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Director of Construction (New Construction)

Atlanta, GA, USA | Cortland Partners

  • Industry:
    Real Estate
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
    Project Management
  • Experience:
    7-10 years
Job Description:
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As a Director of Construction, you provide leadership for all ground-up new construction projects for the entire New Construction portfolio, totaling $150M+ in current construction contracts – with P&L responsibility of $100M. You are a trusted advisor to C-suite and Executive leadership as you drive growth and expansion into third-party markets. Here are the roles you’ll play:

The Builder

Display proven aptitude and experience in design and development, municipal consultation, zone changes and variance requests, project cost projections and pro formas, and city/county/state development approval processes and entitlements, as well as land development and construction project management

Design master plans for large, fully functioning communities by performing due diligence, preparing bid packages, completing development plans, ensuring compliance, and meeting building codes

Identify, contract with, and manage the right people and companies to get the work done on time and within budget

The Budgeter

Enjoy the responsibility and rewards that come with managing large accounts

Ensure quality deliverables in your projects while meeting agreed-upon time and budgetary restrictions

Prepare division and project budgets with aggressive yet attainable goals

Own the P&L budget for the Georgia portfolio; report and present financial results quarterly as a member of leadership

The Team Leader

Lead the construction division fearlessly, setting annual departmental goals, communicating performance requirements, monitoring progress, and creating monthly tracking reports

Share your wisdom and insights with the team, prioritize their tasks, make sure they follow protocol, and motivate them to go above and beyond the call of duty

Mentor your extended staff, reviewing their progress and motivating them to achieve new heights


All your construction projects are completed on time, within budget, at the highest level of quality, and with a green emphasis.

Clients could not be more thrilled with their returns because your construction and renovation projects have added so much value to their assets.

Project managers, field staff, and administrative personnel consistently set new performance records thanks to your outstanding leadership and training.  


Stellar 7+ years of progressive construction experience within multifamily, student housing, or senior living, focusing on ground-up construction

Bachelor's degree or higher in construction, engineering, architecture, or a related field; PE, CCM, CDP, LEED GA, or LEED AP certification preferred

Experience managing construction projects ranging from $50M-$150M in scope and size

Ability to lead and manage diverse, high-performing construction teams comprised of construction managers, project managers, superintendents, etc.

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