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Gillian Executive Search, Inc. - recruiters in real estate development, construction and architecture

OUR CLIENT stands out as one of the strongest owner, developer, builder of class A marketrate multifamily in the country with offices in the Southwest including TX and CA.

About This Job.

OUR CLIENT has an exciting opportunity for an Project Director to join their Central Construction team located in the Dallas, TX area.. The Project Director leads Project Team ensuring optimum performance throughout the construction process starting at Design Development continuing through Final Project Closeout. As a Developer with in-house Construction, effective team management from the beginning of the design process through project completion is essential to enable a faster and more cost-effective delivery of high-quality buildings, and increased control while providing predictable results to investors. The Project Director is responsible for profit/loss and project delivery and a growth and professional development of Associates on their project teams. This position reports to the Vice President Area Construction Manager.

SPECIFIC NEEDS: Client is looking for a great candidate at the Director level with a background building Class A podium and/or wrap multifamily in California, Vegas or Atlanta markets.


  • Drive culture within the Construction Department and Project Teams by promoting and exhibiting the core values and guiding principles of the company.
  • Responsible and accountable for project execution and performance including safety, financials, schedule, quality, and managing expectations.
  • Actively and accurately communicate project status updates with VP Area Construction Manager
  • Provide positive and effective leadership, direction, mentorship and motivate team members.
  • Drive for accountability and ownership with Trade Partners, Consultants, Field Associates, Project Managers, and Associates OUR CLIENT departments buy first demonstrating personal accountability and ownership of work product and of the project team.
  • Communicate effectively with all team members to ensure project objectives and requirements align with OUR CLIENT’s interests.
  • Actively collaborate within the Construction Department, cross-departmentally, and with organizations outside OUR CLIENT.
  • Ensure projects are running effectively & efficiently by instituting and consistently following OUR CLIENT best practices
  • Oversee, review, and approve the preparation and negotiation of all construction contracts and change orders. Verify correct backup documents, accuracy, and necessity.
  • Review and Approve all Scopes of Work, for accuracy, gaps, liability, duplications etc., prior to execution.
  • Ensure strict adherence to all ethics and compliance requirements.
  • Review all final bank draws for accuracy and completeness.
  • Participate in the development, and provide final approval, of the construction budgets and project schedules.
  • Verify schedule accuracy, compliance, and updates throughout the duration of the project. Assist with recovery schedule development and implementation if needed.
  • Establish accurate and risk adjusted Bi-Monthly budget updates.
  • Uphold the OUR CLIENT “Safety first” culture that ensures safe and secure worksites. Lead personnel decisions with collaboration from Project Manager, General Superintendent, and VP Area Construction Manager.
  • Attend and contribute to weekly project update meeting with Project Manager, Assistant Project Manager, Project Financial Specialist, and Superintendent 1


  • Actively participate in the development and execution of company long-term strategic plans.
  • Actively tour assigned jobsites at regular intervals reviewing construction status, work in place, subcontractor performance, team dynamics, safety, quality, etc.
  • Contribute to the creation and/or updating of Policies and Procedures
  • Be involved and active in Design and Pre-Construction phase.


  • A bachelor’s degree in Construction Management or related study or a minimum of 10 years’ experience as a manager of multi-family construction.
  • At least seven years of supervisory experience.
  • A minimum of three years multi-family construction experience (if paired with other relevant experience) required.
  • Must have strong working knowledge of multi-family construction processes, techniques, and procedures.
  • Must have good knowledge of construction building codes.
  • Must have strong working knowledge of construction estimating and scheduling practices.
  • Must demonstrate leadership and managerial skills required of this position.

Why work for us?

People are our #1 asset. In addition to its unique business strategy, OUR CLIENT counts its people as a clear differentiator. OUR CLIENT has built a culture that begins with its people and intentionally attracts, retains, and grows the best talent in the industry. Led by values and principle-based leadership, the OUR CLIENT team approaches every project with responsibility, accountability, and integrity.

OUR CLIENT offers employees a comprehensive benefits package with competitive salaries and more including:

  • Competitive annual and milestone bonus program
  • Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance
  • Health Savings Account
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent & Medical Reimbursement)
  • Vacation Time, Holidays, PTO
  • Paid Volunteer time
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Employee Referral Bonuses

Compensation:  165,000 – 185,000 plus performance bonus and benefits. 


Gillian Executiive Search is a leader in real estate development, construction management and architecture recruiting

    • Job type: Permanent
    • Location: Dallas, TX
    • Date posted:
    • Salary:$165000 - $185000