Construction Manager for Multifamily Projects

General Summary: The Construction Manager is responsible for the execution oversight of vertical development efforts. This includes project budget management, construction monitoring / quality control, general field supervision, inspection of work performed by contractors and communication to ensure alignment with the company’s short and long-term goals.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Prepares and manages project-related budgets and other necessary documentation through on-line and off-line tools
  • Outlines project resource requirements, including engagement of consultants and contractors
  • Drafts RFPs and reviews and qualifies consultant and contractor proposals
  • Reviews and administers project contracts, including those from consultants, contractors, etc.
  • Recommends selections for project award
  • Manages the day-to-day operational and tactical aspects of assigned projects
  • Coordinates necessary development team members comprised of internal departments and external operating partners to manage the scope, layout, design and other criteria regarding the projects
  • Oversees contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers, tenants, etc. during all phases of the projects; including the monitoring and review of RFIs, shop drawings and submittals for timely response and material deliveries
  • Reviews and approves pay requests and invoices
  • Reviews and approves any changes to the contract and / or work scope(s) with other internal stakeholders
  • Monitors and reports project activities to ensure each project phase is progressing on schedule and within prescribed financial parameters
  • Maintains communication and provides timely and accurate project documentation and reporting regarding project scope, design, budget, quality and schedule agreements
  • Facilitates team meetings for project planning, communicating project information, status updates and addressing issues
  • Resolves issues in a timely manner and communicates difficult/sensitive information tactfully
  • Enforces standards and procedures for project planning, design, reporting, decision making, and documentation
  • Ensures all project documentation is complete, current and stored appropriately
  • Provides oversight and evaluates contractors, ensures adherence to project and quality standards and addresses issues as necessary
  • Closes out projects for transfer with all required certificates, inspections and documents as required
  • Demonstrates ability to foster teamwork, collaboration and build relationships
  • Demonstrates understanding of bidding and procurement requirements
  • Understands critical path management and the utilization of schedules to establish timelines, meet deadlines and prioritize appropriately
  • Coordinates all activities related to the planning and construction of development projects
  • Other duties as assigned

Essential Qualifications:

  • 10 years of experience in the construction industry with a focus on commercial and multifamily properties. Experience working for a developer is strongly preferred.
  • Bachelor degree in construction management, engineering, or other related discipline or equivalent experience.
  • Understanding of jurisdictional processes required to obtain all necessary permits and entitlements
  • Must spend a substantial amount of time on construction sites monitoring and reporting on activity.
  • Must manage more than one project at a time, handling conflicting priorities.
  • Must be able to maintain a positive and productive work attitude and a team orientated mind-set
  • Exceptional leadership qualities and communication skills with the ability to maintain good relations with employees, supervisors, governmental agencies and clients
  • Ability to successfully manage cross functional relationships while ensuring accountability for deadlines and commitments
  • Strong ability to problem solve while not sacrificing project goals
  • Must radiate a high level of contagious energy, never complacent or content with status-quo
  • Ability to proactively identify critical path tasks and, without exception, execute on those tasks
  • Effective communication, cooperation and conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to maintain a focus on both the big picture and the details
  • Must be able to travel by car to various project locations within a 3 hour distance on a regular basis
  • PC proficiency to include (but not limited to) Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Project or other Project Planning/Tracking software preferred

Essential Physical Requirements:

  • Must be physically able to do assigned work as outlined above
  • Must be physically able to sit and use the computer for hours at a time
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds
  • Must be able to communicate in English effectively with other individuals
  • Must be able to follow written and verbal instructions