Construction Specialist at Amherst
Amherst is revolutionizing the way U.S. real estate is priced, managed and financed in order to unlock opportunities for all market participants. Driven by data, analytics, and technology, Amherst has a 20-year history of anticipating where the next risks and opportunities are likely to emerge and designing actionable strategies for investors to capitalize on opportunities across residential real estate, commercial real estate and public securities. Amherst, along with its affiliates and subsidiaries, has more than 900 employees, $5 billion under management and approximately $15 billion under advisement and oversight. www.amherst.com.
The Construction Specialist is responsible for providing high-level support for all construction functions as deemed necessary by the Construction Manager. This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are typically Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.
Utility set up and disconnects as needed to complete property construction/rehab
Managing construction and vendor schedule
Processing and maintaining vendor invoices as well as payment reconciliation
Additional duties as assigned by manager
What you’ll need to have:
High School Diploma or equivalent.
At least 1-2 years of construction administrative assistant experience.
Intermediate computer skills (i.e., Microsoft Office) – required.
Experience with permitting
Ability to calm and diffuse escalated contractors/issues.
Excellent follow-up and organizational skills.
Ability to escalate difficult inquiries or problems to managers.
Good communication and reading skills along with excellent organizational abilities
A process-orientated method of thinking.
There is a preference for bilingual applicants, though not required to apply.
Just a few other things you should know:
Please note, this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and fax machines.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing is required. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand on a stool as necessary.
Days of work are Monday through Friday, however, occasional evening and weekend hours may be required as job duties demand.
Our full-time employee benefits include:
- A competitive compensation package, annual bonus, 401k match
- Flexible PTO including 7 paid holidays, 1 floating holiday, and 1 volunteer day
- Employer-paid benefits (medical, dental, vision, health savings account)
- Professional career development and reimbursement
- Up to 16 weeks paid maternity leave; up to 4 weeks of paid parental leave
- Backup childcare offered through Bright Horizons
- Relaxed casual environment with virtual office events
Amherst is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information or veteran status, and encourage all applicants to apply.