Project Executive

Wilmington, DE

Project Executive

EDiS’ Project Executive is a key member of EDiS’ Management Team and strategic planning process. The Project Executive is a role model for high performance, and an outspoken advocate for EDiS’ vision, and our strategy to achieve that vision. EDiS’ Project Executive actively plays a role in the growth of company revenues by creating customer loyalty through an exceptional customer experience. This position is responsible for the oversight of multiple construction projects, supervising project team members to achieve the highest level of safety, quality, and productivity on each project. As a main point of contact to our clients, the Project Executive is involved in a project from pre-construction through to completion and turnover. Additional responsibilities include developing new business and repeat business with clients. The Project Executive is responsible for leading, developing, and mentoring team members to ensure the team’s and projects’ success.

Expectations of EDiS Employees

  1. Be a leader by taking responsibility, exhibiting a positive attitude, and preserving the company culture.
  2. Actively participate in the implementation and support of EDiS’ Total Jobsite Safety and Zero Accidents Program.
  3. Embrace EDiS’ Service Vision and Nine Standards, and apply them to everything you do.
  4. Seek to thoroughly understand corporate and industry practices, processes, standards, etc., and their impact on project activities.
  5. Strive to continuously build knowledge and skills by pursuing training and development.
  6. Serve as a steward of EDiS’ financial health and growth.
  7. Work ethically and with integrity.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Participate in developing, administering, and achieving EDiS’ Strategic Plan, organizational goals, and company policies.
  2. Coordinate functions and operations across departments to ensure activities align with strategic goals and meet internal and external customers’ expectations.
  3. Train and ensure assigned employees are aware of and are successfully implementing EDiS’ policies, procedures, and project processes, as relevant. (e.g. COMPASS, PlanCheck, Pre-Install, Closeout, etc.)
  4. Manage pre-construction phase on assigned projects, including preliminary schedules, budgets, value engineering efforts, and design reviews.
  5. Create project budget, including fees, General Conditions items, and reimbursable labor assuming primary profit/loss responsibility for overall corporate success.
  6. Plan, direct, coordinate, and/or supervise activities on assigned projects to ensure a successful project outcome with regards to schedule, budget, and customer satisfaction.
  7. Keep company principals informed of critical project related issues. Offer feedback to improve EDiS performance.
  8. Attend regular executive level meetings, many of which may occur after normal business hours. (g. Board Meetings, Town Hall, Community meetings, etc.)
  9. Attend project events throughout construction and coordinate the activities associated. (g. ground breakings, ribbon cuttings, steel topping out, etc.)
  10. Perform necessary administrative activities associated with projects and corporate functions, submitting appropriate reports, timely, clearly, and accurately.
  11. Assist Human Resources with staffing and hiring by monitoring workload and manpower needs and participating in interview process, making hiring recommendations.
  12. Effectively manage subordinate team members’ activities, providing regular feedback, developing their skills, and encouraging growth.
  13. Develop opportunities and growth for EDiS through business development efforts by initiating and maintaining relationships with clients, contractors, and A/E contacts.
  14. Participate in sales and marketing activities to help win work. (e.g. networking events, written proposals, presentations, etc.)
  15. Visit assigned projects on a routine basis. Ability to travel and report to projects/office locations as required.

Qualifications/Competencies

  1. Ability to build morale and inspire others to perform
  2. Effectively communicate EDiS’ vision and company messaging
  3. Maintain confidentiality with EDiS Company and client information
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of marketplace
  5. Experience with industry specific software and technology
  6. Proficient with Microsoft Office suite
  7. Proficient with software to view, create, manipulate PDFs (e.g. BlueBeam)
  8. Demonstrate extreme accuracy and organization of the entire project scope
  9. Demonstrate sound judgment to make recommendations that affect profitability and quality of project
  10. Ability to work independently and make significant, effective decisions
  11. Strong negotiation skills to resolve project conditions with subcontractor, design team, and/or client
  12. Superior verbal communication skills with the ability to effectively present information one-on-one and speak in front of groups
  13. Superior written communication skills with the ability to write routine reports and business correspondence
  14. Commitment to superior customer service, responding promptly to the clients’ needs, and meeting commitments
  15. Open to direction and feedback, listens, and seeks clarification
  16. Display original thinking and creativity and generate suggestions for improving quality of work
  17. Exceptional multi-tasking skills and ability to remain poised and professional under pressure
  18. Team-oriented with the ability to positively interact with and lead internal and external team members

Required Education and Experience

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Construction Management, or related field
  2. 20+ years of direct construction management experience
  3. 10+ years managerial experience successfully managing individuals and teams
  4. PMP, CCM, or additional professional certification
  5. Experience running projects large in scale, size, and complexity
  6. Proven success managing multiple projects concurrently
  7. OSHA 30-hour Certification
  8. Current CPR and First Aid certification
  9. Comprehensive knowledge of and experience managing multiple delivery methods – GC, CM, Design-Build
  10. Advanced knowledge of specialty areas (e.g., MEP systems, building envelope)
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