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Construction Project Manager



Common Living



New York City, NY, US


Common is the nation’s leading residential brand offering convenience and community through coliving and traditional apartments. Our signature approach to end-to-end property management and technology offerings allows us to deliver unparalleled experiences across 27 buildings, 6 cities, and over 800 members. Common is the preferred choice for both residents looking for a stress-free and all-inclusive living environment, and for real estate owners seeking reliable, above-market returns. Launched in October 2015, we now operate homes in New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oakland, Seattle, and Washington, D.C. and receive over 3,000 new member applications per week.

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 Construction Project Manager to manage the construction process of our new homes in close coordination with our developer partners. From upholding Common’s interests in time and quality, 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. It will be your job to ensure our partners have a strong understanding of our Brand Standards, with a focus on technical and functional standards for MEP systems. You’ll also manage Common’s WiFi, Access Control and CCTV strategy across the portfolio. 

In addition to project management skills, the ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate a technical background such as engineering experience or work relating to MEP systems. As the Construction Project Manager, you will report directly to the Director of Construction and Procurement. 

We are excited to hire Construction Project Managers at various levels of experience. If this type of work excites you, we will be able to determine your level of impact on the organization through our interview process. Your recruiter will keep you up to date on the level that you will be hired into (Assistant Construction Project Manager or Construction Project Manager).


  • Track project schedules and progress milestones in conjunction with development partners
  • Uphold Common’s Technical Brand Standards and quality expectations through site inspections and best practice documentation
  • Improve Common’s inspection and testing procedures to drive better outcomes for homes handed to the operations team
  • 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 
  • 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


  • 4+ years Construction Project Management Experience either as a client or General Contractor
  • Engineering or technical background working with MEP systems preferred
  • Experience within the Residential, Hospitality or Retail sectors is preferred
  • Experience with Construction Quality Control
  • Experience with Project Scheduling 
  • 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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