Our client, a well-known developer in Eastern Pennsylvania, is seeking a Director of Construction to be responsible for the preconstruction and construction phases of new construction and major renovations. The Director will coordinate and supervise all new construction and major renovation projects across a large portfolio of regional shopping malls, assuring conformity with budgets, schedule, job specifications, and quality standards. Our client offers an outstanding benefit and compensation program and relocation assistance.
The Director of Construction will:
•Work closely with corporate (VP’s and Directors of Development) to advance the preconstruction planning and cost estimating effort for both new construction and major renovation projects. Responsibilities during the planning phase and preconstruction phase of the project will include: oWorking with internal development and asset management staff to create development plans, as well as hard and soft cost budgets, that conform to strategic business plans oCoordinating with internal and external resources and assets to prepare both early stage conceptual cost estimates, as well as comprehensive “work letter” pricing and scheduling information to leasing and asset management staff oReviewing and approving progress design, coordinating their efforts to ensure that all building regulations and codes are met in design drawings and construction documents. oReview civil construction documents for accuracy and potential cost savings alternatives. oWork in concert with Developers to coordinate with public officials for historic approvals, permits, code issues, variances, assessments, EPA, hazardous wastes, and other regulatory requirements at city, state and federal levels. oOverseeing project logistical planning oEstablishing development and construction master program schedules, and routinely updating these master schedules throughout the development cycle. oDetermine, investigate, and qualify appropriate contractor resources for each project. oBid and negotiate construction contracts with general contractors and specialty contractors. oAwarding and working with counsel to write construction contracts. oAssisting development team with value engineering and cost analysis for any potential project savings. oWorking in concert with Development Group to select and purchase all project amenities not included in construction contracts.
•Provide leadership and supervision of the construction phase of multiple corporate redevelopment projects. Responsibilities during this phase of development will include: oEnsuring that all projects are meeting budget objectives and all scheduled tenant delivery dates are met. oLeading and supervising outside Owner’s Representative/Project Management consultants in their coordination and supervision of new construction and major renovation projects. oProviding weekly project inspections and prepare a weekly status update for all projects. oProblem resolution and dealing with the day to day issues of the construction process oProviding RFI response where Owner action is required oWorking with Development Group and Asset Management staff to monitor project performance, objectives, costs, income and cash flow. oApproving construction change orders and review and process payment requisitions. •Other key responsibilities include: oMaintaining contact with VP of Construction regarding development direction, management issues, and project decisions. oMaintaining on-going relationships with contractor, consultants, and other related parties. oWorking with mall managers and tenant coordinators to assure that Landlord Work deliverables and tenant store openings dates are met or advanced.
QUALIFICATIONS: •Bachelor's Degree in Planning, Architecture, Engineering, or Finance or equivalent relevant job experience •Ten to fifteen years’ experience in real estate development and construction as a contractor, architect, engineer, developer or project director. •Combination of equivalent education and experience necessary to effectively perform the responsibilities of the position. •Working knowledge of Primavera scheduling software •Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with all levels of management, outside legal counsel, bankers, merchants, etc. •Effective interpersonal skills .
Ten to fifteen years’ experience in real estate development and construction as a contractor, architect, engineer, developer or project director