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Vice President, Base Building in Falls Church, VA at HITT

Date Posted: 6/28/2018

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Vice President – Base Building

The Vice President (VP) is responsible for leading and managing multiple project teams consisting of senior project managers, project managers, assistant project managers, and superintendents to deliver exceptional results for our clients. The Vice President is an executive level position, and is expected to identify, propose, manage, and close construction projects that generate profits for HITT. The Vice President is ultimately responsible for the general management of several projects and teams as well as the day to day operations. In his/her executive capacity, the ideal candidate should attend executive meetings, and be an active, effective contributor across all levels and business units within the company. 


  • This position is expected to manage and support the project team in pursuit of work, contract execution and financial management
  • Coaches, trains and educates junior operations staff members with a particular focus on identifying and retaining top talent
  • Full life cycle business operations to include: subcontractor negotiations, procurement, business development and strategy
  • Carries oneself as the leader and knowledge holder of the project/projects.
  • Facilitates the decision-making process
  • Exhibits a can-do, positive attitude and passion for construction and our industry
  • Seeks continuous improvement of knowledge and abilities
  • Ability to recognize quality and implements company’s and contractual quality standards
  • Flexible with the ever-changing world of technology, design, means and methods and can “roll with the punches” the construction world produces
  • Able to work collaboratively with people of various backgrounds and styles
  • Customer service-oriented and is committed to going above the “normal” call of duty
  • Understands and knows what tasks are more important than others and what needs to be solved immediately and what can wait; helps others prioritize
  • Must be professional and polished in appearance, written communication and speech
  • Effective public speaker at both meetings and interviews
  • Leads pursuits of new projects developing strategy, content, and differentiators for RFP responses


  • Four-year degree from an accredited university preferred. Construction, architecture, engineering or business concentration is preferred
  • At least twenty years of experience at a commercial construction general contractor
  • Ideal candidate would have proven success in organizing, managing and operating a general contracting sector, division or office.
  • Able to develop existing and new clients, and increase work acquisition and revenue stream.
  • Manage sector team or Project Managers and Associate Project Managers, and develop talent for the next level.
  • Leadership skills above the norm, strong character, individual integrity.
  • Ability to produce detailed estimates, budgets, and proposals; technical writing skills desired.
  • Skilled in Business Development, marketing knowledge, and the seller-doer model.
  • Manage entrepreneurial construction process from onset to close out, including Sub/ Vendor and In-house personnel.
  • Has a proven track record of successful project completions delivering on time and under budget, high client satisfaction and solid profit earnings
  • Must have software proficiency in the following preferred tools:
    • Primavera P6
    • Microsoft Office suite (ex. Excel, Word, Outlook, Dynamics, etc.)
    • JD Edwards 
    • Procore 
    • Scheduling (ex. MS Project, SureTrak, Primavera 6, etc.)
    • Adobe
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills.  Ability to tailor style to the audience as appropriate. 
  • Analytical and critical thinking.
  • Strong financial experience in reviewing budgets, estimates for analysis and accuracy. 
    Responsible for cost management
  • Risk Management – is proactive in identifying and mitigating contract and project risks
  • Negotiation – must be an excellent negotiator and at the same time being a team builder
  • Policies and procedures – is knowledgeable of and enforces company’s policies and procedures
  • Superior subcontractor relationships with relationships at the highest levels of the major subcontractors within the Washington, DC market.

HITT Contracting Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.