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Brailsford & Dunlavey, LLCCosta Mesa, CA
$100 - $125 Full-time
  • Brailsford & Dunlavey is seeking a dynamic senior associate who will be based out of our Costa Mesa office.
  • This posting may result in multiple hires.
  • Ambitious, diverse, multidisciplinary, entrepreneurial: these are all words that describe our team.
  • But what ties B employees together is our excitement and passion for advising our clients throughout the facility development process.
  • Whether interviewing students on a college campus, touring classrooms in an elementary school, or sitting with fans on a stadiums opening day, we are driven by our purpose to advance communities.
  • It starts with our own B community; it starts with you.
  • The senior associate leads a project team that will perform strategic advisory services geared toward the development of university and affiliated projects.
  • Anticipated project types include the needs assessment of student housing, especially affordable housing; analysis and strategic advice toward the development of mixed-use public-private projects including market analysis, partner solicitation, contract negotiations, and project management; strategic real estate planning for colleges seeking to monetize assets or develop innovation villages; and master planning for a range of universities and colleges.
  • It is expected that this position will maintain the day-to-day project management across multiple assignments including coordination of internal staff and engagement with client staff and decision makers.
  • Market analysis, financial analysis, and strategic thinking will be required at multiple levels of interactions with teams and clients.
  • An engaging, critical thinker is necessary to generate the necessary presentations, documentation, and recommendations that inspire our clients to advance projects forwardtowardimplementation.
  • The seniorassociate is specifically responsible for managing assigned consulting or PM assignments in accordance with established firm protocol.
  • He/she will direct the activities of the analysts or other staff resources assigned to the project and ensure deliverables meet the client's scope requirements in a timely and effective manner.
  • The senior associate is typically the primary interface with the client and is charged with effectively managing that relationship.
  • Manages a portfolio of PM and/or consulting assignments.
  • Closely monitors his/her assignments and ensures successful and timely completion of project management tasks and responsibilities.
  • Directs and supervises the day-to-day activities of analysts and other staff assigned to his/her team.
  • Manage analysts' workloads to maximize efficiency and effectiveness within established work rules.
  • Monitors and evaluates performance, rewarding or correcting behavior(s) as appropriate.
  • Ensures that appropriate written documentation on employee performance is maintained.
  • Manages the financial and accounting requirements of assignments to include scope pricing, client invoicing and collection activities, and account reconciliation and closing.
  • Ensures that receivables are accurate and current, and accounts are closed in a timely manner.
  • Develops or directs the development of, consulting client deliverables to include research, analysis, writing, document review, or presentations.
  • Serves as the primary campus contact for clients, communicating as needed to ensure appropriate follow through.
  • Actively participates in B's business development activities to include assisting with marketing activities, generating new leads, and pursuing additional service opportunities.
  • Maintains and stores all records, research and data related to assigned projects.
  • Ensures the firm's legal and fiduciary responsibilities are well documented.
  • Directs quality control and client satisfaction activities specific to his/her assigned projects.
  • Assists with the recruitment and training of new staff.
  • Generates relevant reports or communicates pertinent information in a timely manners to owners, project executives, or other project managers and staff.
  • Participates in all appropriate staff meetings and training programs.
  • Assists with the company's research and development efforts by identifying new analytical tools, strengthening existing models, or discovering improved ways of doing business.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by project executives or principal.
  • Supervisory Responsibilities:The senior associate will supervise and direct a team of analysts and/or staff.
  • Minimum Requirements:Minimum of a bachelor's degree in architecture, construction management, economics, finance, urban planning, real estate management, or related field.
  • Master's degree strongly preferred.
  • Minimum of 7-10 years of full-time consulting, project management, or related experience.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license.
  • Competencies:Technical CompetenciesComprehensive understanding of Microsoft Office applications including Project, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to apply technological solutions to consulting or PM assignments.
  • Core CompetenciesAbility to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple projects of significant scale.
  • Ability to be productive in a fast-paced, multi-dimensional work environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent group facilitation and presentation skills.
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking abilities.
  • Strong understanding of real estate, finance and accounting principles.
  • Demonstrated commitment to client satisfaction and ethical business practices.
  • Proven adaptability, flexibility, and creativity.
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive within a team structure.
  • Aptitude and desire for mentoring and training analysts.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge and understanding of individuals from diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender, gender identity or expression, religion, cultural, disability and ethical backgrounds and sensitivity to/knowledge and understanding of groups historically underrepresented.
  • Human Relations:Internal contacts include staffat all levels.
  • External contacts include external customers and vendors.
  • Contact involves troubleshooting, informing, exchanging information; negotiating; making recommendations; giving information, orders, or instructions.
  • Brailsford & Dunlavey is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
  • All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
  • Work Environment:Office environment; moderate noise.
  • Occasional evening or weekend work.
  • Air and overnight travel is required.
  • Equipment:Office equipment/computers 8 hours per day.
  • Physical Demands:Sitting at desk or table for up to 6 hours per day.
  • Standing or walking.
  • Repetitive wrist, hand, or finger movement (while operating computer equipment).
  • Eye-Hand coordination (keyboard typing).
  • Hearing and talking.
  • Extended periods of reading fine print.
  • Light to moderatebending, crouching, and stooping (filing).

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