Architect, Construction Management, Project Manager
4 Year Degree
ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: Work is performed in a standard field office environment and on a construction site.
REPORTS TO: Principal and Senior Project Manager
Exciting opportunity to be an integral part of a development team responsible for the delivery of over 300,000 square feet of commercial space in Downtown Miami, Florida. The Retail Construction Project Manager is responsible for overseeing the project from start to finish and reporting to the Principal. The ideal candidate will thrive on the challenge of working on a high-profile, fast-paced, complex project. Candidate should possess an interest in a varied and detailed, large-scale project with a goal toward career advancement.
The Retail Construction Project Manager will take an on-site leadership role in the project and represent the building owner/developer to successfully meet the retail project deliverables including all Landlord work scope. This project will necessitate a person with a superior level of design acumen, technical construction coordination ability, a highly organized work pattern, a strong attention to detail and a very articulate and professional communication style. The Retail Construction Project Manager will be responsible for organizing and coordinating all assigned tasks and procedures to ensure organizational effectiveness and efficiency.
The Retail Construction Project Manager will operate in a multidisciplinary environment with other project team members including the Sr. Project Manager, base building construction team, Architect of Record, property management/operations, and tenant representatives to accomplish successful phased delivery of 300,000 square feet of commercial space in several blocks. The Retail Construction Project Manager will work most closely with a local Sr. Project Manager and be under the guidance of a Principal. Specifically, the Retail Construction Project Manager must assist in the following tasks:
Establish self and DMA as the primary site-based liaison between the Owner/developer, design and construction teams, base building and retail general contractor, operations, and retail tenant design/construction teams.
Manage multiple concurrent projects across all phases, from lease negotiation and design development to construction, tenant delivery, and close-out.
Maintain clear, timely and appropriate communications among all parties to facilitate and expedite efficient, successful turnovers to tenants.
Work closely with the Owner’s team to provide support and develop the relationships necessary to handle all tenant needs related to planning, budget, design, and construction. Assist Owner with preparation of monthly reports to tenants. Review requests for changes, assist in negotiating proposals for changes, and submit recommendations to tenants.
Recruit, seek proposals from, evaluate/select, manage and lead third-party general contractors, contractors, engineers, architects, and consultants as needed to implement Landlord work provisions in 30-40 retail tenant leases of various types (retail, restaurant, entertainment, assembly, technology, automotive, etc). Oversee prequalification and hiring, prepare RFPs and contracts, and monitor performance in accordance with agreements.
Develop, distribute, and update project schedules. Establish and maintain protocols and processes to track project milestones.
Perform Landlord plan review for conformance with standards and requirements. Ensure base building has sufficient characteristics and capacities. Review tenant lease and construction exhibits, as necessary. Coordinate any changes to base building design with Owner design and construction teams.
Review all requisitions for payment and assist Owner with updating monthly cost reports as needed. Monitor actual costs versus budget and ensure periodic reconciliation and communication to tenants.
Facilitate or directly acquire relevant permits with input or assistance from inspectors, municipal officials, and third-party contractors as warranted.
Work with other team members in construction, design & planning, and property management/operations to coordinate and manage internal teams, processes, and procedures to accomplish successful delivery of all tenant spaces. Collaborate with property management to coordinate construction activities such as outages, after-hours work, and access to areas outside the immediate project site.
Ensure smooth transition from construction to operation and rent commencement. Collect and deliver all required project close-out submittals and documentation. Coordinate and schedule final testing and start-up of utilities, operational systems and equipment, punch list inspections, and architectural inspections.
Assist in organizing project documentation (electronic and paper). Be able to account for and rapidly reference all project files and drawings. Execute other administrative functions as needed, with support from the Chicago office.
Schedule and conduct project status meetings, organize meetings/conference calls or facilitate web conferencing as required, and coordinate and lead weekly on-site senior management meetings with Owner, contractors, and tenants.
Execute all other duties as assigned to secure successful tenant openings. Support other DMA activities in Florida.
REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
Degree in Architecture and/or Construction Management or related field and a high level of technical and design acumen.
Proven record of success in the design and construction of commercial spaces or other comparable real estate track record including managing projects to strict budget and schedule constraints.
Minimum ten to fifteen years’ experience working as a project manager or owner’s representative, or an equivalent experience in the design or construction industry. Experience coordinating technical and design requirements on a regular basis.
Ability to understand complex construction and project-related matters with excellent attention to detail, identify issues and risks, and develop appropriate and cost-effective solutions.
Ability to apply sound judgment in carrying out instructions and solve construction-related problems inherent in tenant & Landlord work projects.
Ability to effectively juggle multiple priorities and recognize when it is appropriate to escalate a situation to management for assistance with resolution.
Ability to read and comprehend architectural, engineering and construction documents and real estate leases.
Ability to assemble, with and without third-party construction consultant, detailed cost estimates and Landlord work scope/cost analysis.
Ability to exercise appropriate judgment in maintaining confidential and/or proprietary information.
Fluency in Adobe Professional/Bluebeam and all Microsoft Office products is required. Intermediate or Advanced Excel skills are required. Strong working knowledge of MS Project will also be applicable. Additional computer technology experience that will advance the candidate’s ability to develop and integrate innovative processes is a clear advantage.
Employee must have the physical capability to perform all essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
REQUIRED TRAVEL: Local and regional required.
Internal Number: DMA202103
About Development Management Associates LLC
ABOUT DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES
Development Management Associates, LLC (DMA) works on behalf of real estate owners to develop and improve high-profile properties, achieving the highest levels of quality and financial performance.
We provide development, project management, Tenant coordination and project accounting services for a variety of significant development and redevelopment projects, including mixed-use buildings, lifestyle centers, super-regional shopping centers, power centers, office buildings, casinos and select condominium developments.
Our clients are real estate investors, entrepreneurs, corporations, governments, civic organizations, and investment trusts. They choose DMA for a unique set of strengths that enhance the visibility, credibility, and profitability of every project:
• An unmatched depth of development experience and talent, with owner experience and perspective
• Extraordinary leadership and communication skills that foster collaboration and satisfaction across stakeholders
• Demonstrated sensitivity to design and sustainability, including LEED principles and qualifications
• Established industry relationships with talented architec...ts, contractors, and tenants
DMA professionals have decades of experience with major urban and suburban projects, from concept to completion. We are well positioned to provide valuable early insight into development approaches and project feasibility. Our advanced technology an reporting capabilities support project success and client satisfaction.