Design and Construction Services Manager
Chicago, IL 
Posted 14 days ago
Job Description

Who we are

The Community Builders, Inc. (TCB) is an entrepreneurial real estate developer and owner. Our mission is to build and sustain strong communities where all people can thrive. We envision a world with vibrant, safe and inclusive neighborhoods where all people live in healthy homes with equitable access to resources and opportunities to pursue their dreams, and we work to make that vision a reality. Founded in 1964, TCB currently owns/manages 12,000+ units of rental housing across the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Midwest.

Why work at TCB?

Opportunity is not equally available across households and regions. America has enormous racial and economic segregation because of government backed policies such as redlining, unequal access to nonpredatory homeownership loans, racial covenants and exclusionary zoning. As a result, quality housing in good neighborhoods with reasonable access to jobs is out of reach for many Americans. At the same time, many communities lack the necessary investments in housing, amenities, services and commercial development to provide a good quality of life. Over the next five years TCB aims to make vital contributions that address this fundamental opportunity gap, by adding to the stock of affordable quality homes and helping to provide services and amenities in thriving communities for all people.

The Design and Construction Services Manager role at TCB

Are you a creative problem solver with a focus on positive outcomes? Do you enjoy working on tangible projects that make a financial and physical difference to the communities where we work? Do you bring a drive for results and a real desire to make a difference? As a Design and Construction Manager you will serve as a key point person for projects within Illinois. You?will be responsible for leading a design team through implementation of TCB standards and quality control of real estate development projects from initial conception through construction documents, and managing construction to facilitate occupancy in accordance with the design documents and within budgetary and schedule parameters. We seek candidates with the demonstrated ability to:

  • Solve problems creatively, with resourcefulness and tenacity
  • Work collaboratively, maintaining rapport with both internal and external colleagues
  • Negotiate and persuade effectively
  • Set appropriate deadlines and work within them
  • Accurately identify risks and recommend strategies to avoid them
  • Work passionately to make our vision of affordable housing for all a reality
  • Leverage technical expertise to ensure delivery of projects on budget and on time

TCB succeeds with diverse and inclusive teams

The Community Builders, Inc. is committed to ensuring diversity in its workplace, and candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. TCBs commitment to diversity is reflected at all levels of the company, including the TCB Board of Directors.

What's in it for you

You will build key skills as a Design and Services Construction Manager, with an opportunity to make a real difference as the team works through complex decisions. We look for individuals who can grow with TCB over time into more senior level development positions.

You will deploy a resident-centered approach through conceptual, design and construction stages of each project. Our hands-on approach to the work provides the opportunity to see your technical solutions applied in real time, then to evaluate the impacts of those solutions.

You will work with a team of bright and dedicated individuals, whose creativity and persistence and get it done attitude make for an enriching work environment.

TCB is part of a network of America's leading national nonprofit developers and owners so we learn not just from our own experience, but our peers as well. We are involved in advocacy at the federal, state, and local levels, using our experience to help shape public policy.

Here's what we're looking for

  • A talented professional with creativity, initiative, and the breadth of "affordable housing" design and construction experience
  • A confident and effective communicator who will represent TCB in a variety of settings, and is skilled in distilling complex technical or strategic topics for a diverse range of audiences
  • Effective and persuasive communicator who leverages written and verbal skills in highly collaborative settings to advance departmental, organizational, and mission-oriented goals.
  • Ability to oversee the design and construction of complex mix-use real estate developments to maximize both social and financial returns and manage corporate risk
  • A track record of improving efficiencies and workflow processes that will eliminate redundancies and improve productivity, and increase on-time delivery of real estate projects
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills. Ability to handle multiple tasks effectively and work autonomously
  • A strategic thinker and creative problem solver who identifies and resolves potential issues before they escalate
  • Demonstrated analytical skills to help plan projects, budgets and schedules while maintaining value
  • Adept at prioritization of actions to analyze and communicate the tension between long term and immediate results, and to ensure a focus on critical objectives while also managing competing priorities
  • Advanced skills with Microsoft Office, Excel,?and Project (Adobe skills a plus)
  • Architectural, Engineering or Construction Management Degree, with at least 4-6 years of experience in the following areas:
  • Design and construction of complex, sustainable, mixed-income residential development.
  • Providing design/construction expertise as projects move from concept through occupancy is important.
  • Completion of new construction, mod-rehab, and tenant-in-place rehab for several Low-Income Housing Tax Credit funded projects
  • Involvement in multi-phased development transactions in a public/private partnership environment would be a plus.

Candidates can use text to apply by calling 312-900-8596 and using the code DCSCHI



Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
4 to 6 years
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