Director of Trades-Construction

Allendale Permanent USD80,000 - USD120,000
  • Dynamic Director role with top West Michigan General contractor
  • High level management position with rapidly growing GC

About Our Client

As technology advances, demographics shift and culture evolves, contractors face the challenge of how to build for a world that transforms seemingly overnight. Building for a changing world means safely creating physical spaces reflective of clients' mission, all while elevating the communities where they work. From a team of preconstruction experts using the latest technologies to skilled trades, project managers and superintendents, our client remain at the forefront of our industry because they place community at the forefront of everything we do.

Job Description

MPI does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or based on an individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law. MPI encourages applications from minorities, women, the disabled, protected veterans and all other qualified applicants.


The key responsibilities of the Director of Trades - Construction will include:

  • Foster an environment of diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Strategy - Lead the development of additional trades skill sets and expand the offers of the Trades team
  • Be responsible for creating and modifying culture that aligns with corporate goals
  • Innovation and Collaboration - Be a champion and promote innovation and collaboration internally within the trades team and externally with existing clients and prospective new clients
  • Leadership - Build and maintain an efficient and effective Trades Team by recruiting, mentoring and managing a highly skilled team; structuring tasks, projects and deadlines to promote efficient of delivery, and promoting a strong and responsive service culture
  • Creating and maintain policies and procedures that further promote efficiencies and service-oriented culture
  • Financial responsibility- Monitor overall time and costs on project
  • Review Timesheets and track trends for time spent versus hours budgeted and estimated. Make recommendations to improve efficiencies
  • Operations - Support the enforcement of processes and best practices by establishing and communicating company standards and policies for work to be done onsite as well as best practices for project management
  • Identify areas of non-compliance as well as recommend/implement approved improvement plans
  • Training - Provide leadership in the continuous improvement of skills of team members
  • Create on the job training metrics that promote team members and provide a career track for team members
  • Scheduling - Work with foreman and Project managers to understand short term staffing needs as well as forecast long term project needs based on committed and potentially committed projects
  • Communicate weekly with foreman about work schedules and provide leadership and decision making to understand corporate priorities and project deadlines

The Successful Applicant

The Successful Director of Trades - Construction applicant will possess the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in business, management, construction management or related field preferred
  • 5-10 years of construction experience required
  • Management / supervisory experience required
  • Willingness to travel
  • Must possess strong organizational skills

What's on Offer

On offer for a Director of Trades - Construction candidate is:

  • Base salary ranging from $80,000 - $120,000 dependent on applicant experience
  • Employer 401K match of 6%
  • 4 weeks PTO
  • Company vehicle or car allowance + mileage reimbersement
  • Health, dental and vision coverage for employee and family
  • Paid maternity and paternity leave
  • Opportunity to be with one of the best construction firms in Michigan
  • Report directly into the VP of Trades with a clear growth path to senior leadership positions
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