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Director, Construction

Brookfield Properties is a leading owner, operator and developer of office and multifamily assets.  Our signature office properties define the skyline of dynamic cities around the world, including gateway cities such as New York, London, Berlin, Toronto, and Sydney.  Our multifamily business owns, develops, renovates and manages approximately 40,000 high quality rental apartment buildings in supply constrained markets of major cities such as New York and London, as well as high growth markets in the suburban U.S.

JOB DESCRIPTION/RESPONSIBILITIES

Brookfield Property Partners is currently seeking a Director to assist the Vice President of Construction. This position will be responsible for assisting with and/or managing new construction, renovation, repair or relocation projects from inception to completion.

  • Ensures assigned projects are completed within budgets and schedules while meeting client needs, business objectives and design guidelines.
  • Prepares detailed construction cost estimates and documentation for project funding authorization. Is responsible for interfacing with appropriate levels of management to obtain funding approval signatures. Explanation of project scope and the associated costs as required is part of this process.
  • Participate in or oversee the pre-qualification and bid evaluation process for consultants, contractors, and other outside vendors and selects vendors.
  • Implement general contracting activities for new construction and construction improvement projects.
  • Manage construction manager and project administrator; oversee key sub-contractors, constructions consultants, and vendors to ensure conformance with contracts.
  • Meet with department representatives, architects, engineers and consultants to establish project requirements, specifications and schedules.
  • Develop project budgets.
  • Assist in development of construction department staff members.
  • Develop, monitor and maintain construction work schedule; serve as liaison between client and contractors.
  • Assist in the coordination, development and approval of architectural and engineering construction drawings with respect to budget, schedule and constructability.
  • Solicit, prepare and evaluate bid documents and review contractors to ensure complete scope coverage.
  • Prepare project documentation and attend project meetings.
  • Inspect projects to ensure all work is performed to contract design specifications and in accordance with Brookfield’s safety standards.
  • Review and evaluate change orders and claims.
  • Interface with regulatory agencies, project stakeholders,public construction officials, owners, engineers etc.as required to secure necessary approvals.
  • Serve a liaison with tenants and their design and construction teams.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management, Architecture, Engineering or related discipline, or equivalent to appropriate 4-year college program and 5+ years constructionmanagement/supervisory experience with basic understanding of all facets of building construction
  • Experience with high rise constructions project (20 floors or more)
  • Similar combination of education and experience
  • Strong customer-service skills to be able to communicate work plans clearly and explain work stoppages when they occur to various groups such as owners, inspectors, and the public. Able to identify the information needs of the target audience and tailor the message appropriately.
  • Strong speaking skills to be able to give clear orders, explain complex information to construction workers and clients, and discuss technical details with other building specialists, such as architects.
  • Must possess strong time-management skills. The successful candidate must be able to ensure that construction phases are completed on time so that the next phase can begin as scheduled.
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Excellent attention to detail, proven analytical ability
  • Strong communication skills and demonstrated ability to maintain successful business relations
  • Proven record of providing excellent internal and external customer service
  • Strong organizational skills with ability to manage multiple project simultaneously
  • Ability to comprehend, analyze and interpret complex business documents
  • Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive issues
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