September 30, 2020

Vice President, PMCM (Midwest Region)

McKissack & McKissack, is an outgrowth of the oldest African American owned architecture-engineering in the country, has a strong reputation for consistently delivering results on high profile projects for both government and private sector clients. This position, as part of the leadership team, will ensure the mission of enriching people’s lives. The culture of the firm leverages teamwork, talent, integrity, fiscal and social responsibility to strengthen the delivery of its mission.

We are seeking leaders the exhibit the attributes of a great team player, Humble, Hungry and Smart

  • Humble, being little ego; focusing more on their teammates than on themselves.
  • Hungry, strong work ethic and driven.
  • Smart, what they say or do has a positive outcome on those around them.

The Vice President will report directly to the Chief Operating Officer, in Washington, DC.  The leader will have responsibility for the Midwest regional offices. The leader will be a team player, with excellent internal and external communications skills.   This position plans, organizes, and directs the activities of his/ her respective area to achieve the objectives of the business to maximize returns and minimize risk for the company. Operations include design management, program management, project and construction management.   This will include the hiring/assignment of personnel that exhibits humble, hungry and smart attributes. Responsible for teaming partners selection, and execution of the work, monitoring progress of each project to ensure financially successful resolution. This leader will demonstrate financial responsibility and savvy. He or she guides all operations for the region, budget development, revenue, profit loss, marketing and business development.

The position requires excellent verbal and written communication skills, with an emphasis on the ability to organize and present information to our clients. Specifically, the VP will be responsible for building and maintaining a network of client relationships such that we receive RFP’s for new work and repeat business from those clients, and leads about other work.  With the assistance of our marketing department, prepare responses to RFPs including preparation of technical fee proposals (including management and resourcing), preparation and delivery of interviews, development of marketing packages, etc.   Participate in internal marketing meetings to coordinate and support business development activities with other offices and assist other offices as required in the pursuit of work.   

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Develops, implements, and executes a strategic business plan  and budget for the area including achievement of assigned metrics such as those related to financial forecasts and customer satisfaction; Drives the operational performance and  capabilities to surpass customer satisfaction, retention, and company goals; Provide management and oversight to staff, as well as lead the recruitment and onboarding of new staff.
  • In conjunction with the corporate office, approves advertising and marketing campaigns; communicates and collaborates with sales and marketing teams to promote and sell new projects, programs, and systems. 
  • Locates and evaluates project opportunities, develop fee proposals, conducts cost analysis, estimating expected costs for the project; prepares proposals and implements a budget based on estimates.
  • Provides leadership, vision, and direction for multiple aspects of the practice, including our core services: Design (Architecture and Civil Engineering) Program, Project & Construction Management, Contracts, Field Operations, Environmental Compliance, Safety, Development and Implementation of new services to maintain a corporate competitive advantage. Must provide executive oversight for all PMCM projects., while increasing operating performance.
  • Corporate Liaison, responsible for communicating regularly with staff.  Leader will provide team building opportunities, create individual development plans and career tracking in conjunction with Talent Manager.
  • Works collaboratively with McKissack & McKissack Executive team, and support staff. 
  • Responsible for promoting a team-oriented approach to responsible management of the Office.  
  • Oversees an interdisciplinary team to ensure projects are completed on time and to specifications; manages all aspects of the project from securing personnel and managing capital assets to achieving financial results.
  • Delegates work and assignments to team members based on expertise, work experience, and time constraints. Maintains knowledge of trends, developments, new technologies, and market conditions relevant to the area and industry.
  • Has revenue targets and P&L accountability for portfolio of work.

What We Are Looking For:

  • Bachelors (or greater) Degree in Architecture, Engineering, or Construction Management.  License or Certification a plus. 
  • Thorough understanding of fiscal and human resource management techniques.
  • Knowledge of compliance requirements and governmental regulations.
  • Ability to produce sales and implement marketing strategies.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to develop and present comprehensive reports.
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and organizational skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a proven ability to exercise initiative, judgment, and discretion.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Ability to function well in a high-paced and at times stressful environment

What We Offer:

McKissack & McKissack offers a generous benefits package including:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • 401K
  • Company-paid holidays
  • Vacation and Sick Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Life Insurance
  • Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • On the Job Training and Professional Development

McKissack & McKissack is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.

McKissack & McKissack is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.


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