REPORTS TO: Director of Construction
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: In the design and planning stages of a multi-phased mixed use high-rise development project in the City of Boston, review, evaluate and advise Vice President of Development and Director of Construction of cost impacts, constructability issues, and schedule implications. Upon construction commencement, act as the developer’s on-site representative overseeing all aspects of construction on behalf of the Owner.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Concept / Schematic Phase:
- Provide technical construction management support to the development team.
- Provide technical expertise in materials, products, techniques and procedures.
- Review the general contractor’s project schedule for logic and accuracy.
- Review the conceptual budget from the general contractor and identify strategies to achieve development budget.
- Review due diligence reports from the owner’s consultants.
- Review progress of construction documents and budget at each schedule milestone, typically after schematic documents, 50% design documents, and permit submission documents.
- Provide feedback on constructability and identify potential schedule impacts.
- Lead value engineering exercises as required.
Permitting / Preconstruction Phase:
- Meet with city departments and monitor permit review progress and acquire all required approvals and permits.
- Review plans and specifications to assure a complete scope of construction is captured and identified.
- Finalize construction budget with the general contractor.
- Review the general contractor’s qualifications and assumptions and provide feedback to the owner.
- Participate in contract negation with the general contractor.
- Attend weekly owner, architect, and general contractor project meetings.
- Attend weekly meetings with the general manager and tenant coordinator of the existing building to coordinate tenant relocations and upcoming construction activities.
- Hire owner consultants required for testing and inspections
- Participate in the general contractor’s subcontractor scope review meetings
- Review and approve the general contractor’s subcontractor approval letters.
- Review all testing reports from the geotechnical engineer, material testing, commissioning agent and special inspectors.
- Review all requests for information and monitor response.
- Review all submittals and monitor approval.
- Prepare monthly construction update for the developer’s report.
- Create and maintain a detailed cost report and monthly forecast
- Coordinate Commissioning and LEED inspections and reporting.
- Coordinate with and monitor the Contractor quality of work.
- Review general contractor’s monthly requisition for payment including verification of stored materials and subcontractor lien releases.
- Review all change order requests, allowances, and owner change orders for approval.
- Review all project close-out documents with the general contractor and owner prior to contract closeout.
The successful candidate must possess a bachelor’s degree and have a minimum of 10-15 years prior experience working with either a real estate developer, general contractor or in a construction management role overseeing large complex multi-year construction projects. Prior experience with mixed use high-rise construction, phased occupancy, tenant relocations and multi-residential apartment and condominium construction is required. The candidate must be well organized and an effective communicator that is able to direct and motivate the design and construction team.