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Project Development Manager

Project Development Manager

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US-CA-Los Angeles
Construction Management

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With offices in the Northeast and West Coast, LiRo provides construction management, engineering, environmental, architectural, and program management solutions. Our expertise in transportation, infrastructure, and private plus public building projects has led to our involvement with some of the country's top projects and landmarks.


Due to our continued growth, we are seeking a Project Development Manager for various high-profile projects in Los Angeles, CA.   



  • Plans and coordinates the execution of pre-construction activities associated with the preparation for the building of new schools and modernization projects
  • Responsible for the scope, schedule and budget and overall success of multiple new and modernization school projects
  • Resolves complex planning, design and construction project-related issues, disputes and disagreements
  • Develops, assigns and monitors performance of Assistant Facility Development Managers (AFDM), Design Managers (DM) and Design professionals relative to assigned projects
  • Reports on project budget, schedule and issues. Provides information and analysis of project issues to Departmental, Branch and Board representatives
  • Reviews status and overall planning, design and construction project progress relative to submittal schedules. Reviews project through all development phases, and assesses status, progress and potential
  • Coordinates with representatives from various utility and government agencies to obtain timely action on successive phases of project completion
  • Assists project team staff with A/E contracts, bid and contract planning
  • Reviews and verifies Design Professional contract scope, fees and applications for payment and performs overall fiscal management of multiple projects
  • Provides functional direction over areas of responsibility including project schedules, cost control, dispute resolution, contract administration and quality control
  • Coordinates project activities, requirements and schedules with other District organizational branches and departments such as the Office of Environmental Health and Safety,  Design and A/E Technical Support, Project Execution,  Facilities Contract Administration, Inspection Unit, Maintenance and Operations, local Educational Service Centers and site personnel 
  • Develops and recommends internal policies and procedures
  • Performs other duties as assigned


Required Experience:

  • Ten (10) years of experience managing the planning, design, construction and coordination of capital projects
  • Five (5) years of the above experience in educational facility construction or public works projects


Additional Preferred Experience:

  • Experience with scoping and planning of new construction and/or modernization projects
  • Experience with the Division of the State Architect (DSA) construction/design processes.
  • Experience with LEED and/or Collaborative for High Performing Schools (CHPS) projects.
  • Experience with the development of major facilities (CEQA, agency approvals, coordination with City and County agencies).
  • Experience with both project delivery and procurement methods for public projects
  • Experience with community engagement processes and strong communication skills, both oral and written
  • Experience utilizing Building Information Modeling (BIM)
  • Experience in Formal Construction Partnering

Required Education

  • Graduation from a recognized college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Engineering or Construction Management


  • Graduation from a recognized college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in any course AND a Master’s degree in Business/Public Administration; AND (Minimum of 4 of the 10 years above) experience with the responsibility for preconstruction activities, architectural planning, design, construction or development of major facilities under the supervision of a licensed architect or engineer AND a valid Construction Manager (CCM) credential by the Construction Manager Certification Institute (CMCI). The CCM credential may be temporarily waived by the District for a period of 6 months at which time the employee must have secured the credential.

Preferred Licenses and Certificates:

  • A valid Certificate of Registration as an Architect by the California State Architectural Board or Professional Engineer by the State Board for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors
  • A valid Construction Manager (CCM) credential by the Construction Manager Certification Institute (CMCI)
  • LEED Professional Accreditation


We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience, a comprehensive benefits package and a positive work environment. 

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Equal Opportunity Employer.

LiRo will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with local law.