Construction Manager

Job Posted 2/7/2023
Volunteers of America National Services
Denver, CO
United States
Experience Required
Degree Required
Application Closing Date
Job Description
Construction Manager

Candidate based in Denver, Colorado, or Western Regions.

Come make a difference at Volunteers of America National Services! We are one of the nation's largest and most comprehensive human services organizations. Since 1896, our ministry of service has supported and empowered America's most vulnerable groups, including at-risk youth, the frail elderly, men and women returning from prison, homeless individuals and families, people with disabilities, and those recovering from addictions. We are also one of the nation’s largest nonprofit providers of quality, affordable housing for low and moderate-income households and persons with special needs.
About the Role:
To provide effective guidance to management and development staff on new and renovation construction projects, the priorities for rehabilitation of properties in the Volunteers of America portfolio, and due diligence on renovations and potential acquisitions and construction projects directly and through subordinates.
Essential Functions, Duties & Responsibilities:
Provide construction management and oversight for new housing development and renovations of existing properties.
  • Oversee new construction or renovation/rehab on low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC)/other sources of affordable housing and healthcare developments.
  • Review new affordable housing sites and associated due diligence materials.
  • Assist with due diligence on potential architects, contractors, and other development-related third parties for inclusion in development projects.
  • Assist with development of Architecture/Engineering and General Contractor Agreements with Development Directors and in house legal staff.
  • Review design and construction scopes of work, plans, specifications, documents, and budgets for internal approvals and external communications.
  • Assist Development Directors and Architects in expediting of plans towards receipt of building permits.
  • Retain outside construction or project managers where appropriate and supervise their work, receiving reports at least weekly.
  • Work with development staff to provide scope of work and budgets for financing applications and lender requirements.
  • Manage and participate in the approval of construction draws.
  • Assist in site and quality of work inspections to ensure subcontractors and general contractors are meeting Volunteers of America quality standards.
  • Assist the Development Director in all aspects of close out of construction projects – Certificate of Occupancy, punch-out, operations/maintenance training, turnover to management/operations, close out of the general contractor, and warranty items.
  • Coordinate relocation efforts at projects undergoing renovations with operations staff, contractors, and architects.
  • Provides assistance in research and recommendation on new products, processes, industry best practices, etc.
Assist in developing a procedure for timely evaluation of the physical condition of the organization’s affordable housing. Directs major capital improvements at Volunteers of America National Services (VOANS) housing properties.
  • Review and approve specifications, bids, purchase orders, draws, and contractual agreements.
  • Travel to properties for review and inspection of work for major contracts resulting from an approved renovation or required because of natural disasters.
  • Assist with the process to ensure properties have current and ongoing Capital Needs Assessments (CNAs), Energy Audits, and ADA/Fair Housing/section 504 Assessments.
  • Track and assess the completion of identified capital programs.
  • Provide guidance to Housing Services related to a national purchasing program with standards for such items as carpet, paint, appliances, fixtures, furnishings, HVAC, hot water heaters, signage, maintenance, and cleaning supplies.
  • Assist in developing and providing training to Housing Services and affiliates regarding maintenance systems and capital program policies and procedures on new construction and rehab projects.
Work closely with the asset management, finance, operations, and legal teams on physical condition issues at troubled properties.
  • Identify physical plant problems with properties and propose solutions.
  • Review and exercise approval and oversight authority on capital expenditures.
  • Foster relationships with relevant government agencies and officials.
Assist in due diligence regarding the physical plant on potential acquisitions for housing and healthcare facilities.
  • Obtain and review third-party reports.
  • Work with the architect and contractor to consider renovation/rehab options and scopes of work.
  • Make recommendations regarding potential acquisitions and new development sites to housing staff and internal investment committee, working closely with the Vice President or Development Director in charge of the development.

Experience and Requirements for the Construction Manager Position:

  • Eight years experience in construction.
  • Strong knowledge of site planning and construction.
  • Knowledge in ADA / 504 and Fair Housing.
  • Ability to work flexible hours and travel is required.
  • Administrative self-sufficiency.
  • Experience in Affordable Housing
  • Degree in construction, architecture, real estate, engineering, or related field.
  • Knowledge of low-income housing tax credit programs, tax-exempt bond financing, and other programs supporting affordable housing.
  • Contractor license.
  • Multi-site or multi-state experience.
  • Successful experience in leadership, time management, negotiating, multi-project/multi-tasking skills, and an evenhanded demeanor for dealing with a variety of tasks performed by a variety of staff and retained professionals.
  • Strong construction management skills.
  • Experience/commitment to the development of buildings and social service programs as they relate to senior and multi-family housing.
  • A collaborative team player attitude is essential.
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, Excel, and Access.
  • Candidate based in Denver, Colorado, or Western Regions.
At VOANS, we celebrate sharing, encouraging and embracing diversity. Equal employment opportunities are available to all without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We believe that blending individual strengths and unique personal differences nurtures and supports our organizations’ shared commitment to our mission and creates an inclusive and diverse environment where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to do their personal best.

Travel Required

Yes. Travel up to 25%, as needed
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