HELM Construction Solutions

Construction Business Consultant | Full Time

Category: Consulting and/or Training


HELM Construction Solutions is on a mission to revolutionize the building industry. As a woman and gender nonbinary-owned and operated company, we are passionate about justice and invested in making a lasting impact on the lives of our clients, our community, and the health of our planet. We work with some of the leading high-performance design and construction companies in North America to help them develop and succeed as triple bottom line (people, planet, prosperity) businesses.

HELM is seeking a full-time Construction Business Consultant to join our growing team and expand our impact. Our ideal candidate is an exceptional communicator, passionate about supporting business owners, and worker-owned cooperatives. You must be a strategic thinker, have significant experience in the construction industry, and like us, want to change the world. You are skilled at thinking big-picture, able to support a company to develop their vision, and can also get down into the weeds to troubleshoot day-to-day challenges. We are looking for someone who has been in a management role and loves mentoring, coaching, and training.

You must be comfortable with technology, a virtual workplace, and can work independently. The position could be based out of our offices in Montpelier or Brattleboro, Vermont or done remotely with some travel. HELM offers a competitive compensation package (salary range $72,000-$95,000 annually) including generous paid time off, an annual education/training stipend, access to professional coaching, paid volunteer time, 3% retirement contribution, health care reimbursement, a flexible work schedule, and a fun and respectful work culture.

Black, Indigenous, and people of color, trans and gender-nonconforming people, queer people, and women are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume via Indeed. This position is open until filled.

Job Description:

The Construction Business Consultant is responsible for working directly with construction and design firms to develop their business systems. Tasks include in-person and virtual meetings to generate annual work-plans for business development tasks. The Consultant provides training on estimating, project management, and job cost accounting. They support companies with human resources and personnel challenges, work on sales and marketing strategies, and provide high-level expertise to business owners looking to improve their operations, effectiveness, and profitability. The Consultant helps companies to develop the triple bottom line aspects of their business, with a focus on People, Planet, and Prosperity.

Key Attributes:

  • Experience working in the construction industry, in a leadership or management position.
  • Experience in financial analysis and planning in the context of small businesses.
  • Experience working with employee-owned businesses and worker cooperatives.
  • Empathy and interpersonal sensitivity; great listening skills.
  • Clear communication style with an emphasis on teamwork and collaboration, and an ability to work independently.
  • Demonstrable competency in strategic planning and business development.
  • Ability to analytically break down problems into their core issues and draw conclusions for appropriate resolutions.
  • Ability to train clients on bookkeeping, sales, estimating, and project management systems.
  • Strong writing and public speaking skills.
  • Aptitude with technology including video and phone communications (experience with QuickBooks, and construction estimating and project management software a plus).
  • Passion for being part of a progressive mission-driven company that is committed to climate justice with an understanding of the intersections of climate change with racism, capitalism, and patriarchy.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop meeting agendas and facilitate one-on-one and group meetings.
  • Lead companies through the development of their operating budget.
  • Review and analyze regular financial reports.
  • Set up job cost accounting systems, including time tracking and job reporting.
  • Manage the completion of tasks defined in a company’s work plan.
  • Lead training sessions, both one-on-one and for groups.
  • Review documents for clients, including but not limited to proposals, estimates, contracts, job descriptions, marketing materials; and provide editing and writing support.
  • Create guiding documents explaining processes, either tailored to specific companies or for general use on our blog or training handouts.
  • Support companies in ownership transition planning.
  • Conduct regular “check-in” calls with business owners and key staff.


To Apply:

Please apply via Indeed with a cover letter and resume.