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Project Director-Construction Services

at Diamond Resorts International Sales Center

Posted: 1/28/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: DRI00007C
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Job Description

JOB SUMMARY   
The Project Director - Construction Services provides the Company with project management leadership and expertise to maximize value derived from capital expenditures, renovations, and procurement projects for the Diamond Resorts portfolio of vacation ownership resorts and sales centers across the United States and to support the objective that projects are completed on time and on budget.  
 
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
  • Provides overall leadership on renovation projects and purchasing and/or procurement activities within assigned regions with ultimate responsibility for budget, schedule, quality, and design. 
  • Assists with or leads efforts related to feasibility studies, valuation, entitlements, due diligence, cost estimating, risk analysis, and schedule analysis.
  • Assembles and/or manages required teams of designers, consultants, and contractors; bids out work; negotiates contracts with each team member.
  • Presents preliminary designs to stakeholders for approval.
  • Provides capital expenses support and expertise related to renovation and purchasing for the Resort Operations team and Sales team.
  • Provides appropriate level of on-site leadership and direction to ensure the performance of each project team.
  • Maintains records for projects, purchases, accounting, and financial forecasts. 
  • Provides monthly status reports for assigned activities.
  • Executes and/or approves purchase orders, invoices, project contracts, and change orders within established limits.
  • Helps develop and maintain database of consultants, contractors, and vendors.
  • Assists Resort Operations, Sales and Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) teams with preparation, review, and presentation of the annual capital expenditure plan for assigned resorts or sales centers.
  • Supports Company sustainability initiatives during project execution or purchasing assignments.
  • Maintains relationships with General Managers and Directors of Engineering at hotels undergoing renovation to ensure a coordinated team effort.
  • Selects and coordinates work of contractors and sub-contractors, working on various phases of the project.
  • Oversees performance of all trade contractors and reviews drawings as needed to make certain all specifications and regulations are being followed and quality control is maintained.
  • Responsible for adminstration of construction contracts and for obtaining all necessary permits licenses and inspections.  Depending upon contractual agreement, directs and monitors compliance with building and safety codes, regulations, and requirements set up by owner.
  • Reports to management about progress and any necessary modifications of plan.
  • Oversees, as necessary, the delivery and use of materials, tools, and equipment, worker productivity and safety, along with quality of work being performed.
  • Responsible for estimating and validating all materials, dimensions, and site conditions that directly affect the project.
  • Responsible for coordinating and troubleshooting operational and field related issues.
  • Acts as liaison between resort management and operations, contruction team, and project team making certain relavent information is communicated appropriately to all parties.
  • Interacts with internal and external clients, consultants, vendors, and property teams.
  • Reviews and approves final completion of project.
  • Follows up on punch list related items.
  • Manages the furniture, fixtures, and equipment and operating supplies and equipment process required for the project.
  • Assists in coordinating delivery of products based on project schedule.
  • Processes paperwork and documents as needed to facilitate delivery of goods.
  • Completes all required Company trainings and compliance courses as assigned.
  • Adheres to Company standards and maintains compliance with all policies and procedures.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
     
EDUCATION
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in related field.
 
EXPERIENCE
  • A minimum five (5) years of experience in the construction field required.
  • A minimum five (5) years of supervisory experience in the construction field required.
 
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
Provides immediate supervision to direct reports.  Oversees and controls the work performance of others in a close working relationship, often in the same room or close proximity.  A portion of the time may be spent performing individual tasks similar to those performed by direct reports.  May participate in the interview, selection and training processes, as assigned.  May be responsible for assigning work to direct reports, reviewing results in accordance to policies and procedures, and providing recommendations to management.
 
LICENSE & CERTIFICATIONS
  • Driver's Licenses (non-commercial) - must be state-specific. 
 
SKILLS & ABILITIES
This position requires the capability to understand and follow both oral and written directions as well as knowledge and usage of correct business English and office practices.  Must be able to communicate effectively with others, analyze and resolve problems, maintain effective working relationships, and interact successfully with internal and external customers.
 
