Sr. Program Manager

San Jose, CA 20036

Posted: 12/07/2018 Employment Type: Temp/Contract to Direct Industry: Construction General Job Number: real_street-1935 Pay Rate: 69.71 USD HOUR
Job Description

Since 2001, RealStreet has connected management executives for the construction industry to contractors working on commercial and government projects.  As the leading firm in the country which specializes entirely in senior level construction employment, we have cultivated long-term relationships with many of the industry's leading companies enabling us access to the top companies throughout the continental U.S.

We currently have a great assignment for a Sr. Program Manager with one of our top clients.  The Sr. Program Manager leads a project team that will perform implementation activities for large capital construction programs for institutions of higher education.  This is a long-term opportunity based in San Jose, California.

Job Responsibilities

The primary responsibility of the Sr. Program Manager will be to provide management, leadership and strategic direction to a project team focused on community college assignments, to include:

  • Responsibility for the deliverables for planning, site analysis, master planning, program development, project feasibility studies, financial modeling, business planning, market analysis, report writing and giving presentations
  • Responsibility for master planning activities, site analyses, needs assessments, program planning, feasibility studies, financial modeling and market analyses
  • Responsibility for the implementation of assignments including cost estimating, construction monitoring, constructability reviews, budget reconciliations, project documentation, public approvals & permitting, A&E selection management and schedule compliance
  • Directing or developing client deliverables including written reports, presentations, budgets, schedules and programs that are tailored to meet client's desired outcomes and scope requirements
  • Coordinating and directing the day-to-day activities of assigned project staff, both internal and external (JV partners, sub-contractors, architects and builders), to achieve project goals and objectives
  • Participating in staff development, mentoring and training of staff under project manager's direction and providing input on annual performance reviews for those staff
  • Directing or developing monthly client billings and ensuring timely collection of receivables (if applicable)
  • Serving as the client's "trusted advisor" focused on additional services and repeat projects
  • Participating in strategic planning for respective operating group, attending farming meetings, developing proposal materials and attending interviews
Job Requirements

Specific qualifications for the Sr. Program Manager role include:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in architecture, engineering, construction management, urban planning or real estate management
  • Minimum of ten years full-time consulting, project management and implementation experience
  • Experience managing large bond programs for community colleges
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Comprehensive understanding of Microsoft Office Suite applications including Word, Excel and PowerPoint plus MS Project
  • Ability to apply technological solutions to consulting or PM assignments
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple projects concurrently
  • Ability to be productive in a fast-paced, multi-dimensional work environment
  • 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
  • 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 analyst


RealStreet offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes:

  • Health, dental, vision and prescription coverage
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term disability
  • 401(k) with generous company match
  • Paid time off

Build a better construction career with RealStreet and contact us today!



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