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Construction Project Manager - Owners Rep

Construction | Ft. Lauderdale Florida | Full Time

Job Description

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The Owners Rep - Project Manager (The ORPM) is charged with leading, managing, and executing on all parts of the Companies estimating, design, competitive bidding, buying out, construction, and financial accountability of development for multiple commercial real estate development projects running simultaneously.  Their allegiance and duty is to protect the best interests of the Developer, Generation4 Partners, and typically, these locations will be in a concentrated geographic area (i.e. various cities within the State of Florida).  The ORPM will develop policies, procedures, processes, and practices that facilitate an efficient development process for multiple commercial real estate projects to be delivered on, or ahead, of schedule.  The ORPM follows said processes and practices to derive optimal results in the field.  Beginning with the time that the Real Estate Dept evaluates a potential development project The ORPM consults with internal management on construction assumptions related to design, rough costs, and development timeline to aid in accurate underwriting and new project pursuit.   After a project is under contract The ORPM leads the design and value engineering of the potential project meeting deadlines throughout the due diligence period.  The ORPM leads the design (with the architect and engineering consultant team) and bidding/buying of the project (with competing GC’s).  The ORPM is responsible for filing of any and all permits necessary to complete a development project and pulling said permits in a timely manner.  The ORPM manages  and holds accountable all vendors and parties that are contracted to deliver a successful development project from the time of ground breaking through certificate of occupancy.  In the event of post C of O maintenance issues that are within the warranty scope of the GC or their subcontractors the ORPM leads and manages said repairs to building deficiencies.  The ORPM is responsible for meeting or beating deadlines set by their supervisor during all stages of a project.  It is expected that the ORPM delivers each of his/her projects on, or below, budget and on, or ahead of, schedule.  The current critical tasks of this position are described below; however, they may be subject to change at any time to facilitate departmental growth or to provide career advancement opportunity.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.

Process and Policy Design:  

The ORPM will outline, draft, and document a formal set of policies, procedures, processes, and practices (The PPPP’s) that will be the basis for how development projects are handled at all phases beginning with estimating and conceptual analysis through delivery of an operational asset.  Said PPPP’s will be documented in writing and The ORPM will be expected to adhere to all of the documented items.

Pre Construction/Estimating, Design, Bidding:

The ORPM is responsible for aiding the Real Estate Dept in underwriting projects with accurate general estimates for construction costs, timelines, and methods of construction to facilitate accurate and rapid underwriting.  After a project is put under contract, The ORPM will work with the President of Generation4, the Architect, and the Engineers to design the project.  During, and after, this design phase The ORPM will be charged with bidding the project and narrowing down appropriate General Contractors for the project.

Construction Buyout/Management:

The ORPM will be expected to negotiate, review, and comment on all of the construction contracts with Architect, Engineer(s), Demolition Company, General Contractors(GC), and any specialty vendors.  After execution of the contracts, The ORPM will work with the GC to buy out the project and after buy out will manage the Superintendent and GC to deliver a project on time and on budget.  During this process The ORPM will be charged with working with any/all municipalities to pull any/all permits that are needed to complete the project.

Post Construction Accountability Management:  

The ORPM will be expected to compile any/all close out documents and books from all vendors and subcontractors including any warranty documentation.  After close out, if building deficiencies are discovered that are covered by warranties from the original vendor or GC, The ORPM will manage the process of holding the vendor accountable for a timely repair of the building deficiency.  

Business Administration:

The ORPM is responsible for managing the business administration of various tasks that relate to managing a successful construction project.  This includes, but is not limited to, items such as procuring and filing insurance certificates from vendors; drafting, editing, and filing contracts with vendors; and filing for permits or the like with local municipalities.

