Project Manager, Design & Construction @ Selfhelp - New York, NY

Job Overview

4 months ago

Project Manager, Design & Construction

Selfhelp - New York, NY

Position Summary: The Project Manager, Design & Construction, under the supervision of, and reporting to, the Vice President of Design and Construction, will further Selfhelp’s efforts in the development and preservation of affordable senior housing. Selfhelp’s housing portfolio and development projects include new construction, renovations and existing properties. The Project Manager will work with SRG staff, development partners and third-party professionals (including architects/engineers, Owner’s Representatives, DOB expeditors, etc.) to develop and preserve affordable housing projects. In addition, the Project Manager may provide assistance to Selfhelp’s Asset Management team as well as social workers and Selfhelp Community Services, Inc. staff.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Provide support to the Vice President of Design and Construction on Selfhelp Realty Group, Inc.’s )“SRG”) design and construction efforts; including new developments from planning/design through construction and occupancy, and moderate/substantial rehabilitation of existing occupied properties
  • Assist with due diligence and site analysis for new sites including preliminary zoning analysis, preparing memo summaries of zoning and building code requirements
  • Review projects for compliance with Selfhelp Design Guidelines
  • Evaluate projects based on familiarity with guidelines and processes of NYC HPD, NYS HCR and HUD
  • Solicit and review consultant fee and scope proposals, coordinate approval and execution of consultant agreements, review consultant invoices
  • Assist in coordination of consultants, meetings and drawings and/or plans
  • Prepare meeting agenda, draft correspondence, track meeting follow-up
  • Review of design drawings including compliance with local, state and federal regulatory requirements; preparation of Owner comments; coordination with design team
  • Monitor status of consultant deliverables (RFI, shop drawings on Procore or Submittal Exchange, milestone drawing and specification deliverables)
  • Review construction estimates, participate in evaluation of cost saving options
  • Coordinate proposals from Selfhelp’s IT and furniture vendors including site access, proposal scope, payments, installation and punchlist
  • Oversee active construction activities for progress and work quality (1-2 visits per week); prepare internal memorandum and field reports
  • Assist in preparing presentations, management updates, meeting materials
  • Maintain electronic filing of drawings, specs, approvals, email archive, field reports, etc.
  • Perform other administrative duties, as directed

Working Conditions/Physical Demand: Business Office Environment with phone and computer use. Business Office Environment with phone and computer use; Field work includes walking through buildings and grounds, including accessing roofs, basements and crawl spaces, including ability to navigate stairs. Construction observation work includes walkthrough of active construction sites, including ability to climb stairs at properties without a construction hoist.



Knowledge, Skills And Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree; Advanced degrees preferred
  • 2-3 years of experience in a similar role, preferably in the multifamily affordable housing field
  • Strong ability to read construction documents/shop drawings; familiarity with engineering and architectural scope; understanding of construction methods and practices
  • Applicant should possess a strong interest in energy saving/environmentally friendly design and construction, collaborating with Asset Management to determine and support best practices for optimal building maintenance and operations. We see this as a key to successful development and design.
  • Problem solving abilities; able to multi-task; ability to exercise sound judgment; proactive resourceful and adaptive; prioritizes attention to detail
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft (Excel, Project, Adobe, Word); must be able to communicate clearly and concisely in writing and verbally
  • Familiarity with construction management software (Procore, Submittal Exchange)
  • Interest in, and familiarity with energy savings work in residential buildings. LEED AP, WELL, CPH, etc. credentials are a plus


To ensure the safety of our clients and staff, all new employees must be fully vaccinated prior to their start date. Upon acceptance of a conditional job offer, candidates who are not already vaccinated must obtain the first dose of the vaccine within three (3) calendar days of job offer and must obtain any subsequent doses in accordance with the vaccine protocol. Employees may be eligible for a medical or religious exemption from the vaccine; those employees who are approved for a medical exemption must submit to weekly testing in accordance with Selfhelp’s COVID 19 testing policy.

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