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Director of Construction Services

Company: The United Group of Companies, Inc.
Location: Troy
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

Who We Are:The United Group of Companies, Inc. - celebrating 50 Years in Business - specializes in all phases of real estate: development, financing, construction, and property management. Our unique Company delivers a high-quality product and high-end resident experiences within active adult senior living, student housing, multi-family communities housing, commercial properties, and mixed-use neighborhoods. We are honored to have been voted by our employees as one of the Albany Times Union's Top Workplaces for six consecutive years, along with being named a national Top Workplaces USA employer for two consecutive years, most recently for 2022. We have achieved this recognition by fostering a culture of leadership and accountability, offering a unique environment to our employees that cultivates individual growth and rewards performance. To learn more about us: https://www.ugoc.com/Join Our Team!We have an immediate need for a Director of Construction Services to join our team at our Corporate office in Troy, NY. This position serves as the Department Head for the Construction Department.This is a full-time role offering compensation at $130,000/year, subject to change based on candidate's level of experience, education, and qualifications.The traditional work schedule will be Monday - Friday (8am to 5pm) at the Corporate office, but at times may be required to travel on-site/construction environment where they may be exposed to moving mechanical components and equipment, high and sub grade places, fumes and/or airborne particles, weather conditions, and electrical systems. The noise of the environments is often moderate to loud.Key Responsibilities:The responsibilities that are listed below are not all inclusive; however, they are indicative of the type of responsibilities normally performed by the Director of Construction Services:

  • Possesses knowledge of project development to include contracts, design, construction management, project systems, delivery, and specifications to ensure relation and compliance to project requirements
  • Manages design and construction of projects in development
  • Acts as primary contact and liaison for owner and principle partner entities for the contract, design, systems, procedures, and related deliverables
  • Develops project specific procedures, documentation, contract, and related systems for the project
  • Obtains, maintains, and manages data, information, communications, and approvals required by project and company requirements between owner, architects, engineers, and other project related entities
  • Represents owner and related parties in public forums and meetings
  • Coordinates, direct, and monitor activities of construction management staff, contractors, engineers, architects, and related performing entities
  • Manages project controls, cost, and performance activities and procedures
  • Leads in project meetings to include documentation, administration, and tracking of relevant information and statuses
  • Provides management of project logistics, organization, systems, and personnel resources
  • Ensures project closeout to secure appropriate provisions for final project delivery to owner entities
  • Performs all duties as required or assignedDesired Skills + Experience:
    • Required Education: Bachelor's Degree with emphasis in technical disciplines such as Civil, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering, construction management, or equivalent technical area of study
    • Required Experience: 10-15+ years of construction project management
    • Physical Requirements:
      • Position performance will require the occasional physical ability to climb and function in elevation changes to include ladders, scaffolding, etc.
      • Ability to manage and negotiate construction work areas in a safe manner and behavior. Vision abilities specific to the position will include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to focus.
      • Performing in this role will require the use of hands to finger, handle and feel tools, objects, materials, and controls.
      • Performance requires the ability to frequently sit, talk, hear, stand, climb, balance, stoop kneel, crouch, or crawl.
      • Employee may have to occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
        • Candidate will possess or have ability to pursue:
          • Knowledge and application of construction estimating, cost, project controls/scheduling, documentation, engineering/construction principles, techniques, materials, applications, and practices
          • Understanding of contracts, documents, drawings, and specifications
          • Applied experience in the areas of project accounting, cost, administrative, and personnel interaction in professional settings
            • Strong computer skills and familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite products, and experience with project related systems
            • Self starter! Energetic personality who enjoys working with others
            • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills - must be able to clearly explain and demonstrate concepts/skills to others
            • Strong work ethic and be able to work both individually and in group settings
            • Ability to represent United Group and related entities in a professional manner at all times to ensure company policies and procedures as well as compliance to all applicable laws and regulations
            • Professional presentation to be compatible with the established guidelines of United Group
            • Ability to conduct business with a enthusiasm, assertiveness, and have the ability to serve as a role model for subordinates exuding a positive attitude and professional decorumBenefits + Perks:
              • Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, 401k Match (4%), PTO
                • Medical - Highmark BlueShield of Northeastern NY with HSA option; eligibility 1st of the month following 60 days
                • Dental/Vision - Guardian; eligibility 1st of the month following 60 days
                • Life Insurance - Company paid Basic Life Insurance Policy (1x Annual Salary) with additional Voluntary Life Plans; eligibility 1st of the month following 60 days
                • Retirement Plan - Voya Financial; Eligibility After 1 Year of Service; 4% Company Match
                • Additional Benefits - Employee Assistance Program; United Concierge Medicine (telemedicine service, including Mental Health); Tuition Assistance Program
                • PTO - Personal (24 Hours), Sick (56 Hours), and Vacation Time (40 Hours; escalated based on years of service up to 160 Hours); eligibility after 90-day Introductory Period
                • Holidays - 11 Company Paid HolidaysWe are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other protected class covered by law.

Keywords: The United Group of Companies, Inc., Troy , Director of Construction Services, Executive , Troy, New York

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