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Director of Design and Construction

Company: Under Canvas
Location: Denver
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Job Description:

If you are eager for a unique opportunity to use your project management background and organizational skills to support large and possibly multiple projects simultaneously from pre-development to close-out in an outdoor adventure setting this position might be for you. Thriving in a fast-paced environment where you have ability to influence significant results in a growing company is a daily occurrence and if you think on your feet, work collaboratively, and take pride in your work you might love working at Under Canvas.Position Overview:This position plays a critical role in managing complex and sometimes concurrent development projects. While a Denver-based position is preferred, this position may be remote for the right candidate. The position reports directly to the VP of Design and Construction. Estimated 50% travel. The Director will lead projects through the gathering of inputs from internal stakeholders, the supervision of design development with external consultants and internal cross-functional leaders and will deliver end products through the supervision of contractors on-site through the completion of punch lists. This role will supervise and mentor a Project Manager, or Associate Project Manager on a project-by-project basis.Scope of Responsibilities:Direct all Design and Construction aspects of projects from pre-development to close out with the support of a Project Manager. This role is ultimately responsible for all project coordination of internal and external work streams required to deliver projects.Responsible for the development and maintenance of all project information including documentation of the project's program (the scope), the detailed schedule including maintaining critical path schedules combining internal and external information, and the budget.Coordinate and manage camp design processes for rural civil site development including environmental planning reports, wells and pumping systems, septic systems, wastewater treatment, trails, and roadways.Identify needs, hire, and manage design and engineering consultants.Oversee feasibility, cost effectiveness, and plans created by consultants, ensuring alignment with the programing of each site, our company values relating to minimal impact, preserving natural beauty and minimizing use of resources.Originate and manage project schedules with consultants and contractors to ensure necessary permit and construction deadlines are met. Incorporate and track internal stakeholder deliverables into project schedules, including entitlement process and operations activities.Assist with due diligence of potential properties by engaging with local engineers, municipalities, and governing bodies to gain a complete understanding of feasibility the civil permitting process.Think creatively to overcome obstacles presented by our unique offering, including ascertaining when variances, waivers, or deviations are required to achieve goals.Represent Under Canvas in a personable and professional manner in meetings with agencies, governing bodies and the public.Generate and track development budgets and estimates for full project scope to include all design and construction activities.Track and review for approval all project change orders, payment requests, and billings.Oversee the creation of processes and procedures for camp maintenance teams related to permit compliance, as-builts, and equipment manuals for handover to the Operations team. Host and administer project coordination calls with Stakeholders of all levels to include schedule and project status updates, agenda creation, and follow up actions.Skills Required:Ability to successfully direct with the support of a Project Manager, Under Canvas' larger, more complex and sometimes concurrent projects from beginning to end, related to design, engineering, and permitting. Experience in rural civil site development preferably related to wells and pumping systems, septic systems, wastewater treatment, and roadways.Ability to leverage horizontal and vertical construction methods and techniques including ability to guide, critique and evaluate engineering and architectural consultants.Experience creating development budgets, project schedules, and communicating with consultants and contractors, preferably individual-trade subcontracting. Ability to navigate through dynamics of each location and predict the interests of stakeholders.Persistence and ability to create alternative solutions to overcome obstacles.Ability to gain consensus, a strong work ethic, initiative, and conflict resolution skills. Outstanding organization, planning, and attention to detail.Technical skills: Microsoft Suite and critical path scheduling software (MS Project) proficiency. AutoCAD is a plus. PE or Engineering or Architecture background preferred.Education:Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering, or Architectural or related field and 10 years' experience. PI135726890

Keywords: Under Canvas, Denver , Director of Design and Construction, Executive , Denver, Colorado

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