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Vice President of Construction

Position: Pacifica Companies, a successful, privately held San Diego real estate investment and development company, is seeking a vice president of construction (VPC) to establish and implement multiple business units’ short and long-term goals consistent with overall corporate objectives for self-storage, retail, hospitality, multi-family and senior living projects. The company has grown significantly over the past several years and further expansion is anticipated. Accordingly, the new VPC is sought to facilitate cohesion among project managers and introduce systems across projects. The position will report to the president.
Essential Functions: He or she will liaise between and among project managers, internal stakeholders and ownership; create a cross-departmental communication framework for planning and implementing; cooperate with internal accounting to innovate budget and payment systems; and develop policies and procedures to ensure safety and accountability while timely delivering quality, aesthetically pleasing products.
This person will be in charge of daily operations and financial well-being of ground-up, capital improvement and renovation work for constituent departments. This includes assembling and developing project managers; determining contract strategy; sourcing and vetting vendors; managing expectations of all parties and achieving budget and timing goals. He or she will be expected to have superlative communication skills; to analyze complex business and financial data and to develop fresh solutions.

The VPC will have extensive knowledge of construction methods, industry trends and operations as well as a general understanding of the real estate industry including government entitlements and approvals. This means a thorough knowledge of design, build, facility material, and equipment and the emerging, relevant technology which supports those disciplines. He or she will have a resilient temperament to be enthusiastic and responsive in an entrepreneurial setting. There may be modest travel of up to 10%.
Education and Experience:
This position requires a minimum of 10 years’ experience managing multiple contractors and projects while meeting deadlines and budgets in the hospitality or multi-family industry as well as five years leading a team effectively. A bachelor’s degree in construction management or related field is a minimum, and an advanced degree is preferred. Experience or education in finance is also beneficial.

Daily tasks may include:
Direct, measure, and report progress on project manager preparation of conceptual and detailed budgets and schedules.
Oversee bid solicitation process for, and establish contracting policies with, contractors, vendors and suppliers.
Manage compliance with legal, regulatory, and environmental requirements.
Interact with corporate and site leadership teams to ensure quality and efficient completion of projects.
Plan, staff and supervise all construction workload among project managers to ensure critical paths are met.
Identify human and technological needs; develop existing and recruited personnel; propose and utilize software.
Develop performance standards and advise, mentor and incentivize project managers and support staff to achieve those levels including use of peer review and continuing education.
Instill core values of timeliness and budget consciousness and track savings opportunities / cost avoidance.
Perform additional assignments as required by the needs of the operational unit, company, or as directed by the President.
Physical Requirements:
This involves work of a general office nature; typically including extended periods of sitting and/or operation of a computer for up to 8 hours a day. He or she must have a high level of endurance and mental acuity and toughness to manage conflict and deal successfully with high stress situations.

Compensation: Commensurate with experience. Principals only.
The above statements are intended to be generally descriptive but not exhaustive of all functions. The omission of a specific duty does not exclude it from the position if work is similar, related or logically assigned. Moreover, the description is subject to change as the needs of the employer or position change. The employer is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and will comply with the ADA to make reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals. Qualified individuals are encouraged to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

Send your letter of interest, resume and salary history to Trish Gibbs at pgibbs@pacificacompanies.com.