Benefits include medical, dental and vision, with coverage for spouse or dependents for $200/month employee copay and full family coverage for $300/month copay; employer contributions to 401(k) retirement account equal to 6% of salary; life/LTD insurance; and vacation and sick leave.
Status:Full-time, regular, salaried, exempt position
Reports to: Director of Construction Management
Submit (1) a cover letter describing how your education and experience prepare you for this position, (2) a resume and (3) three references,
Director of Construction Management. Postal mail: HDC, 847 NE 19th Ave, Suite 150, Portland, OR 97232. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Housing Development Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from all qualified persons.
Housing Development Center Housing Development Center (HDC) is a nonprofit founded in 1993. Our mission is to strengthen opportunities for low-income families and individuals by developing, preserving and sustaining affordable housing and community facilities. Our staff of 21 diverse professionals are committed to fostering equitable communities where all people have the opportunity to meet their basic needs and thrive. HDC provides integrated services in the areas of comprehensive development, asset management, program/policy development and (through the affiliated HDC Community Fund) community development financing. We have assisted the development of more than 6,258 units of affordable housing and currently have more than 1,000 affordable housing units in development. For more information, visit www.housingdevelopmentcenter.org.
The senior construction project manager works with clients, lenders, investors, architects, building officials and contractors to develop new and rehabilitated affordable housing and community facility projects. This person will usually pair with an HDC finance project manager to provide coordinated services to project development teams. The ideal candidate is a licensed architect or engineer, experienced owner’s representative or contractor with a strong project management background and extensive experience in contract administration, design scoping and budgeting and/or multifamily residential construction.
The senior construction project manager must…
Be able to work professionally, effectively and respectfully with individuals of diverse backgrounds and with culturally specific organizations.
Be able to work independently, manage multiple priorities and solve problems expeditiously.
Demonstrate a strong customer-service ethic and social conscience.
Demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Demonstrate and maintain up-to-date, professional-level skills and knowledge in key areas:
Expertise in contract administration and construction management of multimillion-dollar construction projects.
Knowledge of construction business practices, including permitting, zoning, environmental testing and abatement, and construction and architectural contracts.
Knowledge of sustainable design and construction, and of specific construction requirements related to affordable housing.
Maintain a valid Oregon driver’s license and meet Housing Development Center’s minimum auto insurance requirements.
Have access to an automobile for work-related driving.
Be able to walk across uneven surfaces at job sites and climb stairs.
Assist owner to develop and refine the proposed project program, conducting architectural, environmental, topographical, geotechnical and other site investigations, as required. Obtain proposals from consultants and assist owner with review and coordination of scopes as required.
Set clear expectations for clients and team members related to the project’s development process, milestones and deliverables
Lead teams to successful outcomes resulting in high quality construction projects in alignment with project program, schedule, and budget.
Work closely with the HDC Finance Project Manager to prepare various funding applications and complete due diligence on behalf of owner.
Prepare and maintain a development schedule from inception through completion, and monitor financing sources and uses during construction to ensure that project is delivered on time and within budget.
Assist owner in the selection of professional consultants for the project, including an architect and general contractor, and assist owner in the review and negotiation of contracts for services.
Coordinate the work of the development team and monitor the development process by attending and documenting regular project design and construction site meetings. Anticipate the necessity of changes and decisions during construction and assist owner with rendering decisions in a timely fashion so as to minimize impacts.
Review all contract documents, note inconsistencies or lack of clarity and provide suggestions to the design team for necessary revisions. Evaluate project constructability and construction cost feasibility through document review and design team interaction.
Assist owner to secure all necessary public approvals, permits and public utility hookups for the project, and coordinate final building inspection process.
Review the contractor’s cost estimates, change orders and applications for payment, making recommendations for approval or revision, as necessary.
Provide on-site observation of the quality and progress of the work, and ensure that the general contractor’s submittals and requests for information are addressed in a timely manner.
Assist owner in complying with reporting requirements of project financing sources.
Assist as needed in the preparation of project financing proposals.
Participate in the development of public policy to improve affordable housing finance delivery system.
Other duties as assigned.
Preferred Qualifications and Experience
Knowledge of specific construction requirements related to development of affordable housing.
Experience with community facilities including integrated health care and community centers.
Experience with mid-rise and high-rise construction.
Experience with the regulatory requirements of public financing for affordable housing, including low-income housing tax credits and HUD financing programs.
Familiarity with City of Portland and State of Oregon affordable housing policies, programs and participants.
Possession of current architect’s licenses for Oregon and Washington.
Additional Salary Information: Benefits include medical, dental and vision, with coverage for spouse or dependents for $200/month employee copay and full family coverage for $300/month copay; employer contributions to 401(k) retirement account equal to 6% of salary; life/LTD insurance; and vacation and sick leave.
Housing Development Center (HDC) is a nonprofit whose mission is to strengthen opportunities for lowincome families and individuals by developing, preserving and sustaining affordable housing and community facilities. HDC provides integrated strategies and technical solutions in the areas of comprehensive development, asset management, program/policy development and (through the affiliated HDC Com...munity Fund) community development financing. Serving nonprofits, housing authorities and public entities in Oregon, Washington and throughout the United States, HDC helps organizations and communities build a lasting foundation for meeting critical human needs. HDC currently has more than 1,300 affordable housing units in development.