Our client is an owner/manager of retail properties throughout the Western US. They are seeking a Director of Construction who will oversee all construction activities for their respective region. The Director of Construction is responsible for the strategic planning and execution of all projects and to facilitate the process from LOI through Delivery of Possession and project close out. Projects shall include expansions and redevelopments of existing properties.
Build, lead and manage a team of Construction Project Managers to ensure that departmental and company-wide goals and targets are met.
Coordinate with Legal, Leasing and Asset Management to ensure that lease language and terms of delivery are met (i.e., ability to review and draft construction work letters)
Ensure all sites and existing conditions, including parking, meet the lease required documentation and ensure delivery is achievable the earliest possible date.
Manage architects, engineers and all required consultants necessary to obtain permits and approvals to carry out landlord’s work.
Provide budget estimates, as necessary, in a timely manner.
Review tenant / landlord drawings to ensure they are in accordance with lease, existing conditions and budget.
Procure bids through company bidding process.
Ensure all required projects open on time or early and under or on budget.
Track all projects and communicate progress to upper management when necessary.
7-10 plus years in a retail construction from either the landlord/owner or GC sides of the business.
Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, Civil Engineering or Construction Management a plus.
Demonstrated team leadership and supervisory skills and experience is required
Strong written & verbal skills
Excellent interpersonal skills to interact with tenants and other departments a must.
Proven ability to manage all aspects of construction projects effectively and efficiently including but not limited to scheduling, submittals and change orders.
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