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Project Director

Company: DeKalb Health
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Job Description:

CEM, Program Management, Business Development

Construction, Public Sector, District of State Architect

15 Years

Required Degree:

4 Year Degree

Contact information


Bill Moran






Employee-owned Kitchell seeks an experienced and dedicated Project Director to join our Southern California region in our Los Angeles office and build a long-term career at one of the most innovative and growth-oriented building companies in the United States. The Project Director works closely with Regional Leadership and Business Development to target and pre-position for opportunities. Our core client bases are in the Public Sectors (especially K-12 and Higher Education). Duties include planning directing and ensuring the effective execution of project or construction management services on large, complex and high-risk projects.


· Provide top oversight and direct Construction Project Management teams through all phases of the projects

· Ensures project operations responsibilities are executed in accordance with company project management procedures and policies

· Plans, directs and is accountable for the achievement of project revenue and profit objectives and effective management of overhead costs

· Maintains and ensures client satisfaction and effectively resolves complaints when necessary in order to secure repeat business

· Participates in preparation and negotiation of owner contracts and ensures delivery and adherence to contractual requirements and that all aspects of owner contracts are accomplished

· Oversees preparation and maintenance of project budget, construction schedule and master project schedule.

· Oversees preconstruction and construction progress and team performance to ensure conformance with schedule, budget and contractual requirements

· Implements and maintains effective systems of communication within and outside the project to ensure constructive relationships and the adequate flow of information

· Maintains high quality standards, understands key process issues and ensures implementation of process improvements for all work on the project.

· Identifies and manages risk on the project, and advises and confers with regional executive prior to implementing risk mitigation actions

· Provide strategy development and substantially contributes to business development efforts for assigned projects including the preparation of proposals and presentations for new work

· Actively participates in the business community and builds relationships within the industry to generate and enhance business opportunities

· Proactively manages the training and professional development of project employees

· Facilitates and ensures the continuous and effective execution of the performance management process for project employees



Education and Experience

· Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Architecture, Engineering, or related field is required

· 15 years overall of Project leadership experience in Construction required (public sector preferred)

· 8 years of experience on Division of State Architect (DSA) construction projects in California (either K-12 or Higher Education) is required

· 5 years of leading teams of 5 or greater is required

· LEED Professional Accreditation preferred

· Certified Construction Manager (CCM) preferred is strongly preferred

Knowledge and Skills

· Knowledge of architecture, engineering and the construction management industry including current market sector trends and conditions is essential

· An active industry network is essential

· Strong proficiency with the Microsoft Suite of tools is required

· Strong knowledge of Prolog and user proficiency of Primavera P6 is strongly preferred

· Effective verbal and written communication skills, including the advanced ability to foster and maintain effective interpersonal relationships is required

· Ability to provide leadership and financial management support to a large project teams is required

About Our Company:

Kitchell is an employee-owned company founded in 1950. We provide general contracting, construction management, development, facilities management, engineering and architecture and myriad other services within the built environment. Our employee-owners manage projects from main offices in Arizona, California and Texas. We offer an entrepreneurial environment that fosters personal and professional growth with in-house education programs, formal and informal mentoring and cross-training opportunities. We prefer to grow from within, building careers and financial stability through long-term ownership. We are consistently ranked among the top places to work, attributable to our tenured staff and outstanding benefits including profit sharing, discretionary stock options, incentive bonuses, health and life insurance, health savings accounts (HSA) with wellness incentives, 401(k), college savings plans, business travel assistance and insurance, discounted auto and homeowners insurance, identity theft protection, rewards programs and much more.

Kitchell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Keywords: DeKalb Health, Los Angeles , Project Director, Other , Los Angeles, California

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