JBG SMITH, Human Resources

  • Vice President Construction/Pre-Construction

    US-MD-Chevy Chase
  • Overview

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



    • Assist in establishing the overall program for each project & associated budget
    • Assist in providing Value Engineering throughout the design process to maintain budget
    • Monitor & enforce design milestones & deliverables
    • Provide budget reviews and assess completeness to meeting drawings, specs and design intent
    • Assist in soliciting and compiling project costs to be measured against our historical cost database
    • Provide constructability reviews
    • Assist in procurement strategy & GC selection
    • Assist in negotiation of GC Contract / GMP
    • Represent JBG Smith and our interests on site
    • Provide program level schedule development & overall project tracking
    • Facilitate and oversee project auditing, insurance compliance and bonding / sub guard 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
    • Manage, mentor and oversee internal Construction Manager(s) / 3rd Party Construction Manager(s)
    • Source and procure 3rd party resources as necessary
    • 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


    • 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


    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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