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VP - Construction

Huntersville, NC, USA | American Homes 4 Rent

  • Industry:
    Real Estate
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
    Project Management
  • Experience:
    10-12 years
Job Description:
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The Vice President of Construction provides leadership, vision, and direction for multiple aspects of construction, including project management, purchasing, field operations, environmental compliance, and safety. Responsible for helping the company to achieve financial goals and objectives, while increasing operating performance and developing mid-term to long-term strategic plans and pursuits. Objectives largely tied to company-wide performance and guided by broad company policies and strategic initiatives. Manages and develops departmental business planning, budget preparation, forecasting, capital investments, solving internal or external issues and trains and develops staff. Typically manages a large team of direct and indirect reports who are each responsible for a subset of the department, service-line, and/or region.


Provides leadership, direction, and guidance in construction procedures, building codes, scheduling, and safety practices. Partner with internal teams to develop complete bid packages including qualification materials, project estimates, bid schedules and proposals.

Ensures monthly costs analysis for all active construction budgets and oversees regular review of scheduling activities on projects. Oversees cost reporting and change order management systems and project document control. Tracks the performance and progress of each project and makes adjustments as needed to keep the projects on track for success. Monitors and prevents major costs and schedule impacts.

Oversees procurement strategy of vendors, may assists in the bidding process, negotiations, and selection. Creates and maintains vendor and contractor relationships.

Oversees the activities of assigned team(s); manages, trains and coaches’ employees while guiding them to reach their potential and providing constructive feedback for employee development; reviews incoming candidate resumes, interviews, and strategically hires new team members based on department/region staffing needs.

Works with leadership to develop short-term to long-term strategic plans for the organization around the growth and development of construction.

Collaborates with development team leaders towards a common goal; streamlines the project delivery process; reviews progress of buy-out, submittals, construction schedule and performance on all projects.


Bachelor’s degree and/or a related field required.

Minimum 10 years of construction management experience required.

Minimum 5 years of managerial / leadership experience.

Valid driver’s license required.

Contractor’s License in prospective State(s)

OSHA 30 Certification

Intermediate experience of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel), Dynamics CRM and BuildPro SupplyPro is required.

Demonstrated knowledge of the Construction and Development industry required.

Excellent verbal and written communication, planning, budgeting, and business/financial analysis skills.

Strong leadership, people management, negotiation, and problem-solving skills.

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