Assistant Project Manager

| Greater NYC Area
About Common
Common is the nation’s leading community-driven property manager, improving city living across 6 cities and for over 600 members. Using our signature approach to perfecting the modern rental experience, Common designs and operates coliving and traditional apartments in New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.

Common’s hands-on, end-to-end property management and technology offering allows us to deliver unparalleled services that address the actual needs of today’s renter while providing significantly above-market returns for our real estate partners. This makes us the preferred choice for city-dwelling adults looking for a stress-free and all-inclusive living environment.

It’s an exciting time to be part of Common’s team. We challenge ourselves every day not just to think about ways to make city living better, but to activate on those ideas in meaningful ways. Our team is comprised of real estate professionals, designers, engineers, salespeople, marketers, client service representatives, and so much more. We work collaboratively, value self-startership, and embrace a “whatever it takes” mentality to ensure our work is done and done well.

Common was founded by General Assembly co-founder Brad Hargreaves and has raised over $65MM in venture funding.

 
About the Role
Common is hiring a talented Assistant Project Manager to help manage the construction process of our new homes in close coordination with our developer partners. From upholding Common’s interests in time and quality on our new homes under construction, to procuring and managing our directly sourced vendors, this role will be responsible for delivering on our quickly expanding pipeline. Common’s development partners are responsible for the majority of the general construction of our homes. As Assistant Project Manager at Common, it will be your job to ensure our partners have a strong understanding of our Brand Standards. 

This is an exciting position for an Assistant Project Manager who is keen to grow in a client-side role with close mentoring and support. The ideal candidate enjoys the fast paced, multi-disciplined nature of construction project management and is looking to grow their construction management experience across multiple projects. As the Assistant Project Manager, you will report directly to the Director of Construction and Procurement. Success in this role will see you grow into a Project Manager, responsible for managing large projects, subcontractors and Developer Partner relationships autonomously.

 
Responsibilities 
  • Track project schedules and progress milestones in conjunction with development partners
  • Manage communication and project tasks between the developer, Common’s subcontractors and Common internal teams to ensure a successful home opening
  • Create project specific scopes and schematic layouts for access control, WiFi and camera systems
  • Contract management of Common’s directly engaged subcontractors, including but not limited to WiFi, Camera, Access Control and Window Furnishings subcontractors
  • Coordinate technical details and timing requirements between Common’s subcontractors and the development partner or on site General Contractor
  • Manage project budgets and assess progress claims for Common’s subcontractors
  • Uphold Common’s Brand Standards and quality expectations through site inspections and best practice documentation
  • This role includes travel to new home locations around the country. Travel is typically 2-3 days at a time and occurs approximately every 5-6 weeks
 
Requirements
  • 2+ years Construction Project Management Experience either as a client or General Contractor
  • Experience within the Residential, Hospitality or Retail sectors is preferred
  • Experience with Construction Quality Control
  • Project Management and organizational skills
  • Experience with Project Scheduling
  • An understanding of construction procurement, invoice processing and financial reporting
  • Demonstrate experience managing trade works for the full life cycle of tendering, procurement & payment
  • Experience negotiating vendor contracts, compiling contracts, and ensuring that vendor work remains within budget
  • A keen love of organization and prioritization, working across several projects at a time
  • Demonstrate an attention to detail on complex tasks
 
What We Offer
Common truly values our employees and wants to do everything to ensure that our employees are not only happy and professionally fulfilled, but also that they have the opportunity to be healthy. Because of this, we are committed to providing a number of affordable and valuable health and wellness benefits for our employees such as paid vacation and sick time, medical, dental and vision insurance, Company paid life insurance, Company paid STD/LTD Insurance, FSA + HSA options, commuter transit benefits, generous paid parental leave (up to 16 weeks!) and a 401K. Additional benefits such as Company equity, paid holidays, weekly team lunches + weekly happy hours, a fully stocked kitchen, flexible working hours, job training + development opportunities + a great wellness program are also available. And as always, we are regularly evaluating our offerings to ensure employees needs are being met.

We are committed to affirmatively providing equal opportunity to all associates and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, legally protected physical or mental disability, military or veteran status or any other basis protected under applicable federal or state law.

 
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You can find our team taking meetings in Bryant Park, catching up over coffee at Blue Stone or commuting right out of Grand Central Station!

An Insider's view of Common

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

This is of the best startups I’ve ever worked at in terms of life balance. I love the “grown-up” approach: how can you provide the most value to your team? Excellent hiring practices ensure that my colleagues and I are all intensely focused on success, but just as importantly, we have modern, busy outside lives, and those lives are respected.

Marni Goltsman

Software Engineer

What does your typical day look like?

As our first Product Manager, every day looks different! I'm thinking strategically about initiatives in our roadmap, getting consensus on minimum viable product designs, drafting tickets and working with engineers, and supporting them through the development process. I also support other departments' technology requests and manage their priority.

Joel

Product Manager

What does career growth look like on your team?

Cross-department moves and promotions are encouraged and welcomed always! On my team specifically, my manager is super interested in helping us grow and learning what responsibilities we want to take on to further our career growth. We focus on each other's strengths and make sure that we are working at our full potential.

Christina

Benefits + Payroll Specialist

What is your vision for the company?

Common is making city living better by designing and operating community-driven homes. 75 million Americans live with roommates, and Common is addressing this housing need by creating homes designed for sharing through community, convenience, and affordability. With thousands of beds under development, Common is a leader in new ways of living.

Brad

Founder + CEO

What makes someone successful on your team?

On Common’s marketing team, I love that success means more than just putting your head down and getting the work done. Everyone is empowered and encouraged to take a step back, look at the bigger picture, and decide what’s really important for our consumers to know about us. It allows us to not get too in the weeds and be the best team we can be.

Molly

Communications Manager

What are Common Perks + Benefits

Common Benefits Overview

Common truly values our employees and wants to do everything to ensure that our employees are not only happy and professionally fulfilled, but also that they have the opportunity to be healthy. Because of this, we are committed to providing a number of affordable and valuable health and wellness benefits for our employees.
And as always, we are regularly evaluating our offerings to ensure employees needs are being met.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Common offers company-paid life insurance up to 1x your annual salary.
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
In office yoga + meditation and discounts + perks.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Up to 16 weeks paid leave.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Common offers 12 company paid holidays + one floating holiday to use as needed.
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Weekly team lunch provided on Tuesdays!
Happy Hours
In-office weekly bar-cart!
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
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