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HERC: Metro New York & Southern Connecticut Director, Residential Construction in New York, New York

Employer Name: Columbia University

Job Type: Officer of Administration Bargaining Unit: Regular/Temporary: Regular End Date if Temporary: Hours Per Week: 35 Salary Range: Commensurate with experience Position Summary The Director of Residential Construction will bring leadership, direction, and oversight to the engineering, planning, start-up, and construction phases of projects within a residential portfolio of approximately 150 buildings. Responsibilities The Director will be responsible for promoting a safety culture through training (inclusive of refreshers) and reinforcing the expectations of quality and timely deliverables, leveraging fundamental project management standards and competencies. The Director will develop leaders through construction methods, fundamental project management, planning, design, budgeting, contract negotiations, procurement, managing prime and sub-contractors/suppliers, and change management. The Director demonstrates the capability to build relationships and serve customers through excellent collaboration and communication. The Director of Residential Construction oversees the strategic vision and mission of the operations. The Director is responsible for the finalization of financial management for various projects under their supervision and adherence to the overall portfolio established financial benchmarks and metrics. The Director is responsible for all aspects of Project Management within SOGR, including but not limited to, the hiring of project managers, contractors/subcontractors, and reviewing design and construction plans. The Director will be hands-on in nearly every aspect of construction management; in addition to being responsible for the hiring and supervising of the project management team, The Director is also in charge of creating and managing capital budgets. This position will focus on infrastructure upgrades, including public area rehabilitation, all apartment renovations, equipment replacements, and MEP services updates. The Director ensures that work is done in compliance with New York City, New York State, and federal regulations including those of environmental and building codes. The Director collaborates with building operations staff, consultants, and clients to establish priorities for State of Good Repair (SGR) work and the development of the Universityâ-™s residential portfolio strategic plans. This position directs project report-outs to executive leadership regularly (weekly/monthly) to ensure projects are within scope, budget, and timelines established. The Director implements a proactive culture and transparent communications with a solution-based approach. Will perform additional duties as required. Minimum Qualifications Bachelor's degree required, preferably in the fields of Architecture, Engineering, Business Administration, Resource Management, or a related field and a minimum of seven to nine yearsâ-™ demonstrated experience in building operations, construction, and renewal work or related. Demonstrated experience in project planning and management, construction, or building maintenance required, people and change management including a working knowledge of architectural plans and specifications. Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to supervise staff, consultants, and contractors required. Must be able to effectively manage high volumes of work on very tight schedules. The incumbent must have strong technical skills and familiarity with common software packages, including Microsoft Office Suite, Maximo, RTMS, Unifier, VMS. Knowledge of spreadsheets required, with additional knowledge of standard reporting tools and of industry-specific applications. Strong organization and communication skills, with the ability to multi-task and manage time to meet frequently changing deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Provide solid attention to detail. Consistently maintain a positive customer service attitude. Preferred Qualifications Masterâ-™s degree or similar degree program preferred. Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.

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