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River Oaks Properties is El Paso’s premier commercial real estate developer. Our team members provide support for tenants and help build our business. Open positions within our team are listed below.

Director of Construction
Employment Type:
Full Time
Minimum Experience:
10 Years
Responsibilities and Qualifications:

OBJECTIVE: The position of Director of Construction will work in conjunction with the real estate development teams to plan, direct, coordinate, and oversee construction projects throughout River Oaks Properties entire commercial retail portfolio. This includes acting as the representative for the procuring, contracting, and administration of third-party commercial contractors and consultants. Director of Construction will provide a leadership, coordination, and communication role with all construction team members.


1) Review solicitation packages including review of general conditions, contracts, lien waivers, bid proposals, insurance requirements, and the design documents for correct criteria

2) Provide ongoing management for all phases of construction for new and major renovation projects within the ROP real estate portfolio

3) Perform negotiations prior to agreement execution, throughout the life of the project, and during warranty periods

4) Lead the selection of and contracting for architects, general contractors and other third-party consultants for each project through a formal RFP process

5) Provide leadership and direction for the company to complete tenant improvements, build outs, remodels and projects at the lowest possible cost, in the shortest possible time frame, in accordance with company plans, standards and specifications

6) Oversee the drafting and implementation of design and construction contracts; issue contract modifications, incorporating material scope or administrative revisions

7) Perform site investigations, due diligence research, and associated project cost budgeting

8) Monitor scheduling and project management to assure that major milestones are met; verify milestones before payments are made

9) Oversee and ensure currency of permits, monitor compliance with set regulations

10) Manage communications and negotiations with owners/Executive Management, lawyers, architects, engineers, and contractors throughout design, development, construction and renovation

11) Oversee the performance of contractors and work closely with various City Departments, including Building Department, Public Works, Community Development Department, Engineering and Fire to obtain conditions of approval, permits, inspections and certificate of occupancy

12) Oversee the work of project manager(s) and selected contractors; obtain internal approvals and ensure work is completed correctly and timely

13) Review with Project Manager(s) all inspections and oversight of inspection agencies at the project level, assuring quality control throughout the construction phase

14) Prepare project status reports and ensure plans adhere to contract specifications

15) Control construction budgets

16) Be aware of public incentive requirements, and their impact on project delivery

17) Assist, advise and effectively communicate with owners, partners and executives

18) Good knowledge of city and county processes

19) Develop and maintain client, contractor, designer, and broker relationships

20) Assist in the creation of and management of annual property budget

21) Review and ensure close-out activities and documentation at the completion of a project

22) As requested, assist with special projects and assignments


• Experience overseeing large development/construction projects in retail and commercial real estate

• Previous experience must include responsibilities for scheduling multiple projects, bidding, creating construction budgets and tracking of financial results of the department

• Excellent aptitude in the negotiation of contracts with contractors, subcontractors and vendors

• Previous experience performing or overseeing construction draws, lien releases, etc.

• General building code knowledge/familiarity

• Proven leadership skills and the ability to effectively guide a team in successfully meeting goals

• Leading and developing teams

• Advanced problem resolution skills and decision-making ability; negotiations, financial, and change management

• Proven professional verbal and written communications skills; ability to create, compose and edit written materials; ability to communicate clearly with company ownership/executive management and internal employees.


Promote and service quality standards Effect sound financial performance Assist related accounting functions Assist with capital projects


10 years’ previous experience in construction and project management with a development company or large general contractor Bachelor’s degree in construction management, construction engineering, civil engineering, or NOTE: Equivalent experience may be considered as substitute for education


In-depth knowledge of software programs – navigating Yardi, Excel, etc. as well as web applications Knowledge of building codes, state and local building permit procedures Strong organizational skills – work environment and workflow Strong analytical skills with high attention to detail Exceptional time management skills with ability to multi-task Exceptional oral and written English skills Exceptional interpersonal skills:

o Within department o Cross-departments o Contractors & Vendors o Clients/Tenants o General Public

How To Apply:

Please contact:

Linda Kleinhans MAOM PHR SHRM-CP HR Manager

River Oaks Properties

5678 N. Mesa

El Paso, TX 79912

T: 915-225-7727

Questions or comments may be directed to our Human Resources Manager.

Linda Kleinhans