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Senior Construction Project Manager

Company: Uncommon Schools
Location: Newark
Posted on: May 18, 2019

Job Description:

Company DescriptionUncommon Schools is a non-profit network of 53 outstanding public charter schools in grades K-12 across New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts. Our mission is to start and manage outstanding urban public charter schools that close the achievement gap and prepare students from low-income backgrounds for success in college and beyond. We are accomplishing that mission every day, with a college graduation rate that is well above the national average and thousands of stories of our students and alumni achieving their dreams.Job DescriptionUncommon---s Real Estate & Facilities Team is responsible for ensuring the leasing, acquisition, development, financing, renovations and ongoing maintenance/compliance of high-quality facilities for Uncommon---s schools.The Director of Real Estate & Facilities oversees the project management, administrative, technical, and supervisory work related to the operation of school facilities in New Jersey.--SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIESSite Identification, selection and acquisition:------------------ Develop possible short-term and long-term facility options for each school in existing public school space or in private/commercial/parochial facilities.------------------ Evaluate options based on budgetary and political constraints and secure best option.------------------ Interface with tenants and landlords to negotiate leases and ensure overall effective management of school sites.--Site development:------------------ Oversee construction, remodeling, and repair projects for individual school sites according to budget, scope, and timeline.------------------ Plan, direct and review the activities and operations of USI facilities, including the civil, architectural, mechanical and structural planning and engineering of new construction, renovation and capital replacement.------------------ Ensure all code requirements are met.------------------ Assist in the development of comprehensive project budgets.------------------ Co-manage school relocation process and school opening------------------ Attain all necessary facility permits (zoning, certificate of occupancy, inspection, permits etc.).------------------ Work with Uncommon attorneys to ensure prudent execution of all facility related contracts.------------------ Identify, evaluate and recommend contractors, owner representatives, construction managers.------------------ Represent Uncommon Schools and its schools at legal, local, and community facility-related hearings.--On-going facility support:------------------ Support the Facility Management Roll out Initiative to ensure long-term/ capital planning is integrated with daily building operations.-- Serve as main liaison between Real Estate & Facilities Team and Regional Leadership.------------------ Work with Facilities Managers around facility planning and facility problem-solving.------------------ Research cost, prepare reports, and make recommendations regarding procurement of outside contractors for specific projects. Inspect completed work for compliance with specifications.------------------ Coordinate all lender and insurance related inspections for all building systems.------------------ Identify, evaluate and recommend property insurance policies.------------------ Provide other facility related support as needed--Operations/Financing------------------ Support the Real Estate, Finance, Real Estate Financing Consultants, and Development staff in execution on facility financing solutions, which may include: tax credit financing, conventional financing, and philanthropic support.--Strategic Planning and Regional Leadership------------------ Responsible for maintaining and updating strategic plan for team.------------------ Serve as main point of contact for all Real Estate & Facilities issues for New Jersey based schools.------------------ Run monthly meetings with Associate Chief Operating Officers to addresses needs and planning for New Jersey based schools.--Management --- Direct Reports/ Cross Team------------------ Directly manage Associate Director of Real Estate & Facilities.------------------ Directly manage On-site Facility Manager serving Camden Prep.------------------ Collaborate closely with Community Engagement, Technology and Finance------ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS: Reports to Senior Director of Real Estate & Facilities. Works closely with Managing Directors, Uncommon---s Director of Operations, and school-based Directors of Operations.QualificationsRequired knowledge, skills & abilities:------------------ Demonstrated command of the intricacies of organization building, operations, and strategic planning.------------------ Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.------------------ Strong communication, influencing, and negotiating skills.------------------ Strong financial analysis and budget management skills.------------------ Ability to work well in a team.------------------ Exceptional ability to bridge and enhance cooperative working relationships.------------------ Ability to create, monitor, and maintain systems that enhance organizational efficiency.------------------ Very strong organizational skills; an obsessive attention to detail and follow-through.------------------ Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment; flexible, able to work autonomously as well as take direction as needed.--Minimum educational level:------------------ Bachelor---s Degree required.------------------ MBA or J.D. preferred.--Experience required:------------------ 7+ years of related work experience in Real Estate Project Management or Development, Facilities Management or Building Operations.------------------ Experience managing architectural, engineering and construction contractors preferred.------------------ Experience with school operations systems preferred.Additional InformationUncommon Schools offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package. --Aside from extensive professional development, all our staff members are equipped with a laptop computer, email, and all necessary supplies.Uncommon believes in the importance of being a diverse, equitable and inclusive organization that enables our students and staff to thrive.--We are committed to building a talented team that reflects the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our students. At the same time, we work to ensure an inclusive community through creating a space for important dialogue about issues of race and identity for our staff and students.-- As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.

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