The Durst Organization

  • Project Manager

    US-New York
    # of Openings
    Project Development
  • Durst Profile

    For over 100 years, The Durst Organization has been a family-run business dedicated to the principles of innovation, integrity, community, and sustainability. We develop, build, own, and manage premier office towers and residential buildings that set new standards in environmental responsibility and user efficiency. Our enduring relationships with our tenants and partners are critical to our success and have made us generations of builders, building for generations.


    The Project Manager of the Project Development Department plays a central and highly visible role in the advancement and delivery of our Carvel Property Development Project. The Project Manager will directly manage the process of a large and complex development project. The project manager is involved in the day-to-day activities throughout the project phases to assure that quality, time, and cost are all in line with project objectives. The Project Manager must conform to a standard for excellent organizational and communication abilities, and possess the ability to draw upon a thorough understanding of the development process in order to define and execute processes. Coordination with all agencies including, but not limited to governing authorities, department of real estate and utility companies as it relates to engineering plans and necessary approvals. The Project Manager may oversee direct reports and consultants, as well as collaborate with internal partners.


    • Project Management:
      • Implement executive decisions
      • Conduct meetings as needed
      • Identify, track, prioritize, and resolve issues
      • Define initial timelines for design and construction
      • Create, monitor, and maintain project schedules
      • Identify areas of schedule risk and opportunity
      • Coordinate mitigation or optimization strategies
      • Schedule and create agendas for meetings
      • Assist in the development of initial cost estimates and budgets
      • Provide information for consideration and decisions by executives
      • Maintain protocols and processes for clear communication and record-keeping thorough projects
    • Design Team Leadership:

      • Conduct effective design team meetings when required
      • Assist in the management of the design process through all phases of design and construction
      • Assist in the coordination of design team and integrate the efforts of in-house technical staff
    • Manage permit approval /entitlement process:
      • Liaise with design team, expediter, and construction manager
      • Manage the process by which local approvals including, zoning, site plan, SEQRA are secured, including representation at public meetings and hearings and oversight of consultants
    • Contract procurement:
      • Issue requests for proposals (RFPs)
      • Obtain, scope, and level bids
      • Recommend to Sr. Management for Award and finalize of contracts
      • Negotiate change orders
    • Budget Management:
      • Track costs against budget
      • Approve, reject, or negotiate invoices as appropriate
      • Provide routine budget reports as required by supervisors, executives, or lenders



    • Four (4) year degree from accredited institution, preferably in Land/Urban Planning, Engineering, Construction Management, Architecture, or Real Estate
    • Master’s degree in Real Estate or Related Industry a plus
    • Ten+ (10) years of experience in the development, design and/or construction of new building
    • Five+ (5) years of experience in single family homebuilding, development, or construction
    • Demonstrated ability to manage complex projects
    • Understanding of bidding, award, construction, and turnover process
    • Knowledge of all major trades and how they integrate into construction
    • Appreciation of quality finish construction
    • Understanding of sustainable design and construction practices
    • Knowledge of OSHA and related safety requirements
    • Knowledge of New York State Environment Quality Review Act (SEQRA) or comparable knowledge of similar environmental review processes
    • Knowledge or ability to learn trade union jurisdictional issues
    • Excellent and effective oral and written communication skills
    • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
    • Demonstrated understanding of budget and schedule creation and management
    • Proven problem-solving skills with ability to devise and implement processes and strategies to resolve complex issues
    • Applied knowledge of software platforms such as Excel, scheduling software (e.g. MS Project, Primavera), Visio and PowerPoint.
    • Experience or understanding of subdivision entitlement process
    • Willingness to travel up to 50% to project location and surrounding area


    Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer: Minorities/Female/Disabled/Veteran


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