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Vice President of Construction

Company: Transwestern
Location: Austin
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

The Transwestern family of companies together comprise a privately held, diversified real estate services, investment and development organization.

A unique approach underlies our success. We do business differently by empowering our team members with the resources and independence to deliver extraordinary results to our clients. It's simple. We start with hiring hard-working, smart, genuinely good people, and organize them in collaborative cross-functional teams. We give them the support to outperform and the freedom to take ownership as they work to exceed our clients' expectations. We do business differently, and that makes us Transwestern.

The Vice President of Construction is responsible for evaluating prospective sites, overseeing pre-construction, and representing the organization throughout the construction phase. The Vice President of Construction will provide management of due diligence, programming, design, entitlements, bidding, permitting, procurement, design team selection, schedule creation/management, contractor selection, vendor selection, sustainability and post construction services.

It is also the responsibility of the Vice President of Construction not only to exhibit legendary customer service when communicating with tenants, prospective tenants, owners, and vendors but also to focus on productivity and results.


  • Lead analysis and due diligence of potential projects for purchase and development.
  • Direct the creation of sitework. shell building and off-site cost estimates.
  • Manage the solicitation and negotiation of engineering and design consultant proposals and contracts.
  • Manage design and engineering consultants in the creation of construction drawings including the review and approval of related invoices.
  • Manage the review of construction plans and specifications for accuracy and completeness.
  • Offer guidance regarding cost, constructability and integrity of materials, methods and systems.
  • Recommend value engineering options.
  • Negotiate with contractors, consultants, and suppliers to obtain the most complete scope of work at the best price and schedule.
  • Make recommendations regarding award of work.
  • Lead the negotiation of construction contracts, amendments, modifications and addenda. completeness.
  • Manage, create, review, interpret and analyze critical path construction schedules.
  • Manage, prepare or assist in the building of development pro forma models.
  • Manage the regular inspection of the construction sites / attendance of regular construction meetings.
  • Manage construction monitoring to determine compliance with budgets, plans, specifications, manufacturer requirements, industry standards, laws and regulations.
  • Manage the review and approval of pay applications, change orders and other general contractor submittals.
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships among partners, staff, clients, contractors, consultants, municipal officials, etc.
  • Maintain internal communication with staff and other team members involved in each project.
  • Be prepared to attend Planning Commission and City Council approvals and hearings as necessary.

    • A college degree in Construction Management, Engineering, Architecture or related field.
    • Business degree with demonstrated relevant construction experience considered.
    • Ten years of experience with a general contractor or a developer constructing industrial or commercial projects in the Texas market.
    • Ten years of experience as an estimator / senior estimator of industrial or commercial projects in the Texas market.
    • The ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects of various sizes and scope.
    • Thorough knowledge / skill in using MS Office i.e. Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.
    • Knowledge and implementation of MS Project scheduling from inception to open.
    • The ability to work in multiple cities and states including travel to project sites as required.
    • Comprehensive knowledge of materials, methods and the tools involved in new construction and renovation.
    • Understanding of design techniques and principals involved in the production of coordinated construction documents and related design work.
    • Experience in managing design teams throughout the design and construction administration processes.
    • Sound experience in legal, economic and accounting principles and practices utilized in construction.
    • Ability to work with limited supervision, effectively manage time and multi-task.


      Austin, TX

      We Are Transwestern!

      Transwestern's Guiding Principles are woven into the fabric of our firm and underscore the value of each individual team member. We embrace diversity, equity and inclusion - not only as the right thing to do, but as a reflection of who we are. It is our responsibility and heartfelt desire to create an environment that elevates the human spirit and brings out the best in everyone. Transwestern offers an exciting work environment, competitive salary and excellent benefits, which include medical, dental and vision coverage, as well as a 401(K) plan. Transwestern is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: Transwestern, Austin , Vice President of Construction, Executive , Austin, Texas

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