Construction Manager (Beacon Development)

Human Good Seattle , WA 98113

Posted 3 months ago

HumanGood offers competitive pay and phenomenal benefits. Eligible positions start with 19 paid days off, plus eight holidays, a company-matching 401(k) and health plans that give you cash to use for those unexpected health issues.

HumanGood is recognized and certified as a "Great Place to Work" by the Great Place to Work Institute, who reviewed our programs and polled our team members. You can see our certification and detailed results on their website at: https://www.greatplacetowork.com/certified-company/7012817

Come see what HumanGood, the largest nonprofit owner/operator of senior living communities in California, and one of the largest of its kind in the nation, has to offer.

Beacon Development Group seeks an experienced Construction Manger to assist its development teams in the feasibility, design and construction of housing development projects. Ideal candidate has strong project management experience and construction experience. They are detail-oriented, respected in the industry and focused on team and client needs.

Description:

The Construction Manager (CM) is an important member of a development team at Beacon. The CM is responsible for physical aspects of a project from feasibility to lease-up and warranty. They work closely with a Project Manager (PM), who is responsible for the financial aspects of a project. The PM is further responsible for establishing the project goals, including those of the client, budget and schedule. The CM's job is to ensure the project goals are met relative to design and construction. The CM must be aware and communicate with the PM on issues that could impact the project budget or schedule or could have legal or regulatory consequences.

The job is varied and requires curiosity, initiative, flexibility and communication excellence. CM's should be willing to research and teach staff about new technologies or trends in the industry. They should have or develop a network of professional resources to assist with project needs. Fundamentally, the CM is a problem solver who deploys resources effectively, efficiently and ethically to support vital affordable housing projects. In general, the duties of the BDG Construction Manager are expected to include the following:

  • Actively participate in the feasibility and pre-development phases of the project by providing the PM with technical assistance as needed. This may include, but is not limited to, visiting and providing feedback on potential sites, assisting in the selection of consultants, evaluating soils and hazmat reports, reviewing and assisting in the development and refinement of cost estimates, etc.

  • Participate in regular meetings with PM to keep one another informed of project progress and issues.

  • Manage the process of contracting with the architectural team.

  • Solicit and select consultants required by the project.

  • Ensure the design team and consultants work towards the project goals of the owner.

  • Ensure that the design team and consultants have timely feedback and approval of design process milestones.

  • Provide comparative budget information or solicit cost estimates.

  • Provide timely and periodic review of plans and specifications.

  • Lead contractor selection process, including publishing RFQs, scoring written submissions, interviewing candidates and recommending contractors.

  • Assist with negotiating contracts and contract language.

  • Manage a pre-construction process with PM, Architect, Owner and General Contractor.

  • Attend and actively participate in weekly construction progress meetings, including monthly draw meetings. Assist architect in resolution of problems/conflicts as they arise, involving the PM as necessary and always keeping the PM informed.

  • Observe and inspect construction progress on-site.

  • Manage input from, and facilitate communication between, various construction team members (PM, owner, contractor, architect, engineers, etc.).

  • Evaluate construction-related invoices.

  • Assist in resolution of construction disputes.

  • Manage Change Orders and contingency utilization including alternates and upgrades.

  • Coordinate installation of owner-provided equipment.

  • Manage punch list process and construction closeout on behalf of owner.

  • Assist PM and office administrative staff in the preparation of project files for transfer to owner.

  • With Architect and GC, conduct one-year warranty walk-through. Assist Architect in creation of warranty list and in ensuring that deficiencies are corrected.

  • Assist in small contract assistance for parent company Humangood on an as needed basis.

About Beacon Development Group:

BDG is an affordable housing consulting firm that works with nonprofits and housing authorities to create high-quality multifamily communities that serve a wide range of populations including seniors, families, homeless households, and those with disabilities. Beacon was formed in 1999 and has been serving clients in the Northwest, with its primary focus on Washington State. Beacon has served 31 different clients and has helped produce over 5,000 units of housing in 89 projects with a combined value of nearly $900 million dollars.

Beacon was acquired in 2015 and is now a subsidiary company of HumanGood. HumanGood owns and operates affordable housing and life plan retirement communities for older adults throughout the west coast. Beacon acts as the developer for all HumanGood project work that serves low income seniors.

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in the following roles or equivalent; construction project management, architecture, engineering or owner's representation in construction projects of multifamily or mixed-use buildings.

  • Demonstrable familiarity with and ability to read and interpret plans, schedules, contracts and other construction documents.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and effectively influence, negotiate, and communicate with internal and external partners, contractors and vendors.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to meet tight deadlines and prioritize workloads.

  • Strong organizational skills.

  • Self-motivated; able to work both independently and collaboratively within a team as projects dictate.

  • Willingness and ability to travel and oversee active construction sites.

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