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VP of Operations - Construction

Columbus, Ohio, United States

Date Posted: 03/20/2015
Categories: Contractor & Other Trades - Management
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Our client, RICOP Construction Company, specializes in Design-Build Construction Services and offers Turnkey Building Solutions sensitive to Sustainability/LEED considerations, while incorporating our Value Engineering methods. RICOP has been in business for 25 years and predominantly builds in Ohio and contiguous states. We are known for long-term commitments to integrity in our methods, creativity in our design solutions, diligence in our project management, excellence in our performance and servant-leadership in our relationships. We seek to nurture the great reputation we have earned by continuing to do the things that built our reputation: providing detailed proposals, insightful and fresh design solutions developed through listening to client's needs, attention to detail in the construction process, honesty throughout, and follow-through after the project is completed.




The ideal VP of Operations is an objective and helpful team player who manages through people while developing the talent of RICOP's employees. He/she is not only a mentor and coach but is also coach-able. This team builder has high morals and standards and maintains a cool, calm and even keeled demeanor. He or she is honest, patient, and dependable. With great integrity, work ethic, loyalty and trustworthiness, this motivator is able to bring the field and office staff together through positive reinforcement which keeps morale high.


This great communicator is comfortable and professional when interacting not only with RICOP employees but also anyone from laborers to C-level executives. Being a strong negotiator, this person knows when to stand his/her ground while being supportive and sensitive to others needs and situations.


The right candidate is a creative innovator who will define and follow processes, keep projects on task and on time through organization, planning and work management. Being a multi-tasker and delegator, this detailed VP of Operations will follow up internally as well as with customers. He/she will take responsibility when needed and is strategic in his/her approach. This VP of Operations possess great people skills when resolving issues and problems with employees, vendors and customers.





The responsibilities and duties of this VP of Operations include, but are not limited to, the following items:


  • Report directly to the President

  • Manage Project Managers and Superintendents (including interviewing,

hiring and firing, employee training and evaluations)

  • Continue education of staff through group and one-on-one training sessions

  • Develop formal processes and standard operating procedures

  • Schedule and assign teams to new projects

  • Oversee budgets and schedules

  • Quality control and Safety

  • Participate in strategic planning and sales presentations

  • Participate in company Vision and Direction Casting

  • Offer sales support and technical credibility

  • Troubleshoot (design, sub contractors, clients)

  • Develop intentional and consistent client relationships

  • Be the “face of the company” to the clients






  • Minimum of 10 years Construction Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years Field Experience

  • Design-Build experience

  • Experience in managing direct reports (including interviewing, hiring and firing)

  • Minimum of 10 years experience in a leadership role

  • 4 year Degree or equivalent work experience

  • Microsoft product proficiency



  • Portfolio of project lists with related, commercial projects of $500,000 to $15M (including roles, responsibility and success of projects)

  • 15+ years of Construction Experience

  • 10+ years of Field Experience

  • Small business experience

  • Career progression and stability

  • 4 year Degree in Architecture, Construction Management, Business, Engineering or related field



  • Hard Bid experience

  • Estimating experience

  • Certifications (PM, LEED, etc.)

  • Community involvement/hobbies/interests



What sets RICOP Construction apart from other employers?

  • RICOP has stability after 25 years of doing business in Columbus and Ohio

  • Niche market

  • Up and coming with an air of change and excitement as we are looking to grow and improve our company

  • Opportunity to re-create a department

  • Non-competitive bidding (no public work)

  • Conscious decision to limit travel of employees

  • Competitive compensation

  • Family atmosphere

  • High morale and standards

  • Open office/open door policy