Listing Details


Interested and Qualified candidates, please submit resume to

Christina Smith | | 617-875-3378

Director, Design and Construction

Boston, MA


Company Overview:

Our client is a life science real estate development company that leverages cross-sector collaboration to deliver environments that foster innovation and scientific breakthroughs.


Position Overview:

A unique opportunity to join a fast-growing life science real estate platform in one of the top life science clusters and delivering a world-class speculative commercial development project. The Director of Design and Construction will report to the Senior Director, Design and Construction who will serve as the project lead.

In addition to leading and facilitating numerous facets of the design and construction process on this project, the company is growing a pipeline of high-quality life science development opportunities. Future projects are expected to include ground-up new builds, major redevelopments, along with turnkey fit-outs / renovations of existing structures for clients.



·       Complete projects in accordance with company approved budgets and schedules.

o   The Director will be responsible for delivering the project on time, on budget and within pre-established quality parameters.

·       Manage the coordination of architectural and engineering disciplines as well as the functions of estimating, budgeting, contracting, scheduling, bidding, negotiating, purchasing, value engineering.

o   Substantially interface with architects, engineers, contractors, municipal officials, financial institutions and all other necessary for the implementation of entitlements, design, and construction.

o   Support and direct the bidding and purchasing of major components.

o   Provide input to the origination of development, construction, and design concepts during pre-development stages for future assigned projects.

o   Provide input into the process of selection of all design consultants and other professionals.

·       Support the preparation and provide oversight and reporting on consultant, design, and construction contracts to ensure the obligations of the contracts are satisfied.

·       Monitor project construction activities relating to scheduling, quality, costs, design, and construction methodology as well as assist in the selection and recommendation of trades and purchase of major building materials/ components.

o   Record and monitor control reporting for cost estimates, budgets, schedule, contractor draws, change orders, quality control, value engineering, progress reports and variance analyses.



·       8-15 years of relevant experience managing design and construction of ground-up commercial real estate

·       Experience on at least one life science (R&D laboratory) project

·       Strong leadership and management skills, the ability to influence and engage peers

·       Attention to detail, organizational skills, and ability to manage large groups of people

·       Undergraduate and/or Graduate degree in Engineering, Architecture or Construction Management is preferred

·       Strong mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) skills required

·       Capacity to communicate with institutional corporations

·       Experience working on ground up and tenant improvement life science projects is preferred