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Construction and Design Manager

Company: Community Roots Housing
Location: Seattle
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Compensation: $85,000 - $95,000Benefits: Medical HMO, dental and vision insurance is free for employees!! All Community Roots Housing employees must show proof that they are fully vaccinated on their first day of work or submit a request for a religious or disability based exemption. Company Summary Everyone has the right to a quality, affordable home. At Community Roots Housing, this truth drives our work. By embracing community-led development and engaging in deep-rooted partnerships, we're fostering vibrant, equitable communities where everyone has access to safe, affordable and welcoming homes. Today, nearly 50 apartment buildings - over 2,000 residents -- we continue our commitment to build community with and for people. We are a top performing, high-capacity not-for-profit corporation with an innovative portfolio throughout the Seattle area. Our buildings have won numerous awards from HUD, Urban Land Institute, Affordable Housing Finance Magazine, Future wise and other community development awards.We are intentional in our hiring processes, seeing it as a chance to interrupt the cycle of racial and economic injustice that limits communities from accessing employment, building skills and investing in their own leadership development. We prioritize applicants who have firsthand experience in navigating the many systems that our residents face which impede their opportunities for success, as majority low-income, LGBTQ, and people of color. Job Summary Community Roots Housing is seeking a professional full-time Construction Manager. This is professional and managerial work planning, organizing, and managing the construction activities related to the new construction, rehabilitation, and remodeling of Community Roots Housing's properties and development projects. Work may encompass many projects in varying stages of development and may include large, technically complex construction projects. Works under general direction of the Director of Real Estate and acts independently to identify and minimize risk and complete projects on schedule and within budget. Core Functions

  • Oversees construction administration phase for new construction and rehabilitation affordable housing projects in development
  • Assists project manager in developing project budgets; solicits proposals, assists in negotiating contracts and recommends; monitors contractor performance
  • Assists with design issues and reports progress of project's schedule and budget; assists with the oversight of design professionals and GCs in construction of affordable housing projects in development as assigned
  • Oversees capital needs assessments for affordable housing properties; assists in the process of appointing various specialist consultants; conducts field site visits and oversight of construction budget, schedules, and quality control.
  • Performs review the designs of construction projects; provides technical assistance to project designs, scopes of work, and construction schedule; performs construction schedule analysis on construction projects to avoid delays and recommend corrective action. Provides constructability and Value Engineering plan reviews. Coordinates with architectural and engineering consultants when necessary to ensure proper designArchitectural Design Process
    • Review and provide feedback during design process of new construction and rehab projects.
    • Work closely with all CRH departments and consultants to foster best practices, further exemplary design standards in the affordable housing sector, and promote an integrated design process ESDS Compliance
    • Review compliance with ESDS requirements for each project
    • Act as the representative for the Evergreen Advocate in active projects
    • Lead in coordinating between departments in adhering to ESDS operating requirementsConstruction Management
      • Oversee sustainability and community health protocols for all projects, including ESDS support and manuals
      • Completes other job duties and projects as assigned

        Minimum Qualifications:
        • This position requires 3 years of construction management experience
        • This position also requires experience with project design, scoping, design plan review, and estimating preferably for affordable housing projects
        • Good computer skills are essential, including proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
        • Ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing, with internal and external stakeholders in a professional and positive manner
        • Must be adept at handling multiple tasks and responsibilities; can effectively change priorities quickly and to work cooperatively and proactively with team members to accomplish goals. Flexibility to adjust to departmental priorities is imperative.
        • Ability to organize time efficiently, prioritize tasks and perform tasks in a self-directed manner. Ability to cope with deadline pressures and customer service needs
        • Knowledge of capital construction project management and contract administration; principles and practices used in various building construction craft areas; principles and practices of comprehensive needs assessment programs for affordable housing; principles and practices of multi-family rehab projectsPreferred Qualifications:
          • Ability to read and interpret constructions plans, specifications, & building codes
          • A Bachelor's and/ Master's degree in a construction related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience of at least 5 years in construction
          • Experience and knowledge of Seattle and Washington State building code and ESDS requirementsSupervisory Responsibility:NoneCommunity Roots Housing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidates of color, LGBTQ candidates, women, candidates with disabilities and candidates of all religions and national origins are strongly encouraged to apply. Community Roots Housing is a Ban the Box employer. However, per Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development requirements, any candidate selected for this position must undergo a criminal history background check prior to employment.PI177852041

Keywords: Community Roots Housing, Seattle , Construction and Design Manager, Professions , Seattle, Washington

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