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Executive Vice President – Operations


This is a Full-time position in Los Angeles, CA posted March 30, 2021.

nnAs a member of the USA Commercial Development Senior Leadership Team (“SLT”), the Executive Vice President – Operations is responsible for ensuring a collaborative and cooperative working relationship with our construction partners (Skanska USA Building, Inc.), specifically in contract standards, design and build efforts, integration of innovation and technologies across the regions and overall process improvement standardization.

The EVP Operations is also accountable to the Business Unit President for the development and oversight of enterprise-wide Skanska Commercial Development construction operational standards, systems, processes, and the tools required for their implementation.

This role, in coordination with the BUP and the entire SLT is responsible at the enterprise level for the overall building related strategy across all of the regions.  This position is measured on the ability to develop and establish operational consistency while maintaining flexibility to promote innovation and entrepreneurial spirit throughout the operating regional offices.    nn nnOur company Values drive us tonn nnBe Better-Together Skanska is committed to workplace diversity and to cultivating, fostering and preserving a culture of inclusion.

We know through experience that different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds create a stronger and more creative work environment that drives innovation and continuous improvement.Act Ethically & Transparently We conduct business with a high degree of integrity and transparency, never accept shortcuts and foster an environment where everyone can speak their mind.Commit to Customers We help our customers be successful in their business, build strong partnerships within the industry to ensure a sustainable future and improve the communities in which we live.Care for Life We provide an injury-free and ethical environment for all who work or visit our workspaces.nn nnMajor Duties & Responsibilitiesnn nnResponsible for developing and overseeing the implementation of national uniform CDUS operational standards, systems, processes and tools to leverage best practices, and to address deficiencies to ensure predictability, consistency and efficiencyManaging the implementation of the design and construction contracts for all CDUS projects while working closely with Skanska USA Building leadership and the CDUS regional officesSupport regional development teams at the project level when challenges arise, ensuring consistency across all projects and regionsEnabling Culture & Vision and driving Skanska valuesPromoting cross-discipline synergy for operational systems and processes at enterprise level byLeading key strategic areas Innovation, Information Technology and SustainabilityEnsuring procedural consistency in all Design and Build effortsLeading and advocating for Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S) programs, policies and reportingProvide guidance / support to the regional officesnn nnCollaborates withnn nnSVP-General Counsel relating to all construction related companywide governance standardsChief Investment Officer (“CIO”) and Strategic Services Team (”SST”) leaders on companywide strategic initiativesDeveloping and overseeing a Quality Assurance / National Quality programServing on the Investment Committee, focused on Execution Risk ResponsibilityParticipating in strategic project pursuits and planningServing as executive level support in new market start-up’snn nnKey Attributes and Competenciesnn nnTrusted, transparent and a good listenerEnabler of culture and vision in operational excellenceA highly collaborative partner with all roles / levels within the Skanska organizationStrong leadership intuition able to be a leader of leaders with the ability to inspire and motivate people and to lead teams across multiple disciplinesProven success in developing plans for implementation of standards, systems and processes together with objective metrics to monitor and improve performanceSafety ChampionInnovative mindsetSolid communicator with excellent facilitation skillsOpen mindset to changeStrong ability to connect dots to enhance and drive our business into the futureExpertly applies Lean and QC best practices to operations Full command of Skanska systems and processes used by Development and Construction Teams in the performance of our workProven leadership overseeing end-to-end operations for a national real estate and/or construction companyAble to influence and persuade without direct authority, especially with regional development leadersSkilled at providing appropriate and relevant feedback to peers and team membersOpenly receives and appropriately applies constructive feedbackAble to analyze data analytics to gain insight and lead to quality decisionsnn nnEducation and/or Experiencenn nnMaster’s Degree – Real Estate Development, Construction Management, Engineering or equivalent preferred.

15+ year’s extensive experience in leadership / operational role within a real estate development firm.

Direct operational experience on multiple/complex developments and/or construction projects.nn nnAuthoritynn nnThe EVP Operations derives his or her authority from the Business Unit President, performing all duties with his/her guidance.  The EVP Operations is responsible for leading, supervising, managing, and coordinating the efforts of the heads of Sustainability, Innovation, Technology and EHS, as well as Design & Build efforts and Construction relationships.nn nnWork Environment/Job Conditionsnn nnThis job may be performed in the office or on the jobsite and requires frequent sitting (often working on a computer), frequent walking, standing, bending, and reaching.  He/she must be able to navigate the jobsite and is expected to be able to comply with all safety regulations in the office and on the jobsite.nn