Construction Manager

Firm: The Unity Council
Oakland, CA

Payment: Paid
Start Date: Feb 16, 2021
Category: Community Development
Contact: Arely Gutierrez, HR Coordinator

Posted: Jan 15, 2021

Title: Construction Manager
Reports To: Director of Real Estate Development
Department: Real Estate Development
Location: Oakland, CA
Schedule: Monday through Friday
Travel: Local travel may be required
Salary: DOE
Employee Status: Regular, Full-time, Exempt
Union: N/A
Supervises: N/A
Two weeks of paid vacation a year, sick time, 13 holidays, up to five floating holidays based on employee status, medical and dental benefits on the first of the month following 30 days of employment, life insurance policy at no cost to employee (with the option of increasing policy amount), flexible spending account for medical and dependent care costs, commuter benefits, 403(b) with employer match, and other benefits. We foster a joyful workplace and offer opportunities for professional development and growth.

Agency Summary
The Unity Council is a non-profit Social Equity Development Corporation with a 55-year history in the Fruitvale neighborhood of Oakland. Our mission is to promote social equity and improve quality of life by building vibrant communities where everyone can work, learn, and thrive.

Our programs aim to provide the community with the tools, knowledge, and resources to transform their lives and ultimately achieve their long-term educational, career, and financial goals. These holistic programs and services reach more than 8,000 individuals and families annually in five languages. Programs include: early childhood education, youth mentorship and leadership development, employment services, career readiness training, housing and financial stability, senior citizen services, affordable housing and neighborhood development, and arts and cultural events. Our work expands beyond the Fruitvale district and now reaches across Oakland and into Concord. The Unity Council employs a diverse workforce of more than 250 people who reflect the linguistic, cultural, and ethnic identity of the communities we serve.

Position Summary
The Construction Manager (CM) position works closely with the Director and Project Managers to preserve, rehabilitate, and develop affordable housing and mixed use projects in concert with TUC’s mission. For projects that involve the preservation of existing properties, the CM will evaluate the condition of the building, work with the project manager to formulate a rehab scope and budget and oversee identified capital improvement projects following acquisition. As needed, the CM may also serve as the owner’s representative overseeing the construction of new construction projects. The CM is responsible for approximately three to four projects at any given time (depending on size and complexity) and ensures that the objectives of each project are accomplished within prescribed time frames and funding parameters.

• Participate in initial site visits at prospective acquisition sites to assess rehabilitation scope and provide estimate of rehab costs to inform purchase offer
• Determine compliance requirements, as applicable
• Collaborate with Project Manager to identify and select general contractor, subcontractors, and/or vendors to perform work
• Review and evaluate construction scope
• Recommend cost saving measures through value engineering
• Assist in preparation and finalization of project budget and contract
• Supervise building improvement/repair projects and/or manage general contractor or subcontractor to complete agreed up scope on time and within budget
• Participate in pre-construction and construction conferences and meetings, as needed
• Review and evaluate change orders, pay applications and progress billings
• Other duties as assigned by management.

Education and/or Experience
• A minimum of two years of experience in construction management or a related field is required.
• Must demonstrate experience and successful track record in oversight and management of multifamily construction.
• Must be skilled in MS Office (Excel, Word, and Outlook)
• Cost estimation experience preferred, but not required

Abilities and Attributes
• Commitment to TUC’s mission.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Highly independent, with ability to handle daily responsibilities and projects with minimal direction.
• Excellent organizational, time management and problem solving skills.
• Ability to work under pressure and successfully meet deadlines.
• Must have effective interpersonal and conflict-resolution skills.
• Must be accurate and highly detail-oriented with follow-through skills.
• Must be pro-active in identifying and proposing viable solutions with the ability to exercise sound judgment in all matters.
• Must be able to work collaboratively with project teams, different levels of management, funders, government agencies, and a wide variety of individuals.
• Knowledge of federal, state, and local contract compliance requirements and programs.
• Ability to read and interpret architects’ drawings.

Pre-employment Requirements
Background Check

This description is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities or requirements for the position. This position may change or assume additional duties at any time.

Please email your cover letter and resume to Use "Title of Position" in the subject line.

The Unity Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.