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Balfour Beatty Construction Promotes Jay McQuarie to Vice President
July 14, 2016
Balfour Beatty Construction announces the promotion of Jay McQuarie, LEED AP
to vice president in the California Division which includes projects in Arizona. In his new role, McQuarie will manage the successful delivery of all projects managed from the company’s Scottsdale, Ariz. office.
McQuarie joined Balfour Beatty Construction in 2000 as project engineer and in the years since, he has held virtually all construction management positions in the office as well as project superintendent. His experience and responsibilities grew to expanded roles as the lead for estimating, preconstruction and conceptual project development for major projects in the Arizona office.
“Jay has worn many hats throughout his tenure,” said Brian Cahill, California division president for Balfour Beatty Construction. “His expertise with the many different complexities involved with the construction business has, and continues to be, invaluable to our clients, colleagues and partners.”
McQuarrie’s’ portfolio of experience is diverse and features a wide variety of market sectors including public, entertainment venues, mission critical, industrial/manufacturing, retail, hospitality, healthcare and office. Notable projects include his management of the $180 million capital improvement program at Phoenix International Raceway. This was a 10 year Design-Build program that included such improvements as grandstand and suite expansion, complete racetrack reconfiguration/re-paving and infrastructure replacement and expansion. McQuarrie’s’ project diversity also includes project management of the headquarters expansion of the mission critical Symantec facility in Tucson, Ariz. and a $60 million water bottling plant in Phoenix.
McQuarie was also instrumental in the pursuit and subsequent award of the Mountain Shadows Resort project in Paradise Valley, Ariz. This $40 million project is comprised of 183 guestrooms, banquet facilities, signature restaurant, pools and fitness facility located on an historic site in the heart of Paradise Valley. Subsequently, due to the performance of McQuarie and his team on the resort project, the company was awarded the adjacent $20 million condo-hotel project consisting of 42 units.
McQuarie holds a B.S. in finance and business administration from Northern Arizona University.