SVP Construction

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Construction

Role Summary

As the Project Director for MSG Sphere Las Vegas provide strategic direction for the project as well as the leadership and management of the Project Team.
Represent the MSGdc Department locally for the MSG Sphere Las Vegas Project. Manage liaison and communication with internal management, identified stakeholders, the supply chain and industry professionals; representing MSG to best support the project and MSG business objectives.
Liaise and coordinate with Construction Technology Team including day to day coordination the Construction Technology Director.
Identify requirements and objects of the project team to achieve MSG’s business goals, through project leadership team manage the development and implementation of defined workstreams within the Las Vegas Sphere project to achieve the successful delivery of the project.
Provide regular detailed project reporting to MSGdc leadership and where required to MSG functions in New York.
Develop an understanding of the overall delivery process and transferable expertise to contribute to the implementation of lessons learnt and the delivery of subsequent Sphere projects.

Specific Functions/Activities Summary

Responsible for. Represent MSG at an executive level in the relationship with the Design Team, General Contractor, neighboring stakeholders, local authorities and statutory bodies.

· Lead the project to achieve the project objectives and MSG business goals.

· Through an integrated management team manage the project department functions:

o Construction Management

o Project Management

o Commercial & Contract Administration

o Scheduling & Project Controls

· Manage the relationship with any construction management partners as appropriate to ensure their deliverables and objects are achived.

· Chair executive project meeting

· Ensure the need for timely decisions to achieve the project objectives are highlighted to the responsible party within MSG and seek direction as required.

· Monitor and manage the performance of the design team in relation to any information required to for the construction of the works.

· Represent MSGdc in relation to third party legal agreements and technical discussions with adjoining landowners to support planning, design and delivery objectives.

o Third Party Stakeholders include:

1. Sands

2. Wynn

3. Las Vegas Monorail

4. Howard Hughes Business Park

· Co-ordinate and interface with the Construction Technology Team who are managing the design and delivery of the technology components incorporated into the project, including

o Design interfaces with the building fabric and each of the technology components.

o Responsibility interfaces between the technology providers and the Project Delivery Team.

o Manufacture and installation schedules for each technology component.

o Planned cost verses projected / actual for each technology component.

o Performance monitoring of contractors.

o Quality assurance.

o Testing, commissioning, handover.

o Regular and ad-hoc project reporting.

  • Coordinate and interface with MSG stakeholder required for the design and delivery of the project.
  • o Establish and maintain productive relationships with key stakeholders to support their engagement in all areas of responsibility.

    o Seek comments / directions / approvals as required by agreed the stakeholder responsibility matrix.

    o Manage requests for information and ensure timely responses are provided. 

    · Managing and coordinating the development of any off-site property assets required for the delivery, marketing or operation of the facility.

    o Manage commercial property agents (if required).

    o Liaise and coordinate with MSG / External Legal Teams as required

    o Manage and coordinate the development of any designs.

    o Manage and coordinate any construction teams.

    o Liaise and coordinate the input of any MSG or third-party stakeholders.

  • Provide regular reports to MSGdc Executive Team on all issues relating to the success of the project including:
  • o Any construction delays or risks

    o Regular cost, procurement and contract reports identifying the current and projected status of the project and identified risks.

    o Identify and highlight and risks in relation to the design in relation to achieving the project objectives in terms of time, cost and quality.

    o Any stakeholder decisions required in order to achieve the project objectives.

    o The status of any requisite third-party approvals.

    o Any other stakeholder issues

  • Identify staff development opportunities and assist in annual staff development reviews (as required)
  • Undertake support and mentoring of team member (as required).
  • This will be a site-based role; however, it will also probably require some travel to MSG office is New York and London as well as design team and contractor offices. 


    Minimum Experience:

  • Minimum of 20 years of experience in construction / project management.
  • Direct experience in leading the delivery of major projects in excess of $1 billion.
  • Relevant experience in working on unique or highly technological projects.
  • Core Competencies:

  • Leadership
  • Analytical and critical thinking.
  • Problem solving.
  • Planning and organization.
  • Mentoring and support
  • Ability to build strong relationships.
  • Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

  • Principles, methods and practices related to construction management.
  • Experienced in managing technologically complex projects.
  • Performance management of contractors and consultants.
  • Education

    Candidates who have completed 60 credits of college-level coursework (representing 2 years), or have shown similar self-development through certifications, trade school coursework, etc. are preferred.

    Educational requirements may differ from job to job based on the role. * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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