Senior Project Manager

$120,000 - $135,000 yearly
  • The Paulsen Group
  • Alameda, CA, USA
  • Jan 05, 2021
Full time Housing Authority LIHTC Developer Nonprofit

Job Description

  • Manage new housing development, rehabilitation projects, capital improvement including project entitlements, financing, contracting, and negotiating with consultants and contractors, regulators and other interested parties.
  • Review and oversee the preparation and dissemination of Requests for Proposals or Qualifications, Notices of Funding Availability and other vendor solicitations in compliance with the Authority’s procurement policies; responds to questions and inquiries from respondents; evaluates proposals and makes recommendations to Senior Management, the Board of Commissioners and/or the City Council.
  • Evaluate capital needs and prioritize and recommend projects based on physical needs assessments and inspection reports.
  • Manage solicitations for consultants and contractors, analyze proposals; participate in the selection of appropriate contractor for services. Work with other Agency staff to negotiate contract terms for services to be rendered and to administer contract.
  • Collect, compile, and analyze project related information from various sources; prepare reports that present and interpret data; identify options and alternatives; make and justify recommendations.
  • Participate in the development, administration, and monitoring of assigned project budget(s) and fiscal activities; tracks expenditures; projects future funding needs; identifies appropriate and available funding sources; manages construction budgets; oversees funding disbursement; responds to questions regarding appropriate uses of funding; maintains relevant records and documentation.
  • Develop and prepare a variety of applications for project developments including funding applications, planning, and building applications such as rezoning applications, permits, maps, and documents on housing development operations and activities; submit documents to local jurisdictions for endorsement.
  • Direct, monitor, and evaluate the work of assigned consultants, contractors, and/or vendors according to the Authority's standards and pertinent agreements/contracts; assists in the development of appropriate contract language; provides clear, concise, and consistent direction; acts as a resource and Authority representative to consultants, contractors, and/or vendors regarding administrative and operational policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Assists to develop and implement Section 3, state and local prevailing wage, and Davis Bacon labor compliance programs as required. Prepare and submit reports and documents as needed.
  • Prepare and submit necessary reports to certain funding and/or regulatory agencies and ensure compliance with current regulatory guidelines.
  • Prepare, review, and present staff reports, various management and information updates, and reports on assigned programs and special projects to a variety of committees, the Board of Commissioners, and the general public.
  • Provide technical support to lower classifications by reviewing their work; respond to questions by researching and interpreting applicable policies and regulations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 

Job Requirements:

Knowledge of:
  • Applicable federal, state, and local regulations as they relate to real estate development housing construction.
  • Advanced level knowledge of, and experience in utilizing the Low-Income Housing tax Credit program (LIHTC) and other affordable housing funds, such as project- based vouchers, MHP, AHP, local homeless funding, including layering multiple funding sources.
  • Construction management including new development; Construction draw management and project stabilization.
  • Principles and practices of local government, urban planning, community redevelopment, real estate, building and housing codes, housing issues, general accounting, project management.
  • Zoning and land use principles and processes.
  • Environmental regulations related to development, CEQA and NEPA clearance procedures.
  • Public, private and non-profit funding sources and regulations applicable to the development, acquisition and rehabilitation of affordable housing.
  • Administrative principles and practices, including goal setting, program development, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Public Agency budgetary, contract administration, administrative practices, and general principles of risk management related to the functions of the assigned area.
  • Organization and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of projects, programs, policies, procedures, and operational needs.
  • Applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulatory codes, ordinances, and procedures relevant to assigned area of responsibility. Working knowledge of hazardous materials abatement, encapsulation, and reporting.
  • Methods and techniques for the development of presentations, contract negotiations, business correspondence, and information distribution; research and reporting methods, techniques, and procedures.
  • Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment and applications related to the work.
  • English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation.
  • Techniques for effectively representing the Authority in contacts with governmental agencies, community groups, and various business, professional, educational, regulatory, and legislative organizations.
  • Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and Authority staff.


  • Manage complex affordable housing projects, including LIHTC funded programs, from feasibility through financing, design, construction, lease up and stabilization.
  • Assist in developing, evaluating, improving, and implementing goals, objectives, policies, procedures, work standards, and internal controls for the department and assigned program areas.
  • Assist in preparing and administering large and complex budgets; allocate limited resources in a cost effective manner.
  • Effectively administer a variety of programs and administrative activities.
  • Interpret, apply, explain, and ensure compliance with federal, state, and local policies, procedures, laws, and regulations.
  • Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence, policies, procedures, and other written materials.
  • Research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods, procedures, and techniques.
  • Analyze, interpret, summarize, and present technical information and data in an effective manner.
  • Conduct   complex    research    projects,    evaluate   alternatives,    make    sound recommendations, and prepare effective technical staff reports.
  • Establish and maintain a variety of filing, record-keeping, and tracking systems.
  • Organize and prioritize a variety of projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner; organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines.
  • Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and specialized software applications programs.
  • Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing.
  • Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines.
  • Establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Education and Experience:
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a major course of study in architecture, engineering, project management, urban studies, public administration or a related field, plus a minimum of three years of relevant experience in LIHTC affordable housing project management. A master’s degree is preferred.


Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver’s license by time of appointment and ability to meet the driving record requirements for coverage under agency’s auto liability policy.