Financial Accountability:

The ORPM formulates project specific construction and vendor financial plans to enable accurate projection of project costs.  The ability to make daily financial decisions based on project specific financial planning, moral, ethical, and rational accountability, to promote the long-term value, growth and financial welfare of Generation4 Partners and each respective project is the charge.   The ORPM is responsible for the financial accountability for the design and construction phases of the project and will lead the assembly and management of invoices, draw requests, and expense booking directives for each project.  A detail oriented approach to financial management and paperwork is of the utmost importance and sending accurate and well vetted invoices and draw requests to the company President is a paramount skill set for this role.  The ORPM will interface regularly with the company accounting department to insure that all costs are accurately booked for each project.  

Training:

At Generation4 Partners it is company practice for people in a departments role to train others within the company on their role from time to time, including during times of expansion.  The ORPM will diligently work to impart the expectations, PPPP’s, general expectations, and best practices to anyone to who they are charged with such training responsibilities.  Said training could involve travel outside ones normal operating territory from time to time.

Individual Interface:

Generation4 Partners is a company that is founded on professionals who work as a team and communicate heavily to aid their coworkers in achieving above average results.  The ORPM is expected to embody this same approach to consistent, professional, and timely communication.  Communication, both written and verbal, as well as in person and remote communication that uses technological devices is a general requirement of day to day operation in this role.  Consistent interfacing with internal and external stakeholders of the project(s) and Company ae required. The ORPM acts professionally, uses good judgment and diplomacy at all times while projecting an awareness of all current activity of the project and a willingness to assist whenever possible.  

Managerial Responsibilities:  

The ORPM manages outside vendors such as the GC, Architect, Engineer(s), and other specialty vendors.  This role does not have any direct reports who are employees of Generation4 Partners. 

Decision Making & Negotiating:  

It is important that The ORPM be both a good decision maker and a good negotiator.  The ability to make decisions that are to the benefit and fiduciary of Generation4 Partners is extremely important.  The ORPM will be charged with making decisions that minimize, and protect against, liability risk to Generation4 Partners and its investors.  The ability to negotiate financial and business points to the benefit of Generation4 Partners is paramount as this individual interprets an extensive variety of technical data in written, mathematical or diagrammatic form and deals with abstract and/or concrete variables. Defines problems, collects data, establishes facts, and draws preliminary conclusions with final decisions having substantial input and consent of the President.

Education/Experience:

The ideal candidate will meet the following qualifications with past experience or formal education:

  • At least two (2) years of architectural or engineering field training, education or a combination thereof
  • A Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) from a four year college or University in Construction Management or appropriate amount of compensating field experience. 
  • At least seven (7)+ years of commercial construction experience in the United States
  • A fluent command of the English language, both written and oral, is a requirement.  Fluency in other language(s) is beneficial. 
  • Extensive experience reading and responding to various construction related documents including but not limited to:  surveys, blueprints, Bid Comparisons, Shop Drawings, Shop Drawing Logs, Owner and Subcontractor Contracts, AIA Forms and Contracts, Change Orders, Invoices, Requisitions, Draw Requests, Safety Manuals, and other documents.
  • Significant experience and proficiency in using Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and specialty Construction Management software packages.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

The ORPM possesses the following:

  • Valid driver’s license in the State where the position is based
  • Current CPR
  • First Aid
  • OSHA 30 Hour Certification

Physical Demands:

The ORPM has the capacity to visit project work sites in various stages of completion; traversing over construction type terrain when under development; moving through the construction site and the materials in place for use on the site; climbing ladders and temporary stairways; conduct visual inspections for quality of construction and materials being used in construction.  The ability to drive long distances and spend nights outside of the home city/jurisdiction in hotels is a requirement.    

Compensation & Benefits:  

The ORPM will receive the following benefits:

  • Competitive Base Salary
  • Bonus based upon performance (most notably delivery of projects on time, and on budget)
  • Full benefits package including access to medical, dental, and vision coverage.  401K plan, and paid time off for both personal leave and vacation
  • Monthly car allowance
  • Company paid cellular phone, and wireless data card
  • Fitness membership reimbursement or use of gym at Company office