Avenir Construction (“Avenir”) is a family-based construction and development company headquartered in Victoria, British Columbia that designs, builds and operates private seniors independent living, assisted living and memory care communities. Our projects vary in size from 1 to 12 stories, wood frame to concrete, and steel mid-rise to high-rise buildings. Our seniors communities include for sale and rental condos and mixed use residential/commercial.
VICE PRESIDENT, DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION
Location: Victoria, British Columbia
Estimated: $150,000 + Bonus + Profit Sharing (Commensurate with Experience)
About Avenir Construction
Avenir Construction (“Avenir”) is a family-based construction and development company headquartered in Victoria, British Columbia that designs, builds and operates private seniors independent living, assisted living and memory care communities. Our projects vary in size from 1 to 4 stories, wood frame to concrete, and steel mid-rise to high-rise buildings. Our seniors communities include for sale and rental condos and mixed use residential/commercial.
About the Opportunity
§ Reporting directly to management of Avenir, the Vice President, Design and Construction will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations and staff of interior design and construction, implementing the pre-construction, construction, commissioning, and project closeout phases of various development projects with an emphasis on establishing and maintaining project controls and completing projects in a timely and cost-effective manner.
§ Reviews, tracks and reports on overall project budgets and schedules, including cash flow forecasts, variance analysis, partner reporting packages, etc. and manages deliverables required for loan draws and other elements of construction financing.
§ Negotiating, coordinating, and developing strong relationships while working directly with general contractors, subcontractors, inspectors, and other related parties. The role requires a thorough understanding of the Avenir investment parameters, prudent resource allocation and leveraging across multi-departmental platforms.
§ Responsible for maintaining relationships in the local construction community and to providing market intelligence, as well as ensuring consideration for future business development opportunities.
§ Manages the preparation of succinct and accurate reports, agendas for internal, consultant, and/or partner meetings to track project progress as well as on-going responsibilities and deadlines.
§ Analyze site, building, and suite plans as well as other technical drawings, prepare and review financial and other quantitative analysis, particularly financial modeling and complex budgeting, with some familiarity of financial accounting statements.
§ Other requirements include, but not limited to, the ability to organize and manage multiple projects effectively, manage cost control systems, review and analyze design and construction plans, facilitate the bidding, negotiations/tender process with subcontractors, review all forms (bidding, construction and other) of requests for proposals (RFPs), examine and negotiate change orders, and review and comment on all work submitted.
§ Generally be versed in architectural design requirements, jurisdictional issues, applicable codes, as well as all associated development and construction due diligence reporting including, but not limited to, environmental, boundary/ALTA survey and geotechnical reporting.
§ The successful candidate must also be highly skilled in budgeting and scheduling with strong verbal, writing and presentation skills.
§ Work on multiple projects simultaneously and must be able to work in a fast‐paced, multi‐task environment, balancing competing priorities and multiple project assignments.
§ Experience in the full real estate development cycle, including site analysis/selection, planning approvals, real estate finance, project budgeting, valuation, evaluating site servicing requirements, assessing/managing community impacts, building/managing public/private sector partnerships, business planning, managing RFP processes and proposal review and selection, contract negotiation and construction management and controls.
§ Ability to keep current with specific political, regulatory, and market trends to keep the business informed of potential changes within the real estate development industry.
§ Can facilitate the development of cost estimates that include conceptual estimates prior to design including details of time and materials estimates from design documents.
§ Can facilitate the development of pre‐bid CPM schedules from design documents.
§ Analyze monthly construction contractor CPM schedule updates, develop progress payments based on schedule updates, and assist with recovery schedules.
§ Maintain company database relative to market conditions labor rates affecting job costs as well as projections required for deal pursuit.
§ Can independently write reports and correspondence to stakeholders and third parties.
§ Develop complex spreadsheets and charts in Microsoft Excel and reports in Microsoft Word.
§ Willing to occasionally develop and make presentations to various groups including clients and at public meetings.
Qualifications/Nice to Have Skills
§ University degree in engineering, architecture, and some level of formal business education, or equivalent construction experience.
§ Minimum of ten (10) years of construction experience with emphasis in complex, fast‐ track, or phased project delivery.
§ Exceptional organizational, analytical, quantitative, and problem-solving skills with the ability to be resourceful.
§ Experience working with real estate developers, engineering consultants, architects, planners, contractors, and municipal and provincial authorities with current knowledge of relevant legislation affecting seniors housing development and current market knowledge in relation to construction costs and trends in the construction sector.
§ Strong attention to detail and ability to execute at a high level with independence.
§ Ability to prioritize and execute tasks to achieve both corporate and project-oriented goals.
§ Strong communication skills (verbal, pictorial, numerical), as relevant to the development process.
§ Strategic thinker, has demonstrated ability to develop strategies to achieve organizational goals, understanding of organization's strengths & weaknesses, accurate and thorough analyses of costs and market conditions, identification of external issues and opportunities, and ability to adapt strategies or change upon conditions.
§ Business acumen, demonstrated by understanding of business implications of decisions, orientation to profitability, knowledge of market and competition, and alignment of work with strategic goals.
§ Strong and personable negotiating skills.
§ Leadership qualities, demonstrated by confidence in self and others, ability to inspire and motivate others to perform well, and ability to effectively influence actions and opinions of others.
§ Problem solving expertise, demonstrated by identifying and resolving problems in a timely manner, working with others to solve complex issues.
§ Interpersonal skills, demonstrated by considering and responding appropriately to the needs and capabilities of different people in different situations, tactfulness, treating others with respect, and relating effectively to others when encountering difficult situations.
§ Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Project, Primavera.
§ Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
§ Client and business development experience.
§ LEED accreditation a plus.
§ Always acting in the best interest of Avenir, its clients, and with a fiduciary mindset.
Expected start date: 2021-08-01
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: $150,000.00 per year
- 8 hour shift
- Monday to Friday
Ability to commute/relocate:
- Brentwood Bay, BC: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (preferred)
- Bachelor's Degree (preferred)