Listing Details


 Qualified candidates contact: Christina Smith || 617-875-3378

Senior Construction Manager - ownership group

Boston, MA



Our client is a leading commercial real estate investment and development firm, having successfully acquired, developed, re-positioned and/or entitled and managed over five million square feet of real estate valued at over $3 billion.

Focused on high quality, mixed-use development assets in leading gateway markets, with a strong emphasis on creative place making and value add approaches to real estate, our client is among the top tier of real estate development and management firms in the New England market.

In a senior lead position, the Senior Construction Manager will be responsible for managing all aspects of a new 500,000sf lab building with below grade parking and a first floor grocery.  

In the design and planning stages of a multi-phased mixed use high-rise development project in the City of Boston, this position will review, evaluate and advise Vice President of Development and Vice President of Construction of cost impacts, constructability issues, and schedule implications and provide recommendations on how to mitigate. 

Upon construction commencement, the Sr. CM will act as the developer’s on-site representative overseeing all aspects of construction. He / she will be responsible for leading the internal team responsible for managing the design and construction.

The Senior Construction Manager will oversee an internal team of 5-7 and will have day to day responsibility overseeing the general contractor performing the work.  This position and the team will also interface heavily with building operations and ownership to ensure the least possible disruption to 1.5M sf of open, operating space connected to the construction footprint.

Roles & Responsibilities:

Concept / Schematic Phase:

  • Provide technical construction management support to the development team.
  • Provide technical expertise in materials, products, techniques and procedures.
  • Review the general contractor’s project schedule for logic and accuracy.
  • Review the conceptual budget from the general contractor and identify strategies to achieve development budget.
  • Review due diligence reports from the owner’s consultants.

Construction Documents:

  • Review progress of construction documents and budget at each schedule milestone, typically after schematic documents, 50% design documents, and permit submission documents.
  • Provide feedback on constructability and identify potential schedule impacts.
  • Lead value engineering exercises as required.

Permitting / Preconstruction Phase:

  • Meet with city departments and monitor permit review progress and acquire all required approvals and permits.
  • Review plans and specifications to assure a complete scope of construction is captured and identified.
  • Finalize construction budget with the general contractor.
  • Review the general contractor’s qualifications and assumptions and provide feedback to the owner.
  • Participate in contract negation with the general contractor.

Construction Phase:

  • Attend weekly owner, architect, and general contractor project meetings.
  • Attend weekly meetings with the general manager and tenant coordinator of the existing building to coordinate tenant relocations and upcoming construction activities.
  • Hire owner consultants required for testing and inspections.
  • Work with the VP of Construction to develop a project staffing plan and assign in-house resources to supervise major construction trades, operations, and construction logistics.
  • Oversee and evaluate in-house construction staff.
  • Participate in the general contractor’s subcontractor scope review meetings.
  • Review and approve the general contractor’s subcontractor approval letters.
  • Review all testing reports from the geotechnical engineer, material testing, commissioning agent and special inspectors.
  • Review all requests for information and monitor response.
  • Review all submittals and monitor approval.
  • Prepare monthly construction update for the developer’s report.
  • Create and maintain a detailed cost report and monthly forecast.
  • Coordinate Commissioning and LEED inspections and reporting.
  • Coordinate with and monitor the Contractor quality of work.
  • Review general contractor’s monthly requisition for payment including verification of stored materials and subcontractor lien releases.
  • Review all change order requests, allowances, and owner change orders for approval.
  • Review all project close-out documents with the general contractor and owner prior to contract closeout.

Qualification and Skills:

  • The successful candidate must possess a bachelor’s degree and have a minimum of 13-17 years prior experience working with either a real estate developer, general contractor or in a construction management role overseeing large complex multi-year construction projects.
  • Prior experience with mixed use high-rise construction, phased occupancy, multi-tenant lab use buildings is preferred.
  • The candidate must be well organized and an effective communicator that is able to direct and motivate the design and construction team.

Commitment to Diversity Equity and Inclusion:

We believe that diversity and inclusion among our teammates are critical to our success, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills.