Vice President, Construction

at JBG SMITH Properties
Location Bethesda, Maryland
Date Posted September 19, 2022
Category Construction
Job Type Permanent



The VP - Construction is an executive role spanning the life of a project from inception through construction completion. This person will provide strategic leadership, direction, management of the day to day construction operations and the vision necessary during construction to ensure the overall successful delivery of each project. This person will work on multiple projects simultaneously while managing internal and external resources to achieve overall company and project deadlines / goals. This individual will also play a supplementary role during the Pre-construction phase of a project, helping identify and assess risk, manage expectations around schedule, quality, constructability and feasibility through-out all phases of development.


Assist in procurement strategy & GC selection
Lead in negotiation of GC Contract / GMP
Represent JBG Smith interests on site
Oversee and coordinate all on site activities with all project stakeholders
Provide program level schedule development & overall project tracking
Facilitate and oversee project auditing, insurance compliance and bonding / subcontractor default insurance programs
Manage financial control and accountability through project completion
Review, verify and negotiate change orders as necessary
Create and maintain strategic vendor / contractor relationships
Oversee development of site logistics, traffic control plans and all permits required to facilitate construction
Source and procure 3rd party resources as necessary
Manage, mentor and oversee internal Construction Manager(s) / 3rd Party Construction Manager(s)
Assist in policy and procedure creation and monitoring
Ensure construction is in compliance with Company's policies, safety program, procedures and all regulations
Help to create new guidelines based on lessons learned and best practices
Provide constructability and budget reviews and assess completeness to meeting drawings, specs and design intent
Assist in providing Value Engineering throughout the design process to maintain budget
Monitor & enforce design milestones & deliverables


Bachelor's degree
Between 10-20+ years of experience in Construction and/or Development
Strong analytical skills with experience in contracts, budgeting and reviewing leases
Conscientious, self-directed and entrepreneurial with the ability to work both independently as well as collaboratively with teams
Exceptional time management, written and oral communication skills
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and must demonstrate a positive, can-do attitude

As a condition of employment, all external candidates must provide proof that you are fully vaccinated from COVID-19 as of your first day of employment, unless a request for an accommodation had been approved. Fully vaccinated means two weeks has passed since the last dose in a two-dose series or two weeks after a single-dose shot.

JBG SMITH is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected class, in accordance with applicable law.

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