Project Executive

Project Executive Des Moines, IA

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The Weitz Company

Job Title:

Project Executive

Job Type:

Full-Time

Date Posted:

05/04/2022

Location:

Des Moines, IA

Salary:

$N/A

Company Description:

The Weitz Company

Our global construction group is comprised of Orascom Construction subsidiaries, The Weitz Company, Contrack Watts Inc., and Watts Constructors. Collectively, we specialize in Commercial, Federal, and Industrial construction projects with a best-in-class Supply Chain segment. We have forged our reputation by constantly seeking new construction innovations and technology that provide our clients and employees with predictable, reliable, and collaborative services. Our commitment to delivering a top quality product has resulted in long-standing customer relationships and recognition by industry rankings as one of the top contractors in the United States.

We view employees as our most valuable asset, and the key to our success. That’s why we provide team members a career (not just a job), supported by learning and development opportunities, and a positive, collaborative work environment. We offer the resources of a large company, while preserving our small company feel. Employees are encouraged to work hard, have fun and build strong relationships along the way! Community involvement, diversity and inclusion, and employee empowerment are central to our Company’s culture.

Job Description:

Our global construction group is comprised of Orascom Construction subsidiaries, The Weitz Company, Contrack Watts Inc., and Watts Constructors. Collectively, we specialize in Commercial, Federal, and Industrial construction projects with a best-in-class Supply Chain segment. We have forged our reputation by constantly seeking new construction innovations and technology that provide our clients and employees with predictable, reliable, and collaborative services. Our commitment to delivering a top quality product has resulted in long-standing customer relationships and recognition by industry rankings as one of the top contractors in the United States. 

We view employees as our most valuable asset, and the key to our success. That’s why we provide team members a career (not just a job), supported by learning and development opportunities, and a positive, collaborative work environment. We offer the resources of a large company, while preserving our small company feel. Employees are encouraged to work hard, have fun and build strong relationships along the way! Community involvement, diversity and inclusion, and employee empowerment are central to our Company’s culture.

What We Offer: 

  • Competitive Pay
  • Rewarding Bonus Program
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package with Tax-Advantaged HSA and FSA offerings
  • Employer-Paid Short and Long Term Disability Programs
  • Employer-Paid Life Insurance
  • Generous Paid Time Off Provisions
  • 401K Retirement Savings Plan With Company Match
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Fully Paid Parental Leave
  • Voluntary Products including: Pet Insurance, Critical Illness Insurance and Accident Insurance
  • Corporate Wellness Program with Wellness Time Off and Rewards

The Weitz Company is seeking an Industrial Project Executive to be located out of our Des Moines, IA office.  Candidates must be well versed and experienced in Design-Build and/or EPC project delivery in the Industrial and/or Commercial field.  Business travel is required up to 50% for this position.  

The Project Executive is responsible for the overall success of assigned projects by overseeing the construction operations while providing leadership and management direction. This role develops project team members, identifies continuous improvement opportunities and assists with the creation of a business unit strategic growth plan and budget. The Project Executive typically reports to the Director of Operations or Business Unit Leader.

What You'll Do:

  • Establish and maintain high level relationships
  • Manage multiple Project Managers and project teams
  • Plan, organize and staff key positions
  • Manage and support proposal creation and the development of client presentations
  • Maintain a strong network of industry related contacts for the purpose of expanding business opportunities
  • Manage financial aspects of contracts to protect company’s interest and maintain good relationship with Client.
  • Monitor and control construction through administrative direction of on-site field management staff to ensure project is built on schedule and within budget; investigate potentially serious situations and implement corrective measures.
  • Provide leadership and direction to preconstruction teams in analyzing value to the customer, opportunities and risk.
  • Lead business in safety awareness, education and prevention efforts.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned
  • Business travel will be required

What We're Looking For:
To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each previously stated duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and ability necessary to succeed in this role.

  • Education: An industry related bachelor's degree is required. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
  • Experience: A minimum of fifteen (15) years of construction industry is required.  Must have been the Senior Most Manager, Project Executive, or Director on a $50M - $200M project. 
  • Technology: Proficiency in basic computer software programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook. Employee should have solid experience with project management/scheduling software (JDE, Procore, Bluebeam, scheduling software, etc.). 
  • Skills: A qualified candidate will demonstrate firm judgment and communication skills while exhibiting leadership, business acumen, mentoring and decision making abilities. This role should also effectively resolve conflicts, network with clients and have a high degree of self-motivation.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position at this time. 

The Company does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or agencies. Any resume submitted to any employee of the Company without a prior written search agreement will be considered unsolicited and the property of the Company. Please, no phone calls or emails. 

The Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment (minorities, females, veterans, individuals with disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other protected categories in accordance with state and federal laws). The Company is a drug and alcohol free workplace and background checks are required if applicable.

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