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Construction Project Executive

Hollister Construction Services is a preeminent full service commercial construction firm headquartered in Parsippany, NJ. With a team of 100+ construction professionals, Hollister utilizes the latest in technology and embraces best practices in project management to deliver award-winning results.

At Hollister, we’re innovating the construction industry, and improving the communities around us. Are you passionate about the Construction Industry? If you enjoy building cool structures and working with a team of talented construction professionals, we’d love to talk with you!

Hollister Construction Services is currently recruiting for a full time Project Executive to join our outstanding management team.

Commerical Construction Project Executive (PX)

Reports To:

Vice President, Operations (VPO)

Summary:

Reporting to the VPO the Project Executive (PX) must be a highly motivated, adaptable and experienced individual in multiple aspects of construction. The PX must have proven leadership capabilities, the highest ethical standards and the skills to both lead and develop others. The PX must be able to lead, manage, and coordinate all phases of a large and/or multiple projects from preconstruction, through construction (Project Management) and closeout by leading and developing a team of Project Managers, Project Coordinators and Site Supervisors who have the skills to execute on their defined roles. 

Primary responsibilities for this role include: 

  • Business Development - Working with the Estimating and Business Development teams to secure work;
  • Technical Leadership - Overseeing the preconstruction phase and ensuring the team executes on the construction, turnover and post turnover service stages on a portfolio of projects. 
  • Relationship Development - Supporting business development activities by maintaining long lasting relationships with clients, the design community, engineers and other organizations that enhance future business development opportunities.
  • Talent Management - Coaching, mentoring and developing a diverse team and ensuring Hollister is creating growth opportunities to achieve both individual and corporate goals and objectives.
  • Management - The PX will have direct responsibility for a team of Project Managers, Project Coordinators and Site Superintendents(s).

Success of the PX will be measured on:

  • Client satisfaction
  • Project Management - schedule, budget/cost, construction, risk
  • Financial performance
  • Safety performance
  • Quality
  • Employee engagement and development
  • Maximizing the skills and resources of others.
  • Creating positive development opportunities, mentoring staff and assisting direct reports in the advancement of their careers.
  • Identifying and/or securing new projects.
  • Successfully leading operational improvement initiatives related to our strategic plan.
  • Living and promoting behaviors that support Hollister’s Core Values

Job Responsibilities:

Leadership -

  • Promote and instill Hollister Core Values.
  • Provide leadership to initiate and influence change.
  • Support Business Development activities by maintaining and enhancing relationships with your personal network and past clients and leveraging those relationships to secure profitable projects.
  • Promote Hollister through Community involvement and activities.
  • Develop and/or Promote and advance the latest industry technologies, systems, processes and innovations to ensure Hollister maintains its position as an industry leader in construction.

Talent Management -

  • Maximize the skills and resources of others.
  • Create positive development opportunities, mentoring staff and assisting direct reports in the advancement of their careers.
  • Build diverse, high performing teams, through coaching, training and development opportunities and creating opportunities for new and challenging experiences.
  • Promote career enhancing opportunities for and the development of staff
  • Demonstrate high standards of personal accountability, integrity and ethics and instill these same characteristics in the people who you lead.
  • Develop and monitor risk management/mitigation plans and strategies to support the project managers and project teams as well as protect the company assets.

Project Cycle -

Success will be measured on projects executed by your team in the areas of:

  • Client satisfaction
  • Meet client expectations measured through client satisfaction surveys and feedback.
  • Project Management - schedule, budget/cost, construction, risk
  • Support the Business Development team by participating or taking a leadership role in the interview stage of securing work.
  • Provide general Project Management oversight in all phases of construction.
  • Provide leadership to individual logistical plans and project scheduling.
  • Provide overall accountability for successful delivery of multiple projects and/or a major project(s).
  • Accountable for safety, quality, and compliance programs for your teams’ project(s).
  • Financial performance
  • Conduct individual project reviews for the project portfolio and be accountable for the financial management, schedule, execution and safety of the projects.
  • Safety performance
  • Collaborate with Safety staff and management to ensure the safe execution of the project sites to achieve goal of Zero lost-time accidents.

Experience and Skills:

  • A post-secondary degree or diploma in construction or engineering.
  • Minimum of 10 years in construction with at least 8 years managing progressively larger and more complex projects and teams.
  • Estimating and/or Business Development experience.
  • On site Project Coordination, or Project Management experience.
  • Previous experience working on a remote or logistically challenging project.
  • Proven leadership skills, with a strong focus on mentoring and motivating.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage key relationships, including clients, business partners, government agencies, and subcontractors.
  • Able to identify key issues; creatively and strategically overcome internal and external challenges or obstacles.
  • A clear and solid understanding of the issues faced by the organization, including, but not limited to market conditions, project challenges, financial, client and or subcontractor issues.
  • Sound understanding of risk management.
  • Knowledge of Human Resources policies, practices, and procedures.
  • Effective attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy.
  • High level of integrity, confidentially, and accountability.
  • Sound analytical thinking, planning, prioritization, and execution skills.
  • A well-defined sense of diplomacy, including solid negotiation, conflict resolution, and people management skills.
  • Outstanding listening and communication skills are essential.

Key Behaviors:

  • Accepts responsibility, is accountable and holds your team accountable.
  • Adopts creative solutions and capitalizes on the experience of those around you and thinks outside the box.
  • Always acts with a high ethical standard and leads with integrity.
  • Takes ownership when a leader is needed and initiative when the opportunity arises.
  • Is a strong collaborator and communicator with peers and other departments.
  • Creates opportunities to develop others.
  • Provides timely and meaningful feedback.
  • Focuses on client satisfaction, safety, and performance.
  • Will make difficult and critical business decisions.
  • Fiduciary.
  • Provides clear and consistent communication.
  • Honest, ethical and straight forward business conduct.
  • Coach, mentor.
  • Drives business and project performance in line with our core values.
  • Identifies new business opportunities.

Equal Opportunity Policy:

HCS is an equal opportunity employer adhering to a policy of nondiscrimination in accordance with Federal and State laws.  Employment opportunities are made available to all individuals based on experience, skills, qualifications and references, without regard to race, creed, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital status, domestic partnership status or civil union status, gender identity or expression, disability, liability for service in the armed forces, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical hereditary or cellular blood trait, genetic information or membership in any other legally protected classification.  In addition, HCS will make a reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would create an undue hardship for HCS. 

HCS’s policy of nondiscrimination applies to decisions on hiring, promotion, demotion, transfer, termination, reduction in force, layoff, disciplinary action, compensation, benefits, training, participation in company sponsored recreational activities and any other employment opportunities and activities. 

 

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