Senior Construction Manager  

Job title:              Senior Construction Manager

Location:             San Francisco

Department:       Construction                 

Reports to:          Executive Director

Compensation:     $110,000.00 – $115,000.00, DOE; medical, dental, vision & retirement plan

Job Status:          Full-time, exempt position

Note: Vaccination against COVID-19 is a requirement of the job.  Accommodations due to disability or religious reasons will be evaluated in compliance with the law.



Mission Housing Development Corporation is a private non-profit housing developer founded in 1971. Mission Housing develops high-quality, well-managed, affordable, sustainable communities that promote the self-sufficiency of low and moderate income families, seniors, and persons with diverse needs and offers technical assistance to service providers to help them develop affordable housing that meets the needs of special populations with a comprehensive vision of community. We own approximately 43 affordable housing buildings serving over 3,500 families and individuals with diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds in San Francisco’s Mission District.


The Senior Construction Manager will provide field expertise and experience to Mission Housing’s overall construction phase work and construction management.  This position will lead and manage projects, on-time and on-budget, to ensure high quality, cost-effective, sustainable, affordable housing for the community.  The Senior Construction Manager will serve as owner’s representative in setting strategy and overseeing new construction and major rehabilitation projects including completion of plan reviews, evaluation and analysis, and will ensure compliance with relevant processes and guidelines.  In addition to supervising and developing Construction staff, this position will also assist in other areas such as general contractor selection, evaluation of subcontractor bids and development of rehabilitation scope, among other responsibilities.


Construction Management

  • Develop and implement construction project goals that align with the company’s mission.
  • Oversee Mission Housing’s efforts to identify appropriate third-party construction managers for new development and rehabilitation projects.
  • Collaborate with other internal departments, as necessary, during project construction including the establishment of project timelines, evaluation of construction progress, review and assessment of potential change orders, review, and evaluation of contractor’s schedule, etc.
  • Anticipate and identify project issues, develop and implement effective solutions including resources required.
  • Establish quality standards and coordinate project inspections with internal and external stakeholders for each project to ensure consistency in quality and compliance.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.

Consultant Identification, Evaluation and Oversight

  • Lead Mission Housing’s efforts to identify and evaluate design and construction consultants; support and encourage Construction and Development staff participation in this process.
  • Oversee relationships with all 3rd party contractors and consultants associated with the project.

Design Construction Team Leadership

  • Supervise, train and develop Construction staff, including the department’s Project/Construction Manager and Administrative Assistant, to serve as mentor and provide overall support.
  • Develop business and individual development goals for staff.

Sustainability Programs

  • Research, create, and document strategies for achieving sustainable buildings in new construction and intensive renovation.  Gather input from stakeholders, draft policies, incorporate feedback on draft policies, and create professional final documents.
  • Advise on and assist in the implementation of sustainability standards on designated properties to achieve overall green building goals related to long term sustainability of the building, both physically and financially.
  • Identify, evaluate, and implement potential sustainable technologies, retrofits, and financing opportunities for the pipeline and existing portfolio, working with Development and Asset Management staff.

Emerging Building Programs

  • Proactively identify applicable emerging trends in design and construction.
  • Prioritize trends and areas for further assessment and manage the resulting studies.
  • Create, document, and support strategies on emerging or underutilized areas of construction.  Gather input from stakeholders, draft policies, incorporate feedback on draft policies, and create professional final documents.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the education, knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree is required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • At least 5-10 years of construction management, architectural construction administration or multifamily design work experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to read architectural and engineering plans.  Design experience desired but not required.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common technical journals, financial reports – including the development of budgets – and legal documents.
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from external stakeholders, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and boards of directors.
  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to the concerns and needs of lower income people
  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills.
  • Ability or willingness to teach, train and coach a variety of team members, including those who are less proficient.  Superb interpersonal skills.
  • Strong organization, project management, and detail-oriented planning skills.
  • Knowledge of professional business correspondence and comfort with computer programs.
  • Solid computer literacy with MS Office Suite Programs, such as Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to work well either alone or with a team.
  • Direct supervisor/management experience required.
  • Industry knowledge of regulatory agencies and materials as they relate to multifamily and/or affordable housing.
  • Reliable transportation and willingness to travel to construction sites and offsite meetings.
  • Interest in sustainable design and construction.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or fee; reach and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.

**Disclaimer:  The employer reserves the right to change or assign other duties including rotating sites if necessary.

Mission Housing Development Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, ethnic background, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or disabilities.  Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Please let us know if you need any special accommodations.

Mission Housing Development Corporation is a drug free work place as required by the “Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988”

Compensation:  $110,000.00 – $115,000.00 per year, DOE

To Apply:  Please email resume and cover letter to hr@missionhousing.org

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