Specific skills and abilities include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Attention to detail.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Proficient in time management; the ability to organize and manage multiple priorities.
  • Ability to take initiative and effectively adapt to changes.
  • Able to establish and maintain a cooperative working relation.
  • Ability to interpret and create spreadsheets.
  • Able to use sound judgment; work independently, with minimal supervision.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Able to perform a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature, with impending deadlines and/or established timeframes.
  • Performs well with frequent interruptions and/or distractions.
  • Basic math skills.
  • Ability to consistently demonstrate how We Love to Say Yes™ by maintaining the highest standards of professionalism when interacting with team members, management, members, owners, and guests.
 
TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS
  • 25% travel required.
 
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Climbing: Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Specifically when the amount of climbing exceeds that needed for ordinary motion.
  • Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling and walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces. Specifically when the amount of balancing exceeds that needed for ordinary motion and maintenance of body equilibrium.
  • Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. Specifically if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires full motion of the lower extremities and back muscles.
  • Kneeling: Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
  • Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
  • Crawling: Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet.  
  • Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
  • Standing: Particularly for sustained periods of time.
  • Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks.  Specifically for long distances or moving from one work site to another often.
  • Pushing: Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward, or outward.
  • Pulling: Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, haul, or tug objects in a sustained motion.
  • Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position. Specifically, if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires substantial use of upper extremities and back muscles.
  • Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
  • Feeling: Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.
  • Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
  • Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discriminations in sound.
  • Hands to Fingers: Picking, pinching, typing, or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling.
  • Repetitive Motion: Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
  • Close Vision: Clear vision at 20 inches or less. Required to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data, transcribing, viewing a computer terminal, extensive reading or visual inspections.
  • Distance Vision: Clear vision at 20 feet or more.  Required to perform an activity where the seeing job is arm's reach or beyond.
  • Color Vision: Ability to identify and distinguish colors.
  • Peripheral Vision: Ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point.
  • Depth Perception: Ability to judge distances and spatial relationships (three-dimensional).
  • Focus Ability: Ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus.
  • Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a minor amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work yet the work involves sitting most of the time, the job is rated for light work.
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT
  • Extreme Cold, Outdoor: Exposure to weather related extreme temperatures, wind, rain, and/or snow with no effective protection from the cold. 
  • Extreme Heat, Outdoor: Exposure to weather related extreme temperatures, wind, and/or humidity with no effective protection from the heat.
  • Extreme Cold, Indoor: Exposure to temperatures typically below 32 degrees for periods of more than one hour which are not weather related.
  • Extreme Heat, Indoor: Exposure to temperatures typically above 100 degrees for periods of more than one hour which are not weather related.
  • Excessive Noise: Exposure to sufficient noise (caused by machines, music, voices, etc.) which warrants shouting in order to be heard above ambient noise level.
  • Vibrations: Exposure to oscillating movements of the extremities or whole body.
  • General Hazards: Exposure to a variety of physically hazardous conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working with explosives, on scaffolding, and/or high places.
  • Chemicals: Exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals (solid, liquid, or gas) which could affect the respiratory system or skin.
  • Atmospheric: Exposure to fumes, odors, dust, mists, gases, or poor ventilation which could affect the respiratory system.
  • Confined Spaces: Frequently working in close quarters, crawl spaces, shafts, man holes, and/or other areas that could cause claustrophobia (i.e. narrow aisles or passageways).
 
DISCLAIMER
This job description indicates, in general terms, the type and level of work performed as well as the typical responsibilities of team members in this classification.  The duties described are not to be interpreted as being all-inclusive to any specific team member.  Nothing in this job description changes the at-will employment relationship existing between the Company and team members.
 
The Essential Job Functions, Physical Requirements, and Work Environment characteristics described are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Management reserves the rights to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified team members can perform the essential functions of the job.