June 5, 2024

VP Regional Leader – DMV

Washington, DC - Corporate Office

VP Regional Leader – DMV

Washington, D.C.

Our Washington, DC office has an immediate opening for a Regional Leader – DMV.

McKissack & McKissack is a national architectural, engineering, and construction services firm that has earned a strong reputation for consistently delivering results on high profile government and commercial projects. Our organization is guided by a passion for excellence, and we are committed to innovation, collaboration, and delivering superior results that meet and exceeds the needs of our clients. We offer a well-balanced corporate culture that embraces diversity, nurtures professional growth, and rewards hard work. McKissack & McKissack seeks individuals to join our growing organization who have excellent academic and/or work experience, integrity, and client-focused attitudes.

Full Position Description

VP Regional Leader – DMV

McKissack & McKissack, 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 government and private sector clients.

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

• Humble: being of little ego; focusing more on their teammates than themselves.

Hungry: strong work ethic and drive.

• Smart: what they say or do has a positive outcome on those around them.

ROLE (High level):

The Vice President will report directly to the President in the Washington, DC Headquarters office. 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.    


Your ROLE (Logistics):

Reporting To: President

Who Reports to You: N/A

Where You Work: Washington, DC (Onsite)

Your Salary: $250,000


Your Role (Responsibilities):

  • 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 on-boarding 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 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, provide team building opportunities, create individual development plans and career tracking in conjunction with Talent Manager.
  • Works collaboratively with Executive team, and support staff.  
  • Responsible for promoting a team-oriented approach to responsible management of the Practice.
  • Oversees an interdisciplinary team to ensure projects are completed one 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 NEED You to Have:

  • Bachelor's degree (or greater) in Architecture, Engineering, or Construction Management.    
  • Professional Engineer (PE), Registered Architect (RA) or RA with AIA affiliation is preferred.  
  • 5+ years in an elevated construction role as a Project Executive, Director, or VP.
  • 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. 


What We WANT You to Have:

PMP or CCM Certification a plus.  

What you get:

•    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


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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