Construction Project Manager (Ground Up- Podium, Wood-Frame, Type III & V Construction)

Los Angeles, CA
Development – Development /
Full Time /
As Construction Lead, oversees all phases of a construction project(s) ensuring that specifications are being followed and work is proceeding on schedule, within budget and to the quality of workmanship specified. 


    • Construction Program/Job Site Setup: Creates/Reviews and implements the Construction Program/Logistic Plan with the onsite Superintendent, including quality control procedures, safety and security practices, field office location, laydown yard, temporary utilities, final utility POCs, staging areas, equipment, and manpower. Ensures the Assistant Superintendent and/or Superintendent document existing conditions adjacent to the site prior to start of construction or project mobilization.
    • Permitting: Ensures all required permits or licenses have been obtained.  Works with governmental agencies to aid project success or resolve job problems or city issued corrections for final closeout and turnover.
    • Construction Oversight: Supports Superintendent to coordinate, direct, monitor, and inspect the activities of the Subcontractors and Suppliers on the assigned worksites or projects. Manages day to day operational and tactical aspects of construction project(s) in a supervisory role. Leads and creates punch list and creating of closeout package.  
    • Inspections: Assists in monitoring field inspections and ensures consultants respond to any deviations or non-compliance with contract documents. Reviews with field team and ensures they make any corrections identified by inspectors and/or consultants.  Monitors city issued corrections and reviews for cost effective solutions and schedule impacts.
    • RFIs & Submittals: Writes all RFIs and reviews all shop drawing for accuracy, and tracks submittal process, eliminates bottlenecks, and participates in the construction coordination process. Oversees RFI & submittal process to ensure project team receives and disperses information timely and appropriately. Ensures all document submittals conform to the project documents and do not have cost or schedule implications prior to final approval and distribution to subcontractors.
    • Communication & Reporting (External): Effectively presents information to customers, clients, city agencies, or other employees of the organization. 
    • Commercial Leases: Supports Superintendent to coordinate, direct, monitor and inspect all activities of the Subcontractors in relation to implementation of base building requirements as outlined in Lease Work Letter(s). Manages day to day operational and tactical aspects of construction project(s) in a supervisory role.
    •  Expertise: Demonstrates sophisticated understanding of various real estate asset classes and construction management processes along with an understanding of CIM's discipline, and philosophy, including its role as an Owner/Builder. Is beginning to contribute to corporate strategy.
    •  Safety: Oversees the hiring of 3rd party safety consultant and implements the company safety procedures and protocols onsite. Performs one safety walk per week, and ensures that any safety breaches are resolved within 24-hours.
    • Reporting (Construction): Leads weekly OAC meetings and reports project progress and any necessary issues that may require modifications to the project, project documents, or site. 
    • Budget Oversight: Maintains live construction budget, including a change order and potential change order log that clearly demonstrate contingency utilization. Is responsible for construction cost control and comprehensive construction budget management, and reports to Development Lead any potential cost savings or overruns. Oversees subcontractor change order negotiations and preparation of job cost status reports for internal budget adjustments.
    • Schedule Oversight: Assists the Superintendent in developing and refining the Project Schedule and 3-week look ahead. Develops a procurement schedule/log identifying long lead time items that aligns with the project milestones.
    • Contract Execution/Oversight: Writes, negotiates, and oversees all scopes of work for all subcontracts and change orders, and ensures all required documentation is obtained including exhibits such as, a Schedule of Values, clarifications/exclusions, and a Safety Program.

    • Talent Management & Development: Supervises all CIM support personnel to ensure timely and accurate performance of job responsibilities associated with project(s).
    •  Vendor Management: Maintains relationship at senior level with contractors, subs, vendors, etc. Sets strategies with each to ensure alignment of interests and incentives.

