This position will manage the entitlement, design and construction of industrial / warehouse facilities (both speculative and build-to-suit) and associated tenant improvements
Essential Job Functions
Lead a team of consultants, and contractors to obtain the regional capital deployment goals and objectives
Plan internal and external resources as required to coordinate and monitor every facet of the development process in projects that are assigned, including:
Assist Market Officer in evaluating land and building acquisitions and dispositions
Hire and manage design professionals and consultants
Lead project entitlement process from acquisition through project permitting
Provide conceptual and pre-construction estimating for all aspects of development
Manage procurement of project permits and approvals
Regulate on-site inspections of progress & quality
Lead Role in Project Closeout
Effectively communicate prudent information regarding project status to Market Officers and Supervisor
Develop, tender and manage bid packages for a variety of sizes of projects ranging from $50,000 to $50,000,000 in development cost
Coordinate, compile and update on regular interval updates to the Regional First Industrial Specifications
Assist in developing site plans that deliver the best in class product consistent with the market demands while achieving the investment assumptions approved by First Industrial’s underwriting process
Assist and manage any legal issues to ensure that the proper Agreements are executed for each development
Assist in responding to Build-to-Suit or Leasing RFP’s by establishing site plans and floor plans, proposed specifications, construction budgets, and schedules. Establish, plan, and chair regularly scheduled development meetings to communicate the company’s expectations and oversee the timely completion of milestones set forth in the each of the contemplated developments.
Develop budgets and track costs for hard and soft costs for land, infrastructure, and building construction.
Develop and track schedule to monitor progress of projects.
Provide required updates on responsible developments into the Region as required to meet SEC and GAAP reporting.
Monitor trends in the local construction market including pricing of materials and labor
Research design, and construction alternatives and value engineering opportunities that will enhance First Industrial’s developments without compromising functionality or life cycle costs
Work within established project management and accounting processes and procedures all the while seeking innovation for upgrading First Industrial’s process & quality of buildings
Interface and develop working relationships with various public agencies
Understand lease requirements especially documentation
Understand & convey the inherent risks associated with a particular project
Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
10 years of experience working in the field of Land Development, Civil Engineering, Architecture, or Construction Management. If education is strictly in Engineering, Architecture or Real Estate Development, applicant should have a minimum of 5 years’ experience working on construction projects.
Project management experience with a General Contractor preferred
Represent First Industrial in a positive and professional manner, exhibiting behavior consistent with the company’s business values - IMPACT (Integrity, Mentorship, Passion, Accountability, Courage, and Teamwork)
Maintain a high regard of confidentiality for company information
Embrace the small office environment and assist others to achieve the deadlines imposed
Be self-motivated and have the ability to multi-task and prioritize with minimal direction
Be enthusiastic, maintain a positive attitude, be a good team player and customer service oriented
Maintain computer proficiency: Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, MS Project, Google Earth, ACAD viewer, Adobe Acrobat
Display excellent written and verbal communication skills
Be proactive in approaching solutions and problem solving
Work and manage a team well under pressure
Promote a positive, can do attitude with a real focus on efficiency and effectiveness
First Industrial Realty Trust is a leading owner and operator of industrial real estate and provider of supply chain solutions to multinational corporations and regional customers. Across major markets in North America, our local experts manage, lease, buy, develop, and sell bulk and regional distribution centers, light industrial, and other industrial facility types. But, it's not just about the ...buildings - it's about the trust. As an industry leader, First Industrial is dedicated to helping businesses stay ahead of their rapidly evolving real estate requirements. Through our established platform, we offer creative ways to address industrial real estate challenges to help our customers manage and grow their businesses.