Senior Vice President- Design, Construction, & Project Management
Company: The Howard Hughes Corporation
Posted on: June 24, 2020
Reporting to the EVP, Design & Construction Management and Regional
President of Hawaii, the Senior Vice President of Design and
Construction Management (SVP, DCM) provides leadership and
oversight for the day-to-day operations for all Design,
Construction, Project Management and Project Administration
activities and personnel associated with the development of
condominiums, lifestyle centers and urban, mixed-use development
projects for the 60 acre campus of Ward Village, Hawaii. The Sr.
Vice President must be able to perform hands-on management of
project planning, design and construction in a fast-paced
environment and oversee the project management team. The selected
candidate must be able to demonstrate the ability to prioritize
multiple tasks and demands, as well as supervise a highly skilled
team of out-of-house construction managers, design professionals
and consultants. Responsibilities further consist of managing
various sizes and volumes of projects from pre-construction
planning through build out and space occupancy phases including
project closeout with financial reconciliation.
The Sr. Vice President must also have the experience and ability to
lead a large scale, ground-up development and construction projects
from inception through construction and final move-in. A minimum of
twenty years of construction or design experience managing
projects. He/she must have executive leadership ability to work
across the entire company and facilitate cross-functional
This individual will serve as the primary stakeholder for the
region and the single point of contact for coordinating design and
construction responsibilities with third party consultants,
contractors, vendors and government agencies. This individual will
act as a liaison between internal cross-functional technical teams
and corporate leadership team. In addition to managing the
day-to-day operations of the region, the Sr. Vice President is
primarily responsible for overseeing and maintaining project cost
analysis, budget and construction schedules with forecasting and
analysis of issues that may impact the department's goals and
ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Review, analyze and challenge CM's preliminary construction budgets
Participate and lead all project consultation meetings.
Create RFP's for consultant and sub-consultant selection, as well
as negotiate the scope and business terms of the agreement.
Work with the design team to achieve timely completion of
coordinated documents that meet the respective design milestone
parameters for each stage of the design.
Review all phases of the Construction Documents ("CDs") for
completeness, compliance with design milestone requirements and
Evaluate CM, subcontractor and third party construction cost
Assist in tracking LEED Certification requirements.
Evaluate and manage procurement of long lead items in accordance
with the CM schedule.
Review CM's site logistics and overall construction sequencing and
planning in regards to cost, schedule, regulatory and safety
factors (in order to identify and mitigate adverse impact on the
site and surrounding uses).
Write monthly construction status reports to be used by the
President of the region and EVP, Design and Construction Management
for executive reporting purposes.
Work closely with the Legal team to develop scopes and negotiate
business terms for all CM and design consultant agreements.
Coordinate vertical development projects with the development team
in accordance with the master planned community guidelines
Work with the CM, design consultants and trade subcontractors to
finalize unresolved design issues.
Review, analyze and challenge CM's detailed construction budgets
Review CM's site logistics and overall construction sequencing and
planning in regards to cost and schedule.
Manage the selection and procurement of necessary third party
consultant services for surveying, special inspections, materials
and soils testing, etc. Assist in negotiating the terms and
conditions of all resulting agreements and assemble contracts with
the Legal team, as required.
Attend and ensure all owner, architect, and/or contractor meetings
are documented properly.
Ensure utilization of corporate PMIS systems for construction
document control of RFIs, ASIs, CCDs, design clarifications,
material submittals, change orders, Certificates of Insurance, etc.
Ensure timely processing and response for all time sensitive
Monitor, and where necessary, assist in the coordination of on-site
activity - including, but not limited to demolition, utilities
installation, general site work, temporary installations and power,
vertical construction, exterior and interior renovations and finish
work, telecom and/or data coordination, MEP and technology systems
commissioning, OFCI installation, FF&E installation and punch
Monitor progress relative to the CM's CPM Project Schedule. Review
monthly updates to ensure coherent sequencing and/or logic, and
compliance with contractual milestone requirements. Where
necessary, obtain recovery schedules - including sequence and/or
logic Organizationifications, to address areas of critical path
impact. Proactively identify and mitigate areas of potential owner,
CM, and/or subcontractor caused impact.
Schedule and coordinate all third party inspections required as the
Closely monitor CM's QC/QA programs to ensure the execution of the
Work is in compliance with project quality standards, as well as
regulatory and contract requirements.
On Residential projects, work with the CM to ensure completion of
an early Organizationel unit in the Sales Center, and as otherwise
needed, to establish Project quality standards.
Review and make payment recommendations on all consultant and CM
payment applications and/or invoices. Periodically, update cash
flow projections and forecasts based on actual construction
Review CM change order requests for both entitlement and pricing.
Assist in negotiating final CO amounts.
Construct and maintain a Budget Status and Forecasting Reports,
therein tracking the status of all contracts and P.O.s - including
committed and open costs.
Monitor and update the Project FF&E budget. Coordinate
procurement, consolidation, shipment, delivery and installation of
Assemble monthly project reports with the regional teams -
including the following components
Budget Status and/or Forecast
Contingency Risk Analysis
Opportunities and Risks Summary
Project Schedule Status
Construction Progress Photos
Review and monitor team's RFI submissions, and ensure prompt
consultant turnaround of responses.
Oversee team to manage CM submittals to ensure compliance with
plans, specifications and overall contract requirements.
Review proposed sCompanytitutions and/or value engineering to
ensure that the implementation of such proposals does not adversely
affect the Project's quality standards.
Manage required Operations staff training, systems commissioning
and turnover of the Property to Operations.
Oversee management of Owner Services team which handles buyer punch
list walks, move-in and first year warranty issues.
Manage the closeout of the Project - including final resolution of
all punch list work, finalize outstanding contract change orders,
obtain final lien releases, review O&M/warranty documentation
with Operations and process disbursement of retained funds.
DESIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
Minimum twenty (20) years of construction project management
Experience leading large scale mixed-use, residential, hotel,
retail, and/or office high-rise construction projects.
Must have excellent interpersonal skills and experience in managing
a team of technical staff and interdepartmental executives.
Strong relationship development skills to build trust within the
local contracting base and public officials.
Must be proficient in understanding design development,
construction documents and MEP engineering specifications.
Capable of managing large complex construction projects.
Must have in-depth understanding and knowledge of industry standard
construction process - including scheduling, standard cost
estimating tools, building materials, construction methodologies
and Agency approvals processes.
Must have the ability to work in a team environment while leading
the Project team from conceptual design through completion of
Passionate, entrepreneurial and dedicated to success.
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