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Director of Construction - Industrial Development

Location : Whittier, CA
Job Type : Direct
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 10+ years
Required Education : Bachelor's Degree Required
Travel : Yes
Relocation : No

Job Description :

RETS Associates has been retained by our Client, a privately held owner/developer, to recruit for a Director of Construction (“Director”) in Whittier, California. The Director will be focused on overseeing ground-up (big-box industrial building) construction as well as tenant improvement and capital improvement projects.



Work closely with team on pre-construction phase of development. 

- Prepare construction budgets and schedules.

- Coordinate with team as projects transition from the permitting stage to the construction stage.

- Oversee the interview, selection, contract negotiation, and management of third-party consultants and contractors.

- Manage project construction.

- Participate in the due diligence process for prospective projects; visit project sites to assess existing conditions. Prepare conceptual construction and/or renovation cost estimates.

- Work closely with property management, leasing and tenants on TI planning, value-engineering, and construction to ensure tenant satisfaction, cost efficiency, and timely move-in.

- Approve consultant invoices.

- Establish and maintain relationships with GC's and Sub's.

- Update team on on-going, timely written and verbal communication regarding all projects or issues.

- Close out projects with contractors and provide property management with all warranties and operations manuals.

Required Qualifications :

- Bachelor’s degree in architecture/design, construction management, or civil engineering.

- 10+ years of experience managing ground-up construction of institutional quality industrial and mixed-use projects.

- Background in working for a General Contractor and an Owner preferred.

- Demonstrable experience managing other commercial asset type tenant improvement and capital improvement projects.

- Must be proficient in reading and interpreting plans and specifications.

- Strong knowledge of construction materials, methods and codes, including ADA and Title 24.

- Strong multi-tasker; ability to manage multiple complex projects on budget and on-time.

- Excellent negotiation skills.

- Strong computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel and Project).

- Proficient in estimating, scheduling, etc.

- Excellent written and oral communication skills.



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