YES Prep Public Schools
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Construction Project Manager
at YES Prep Public Schools
Construction Project Manager
POSITION: Construction Project Manager
REPORTS TO: Managing Director of Operations
POSITION TYPE: 12-months
COMPENSATION: $57,423 - $74,650
Across the nation, only half of all students from low-income communities graduate from high school and only 10% earn a college degree. Even though 87% of our students are economically disadvantaged, YES Prep provides evidence that different outcomes are possible. Eighty-three (83%) of YES Prep alumni matriculate to college within one year and alumni like Eddie Zapata are earning their college degrees at five times the rate of their peers with similar socioeconomic backgrounds. How do we do this? YES Prep has 19 campuses serving 6th-12th graders, like Monique Bowie. While students typically enter YES Prep one or more grade levels behind, they quickly find themselves on a different life trajectory. To combat this further, YES Prep is opening 2 elementary campuses starting in the 20-21 school year, and adding 2 elementary campuses per year until 2024, to serve even more families and provide access to a college preparatory mindset from a child’s first schooling experience.
Houston is the 4th largest city and our increasing population translates into 2,000 families on YES Prep’s waitlist. YES Prep’s student enrollment is estimated to grow from 14,123 students currently, to 23,000 by the 2024 – 2025 school year.
YES Prep needs a dynamic Construction Project Manager, with a diverse set of experiences to make our mission a reality. As a YES Prep employee, you will achieve jaw-dropping results, create pathways to opportunity for our students, build transformative relationships, and eliminate educational inequities to advance social justice.
To put it simply, you will play an integral role in ensuring that all YES Prep campuses are structurally maintained and safe for our students and staff.
When you join the YES Prep team, some of the exciting work and responsibilities will include:
Actively supporting the mission of educational equity and pathways to college by ensuring safe access to facilities
Ensuring daily safe access to the assigned campus for all staff and students
Participating, facilitating, and observation of drills and emergency procedures
Investigations and auditing as assigned
Providing a controlled environment to facilitate the best learning environment.
Using and implementing cutting edge designs and technology
Joining a growing system with opportunities for advancement
Leading job site team, including directly supervising a staff of superintendents, engineers, and administrators to achieve financial, productivity, quality, and safety objectives
Managing project finances, including but not limited to buyout within the established estimate, owner directed changes, and subcontractor change management
Developing and maintaining construction schedule, tracking progress and planning upcoming work to achieve project schedule’s milestones
Developing a QA/QC plan for the project, and overseeing the implementation and maintenance of the plan
Developing detailed subcontractor scope descriptions, providing thorough review of subcontractor proposal to ensure scope inclusions
Ensuring coverage of project estimate by reviewing construction documents and identifying and addressing potential scope gaps or savings
Performing constructability review during preconstruction and provide solutions to potential issues
Anticipating potential project issues, planning activities to prevent problems and accomplishing project objectives
Developing a project specific safety plan that creates a culture of safe work behavior on site, and overseeing the implementation and maintenance of the plan
Developing a Crisis Management plan for the project
Identifying actual and potential safety hazards and taking appropriate steps to remove safety hazards
Managing interactions of corporate departments and subsidiaries with the project team
Acting as project team leader and champion in the implementation and enforcement of company policies and procedures
Ensuring the project meets budget and schedule
Managing closeout process effectively
Additional duties as assigned
We seek staff with diverse backgrounds, talents, interests, and ideas. Certain traits consistently shine through for our most successful employees: passion for the mission, drive for results, care for students, resilience, and humility. Other traits needed and desired for this role are:
THE MUST HAVES
Bachelor’s degree in Construction Science or related field
3-5 years’ experience in commercial construction as Project Manager or Assistant Project Manager, including experience with a commercial general contractor
Previous experience in a project management role with the ability to execute multiple projects and/or simultaneously
Ability to master sector/project-specific software systems including but not limited to: Microsoft Office suite, MS Project, ProCore, Adobe, BlueBeam
Mastery of reading construction drawings; tasks including reading, interpreting, and updating construction project-related drawings
Ability to organize necessary resources, including people, tools and time to meet tight deadlines and achieve desired results
Knowledge of current market conditions including pricing conventions and trends
Strong computer skills and ability to write clear accurate reports.
Belief in and commitment to the mission and core value of YES Prep Public Schools
Openness to giving and receiving frequent feedback
Ability to maintain emotional control under stress
Ability to work urgently in a fast-paced and results-oriented environment
Ability to juggle multiple tasks and initiatives at once
Demonstrated ability to work on a team
A dedication to learn, grow, and develop as a professional
Must demonstrate a strong ability to:
Carry oneself as a leader and knowledge holder of the project while facilitating the decision-making process
Demonstrate a positive attitude and passion for construction and our industry
Communicate clearly, concisely, and professionally, with a strong ability to present complex information in a clear and concise manner
Take initiative and seek responsibility
Seek continuous improvement of knowledge and abilities, internal focus on self-improvement
Recognize quality and implement contractual and YES Prep quality standards
Adapt and exercise flexibility with the ever-changing world of technology, design, means and methods
Collaborate with people of various backgrounds and styles
Foster positive relationships with colleagues, clients, subcontractors and vendors
Approach all situations with a customer service-oriented attitude
Coach, train and educate assistant level operations team members
Exhibit respectfulness by being punctual, engaged/focused, and respectful of others
Compensation – This position is an exempt, salaried position; offers commensurate with experience.
Health and Supplemental Insurance– A $0.00 medical option that includes $600 towards a Health Savings Account, in addition to a variety of supplemental benefits including Dental, Vision, Short and Long-Term Disability, Pet Insurance, Life, etc.
Retirement Plans – Participation in Teacher Retirement System of Texas and a 457 Retirement Plan.
Paid Time Off– 15 days of Paid Time Off in addition to the system closures of our Academic Calendar.
Paid Leave Programming – In the event you need to be out due to medical needs (including maternity and paternity leave), YES Prep offers 6 - 12 weeks of full paid leave.
Professional Development - YES Prep values longevity and performance over time. We invest in developing leaders through high-quality programs, effective coaching, and ongoing professional development.
Award Winning Culture– The strong cultures of our campuses and Home Office are just one of many reasons we were named Houston’s Best Place to work in 2018 and 2019. We won the 2012 Broad Prize for Excellence in Urban Education and were a 2016 finalist as well.
WE ARE DEEPLY COMMITTED TO EQUITY & DIVERSITY
YES Prep strives to recruit a diverse team of leaders. We believe there is a transformative academic and social benefit for students when their teachers and leaders reflect a diversity of backgrounds. Ninety-five percent (95%) of staff members agree that the organization provides a welcoming environment given their background and identity according to our latest system survey.
YES Prep is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, disability, age, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or parenthood.
THE NEXT STEPS
If this sounds like your just right job, apply today!
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