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Construction Manager

Position Summary

AMCAL, General Contractors, Inc., a rapidly growing developer/builder of diverse real estate projects that builds multi-residential apartment and condominium and single family residence projects, is seeking an energetic individual to fill the position of Construction Manager with significant experience in urban infill 3 and 4 story Type V construction over single and multi-level Type I podium style garage structures, 2 and 3 story slab-on-grade sub-urban and rural apartment projects including off- and on-site utility infrastructure and street improvement work.

Primary job responsibilities will be related to the construction management of multi-family residential projects throughout Southern California, and especially urban in-fill developments in the Los Angeles area.

Candidates for the Construction Manager position should have extensive experience in a combination of the following areas: the pre-construction process with regard to interfacing with the company’s development team, city government especially with regard to the permitting process, architects, civil, structural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineers, utility companies, construction consultants, and construction lender’s representatives; subcontract bidding, negotiation and purchasing, construction scheduling, and the management and tracking of construction jobs from conception to finish including the management and overseeing of field superintendents and some in-house personnel.

The Candidates should be skilled with the MS Office suite, specifically Excel and also critical path construction scheduling program(s) - preferably MS Projects, and recognize that detail oriented tasks are critical to a business' long-term success. This is an upper mid-level management position reporting to the Director of Construction, with responsibility based on demonstrated ability.

Responsibilities

    Pre-construction:

  • Work with company’s development team as required and as critical to the design and processing of plans and permits and clearing all on-site environmental conditions.
  • Track all requests for information and submittals via log.
  • Prepare preliminary job cost estimates as may be required internally and for developers.
  • Work with utility and city agencies as required.
  • Value engineering of plans as required.
  • Bidding of preliminary plans as required.
  • Work with superintendent on setting up site for staging the construction process.
  • Prepare preliminary construction schedule.
  • Final bid, negotiate and let major trade subcontracts and prepare contracts and oversee execution of same.

    Construction:

  • Final bid, negotiate and let balance of trade subcontracts.
  • Negotiate and authorize all change orders.
  • Drive, track and manage the construction process to completion including the continued tracking of all submittals, shop drawings, RFI’s, etc.
  • Authorize payment for all construction draws and work with construction lender’s inspectors as required. Update job cost at least monthly and update projections yet to be let line item costs.
  • Finalize and update construction schedule on a weekly basis with clearly defined milestones.
  • Directly monitor superintendent and all on site activities via weekly visits to construction sites or as required.
  • Troubleshoot and solve problems as required with regard to subcontractors, city and in-house issues as may be required.
  • Attend all critical meetings with the development team at the construction site as required.

    Post-Construction:

  • Oversee transition to asset management and/or property management.
  • Pursue and obtain all bond clearances.
  • Prepare close-out package for lender.
  • Oversee warranty issues as needed in conjunction with the management company.
  • Finalize construction job cost and utilize as an historical tool.
  • Prepare close out package for asset/property management.

    Company Support:

  • Research and create better means and methods wherever possible on an ongoing basis.
  • Create and maintain a data base of historical costs and construction information.
  • Create/use and update project-tracking processes.
  • Source new subcontractors and consultants.
  • Oversee and maintain a thorough paper trail including the overseeing of all construction related filing with assistant and the personal saving and filing of all electronic files accordingly.

Job Characteristics

  • Use of personal vehicle will be required for travel and a valid driver’s license and insurance is required.
  • While performing duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, use hands to touch, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and stoop, kneel, bend, crouch or crawl. Must be physically able to walk construction projects over rough terrain, climb ladders, ascend second floors and roofs, etc. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
  • Exemplary organizational and communication skills, a high capacity to multi-task, and the ability to manage consultants and personalities are prerequisites.
  • Position based in Agoura Hills, CA. Relocation costs are not covered.
  • A criminal background check and review of current driving record may be required.

Benefits

  • Salary – DOE
  • Health/Dental/Chiropractic coverage available for individual after three months. Dependents can be covered at employee’s expense.
  • Life Insurance § 401K participation
  • Three weeks leave (vacation, personal, sick) for the first six years.
  • Eight paid holidays
  • Discretionary bonus based on individual and company performance

Applications

  • No phone calls, please
  • Email a cover letter (including Salary History/Requirements) and resume to lux@amcalhousing.com.
  • This position is to be filled immediately.

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