Development Manager, Industrial Division

Development Manager, Industrial Division

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Position Summary

As a member of the Industrial Division Development Team, a Development Manager, “The Position”, will report to and assist the Director of Development and will be responsible for all aspects and oversight of the specific project he or she is assigned. He or she will be expected to effectively lead and manage the design team, third party consultants, and general contractor through all phases of the construction process, from pre-construction activities to delivery of final certificate of occupancy. The Development Manager must initiate and manage the construction phase of the project to ensure successful and on-time delivery. Through intelligent design and cost review, consultant management, and building and managing contractor relationships, the Development Manager is expected to deliver developments under budget and ahead of schedule, while managing and eliminating Johnson Development Associate’s deal specific exposure. The Position will require the relocation to an area near the project site and the Development Manager will work primarily from an office located at the project site. The Position may require some travel and overnight trips. Below is a list of additional responsibilities the Position will entail.

Position Responsibilities--Essential

  • Plan internal and external resources as required to coordinate and monitor every facet of the development process in projects that are assigned, including:
    • General oversight of all daily construction activities of the project’s General Contractor and their Sub-contractors
    • Manage design professionals and consultants
    • Lead project permitting and closeout
    • Monitor and review all aspects of project design changes through detailed plan review and verification of costs associated with change orders
    • Interface and coordinate with the community and municipal entities
    • Manage procurement of project permits and approvals
    • Regulate on-site inspections of progress & quality
    • Manage General Contractor to insure timely, on budget delivery of the project maintaining a focus on actual progress versus the project schedule
  • Assist Industrial Team in evaluating land and future projects as required
  • Review due diligence materials and present findings to Director of Development and Management on viability of sites for development
  • Prepare and distribute to the management team weekly reports for each assigned development
  • Understand the various material tests throughout the construction process; develop methods to mitigate risk on a projectspecific basis
  • Monitor trends in the local construction market including pricing and availability of materials and labor
  • Research design and construction alternatives and value engineering opportunities that will enhance new developments without compromising functionality or life cycle costs
  • Interface and develop working relationships with potential Johnson Development Associates business partners, including but not limited to various public agencies, designers, consultants, contractors and vendors
  • Understand and convey the inherent risks associated with a particular project

Essential Skills and Experience

  • 1-2 years of experience working in real estate development, engineering, construction management or equivalent field
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Construction Management, or equivalent
  • High degree of proficiency in MS Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel). Proficiency in MS Project (although not required) is a plus.
  • Detail oriented and organized
  • Ability to prioritize and accomplish multiple tasks effectively
  • Represent Johnson Development Associates, Inc. in a positive and professional manner
  • Maintain a high regard of confidentiality for company information
  • Be self-motivated and have the ability to multi-task and prioritize with minimal direction
  • Exceptional written and verbal skills
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial work environment
  • Work and manage a team well under pressure
  • Proficient organizational skill set; documenting and maintaining notes from correspondence and meetings and cataloging them for easy retrieval


This description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by an employee within this position. The actual duties, responsibilities, and qualifications may vary based on assignment and needs of JDA.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The Company is committed to diversity and equal opportunity employment. The Company does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy (including medical needs due to pregnancy, child birth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, military obligations, or marital status. This policy applies to all areas of employment, including employment status and opportunities such as hiring, internal promotions, training, opportunities for advancement, and termination and applies to all Company employees and applicants.

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