Construction Project Manager at Common
Common is the nation’s leading residential brand offering convenience and community through coliving and traditional apartments. Our signature tech-enabled property management allows us to deliver unparalleled experiences across 40+ buildings, 6 cities, and over 1,500 members. Common is the preferred choice for both residents looking for a stress-free and all-inclusive living environment, and for real estate owners seeking reliable, above-market returns. Launched in October 2015, we now operate homes in New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oakland, Seattle, and Washington, D.C. and receive over 15,000 new member applications per month.
It’s an exciting time to be part of Common’s team. We challenge ourselves every day not just to think about ways to make city living better, but to activate those ideas in meaningful ways. Our team is comprised of real estate professionals, designers, engineers, salespeople, marketers, client service representatives, and so much more. We work collaboratively, value self-startership, and embrace a “whatever it takes” mentality to ensure our work is done and done well. Common sits squarely at the intersection between technology and real estate, working every day to build quality residential solutions that bring positive change to the world’s rental housing crisis.
Common was founded by Brad Hargreaves and has raised $65MM in venture funding. Brad is a visionary leader with vast experience in the technology and service space, previously founding the education company General Assembly.
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About the Role
Common is hiring a talented Construction Project Manager to manage the construction close out and furniture installation process in our new homes. From upholding Common’s interests in time and quality, to procuring and managing our directly sourced vendors, this role will be responsible for delivering on our quickly expanding pipeline. Common’s development partners are responsible for the majority of the general construction of our homes. It will be your job to ensure that our homes are opened successfully, including close out of punch list, commissioning of our low voltage systems, and overseeing all FF&E installation. You’ll ensure our partners have a strong understanding of our Brand Standards, with a focus on technical and functional standards for MEP systems.
In addition to project management skills, the ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate a technical background such as engineering experience or work relating to MEP systems. As the Construction Project Manager, you will report directly to the Director of Construction and Pre-Opening.
- Uphold Common’s technical brand standards and quality expectations through site inspections, sign offs and best practice documentation
- Manage the punch list close out process with the partner GC, including coordinating inputs from other Common internal stakeholders
- Collaborate closely with the Procurement Team to ensure on-time and on-budget delivery to site of all furniture, and the on time and on budget opening of Common homes
- Oversee the FFE installation process at the Common homes, including communicating and managing installation contractors, cleaners and contracted labor
- Ensure the smooth and successful handover to Common operating teams, working diligently and proactively to ensure their success
- Create project specific scopes and schematic layouts for access control, WiFi and camera systems
- Contract and manage Common’s directly engaged subcontractors
- Create and manage project schedules and budgets
- Manage client expectations and overall satisfaction with project outcomes
- Mentor and coach Assistant Project Managers
- This role is primarily based on the project sites, and includes travel to new home locations around the country. Travel is typically 2-3 weeks at a time and occurs regularly, as determined by the project schedules
- Other duties and ad hoc projects from time to time and based on business needs
- 4+ years construction project management experience either as a client or General Contractor
- Engineering or technical background working with MEP systems preferred
- Experience within the residential, hospitality or retail sectors is preferred
- Experience with construction quality control, project scheduling and cost reporting
- Demonstrate experience managing trade works for the full life cycle of tendering, procurement & payment
- Experience negotiating and managing vendor contracts
- Experience managing a team
- A keen love of organization and prioritization, working across several projects at a time
- A team player with a “can-do” attitude but will ask for help when needed
What We Offer
Common truly values our employees and wants to do everything to ensure that our employees are not only happy and professionally fulfilled, but also that they have the opportunity to be healthy. Because of this, we are committed to providing a number of affordable and valuable health and wellness benefits for our employees such as paid vacation and sick time, medical, dental and vision insurance, Company paid life insurance, Company paid STD/LTD, FSA + HSA options, commuter transit benefits, paid parental leave and a 401K. Additional benefits such as equity, paid holidays, weekly team lunches + happy hours, a fully stocked kitchen, job training + development opportunities + a great wellness program are also available. And as always, we are regularly evaluating our offerings to ensure employees' needs are being met.
We are committed to affirmatively providing equal opportunity to all associates and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, legally protected physical or mental disability, military or veteran status or any other basis protected under applicable federal or state law.