boston planning & development agency


    Posted Date 09/04/2019
    Job ID
    Real Estate Capital Construction
    Grade Level
    # of Hours
    Salary Range
    $105,000 - $131,400
  • Summary

    boston planning & development agency 









    Under direction of Director of Real Estate or designee, plan and manage all BPDA Capital Construction projects from pre-development through completion of construction; manage Capital Construction staff and all contracted design, engineering and construction professionals; ensure adherence to all city, state and federal requirements and laws in all construction activities; manage and approve all tenant or developer construction improvements. 


    The Real Estate Division at the BPDA is responsible for managing a portfolio of over 11 million square feet of land across Boston neighborhoods including signature properties such as the Charlestown Navy Yard, Long Wharf, the Raymond L. Flynn Marine Park as well as significant neighborhood based holdings across Boston.  As a member of the Real Estate Division’s senior leadership team, the Deputy Director will focus on the successfully implementation of capital projects to repair and improve the Agency’s real estate holdings.


    The general duties and responsibilities of the position are included in but not limited to the information listed below.


    • Plan, manage and coordinate all BPDA projects, new and renovation construction projects for the BPDA.  Construction/renovation may include commercial, industrial, institutional, maritime and site development projects.  Supervise engineering staff in the management and coordination of individual project assignments. Formulate and implement departmental policies and procedures covering all aspects of departmental operations, incorporating all applicable state and federal laws and statutes.  Ensure quality control and protection of organization and city interests in all projects.
    • Manage development of Requests for Proposals and Requests for Qualifications.  Evaluate and approve selection of all consultant architects, engineers and designers; review and approve project designs, working drawing and detailed specifications.  
    • Manage development and preparation of all contracts.  Ensure that agency interests and specifications are met.  Manage the Massachusetts General Law requirement public bidding process for procurement of services for all vendors, consultant engineers, and general contractors. Have considerable knowledge of laws and requirements for varying bidding requirements pertaining to Chapter 149, Chapter 30MGL. Recommend to the Board of Directors the request for contract services to all vendors under contract with Capital Construction Department.  Follow through to contract execution of all parties.
    • Directly and through collaboration with the engineering staff, monitor and direct construction activities for quality control, adherence to contract and design specifications, budget considerations and timeliness.  Review and approve all development schemes, budgets, programming and other major decisions for each project. Consider and approve change/proceed orders, supplementary service authorizations, time extensions, or other amendments submitted.  Provide technical advice and guidance as needed or requested by staff. Evaluate and approve technical recommendations submitted by engineering staff.
    • Meet with engineering staff to monitor and assess progress on various construction or renovation projects.  Ensure that agency and tenant interests are protected and met.
    • Exercise regulatory powers as a public official to ensure compliance with building codes, zoning ordinances, environmental and safety regulation and other applicable organizational guidelines.
    • Directly and through engineering staff administer organization’s capital construction project budget.  Approve all invoices for architect, engineering and design consultants, contractors, and other vendors.  Review and approve records of budget; verify that changes are within budget. Evaluate and recommend action on budgetary overruns; issue contract amendments.
    • Assist in the preparation of the BPDA capital request for new projects through the City of Boston Office of Budget Management.  Assemble and prepare construction cost estimates and project justifications for requested expenditures. Solicit, identify and obtain other sources of project funding through State and Federal funding applications.
    • Manage provision of tenant and real estate support services.  Approve Rent Credits for tenant construction. Approve updates and changes to Tenant Construction Guidelines.  Review and approve tenant fit-out plans. Review and approve tenant rent credit invoices. Directly and through engineering staff, provide technical assistance and information to tenants.
    • Manage final inspection of all capital construction projects.
    • Ensure current and complete documentation of all project activities.  Ensure that all reporting and filing requirements are met.
    • Serve as agency liaison with various city, state boards and committees involved in major development and infrastructure issues.
    • Serve as BPDA technical liaison with all governmental agencies that have involvement with Capital Construction projects, i.e., BWSC, BFD, ISD, DEP, utility companies, etc.
    • Protect the Agencies best interest concerning environmental investigations and the development of onsite remediation and disposal of contaminated material.  Produce and file with the appropriate agencies all environmental reporting, reports and close out documentation.
    • Manage instruction of Operations staff or tenants in use of systems and building maintenance requirements.
    • Provide technical assistance to Legal, Property Management, Planning and Leasing & Disposition Departments on all Construction and Engineering issues.
    • Assist in planning and management of major civic and community special events.
    • Compile and prepare periodic volume and activity reports summarizing status of projects.  Prepare and distribute other reports such as building condition reports and surveys, capital construction plans for review by other BPDA and City departments, leases, architect/engineering investigations, etc.
    • Develop and administer department’s operating budget.
    • Manage department staff.  Select, train, orient and coach staff; conduct performance reviews; recommend personnel actions.  Manage employee relations issues. Provide assistance for technical training and experience through the BRA’s intern educational program.
    • Perform other related duties as required.



    • Work requires completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or a closely related field, plus at least 7-10 or more years of progressively responsible related experience in the public sector.   Advanced educational training may substitute some years of related work experience.  
    • Must have previous management experience.  
    • Must have knowledge of Computer Assisted Design Drafting, Massachusetts General Laws and revised statutes applicable to municipal design and construction, public bidding procedures, and current knowledge of new materials and methods of construction is required.  Must be knowledge with state and federal environmental laws and regulations pertaining to underground storage tanks, contaminated materials, hazardous waste clean-up and manifest, and permitting for state and local laws, including, but not limited to Massachusetts General Laws for Chapter 21E Regulations and as applicable Federal Environmental Laws.  
    • Effective verbal communication and strong writing skills are also a prerequisite. 



    Spends periods of time at construction site monitoring work in progress.



    Frequent standing and walking; may require occasional lifting and carrying.  Must be familiar with and observe construction site safety OSHA procedures.



    Manage Capital Construction Department staff.  . Manage all contracted architect, design, engineering and construction staff engaged in BPDA projects.




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