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Director of Construction Services

Company: Bell Partners
Location: Garland
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

The purpose of the Director Construction Services is to oversee construction planning, contracting and execution for all major capital, rehabilitation and renovation, as well as to provide the leadership, oversight and support to the Regional Construction Managers and associated programs.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Manage construction projects, writing scopes, preparing estimated material and cost estimates, preparing bids and managing bid process, executing contracts, ensuring code compliance, monitoring jobs, performing final inspections and closing out financial detail of the project including payment processing and lien releases
  • Execute projects on time and within budget
  • Manages all construction activities following project approvals and coordinates work with Property Management Team to include phasing, staging and site logistics, and pre-construction meetings.
  • Ensures that properties with construction projects in process are kept clean and orderly with minimal disruption to the residents and site team
  • Work with VP and Client to ensure appropriate approval process for executing work
  • Meet quality standards of safety and construction
  • Assist in preparing budgets for rehabilitation and  capital replacement
  • Manage and participate in construction and maintenance aspects of the PNA, due diligence and disposition processes, including organizing and providing inspection equipment to inspection team, developing capital and rehab Participate in each due diligence for Bell Fund projects.  Organize outside engineers and contractors for the due diligence projects.  Responsible for the generation of the Upfront Capital Budget for the due diligence project
  • Oversee the RCM’s responsible for the completion of capital work related to the Upfront Capital Budgets
  • Provide assistance to RCM for scopes, budgets, products, contractors, timing, permitting, efficiencies for the completion of work
  • Coordinate with asset team and/or designer for all interior design scopes, to include clubhouse renovations, interior  unit renovations, models whereby involvement of construction is necessary
  • Ensure lender required repairs, such as radon mitigation, is being coordinated and completed in a timely manner, with all required paperwork being tracked and copied to the Asset Manager for communication back to the lender
  • Participate in asset team calls for projects to ensure that all work is being properly communicated to all parties for schedule and scope, including unit renovations
  • Review monthly Upfront Capital reporting for specific job completions, budget reporting issues, coordination/conflicts with working budgets and managing due diligence reporting
  • Comply with Bell policies, procedures, standard reporting and quality standards to ensure consistency in execution and operations
  • Work with claims managers, adjusters and insurance representatives to manage restoration of casualty losses to mitigate loss and maximize speed of recovery
  • Provide technical maintenance support, guidance, leadership and management of regional maintenance coordinator and the regional maintenance program

    Core Competencies:

  • Problem Solving – Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions; probes all fruitful sources for answers; can see hidden problems; is excellent at honest analysis; looks beyond the obvious and doesn’t stop at the first answers
  • Drive for Results – Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results
  • Managing and Measuring Work – Clearly assigns responsibility for tasks and decisions; sets clear objectives and measures; monitors process, progress, and results; designs feedback loops into work
  • Organizational Agility – Knowledgeable about how organizations work; knows how to get things done both through formal channels and the informal network; understands the origin and reasoning behind key policies, practices, and procedures; understands the cultures of organizations
  • Planning – Accurately scopes out length and difficulty of tasks and projects; sets objectives and goals; breaks down work into the process steps; develops schedules and task/people assignments; anticipates and adjusts for problems and roadblocks; measures performance against goals; evaluates results
  • Priority Setting – Spends his/her time and the time of others on what’s important; quickly zeroes in on the critical few and puts the trivial many aside; can quickly sense what will help or hinder accomplishing a goal; eliminates roadblocks; creates focus
  • Decision Quality – Makes good decisions (without considering how much time it takes) based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment; most of his/her solutions and suggestions turn out to be correct and accurate when judged over time; sought out by others for advice and solutions
  • Time Management – uses his/her time effectively and efficiently; values time; concentrates his/her efforts on the more important priorities; gets more done in less time than others; can attend to a broader range of activities

Additional Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Additional duties as assigned

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be able to travel approximately 3-4 days per  week
  • Must possess a strong working knowledge of OSHA standards, fire, safety procedures and MSDS regulations
  • Must possess working knowledge of building design, development, construction, and project management processes and procedures, including design/build contracting. Strong working knowledge of management procedures, budgeting, training, and program implementation.
  • Ability to solve practical problems quickly, handle multiple tasks and organize resources to ensure work is completed on time and on budget
  • Written & oral communication skills required with the ability to present to various levels of the organization as well as to clients Must be able to clearly communicate both orally and in writing
  • Must be able to understand directives both orally and in writing
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Available to work day and evening shifts, weekdays, and weekends
  • Completion of state specific required training
  • Must possess willingness  and demonstrate ability to provide exceptional customer service
  • Must be familiar with MS Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • Must demonstrate ability to successfully work on a team
  • Must demonstrate support of Bell Core Values

Education and Background:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required; Undergraduate degree in architecture, engineering, construction management, or business strongly preferred
  • 5 - 7 years’ experience of increasingly responsible management positions within service and construction  management
  • 3-5 years multi-site experience
  • A minimum of three (3) years recent experience in a company with 500 or more  employees  

Bell Partners, Inc. (“BPI” or the “Company”) is an equal employment opportunity employer. BPI’s policy is not to discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, military/veteran status, marital status, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. BPI also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories. It is BPI’s policy to comply with all applicable state and federal laws respecting consideration of unemployment status in making hiring decisions.

Note to Applicants: Smoking is prohibited in all indoor areas of Bell Partners Inc. unless designated smoking areas have been established by a particular location in accordance with applicable state and local law.

Keywords: Bell Partners, Garland , Director of Construction Services, Other , Garland, Texas

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