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Construction Project Director

Come join a fast-paced growing company, a leader in the real estate industry. Equity Lifestyle Properties(NYSE:ELS) owns and operates the highest quality resort communities in the United States. We own and operate over 380 quality resort communities throughout the U.S. and British Columbia.

Equity Lifestyle Properties is looking for a Construction Project Director to work from our corporate headquarters in Chicago. The Construction Project Director will help to set and execute strategy and objectives for a defined business area. Additionally, this role is responsible for managing multiple projects, managing associated professional services firms and communication with Senior Management. 

Job Functions: 

  • Assess and prioritize capital expenditure issues and opportunities in dedicated region
  • Contribute to budget process by being knowledgeable on specific projects by region
  • Manage development, restoration and upgrade projects - ranging from $500k to $5+ million
  • Work with third party professionals (engineers, lawyers, architects, designers)
  • Help prepare financial analysis of capital investment recommendations
  • Help prepare presentations on capital investment recommendations
  • Applies industry/market/product knowledge to drive revenue production and business growth
  • Assists in developing strategy and objectives for designated business area
  • Mentors and coaches junior staff
  • Applies solid risk management skills to make more complex risk decisions
  • Also directs junior staff on risk decisions and holds team accountable


  • Bachelor’s degree a must, Master’s degree is highly desirable
  • Ten+ years of increasingly responsible management experience in a position with significant financial and operational responsibility 
  • Strong writing and highly effective presentation skills
  •  Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as grade percentages; completion and other analytical statistics 
  •  Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions and make suggestions for change based on those conclusions
  • Possess excellent organization and project management skills, leadership skills and the ability to manage and complete multiple tasks simultaneously.  
  • Must possess knowledge of the following: Operations, services, and activities of a comprehensive utilities program including water, wastewater, and recycled water systems; Concepts, theories, principles, and practices of utilities administration operations; Industry best practices; Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations including laws and regulations related to water, wastewater, and reclamation systems
  • Strong communicator with the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with customers, co-workers, and managers

In return for your excellent skills and abilities, we offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental and vision plans; a generous 401k employer match; and paid vacations, holidays, and sick time.


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