Director - Construction

Job Locations US-FL-Orlando | US-GA-Atlanta | US-NC | US-SC

LivCor, a Blackstone portfolio company, is a real estate asset management business specializing in multi-family housing. Formed in 2013 and headquartered in Chicago, LivCor is currently responsible for a portfolio of over 300 Class A and B properties comprising more than 100,000 units in markets across the United States. 


Our business is focused on making real estate more valuable. But for us, it’s more than that. It’s people first, community always. It’s a life-filled career, not just a career-filled life. It’s doing good work, with good humans, and making a difference. It’s excellence in all its forms. Ultimately, we create great places to work, live, and grow. We do that by focusing on leaving people – and places – better than we found them.  


Whew! Still with us? Cool. Let’s talk about where you’d fit in:  


The Director - Construction 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 - Construction successfully achieves objectives related to cost management, bidding, contract administration, schedule tracking and facilitation.


We are looking for a candidate to support our assets in Florida, Georgia and North/South Carolina.


Only read further if you are: 

  • Kind 
  • Humble 
  • Honest 
  • Relentless 
  • Smart with Heart 


You should be: 

  • Authentic. You do you. Together, we’ll do something amazing. 
  • A passionate person with a love for real estate and investing; and believes that helping others win is a noble cause, essential to our success. 
  • An excellent team player who enjoys working with others and has strong interpersonal skills. 
  • Highly motivated, energetic, and organized 
  • Gumby. Things change. 

What you will do: 

  • 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 report into Regional Senior Director of CapEx.
  • 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.

What you should have: 

  • 8+ years’ construction management experience in multi-family related construction or equivalent combination of technical training and related experience.
  • 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, and construction administration.
  • Ability to interface with project partners (general contractors, sub-contractors, and vendors) through senior leadership.
  • Ability to lead, influence and direct others as needed.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand, analyze and communicate complex documents affecting real estate projects including drawings, surveys, and contracts.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong detail orientation.
  • Proficiency with Construction Management software or equivalent.
  • Must demonstrate attention to detail and possess a strong ability to set strategic priorities.
  • Ability to travel 50-75% annually based on business requirements.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite of products (Word, Excel, Outlook, MS Project).


What we offer: 

We know that if we take care of our team everything else will fall into place. We aren’t perfect, but we will try to set very clear expectations, always let you know where you stand, and do everything in our power to help you get where you want to go. 


Our culture and values matter to us. A lot. We’re definitely not serious but we take this stuff seriously, if you get what we mean. We want a place that is an ego-free zone. A place where good people do good things together. It shouldn’t be rocket science in workplaces, but for some reason it still is? We’re absolutely determined to be different, and we think we’re doing a pretty good job at it. We have a CEO who makes fun of himself, and who will encourage you to tell him when he is wrong. In fact, he needs people to – we all do. Supportive challenge is good, it’s how we get better. We like getting better. We also love diversity, of all kinds. We need people who look, sound, speak, love, and exist differently from one another. This isn’t at the end of this paragraph because it’s an afterthought. It’s SO important to us we want it to stand out.  


Right. On to the technical stuff that we know matters to you. We offer competitive pay that is commensurate with the market and relevant experience, and a full slate of benefits that even includes things like paid parental leave.  


If any of this sounds interesting, then maybe we are a fit. Life is too short to work with people you don’t like. So whatever you do, don’t make that mistake.  


The LivCorian Values 

  1. Be you. Be Real. Be Open. You do you. Together, we will do something amazing. 
  2. Care, Always. We don’t want to let anyone down. 
  3. Courageously Curious. We love to learn, even when it hurts. 
  4. Help Others Win, Be A Good Neighbor. This is about ‘We, not Me.’ 
  5. Relentless Hustle, Heart & Humility. Work hard. Be Kind. Make Better. 


A few of the people you will work with: 


LivCor is proud to be a US EPA ENERGY STAR® Partner 


EEO Statement 

Our company is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Our employment decisions are based on individual qualifications, job requirements and business needs without regard to race, color, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, religion, disability, citizenship status, national origin, pregnancy, veteran status and or any other legally protected characteristics. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations, if you need an accommodation to complete the application process, please email 


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