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Vice President of Business Development

Miami , FL, USA | Hill International, Inc.

  • Industry:
    Architecture / Construction / Civil Engineering
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Business Development
    General Management
  • Experience:
    10-12 years
Job Description:
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We are presently seeking an experienced Vice President of Business Development to join us in our Miami Office. This opening requires a dynamic individual who is skilled in business development, including identifying and pursuing business opportunities, establishing positive client relationships through effective client meetings and networking, developing & maintaining competitor knowledge, developing win strategies for targeted opportunities, leading proposal and interview preparation, helping identify strategic hires, and maintaining ongoing client relationships.The focus will be agency construction management and owner’s representative services in both the public and private sectors for both buildings and infrastructure markets.  



Identifying & Pursuing Opportunities:

Understand Hill’s target markets, resources and services

Identify business opportunities in targeted markets consistent with our business strategy

Develop specific client and opportunity strategies

Lead Go/No Go discussions

Lead team effort to position for targeted pursuits

Establishing Positive Client Relationships:

Identify and Effectively participate in industry networking opportunities

Identify target clients and opportunities

Meet with potential clients to understand potential opportunities

Meet with decision makers and influencers to understand client needs/objectives

Identify key issues important to clients

Facilitate effective engagement between clients and our operations experts

Document client meetings

Competitor Knowledge:

Identify and research competitors

Understand strengths and weaknesses of competitors

Lead effective teaming strategies when appropriate

Inform win strategy development based on competitive intelligence

Developing Win Strategies:

Understand decision process and who decision makers will be

Develop clear understanding of client decision drivers

Develop Win Strategies focused on the best approach to deliver client value

Lead Proposal and Interview Preparation:

Lead the process of developing proposals and presentations focused on defined Win Strategies

“Own” the proposal process, working closely with Operations and Proposals partners

Lead team development of presentations

Effectively coach presentation teams

Help Identify Strategic Hires:

Identify strategic hiring needs based on targeted opportunities

Keep internal recruiters informed of key hire needs

Reach out to industry network to help identify strategic hire candidates

Maintain Client Relationships:

After winning assignments, serve as internal “client advocate”

Help Hill be sure we are staying in touch with client needs

Develop client strategies to help have specific plan to always keep client interests as our primary focus


Conducts review to determine potential conflict of interest

Provides intelligence to support pricing strategy

Participates in legal and contractual review

Leads execution of teaming agreements and memo of understandings




Excellent verbal, written and presentation communication skills

Self-motivated, success oriented and organized

Minimum of 10 years of experience in Operations or Business Development role for a professional services firm, preferably with specific Construction Management experience.

Candidate must have a BA or BS, preferably in Engineering, Architecture, Planning or Construction Management

Candidate should bring familiarity with local market, clients and competitors

Travel as needed/expected

Expertise in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required.

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