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Boston Properties Construction Manager in Boston, Massachusetts

Primary Purpose of Position:

Represent BXP’s interest and ensure quality standards by being responsible for the day-to-day management, oversight, technical direction, and coordination of construction activities in assigned region. Manage all facets of construction from inception to completion, including project resolution for projects involving, but not limited to new base buildings, tenant improvements, and capital expenditure projects.

Essential Functions:

Design and Preconstruction Management

  • Lead the design team in the preparation of design and construction documents. Review and monitor documents for compliance with BXP’s standards. Provide technical review and critique of drawings, specifications and site logistics at each progressive stage of the construction process for constructability and schedule feasibility.

  • Provide direction for the budget, schedule, and constructability input.

  • Prepare (develop, validate and maintain) cost estimates as needed for all construction-related needs.

  • Select qualified contractors, prepare request for proposal packages, administer bids and review pricing. Evaluate and negotiate contractor’s pay requests and cost proposals.

  • Work collaboratively with the leasing team to make sure that all aspects of the project including budget, schedule and design, conform to lease commitments.

    Construction Management

  • Manage relationships and interface daily with designers, general contractors, architects, city/town/township officials, inspectors, public utilities as well as internal Leasing and Property Management teams.

  • Develop, monitor, maintain and enforce project schedules.

  • Lead regular, detailed project management meetings with consultants, architects, engineers, and tenant vendors to oversee completing projects on schedule, on budget, and in compliance of specifications while solving specific problems as they arise.

  • Monitor and review RFI’s, issue field and change orders, maintain logs to track project cost, and monitor submittal process.

  • Maintain BXP’s record set of documents to include drawings and CAD files.

  • Coordinate with BXP’s Property Management team to initiate contact with neighboring tenants or adjacent landowners and resolve any issues or conflicts satisfactorily.

  • Review, approve and submit invoices for payment with appropriate back-up documentation in accordance with the Company's Authorization and Approval Matrix.

  • Prepare monthly progress and contractor compliance reports for senior management.

    Project Closeout Management

  • Manage the project close-out activities with internal and external parties, including acceptance and completion of project.

  • Coordinate completion of all construction obligations of lease agreements and facilitate a smooth transition of operation and maintenance material to Property Management.

    Regional Specific Functions:

  • Support the Senior Vice President, Construction with specific projects within the region as directed.

  • Participate in industry organizations, functions and events.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Civil Engineering, Architecture, or related field required.

  • Three to five years of progressive experience with a commercial real estate developer, general contractor or closely related company.

  • Experience managing the full construction project life-cycle.

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Solid negotiation skills.

  • Proven organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Ability to interact with co-workers, contractors, tenants, architects, engineers and/or vendors in an articulate, courteous, and professional manner both verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to adapt to competing priorities and produce quality work in a timely manner while managing complex projects and teams simultaneously.

  • Proficiency with programs such as Microsoft Office, Bluebeam, Navisworks, Aconex, Procore, JD Edwards, CAD and Primavera.

    Physical Requirements:

  • Involves work of a general office nature usually performed sitting such as operation of a computer.

  • Involves work of a general office nature usually performed standing such as operation of a fax and printer.

  • Involves work such as tours throughout property portfolio, including to construction sites, usually performed by walking, climbing stairs and climbing construction ladders.

  • Involves movement between departments to facilitate work.

  • Involves lifting plans or boxes of 25 pounds or more occasionally.

    Internal and External Contacts:

  • This position regularly interfaces in both verbal and written form with all levels of professionals including contractors, tenants, architects, and/or engineers.

  • This position regularly interfaces with external consultants and vendors.

    Reporting Structure:

  • This position reports directly to a SVP, Construction who provides assignments, supervision, and guidance and who will coordinate, evaluate, and monitor work performance on a periodic basis.

Boston Properties is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to fair and impartial treatment in all of our relations with employees, as well as applicants for employment, to recruit, upgrade, train, and promote in all job titles without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected characteristic.

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