Leading Construction Company
6th February 2023
Toronto, Canada, United Kingdom
Job Type
Sean Rowlands
Job Reference
+44 (0) 113 487 9300
Negotiable DOE


The Vice President (VP) - Enhanced Delivery and Preconstruction is responsible for the operations and business development activities for projects, services and related business initiatives within local, regional or national strategic market segments as defined by our client's strategic plan.

This position is responsible for developing the strategy and for directing business activities relating to the strategic growth of all services within the defined market, the development of new services and capabilities and the ongoing development of the Company’s capability to compete in the marketplace.

The Client

Our client are a leading construction company with operations throughout North America. They offer general contracting, design-build solutions and construction management for their projects and work across a range of markets, both industrial and commercial.

Key Responsibilities:

  • With the President, COO and/or EVP, develops and maintains an organization structure which positions the corporation to deliver products and services in an efficient, productive and profitable fashion, in a manner that compliments the matrix management structure of the corporation.
  • With assigned Project Director or Project Manager, defines and structures roles and responsibilities of workforce to deliver products and services in a fashion that meets or exceeds the expectations established by the Company Quality Management Programs.
  • Develops education and training programs to enhance the professional growth and development of the workforce and to provide education and training specific to the requirements of the market segment.
  • Provides the leadership and team building necessary to maintain a workforce that continuously embraces the mission, vision, and values of the corporation and maintains commitment to the goals and objectives of the team specific to the market segment.
  • Manages and directs Preconstruction team and resources.
  • Evaluates business opportunities and defines strategic business direction within the market segment.
  • Develops and implements action plans to achieve business targets for all related services within the local, regional or national markets as defined by the corporation’s strategic plan for the core businesses.
  • Develops and implements new business initiatives to compliment the core businesses and enhance overall profitability, with (appropriate) approval by the President.
  • Maintains productive relationships with key clients and client prospects, continuously monitoring the degree of client satisfaction with services delivered.
  • Identifies develops and implements product and service enhancements necessary to meet the changing needs of the market segment and to ensure the ongoing development and refinement of the Company’s capabilities within the market.
  • Knows, practices and enforces the Company safety policy and procedures. Models and reinforces safety as the top priority in delivering all products and services.
  • With Project Director or Project Manager, evaluates project characteristics and identifies potential effective project staff members for project delivery and makes recommendation to the COO about the staffing of projects.
  • Understands corporation’s cost structure and financial reporting systems and effectively applies this knowledge in developing pro-forma’s relating to existing and proposed business initiatives.
  • Monitors the financial status of projects and business initiatives.
  • Ensures that all project resources are in place and properly organized for effective and efficient project start-up.
  • Manages the financial performance of the business unit, in terms of volume and margin. Develops and shifts resources as required to maintain positive financial performance and to achieve goals established in the strategic planning process.
  • Monitors the financial status of projects by reviewing management reports and through discussions with the President, COO or EVP.
  • Reviews cost trends (volume and profit) at least monthly.
  • Prepares Horizon Plan with COO or EVP quarterly.
  • Effectively represents the Company to external groups and the public. Ensures representation of the Company where necessary.
  • Participates in industry organizations.
  • Participates in civic, community and public relations efforts.

Education, Experience and Skills

Bachelor's degree Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management or related field and 15 - 20 years experience in field construction project management with substantial exposure to projects of extraordinary scope; or equivelant combination of education and experience. MBA or equivalent an asset. Significant transit/rail market experience an asset.

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