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Construction Project Manager

Position summary:

The Construction Project Manager is responsible for the Project from planning, coordinating, budgeting, and supervising from development to completion. Also, must be able to oversee design issues, provide project risk analysis, and coordinate with estimating and other departments to include Mechanical and HVAC Construction knowledge. Fluency in English and Chinese. 


Increasingly recognized as one of the most active and innovative developers in New York City, New Empire Corp (NEC) successfully renovated, built, and developed more than 100 mixed-use residential multifamily and hotel real estate projects in premier locations throughout New York City since its founding in 1997. NEC offers in-house expertise that spans the full range of real estate disciplines—from the sourcing and analysis of target properties to zoning, capital-raising, architecture and design, construction management, marketing, and property management.

The Construction Project Manager’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Network with clients, designers, engineers, subcontractors and suppliers

  • Assist in the qualification of consultants used during pre-design and pre-construction services

  • Manage, develop, review, and coordinate architectural/engineering drawings and proposals by in-house or 3rd party consultants

  • Assist in the preparation of Project milestone schedules and detail forecasts; ensure timely project completion while supervising all phases of construction

  • Prepares scope of work, project delivery resource requirements, cost estimate & budget, cash flow, work plan schedule & milestones, quality control, and risk identification

  • Ability to work with various inspectors to ensure timely inspections

  • Read plans, engineering details, and project spec sheets

  • Collaborate with estimators on cost estimates, cost model and material comparisons, constructability reviews, value engineering, and schedules with qualifications and assumptions

  • Identify and coordinate any project required permits (DOB, DOT, DEP, MTA, OER, etc.)

  • Identify potential long lead or potential cost escalation items

  • Manage pre-construction coordination meetings and assist with bid analysis and reviews

  • Manage daily construction activities during construction period, including but not limited to daily site activities site workers' management, site safety, material sourcing, subcontractor management, quality control & work schedule management.

  • Coordinate with and assist the Superintendent/ Jobsite Foreman needed to assure that timelines are being followed; adherence to plans and specifications, and assist with accurate budget forecasts. Assist Associates to assure orderly and efficient transfer from Construction to Development/ Marketing Team for a successful closing of the Project

  • Visit and observe ongoing projects to further develop personal knowledge and offer technical assistance to the team

  • Participate in the weekly project construction team meetings to discuss project status, project resources, and other needs

  • Serve as a resource for others in the department at times to fulfill their assignments.

  • Prepare daily report and send to company email. Maintain Jobsite Daily Log Books as per DOB requirements.

  • Work directly with, and create relationships with all necessary public officials and all neighborhood groups that are being considered for construction

  • Represent the company in an appropriate manner to Owners, Architects, Subcontractors and other professionals

  • Ensure that required safety standards are complied with by all project staff and subcontractors

Reporting: This position reports directly to the President and Executive Vice President of Construction

Additional Responsibilities: Employee shall also perform such other duties in the ordinary course of business as performed by other persons in similar such positions, as well as such other reasonable duties as may be assigned from time to time by the Employer.

Oversees all facets of project management for individual real estate projects including planning, design, construction, occupancy and closeout.

Manages broad aspects of the development process (budget, schedule, procurement, quality & risk) for individual real estate projects in NYC inclusive of land acquisition, planning and design, securing entitlement/zoning approvals, project due diligence and scheduling, RFP responses and university client management, project budgeting/underwriting, project reporting, construction, occupancy and closeout.


Tracks progress of each project against goals, objectives, approved budgets, approved timelines. Reports status and variances. Creates action plans to meet objectives, budget and schedule.


Position requirements:

  • Knowledge of building mechanical systems, building products, construction details/design and relevant rules, regulations and quality standards

  • 3 - 5 years of job site experience in Construction

  • Bachelor's degree in Interior Design, Architecture, or Construction Management or equivalent experience in years and a portfolio of project submissions

  • Excellent interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with investors, contractors, and consultants

  • Good communication, leadership, and problem-solving skills

  • Knowledgeable of the New Building Construction and Condo Development process

  • Familiarity with NYC Building Codes and Building Department processes

  • Be able to generate accurate Daily Reports and oversee Project Schedules

  • Comfortable working in the field with contractors

  • Be organized and able to multi-task

  • Self-motivated

  • Demonstrates capability to read, understand and apply standard to complex documents affecting Construction projects, including but not limited to: agreements/ contracts, leases, work letters, project charters, surveys and drawings

  • Architectural or Engineering experience is a plus

  • DOB Registrations and Safety Training is a plus

  • Duty of Loyalty and Best Efforts: The Employee shall devote the Employee's best efforts and substantially all of the Employee's working time to performing the duties on behalf of Employer. The Employee shall provide services during the hours that are scheduled by Employer. The Employee shall be prompt in reporting to work at the assigned time.

  • Place and Hours of Employment: Employee agrees that his/her duties shall be rendered at Employer’s business premises or at such other places as the Employer may require.


Job Type: Full-time

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