Vanir Construction Management, Inc.

Project Director

Job Locations US-CA-Sacramento
Job ID
Construction / Project Management

About Vanir

Vanir Construction Management, Inc. has been exceeding client expectations for 35 years. Our progressive growth and quality of service has led Vanir to become consistently ranked among the top construction management firms in the nation by Engineering News-Record. As we continue growing into new areas and markets, our focus is to maintain a team of creative, ambitious, and visionary individuals.

Job Description

Do you want to work at one of the nation’s leading minority- and woman-owned program, project and construction management firms? 


Vanir is seeking a Project Director with proven leadership quality and strong communication skill who can build on our continued success in the justice market. To date, Vanir has managed more than 270 justice projects valued at over $5 billion, including new and renovated courthouses, police facilities, jails, prisons, juvenile detention centers, and emergency operations facilities.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities


The primary duties of a successful Project Director will focus on leadership, estimating, contract negotiation, scheduling, cost management and forecasting, client relations, design coordination, planning, and change management.


This position will collaborate with senior managers, estimators, schedulers and other construction professionals across Vanir’s divisions and other construction and engineering firms. The project director is responsible for on-site project operations and management, including the ability to:

  • Act in an advisory role assisting the client with initiating and setting goals for programs based on the strategic objectives
  • Assist the client in planning programs from start to finish, including identifying processes, deadlines, costs, and milestones
  • Lead program, project, and construction management efforts in accordance with the client's program policies and procedures
  • Develop an implementation plan and master schedule that reflects the program priorities
  • Identify risk and create risk mitigation plans successfully
  • Develop recommended actions and assist in resolving disputes relative to design and construction
  • Provide management of program logistics, organization, safety, and manpower utilization
  • Perform other related duties as assigned to ensure program and project success
  • Anticipate and manage issues by bringing authority to the team and leverage lessons learned from experience
  • Ensure contractor, architect, and engineer will adhere to contractual requirements on areas of safety, performance, project staff, and equipment

Minimum Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Construction Management, or Architecture is required
  • 15+ years of recent experience providing project and program management services on large justice and jail projects in excess of $500 million is required
  • A strong technical and practical background in justice, jail, and/or detention facility construction projects
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills with the ability to work well in a team environment is critical
  • Knowledge and application of construction estimating, cost, project controls/scheduling, documentation, engineering/construction principles, techniques, materials, applications, and practices
  • Experience in alternative project delivery methods including Design-Build and Progressive Design-Build

How to Apply

If you're interested in working for Vanir Construction Management, Inc., please visit our website to learn more and to apply online at


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Persons with medical limitations may, with reasonable accommodations, be capable of performing the duties of this position. Such a determination must be made on an individual basis considering the person's limitations, the requirements of the position, and the company's ability to make reasonable accommodations to the person's limitations.


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