New York City Metro or Philadelphia Metro, United States
Contract - Entry Level
Our client is a fully-integrated real estate investment trust that owns and manages shopping centers. Their high-quality core portfolio of primarily grocery-anchored shopping centers straddling the Washington, DC to Boston corridor totals approximately 10 million square feet of GLA. They are focused on creating long-term value for their shareholders and long-term relationships with their tenants.
They are seeking a Senior Construction Manager to be based in South Jersey or Long Island who will report directly to the Senior Vice President, Development and Construction and will be responsible primarily for major development and redevelopment projects.
Key Responsibilities: * Manage construction activity relative to selected key projects, including design development, preconstruction due diligence, contractor selection and qualification, bid/award or GMP negotiation, construction administration and project close-out * Interface directly with internal and external stakeholders to define project requirements and constraints and obtain input on design and budgets * Coordinate with Leasing representatives and Tenants during lease negotiation process, develop and compile all documents (work letters, budgets, lease exhibits) for completion * Oversee the development of all design work from schematic concept to CD’s to ensure that company and project-specific budgetary and quality goals and standards are met * Identify and pre-qualify the strongest GC’s or CM’s in the market for each prospective project * Oversee competitive bid or GMP award process, work with SVP and legal to prepare and execute contract agreements, and maintain ultimate responsibility for construction budgets and schedules * Build and maintain relationships with tenants’ construction and development teams * Prepare and present monthly Development/Construction reports to Executive team * Efficiently and productively plan, organize, budget, schedule and execute assigned tasks; manage multiple assignments and priorities; develop contingency plans and adapt quickly to changing circumstances and priorities
Job Qualifications: * A minimum of 10 years’ experience within the retail and/or construction industry in a position closely matching the job description above * Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, Engineering, or Construction highly preferred * A verifiable track record of the successful management of significant retail projects. Familiarity with and expertise in mixed-use projects, particularly retail with residential and/or office components, is highly desirable. * Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills * Must possess a strong work ethic, high integrity, and ethical standards * Exercise independent judgment and discretion and perform under heavy time and workload pressure when necessary * Strong conceptual estimating & budgeting skills are necessary, as well as a thorough grasp of contractor selection, bid processes, and management of multiple active construction projects * Demonstrated ability to perform a full range of project management duties with limited direct supervision * Must be capable of managing and delivering multiple projects within budget and on schedule concurrently. * Willingness and ability to travel as required and participate in an open, “team” oriented work atmosphere * Solid experience reading and critically evaluating construction documents, preparing Landlord scope of work, and understanding of retail lease document development is required * Demonstrated expertise in Outlook, Excel, Word, and Microsoft Project. Understanding of typical “Job Cost” systems is also important