Director of Construction

Job Post Information* : Posted Date 3 weeks ago(5/19/2023 11:22 AM)
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Preferred Apartment Communities is engaged primarily in the ownership and operation of Class A multifamily properties. We have developed a culture throughout our company that is designed to show respect for each other, our residents, and vendors. We believe our focus on quality, consistency, and innovation provides strong national recognition for the Preferred Apartment Communities brand. Learn more about us at


The Director of Construction (CapEx – Operations) is responsible for the daily management, coordination and oversight of multi-family construction projects including successful project planning, cost management, execution, and closure. This role plans and directs all construction activities and administrative processes in order to deliver high quality projects on time and within budget.  The Director of Construction successfully achieves objectives related to cost management, bidding, contract administration, schedule tracking and facilitation.


As of the date on which this job advertisement is posted, the Company anticipates that the pay range for this role is $105,000- $115,000 (this represents the presently anticipated low and high end of the Company’s pay range for this position).  Actual pay may vary based on various factors, including but not limited to location and experience.


  • Work closely with our real estate team to support strategic initiatives including acquisitions, dispositions, renovations, and ongoing capital projects. Provides internal assistance such as technical guidance, and or training to coworkers. Provide value engineering guidance as plans /projects are developing.
  • Identify and prepare scope of work, project resource requirements, project cost estimates and budgets, milestones and risks. Ensure that all concerns from internal constituents are incorporated accurately into the final plans.
  • Work closely with capital committee providing cost feedback before, during, and post project.
  • Director of construction will aid in the preparation of property specific Capital Plans and Budgets.
  • Manages all pre-construction activities for successful project roll-out
  • Develops and maintains successful client relationships with the property management staff (Community Manager) (Regional Property Manager)
  • Executes and manages all subcontractors and vendors according to the executed contract(s) and project schedule
  • Develops and manages successful relationships with management companies’ partners, architects, engineers and consultants
  • Verifies that quality of finished work meets expectations set forth within the executed contract, company policy and procedures
  • Teams with all project personnel to provide a safe jobsite per OSHA requirements and according to management companies policy and procedures
  • Oversight of Project Engineer(s), Architect(s), Consultant(s) and other members of project team
  • The Director of construction will coordinate with our Owners representative/ Architect of record.
  • The Director of construction will coordinate and act as liaison with local municipality for processing of architectural and engineering drawings assist in the preparation of submittal packages.
  • Assist in interviewing and qualifying potential Contractors/Vendor candidates for the specific project need.
  • Director of construction is responsible for Project Scope Development, Bidding and Bid Qualifying process.
  • Responsible for the preparation and execution of construction contracts.
  • Director of construction will oversee the staging, startup and progress of the project.
  • Director of construction will maintain and report in the assigned company systems to track budgets, forecast costs, track project schedules and inspections.
  • Director of construction will track, and schedule project pencil draws and will ensure the timely delivery and submittal of all payment applications and to verify payment affidavit, lien releases, conditional and unconditional waivers and all or any documentation related to payments of the project. Prepare a complete package submittal for processing and payment.
  • Director of construction is responsible for Project QA/QC.



  • 5+ years’ construction management experience in the same role or 10+ years in multi-family related construction or equivalent combination.
  • Bachelor’s degree in construction management, engineering, architecture, or related field. Equivalent experience may be considered as well.
  • Experience with construction cost estimating, proposal development, contracts management and construction administration for multi-disciplined; multi-contract, sophisticated redevelopment projects.
  • Experience managing multidisciplinary design teams for multifamily renovations and redevelopment.
  • Ability to write and issue RFP’s, scopes of work and contracts.
  • Ability to review, track and approve project budgets and contractor payment applications.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with design consultants, contractors, vendors, operating partners, and internal stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to create and drive design aesthetics in a taste and style desirable to ownership and consistent with our brand.
  • Ability to identify, manage and mitigate risk issues.
  • Ability to lead, influence and direct others as needed.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand, analyze and communicate complex documents affecting projects including construction drawings, surveys, and contracts.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong detail orientation.
  • Proficiency with construction management software.
  • Must demonstrate attention to detail and possess a strong ability to set strategic priorities.
  • Ability to travel 50% annually based on business requirements.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite of products (Word, Excel, Outlook, MS Project).



EEO Statement

The Company is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with applicable law, we prohibit discrimination against any applicant, employee, or other covered person based on any legally recognized basis, including, but not limited to: veteran status, uniformed servicemember status, race, color, caste, immigration status, religion, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation or related medical conditions), age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), protected leave status, domestic violence victim status, or any other consideration protected by federal, state or local law. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations, if you need an accommodation to complete the application process, please email




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