Listing Details


Qualified candidates contact: Christina Smith - / 617-875-3378

Director/ VP Construction

Washington, DC


Company Overview

Our client is a vertically integrated real estate investment and redevelopment company that reimagines, remediates, and redevelops obsolete industrial sites across the United States. The firm takes a holistic approach to development that prioritizes economic, community and environmental sustainability.

Position Overview

The firm is looking to add a Director/ VP of Construction to its DC team. This VP will manage local construction efforts for a 2.2M SF mixed-use district in Old Town North Alexandria, VA, to be developed over the next 10 years on a 19-acre site overlooking the Potomac River. He/ she will work closely with the mixed-use development team throughout planning and execution.

It is anticipated that this role will build a local construction group as the pace of development is defined and additional acquisitions expand the regional pipeline.

During pre-construction, this position will provide critical input on site development, structural, envelope, MEP/FP/VT systems, construction logistics/phasing and other project considerations, including developing internal cost estimates and construction schedules.

The VP will serve as the primary interface with third party general contractors during both pre-construction and construction and will negotiate owner-contractor agreements; prepare bid documents; review bids and subcontractor awards - including Q&As to ensure the appropriate scope of work is bought; review and negotiate GMP or other form of contracts including GCs, GRs, staff/labor/insurance rates and contractor fees; and provide overall owner’s representation with the general contractor.

Working with the Mixed-Use Development team, this VP will also develop landlord-tenant work letters and manage to them on the commercial components of the project, interfacing with tenant’s project management team.


  • Construction professional with minimum 10-12 years prior construction experience.
  • Ideal candidate will have project management experience on completed projects of at least 2M SF across multiple product types, including multi-family, commercial office, hotel, and retail.
  • Preference given to candidates who have experience working for a mid- to large-scale general contractor but who have also spent time working on the principal side and have experience with dense, urban multi-family construction and executing large, multi-phase, master-planned projects.
  • Experience on complex abatement and demolition projects is also a plus.
  • A bachelor’s degree in a related field is required.
  • Self-directed team player who is a creative problem solver capable of looking ahead for obstacles and proposing solutions in advance.