provides leadership and oversight for the day-to-day operations for Project Management and Administration activities associated with the development and construction of the assigned project, working in close coordination with the design and development team. The Senior Project Manager must be able to perform hands-on management of project planning, design assist, preconstruction, and construction in a fast-paced environment. The Senior Project Manager is required to demonstrate the ability to prioritize multiple tasks and demands, in supervising a team of contractors and consultants. Responsibilities further consist of managing various sizes and volumes of projects from preconstruction planning through build out and space occupancy phases, including project closeout with financial reconciliation.
The Sr. PM must also have experience in large scale, ground-up development, and construction projects from inception through construction and final occupancy/move-in. A minimum of 7 to 10 years’ experience managing ground-up projects on the CM or Owners’ side is required. He/she must have executive leadership ability to work across the entire company to facilitate cross-functional coordination.
This individual will serve as the secondary stakeholder for each assigned project and a point of contact for coordinating Construction and preconstruction responsibilities with third party consultants, contractors, architects, engineers, vendors, and government agencies. This individual will act as a liaison between internal cross-functional technical teams and Corporate Leadership. In addition to managing the day-to-day operations of the project, the Sr. PM is responsible for assisting in overseeing and maintaining project cost analysis, budget, and construction schedules with forecasting and analysis of issues that may affect the department’s goals and objectives.
What You Will Do
Review, analyze and challenge CM’s preliminary construction budgets and schedules. Author, not just participation, in value analysis/value engineering to ensure maximize return on the project. Champion Development Manager’s wholistic best interest throughout the preconstruction phase balancing program, aesthetic, cost, schedule, and constructability. Participate in project consultation meetings. Create RFPs for consultant and/or sub-consultant selection and negotiate the scope and business terms of the agreement. Work with the development and design team to achieve timely completion of coordinated documents while meeting the respective design milestone parameters for each stage of the design. Review all phases of Construction Documents for completeness, compliance and design milestone requirements and constructability assumptions. Evaluate CM, subcontractor and/or third-party construction cost estimates.
Evaluate and manage procurement of long lead items. Review CM’s site logistics and overall construction sequencing and planning in regard to cost, schedule, regulatory and safety factors (in order to identify and mitigate adverse impact on the site and surrounding uses). Write monthly construction status reports to be used by the VP of Construction for executive reporting purposes. Work closely with the Legal team to initiate, negotiate, and manage all CM and design consultant agreements.
Ultimate responsibility to ensure project is delivered on time and on budget. Work with the developer, design manager, CM, consultants and trade subcontractors to finalize unresolved design issues. Review, analyze and challenge CM’s detailed construction budgets and schedules, as needed. Read and understand all CM contracts and have a thorough understanding of all terms and conditions. Review CM’s site logistics and overall construction sequencing and planning in regard to cost and schedule. Attend and document all owner, architect and/or contractor meetings. Establish and maintain comprehensive systems for construction document control. Establish project tracking logs – including those required for RFIs, ASIs, CCDs, design clarifications, material submittals, change orders, Certificates of Insurance, etc. Ensure timely processing and response for all time sensitive project documentation. Monitor, and where necessary, assist in the coordination of on-site activity – including but not limited to demolition, utilities installation, general site work, temporary installations and power, vertical construction, exterior and interior renovations and finish work, telecom and/or data coordination, MEP and technology systems commissioning, OFCI installation, FF&E installation and punch list corrections. Monitor progress relative to the CM’s CPM Project Schedule. Review monthly updates to ensure coherent sequencing and logic, as well as compliance with contractual milestone requirements. Where necessary, obtain recovery schedules – including sequence and logic modifications to address areas of critical path impact. Proactively identify and mitigate areas of potential owner, CM, and/or subcontractor caused impact. Actively monitor all third-party inspections required for the Project. Closely monitor CM’s QC/QA programs to ensure that execution of the Work is in compliance with Project quality standards, as well as regulatory and contract requirements. On Residential projects, work with the CM to ensure completion of an early model unit in the Sales Center and as otherwise needed to establish Project quality standards. Review and make payment recommendations on all consultant and CM payment applications and/or invoices. Periodically update cash flow projections based on actual construction progress. Review CM change order requests for both entitlement and pricing. Assist in negotiating final CO amounts. Construct and maintain a Budget Status Report, therein tracking the status of all contracts and https://P.O.’s – including committed and JTD costs. This report will include bridges establishing an audit trail from the original Development Budget to any subsequent budget update through closeout including forecasted costs. Assemble Monthly Project Reports for the Project, including the following components:
Budget Status and/or forecast.
Investment and Contingency Bridges
Opportunities and Risks Summary
Project Schedule Status
Construction Progress Photos
Review and monitor RFI submissions especially for cost impacts and ensure prompt consultant turnaround of responses. Review and manage CM submittals to ensure compliance with plans, specifications and overall contract requirements. Review of proposed substitutions and/or value engineering to ensure that the implementation of such proposals does not adversely affect the Project’s quality standards. Manage required Operations staff training, systems commissioning and turnover of the Property to Operations. Proactively Drive the closeout of the Project – including achieve all specified items for substantial and final completion including final resolution of all punch list work, finalize outstanding contract change orders, obtain final lien release, review O&M/warranty documentation with Operations group and process disbursement of retained funds.
Bachelor’s degree in construction management, Architecture and/or Engineering is preferred.
Must have a minimum of 7 to 10 years of construction project management experience.
Must have experience in large scale, mixed-use, office, retail, and/or residential high-rise construction projects.
Must have excellent interpersonal skills and experience in managing a team of technical and non-technical people.
Proven ability to assess risks and take action to minimize and mitigate potential impacts to HHC business.
Must be proficient in creating, managing, and analyzing detailed construction schedules.
Skilled at construction estimation both development and analysis.
Competent at contract negotiation, utilization, and adherence.
Capable of managing a diverse verity of projects from a simple interior improvement and/or renovation job, through multi-million-dollar complex construction projects.
Must have the ability to work in a team environment while leading the Project team from conceptual design through completion of multiple projects.
Understanding of CM and/or PM standard processes and applying best practices in concept design and planning through complete construction, closeout, commissioning and space occupancy coordination phases.
Possess excellent written and oral communications, presentation skills and effectively interact with internal and/or external stakeholders and Leadership team.
Successful experience managing and delivering cross-functional tasks with effective liaison between Development, Operations, IT, Security, Strategic Procurement and other entities – including external contractors, vendors, professional consultants and government agencies (https://i.e. fire, building, planning, etc.)
Proficient with Windows operating systems, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other business applications including standard MS Project software. An understanding or experience working with E-Builder and Plan Grid Procore is highly desirable.
Must have ability to identify problems and resolve issues in a quick and timely manner.
Must have excellent people skills and possess the ability to diffuse tense situations with contractors, vendors and employees.
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This job description is not meant to be an “all-inclusive” list of the duties and responsibilities of this job. Other related duties and responsibilities may be assigned. The Howard Hughes Corporation reserves the right to change or modify job duties as necessary based on business necessity.