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Director of Construction-PDC

Pechanga Development Corporation (PDC), is seeking a Director of Construction to join our Team in Temecula, California.

About Pechanga:
To help achieve the goal of tribal self-sufficiency, the Pechanga Band of Indians established the Pechanga Development Corporation (PDC) in 1994. A branch of the Pechanga tribal government, PDC was created for the purpose of economic development and improving the business, financial and general welfare of the Pechanga Tribe. The PDC is led by a five-member board of directors that is elected to two-year terms by Pechanga Citizens.

Director of Construction is responsible for leading and managing a newly formed construction under the direction of the PDC Board. Project types may include small to large renovations/additions to ground up projects. The Director will be responsible for ensuring all project metrics such as design, budgets, schedules, contractual requirements and PDC’s goals and objectives are met. Projects are to be managed and administered in compliance with Pechanga’s Building and Fire Ordinance (policies and procedures) including integrity, quality and service.

Knowledge bases include technical and operational knowledge of the construction department leadership, building construction, administration and execution skill sets. The position requires leadership and supervisory responsibilities of the project managers, administration staff, design team, General Contractors and necessary Pechanga Team members as required, in addition but not limited to, interviewing, hiring, training, mentoring team members, planning, assigning, delegating and directing work, rewarding and discipling team members and resolving issues.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Meeting with and receiving direction from PDC Board on all tasks and projects.
• Enhanced participation and understanding of the design process, preconstruction and how that integrates with construction.
• Manage job set-up processes.
• Assemble project team and establish roles and responsibilities.
• Facilitate kick-off meetings where project goals, objectives, procedures are reviewed by all team members for upcoming projects.
• Responsible for financial health and success of the project.
• Support PDC's finance objectives by abiding by procedures and providing accurate project budget reports.
• Establish project budget set-up after an understanding of the contractual agreements.
• Track outstanding and potential Change Orders monthly and manage the project team to the timely processing of Change Orders.
• Lead the project team in developing and maintaining the project design and construction Master Schedule.
• Ability to complete a thorough review of the schedule including critical path, sequencing, relationships, durations and float time.
• Ability to resolve quality issues with Design Team, General Contractor, User and the PDC Board.
• Promote a positive work environment.
• Motivate team members, establish leadership and assignment of team member responsibilities, encourage cooperation, communication and collaboration.
• Ability to lead through challenging situations successfully.
• Train and mentor Project Managers, Project Engineering and Administrative Staff.
• Demonstrate ability to be dependable, consistent, diligent and thorough day to day tasks.
• Handle a varied workload and multiple priorities while leading the team to accomplish project goals.
• Work with PDC Board and Team to develop scope of work and design documents based on brand property improvement plans.
• Manage RFP process and ensure integrity in bid solicitation from contractors and sub-contractors.
• Manage project schedule and timelines, contractor availability, materials, and FF&E delivery schedules.
• Establish project plan, manage progress, and provide Owner with timely updates on project.
• Manages contractors' work for compliance.
• Lead and manage the construction team to ensure projects are completed efficiently.
• Develop and implement construction strategies and plans.
• Ensure all projects are completed on time and within specified budgets.
• Comply with all relevant safety and building regulations.
• Communicate efficiently with stakeholders, including clients, architects, engineers, and contractors.
• Perform additional duties as assigned by the PDC Board.
• Project closeout.

• Requirements:
• Bachelor's Degree in Engineering Construction Management or related field is desired; a combination of education and work experience will also be considered in lieu of degree.
• Minimum of fifteen (15) years of experience in the field or related area is required.
• Proven experience in a similar role within the construction industry.
• Strong leadership and project management skills.
• Excellent knowledge of construction procedures and safety regulations.
• Work experience in all disciplines of Construction (Civil, Structural, Architectural, Electrical Mechanical and Plumbing) preferred.
• Experience with Large Hospitality Projects; Hotels, Casinos, Parking Structures, Retail, Ballrooms, Technology is desired.
• Ability to prioritize requests and manage small and complex projects to meet design intent, budgets and schedules.
• Ability to anticipate potential challenges before they become problems.
• Knowledge and proficiency of MS Office Suite (Excel skills), Bluebeam, Sage 300 and Procore Construction Software is preferred.
• Ability to organize, communicate and collaborate on efforts to resolve problems or issues promptly.

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