Assistant Project Manager – Large Implementation

Brailsford & Dunlavey

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Brailsford & Dunlavey is seeking an assistant project manager to support ongoing K-14 construction projects in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Ambitious, diverse, multidisciplinary, and entrepreneurial – these are all words that describe our team. However, what ties B&D employees together is our excitement and passion for advising our clients throughout the facility development process. Whether interviewing students on a college campus, touring classrooms in an elementary school, or sitting with fans on a stadium’s opening day, we are driven by our purpose to advance communities. It starts with our own B&D community; it starts with you.

Reporting to a project executive or senior project manager, the primary focus of this position is to provide management support for a project team so it can successfully execute program management assignments for one or more of the following client types: K-12 public schools, community colleges, independent and charter schools, arenas, stadiums, or community recreation. Deliverables for pre-development and implementation assignments include cost estimating, schedule development, consultant procurement, design oversight, construction monitoring, constructability reviews, budget reconciliation, project documentation, A&E selection management, public approvals and permitting, schedule compliance, and commissioning activities.


Essential Responsibilities:

Supports Project Manager or Senior Project Manager with the management of multiple assignments within a large-scale program, serving as the Client’s “trusted advisor” focused on achievement of project goals for schedule, budget and quality, and providing critical thinking and analyses to ensure quality client advice. Takes full-management responsibility for smaller- to medium-scaled implementation assignments of over $10MM in total project costs.

Develops client deliverables, including written reports, presentations, budgets, schedules, and program, etc. that are tailored to meet client’s desired outcomes and scope requirements.

Coordinates and directs the day-to-day activities of assigned project staff, both internal (B&D staff) and external (JV partners, subconsultants, construction managers, and builders) to achieve project goals and objectives.

Provides input on annual performance reviews of project staff under APM’s direction.

Performs quality control activities to ensure that deliverables are error-free and delivered on time.

Participates in B&D’s training and development opportunities and actively cultivates a knowledge base in a range of practices and methodologies in relevant industry markets (Venues+Municipal and/or K-14).

Participates in business development activities to include article writing, conference attendance, and prospective client tracking or follow up.


Minimum Requirements:

Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in architecture, construction management, economics, finance, urban planning, real estate management, or related field.
Three to five years full-time planning, implementation, or related experience.
Must possess a valid driver’s license.


Technical Competencies

In-depth understanding of the firm’s project types, project management concepts and methodologies, and competitive advantages, as well as general industry knowledge.

Comprehensive understanding of Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Word, Excel, Project and PowerPoint.

Ability to apply technological solutions to planning or implementation assignments.

Core Competencies

Ability to be productive in a fast-paced, multi-dimensional work environment
Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Excellent group facilitation and presentation skills
Excellent organizational and project management skills
Strong analytical and critical thinking abilities
Strong understanding of real estate, finance and accounting principles
Clear support for the firm’s mission, values and operating paradigm
Demonstrated commitment to client satisfaction and ethical business practices
Proven adaptability, flexibility, and creativity
Demonstrated ability to thrive within a team structure
Aptitude and desire for mentoring and training analysts
Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge and understanding of individuals from diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender, gender identity or expression, religion, cultural, disability and ethical backgrounds and sensitivity to/knowledge and understanding of groups historically underrepresented.

Human Relations

Internal contacts include staff at all levels. External contacts include external customers and vendors. Contact involves: routing calls, troubleshooting, or providing information.

Brailsford & Dunlavey is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Brailsford & Dunlavey participates in E-Verify.
Work Environment and Physical Demands
Work Environment

Office environment; moderate noise.
Field environment; moderate to loud noise.
Occasional evening or weekend work is required.
Air and overnight travel may be required.

Computer use for extended periods each day.
Other office equipment use (printers, copiers, video, etc.) routinely throughout each day.

Physical Demands

Sitting at desk or table for extended periods each day.
Standing or walking.
Repetitive wrist, hand, or finger movement (while operating computer equipment).
Eye-hand coordination (keyboard typing).
Hearing and talking.
Extended periods of reading fine print.
Light to moderate bending, crouching, and stooping (filing).

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