    • Design Documents: Examines the contract drawings, specifications and other relevant documents for design or build issues, details, and possible code violations, and brings conflicts/issues the design team. Suggests alternate methods/V.E.s where possible to realize cost savings. Compiles all design cost changes for review and approval to upper management.
    • Invoicing: Reviews and approves Subcontractor's monthly requests for payment against contract SOVs and in-field completion. Participates, as required, in timely preparation of monthly requisitions. Assists with equity and lender draw requirements.
    • Buyout/Procurement: Is responsible for buyout oversight ensuring vendors and subcontractors are selected and contracted in line with CIM policies, project documents and milestone dates. Prepares bid comparison spreadsheet and makes recommendation to development lead. Oversees final negotiations with bidders and ultimate selection of subcontractor. Ensures no scope is double bought or miss bought. Develops buyout log for tracking purpose and manages accordingly. Negotiates alternates as well as unit prices to lock in future increases in scope at a fixed unit cost.
    • Subcontractor Vetting/Contract Negotiation: Assesses the competence, capabilities, resources, and financial status of vendors prior to selection. Leads scope negotiation and contract terms with subcontractors and vendors. Demonstrates success in selecting optimal vendors and delivery methods. Oversees all contract requirements which may include a Certificate of Insurance, a fully executed Subcontract, a Schedule of Values, Submittals, Permits, and a Safety Program.
    • Document Organization (Internal): Oversees document control and ensures all project relevant documents are received and distributed to appropriate parties as well as maintained on the Design end via bulletins, ASIs, etc. Maintains project financial, technical and business records that correspond to issued document changes.
    • Document Organization (External): Sets up document organization structure.  Reviews and approves all distribution of information prior to issuing any document to external parties. Mitigates risk associated with document distribution eliminating project exposure.


    • Degree: High School diploma, GED, or equivalent credential required. A College Degree in a related field may be considered towards relevant experience.
    • Length of Experience: Minimum of 8 years' office/and or field experience in construction, with 4 years as a Construction Manager.
    • Project Experience: Has thorough experience with product type and marketplace where project is located. Working knowledge of various construction disciplines, contractual dispute resolution, non-union agreements/ jurisdiction, cost control, risk-awareness, scheduling, safety, engineering drawings and other documents.
    • Technical Skills: Has expertise in building codes and regulations related to construction projects and real estate development. Has knowledge of general construction project management principles and practices. Demonstrates proficiency in Bluebeam and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, PowerPoint). Also demonstrates proficiency in MS Project, or equivalent project management software.
    • Internal Relations: Demonstrates strong leadership and management skills with the ability to function as part of a team. Also demonstrates timely, accurate ability to contribute qualified guidance.
    • External Relations: Demonstrates strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with people at all levels of management including lenders and investors.
    • Reading & Comprehension: Reads, analyzes, and interprets complex agreements.  Demonstrates ability to understand the true nature of specification requirements that correspond with the project documents and how they formalize to contractually binding construction agreement.
    • Correspondence: Composes correspondence and reports that provide information accurately and effectively to a wide variety of audiences.  Composes legal letters that correspond to contractual agreements with exhibits, addenda’s, etc. Composes comprehensive financial spreadsheets for effective dispute resolution success. 
    • Direction Setting: Translates vision into both long-term strategies and short-term priorities.


    • Teamwork: Works well within development team, other CIM departments, and with 3rd parties. Appropriately includes team members in the entire development process.
    • Accountability: Stands accountable for own decisions and for the actions of the team; shares successes with the team and accepts blame when necessary.
    • Strategic: Consistently identifies both primary and related problems/issues. Identifies long-term solutions to limit exposure in the future and head-off problems not yet experienced. Defines optimal solutions.
    • Project Management: Develops project timelines for tasks and manage other staff-level individuals in order to meet project deadlines. Develops a project org. chart that outlines specific project requirements and deliverables per team member that will successfully deliver the job on time.   Accurately assigns workload deliverables for successful turnover

    • What CIM offers
      CIM offers an enriched benefits program as well as a wide range of resources for eligible employees to thrive both inside and outside of work. Some of our benefits include:
    • Medical, dental, and vision
    • Company-subsidized Health Savings Account
    • Company-paid life & disability
    • Pre-tax savings accounts
    • 401(k) match
    • Competitive vacation policy
    • Additional voluntary benefits
    • Paid time off for community service
    • Paid Parental Leave: Up to 12 weeks

    • Actual base salary considers several factors, including but not limited to geography, job-related knowledge, experience, and budget. The start of the salary range is typically associated with the minimum experience required. At CIM, base pay is one part of the total compensation package. This role is eligible for bonus pay in addition to base salary. The anticipated base salary range for the position in Los Angeles, CA, is $120,000 - $160,000. 
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