next generation of project managers.
Search Consultant: Lee Grandovic