Vice President, Projects

Jones Lang LaSalle   •  

Richmond, VA

5 - 7 years

Posted 259 days ago

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Vice President, Projects

The VP, Projects directs, manages and executes senior level project management services on assigned projects utilizing and managing a team of professionals to provide superior client service.  Projects are larger, more complex and vary in scope.  This is a Player/Coach role.


  • Assumes a lead role in the development and execution of strategy for a team. 
  • Contributes to the development of the business unit’s overall strategy. 
  • Represents Business unit in local, regional, and national industry/public forums and with clients as a senior representative of the Firm.
  • Demonstrates high energy for the business, ability to energize others, and the willingness to take risks and make tough decisions.
  • Oversee project implementation and execution through completion of construction.
  • Financial management of entire project:  establish & manage project budgets (including hard and soft costs), maintain monthly forecasts and cash flow analysis, prepare anticipated cost reports and any otherreports as required by the client.
  • Provide construction cost/benefit analysis as required.
  • Projects may also be ground-up.  Responsibilities may include, but is not limited to:  pre-construction duties (e.g. programming, design, entitlements, bidding, permitting, consultant selection, design team selection, schedule creation, contractor selection, and vendor selection), ground-breaking, and all management of all of the aforementioned. 
  • May oversee several projects within an assigned area.
  • Design and execute marketing and development initiatives to best deliver results to existing and potential clients.
  • Oversee capital improvement/asset preservation programs with design and construction processes at multiple sites through local resources.
  • Negotiate contracts with each selected team member/vendor.
  • Extensive interface with architects, client staff, property managers and vendors.
  • Maintain client relationships and manage conflict resolution.
  • Provide appropriate level of on-site supervision to ensure project performance criteria are being met.
  • Performance management of all contracted vendors, consultants, etc.
  • Identify and address areas of concern regarding potential liabilities and risk (fee, our reputation, errors and omissions, etc.) to Manager.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use and application of all PDS technology as required for assigned projects.
  • Assist Local PDS Team in meeting AGM numbers on a Regional and National level as determined on a yearly basis by the Management Executive Committee.
  • Manage vendor and project team performance to ensure compliance with contractual requirements, all regulating entities and client expectations. 
  • Conveys acceptable practices and policies to team. 
  • Makes independent judgments related to operating procedures impacting assigned projects.
  • Demonstrates highly visible commitment to creating a “one-firm firm” by utilizing cross-discipline teams to meet client needs. 
  • Contributes where needed and/or requested by JLL Management Committee, Region Manager or Market Lead in the refinement of best practices of standards of excellence for the business unit and JLL overall.
  • Trains and develops JLL project team members in the skills and understanding of firm procedures, methodology and practices expected for a successful project implementation.
  • Insures that Manager and/or Regional Manager is fully and accurately informed of all project, internal and client issues affecting the perception of the local, national and global reputation of the firm.
  • Responsible for meeting AGM numbers on a Regional and National level as determined on a yearly basis by the Management Executive Committee.
  • Assumes responsibility for developing and implementing a marketing strategy (including pricing) for a team. 
  • Assists in developing marketing strategy for the business unit. 
  • Leads team in identifying and sourcing opportunities to meet future business development targets. 
  • Assists in sourcing new business for other business units within the firm. 
  • Able to market all available products and service offerings.
  • Contributes to the development of new product and service delivery ideas for the business unit and the firm.
  • Responsible for leading the sourcing, pitching, and securing of new business and projects within local markets.
  • Lead relationship manager for a single strategic alliance client, or serves as a key resource to multiple client teams. 
  • Assists client in developing real estate strategy linked to client business objectives. 
  • May be responsible for attracting, retaining, developing and managing a team of people (e.g. 4 or more) who are involved with a specific set of clients, functions, business unit or projects.
  • May recommend and/or takes actions regarding team talent (with involvement of Human Resources) to SVP/Managing Director or Regional Manager. 
  • Ensure that all accounts receivables are maintained at a level not to exceed planned working capital charge as set by corporate finance, the project team and/or the Regional Operations Manager.


  • BachelorDegree from an accredited institution. Preference towards a Degree in Architecture, Engineering, or Construction Management.
  • 5-10 years as a Senior Project Manager or similar role.
  • Ability to regularly communicate analyzed data to client and team to achieve project goals
  • Strong working knowledge of architectural drawings and furniture and space planning concepts.
  • Highly organized with strong analytical skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to interact with executive level external and internal clients as well as external team members (architects, contractors, client’s representatives, etc.).
  • Ability to manage all aspects of construction projects effectively and efficiently including, but not limited to budgeting, scheduling, submittals, change orders.
  • Fully competent at managing all types/sizes of projects.
  • Extensive knowledge of MS Office applications and MS Project. 
  • Ability to manage several medium and large ground-up development projects, major re-development projects and corporate interiors projects.
  • Previous experience effectively supervising, training, mentoring and evaluating several project managers at various levels within the organization or team.
  • Ability to develop and cultivate business relationships with existing and prospective clients
  • A strong working knowledge of accounting and financialreporting, budgeting, scheduling and process as they relate to corporate real estate
  • Ability to lead individuals across a national platform to deliver superior results in client service.
  • Experience working with landlords, developers and institutional owners.