Careers

At Northstar we know that a company is only as strong as the people who work there. We are always looking to recruit the best talent available in the areas of project management, development management and real estate advisory services. Our key market sectors include corporate, higher education, not for profit, mission critical, life science, investor/developer and cultural projects. When we have career opportunities they will be listed on this page. Thank you in advance for your interest in Northstar.

 

We are looking for Marketing/Communications Specialist candidates with a background in marketing, communications and real estate design, project or construction management. Candidates must have a minimum of 5-7 years prior, relevant experience.

Job Description:

Review, assess and make recommendations to enhance the firm’s communications strategy

Manage the firm’s communications strategy including the website, social media and printed press releases or ads

Oversee the firm’s marketing content including case studies and brochures

Manage proposal responses with the pursuit team

  • Website and Social Media

Maintain website’s employee page including scheduling professional photos

Keep Featured Projects current – review and update on a minimum of a yearly basis

Create and post content on Northstar News, target once a week

Make general updates as necessary and be sure our website meets the original standards for what gets updated when and where.

Continue to expand the firm’s presence in two primary forms of social media – website and LinkedIn

Drive communication strategy to target doubling the number of website visits and LinkedIn followers

Post on LinkedIn, target twice a week

Increase communications and reminders to the firm’s employees encouraging them to share relevant company news and project updates for posting.

Maintain spreadsheet of potential future posts and schedule postings appropriately

  • Proposals, Presentations, Case Studies and Brochures

Manage corporate brochures

Continuously review to improve proposal templates and proposal creation process

Coordinate submissions and support the pursuit team with production

Track submissions including losses, wins, pricing and competition

Update Northstar by the Numbers yearly which includes the company’s numerical facts

Keep the firm’s presentation PowerPoint template updated

Manage the existing case study inventory, consistently monitoring and implementing improvement.

Manage the creation of new case studies with the Project Managers

Create PowerPoint slide for all case studies

  • Industry Awards

Track potential industry awards for submission

Support award nominations with project team or individual

Create Ads for industry organization sponsorships

REQUIRED SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS:

B.S. Degree in Liberal Arts, Marketing or Communications

5 – 7 years of related experience ideally in the real estate design, project or construction management market

Strong work ethic

High degree of professionalism with the ability to work with little supervision, handle multiple tasks in an organized manner, produce quality work and meet strict deadlines.

Exceptional oral and written communication skills.

Knowledge of InDesign, MS Word, Excel, Office, and PowerPoint.

Graphic design capabilities

We are looking for Project Coordinator candidates. Candidates must have a minimum of 0-1 years prior experience with backgrounds in civil engineering, architecture, or construction management. Potential projects range from small and large commercial tenant interiors projects and capital projects for multifamily residential properties to ground up development projects.

Abilities Required:

Manage engineering consultants and architects as needed to complete projects.

Review and interpret plans and specifications.

Interface on regular basis with engineers, contractors, architects and colleagues on a variety of construction projects.

Assist in contractor procurement process and requests for proposals.

Prepare construction and consultant contracts.

Provide day-to-day management, supervision and coordination of construction activities

Review and track project invoices to ensure invoice amount aligns with adjusted contract value and work completed to date.

Review project RFIs and Submittals to ensure what is being submitted aligns with client’s expectations and budget as well as to ensure responses are being submitted within required timeframes.

Develop, manage and update project schedule incorporating all phases of the project cycle.

Evaluate contractor’s pay requests and change order requests.

When required, work with property management teams to coordinate project team access, fire alarm/sprinkler impairments, electrical service or HVAC systems disruptions, etc.

Manage multiple projects in various phases in various locations at any given time.

Tour project sites daily during construction to ensure work in place is compliant with design documents and the progress is in alignment with presented schedules.

Assist in development and management of detailed project budgets. This includes tracking budget reallocations, change orders, commitments, expenditures, forecasts and analysis on a regular basis.

Attend regularly scheduled project team and client only project meetings. Publish meeting minutes to document what was discussed/agreed to.

Administer punch list and project close-out activities, including acceptance and completion of project.

Communicate project status regularly to project team.

Required Skills/Qualifications:

B.S. Degree in Engineering, Architecture, Real Estate or Construction Management preferred

High degree of professionalism with the ability to handle multiple tasks in an organized manner, produce quality work and meet strict deadlines

Demonstrates good judgment and develops common sense solutions to problems

Must work well in a fast-moving high expectation environment.

Exceptional oral and written communication skills

Knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Office, Project and PowerPoint.

CAD is preferred but not required.

We are looking for Assistant Project Manager candidates with backgrounds in civil engineering, architecture, or construction management. Candidates must have a minimum of 2 years prior project management or construction administration experience for assistant project management positions. Potential projects range from small and large commercial tenant interiors projects and capital projects for multifamily residential properties to ground up development projects.

Abilities Required:

Assist in the selection and hiring process of project design team members.

Participate in the design process providing budget, schedule and constructability input.

Engage, direct and manage engineering consultants and architects as needed to complete projects.

Review and interpret plans and specifications.

Manage relationships and interface on a daily basis with engineers, contractors, architects and colleagues on a variety of construction projects.

Prepare contractor requests for proposals, analyze/align bids and make award recommendation.

Negotiate and prepare construction and consultant contracts

Provide day-to-day management, technical direction, supervision and coordination of
construction activities

Review and track project invoices to ensure invoice amount aligns with adjusted contract value and work completed to date.

Review project RFIs and Submittals to ensure what is being submitted aligns with client’s expectations and budget as well as to ensure responses are being submitted within required timeframes.

Develop, manage and update project schedule incorporating all phases of the project cycle.

Evaluate and negotiate contractor’s pay requests and change order requests.

When required, work with property management teams to coordinate project team access, fire alarm/sprinkler impairments, electrical service or HVAC systems disruptions, etc

Manage multiple projects in various phases in various locations at any given time.

Tour project sites daily during construction to ensure work in place is compliant with design documents and the progress is in alignment with presented schedules.

Create and manage detailed project budgets. This includes tracking budget reallocations, change orders, commitments, expenditures, forecasts and analysis on a regular basis.

Chair and lead regularly scheduled project team and client only project meetings. Publish meeting minutes to document what was discussed/agreed to.

Administer punch list and project close-out activities, including acceptance and completion of project.

Report project status regularly to project team and client.

Required Skills/Qualifications:

B.S. Degree in Engineering, Architecture, Real Estate or Construction Management preferred

2+ years of directly related real estate project management experience managing commercial real estate projects for assistant project management positions

High degree of professionalism with the ability to work with little supervision, handle multiple tasks in an organized manner, produce quality work and meet strict deadlines

Demonstrates good judgment and develops common sense solutions to problems

Strong technical fluency with commercial construction systems, methods and materials Must work well in a fast moving high expectation environment.

Experience managing teams of design and construction professionals

Exceptional oral and written communication skills

Knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Office, Project and Powerpoint. CAD would be preferred but not required.

U.S. Green Building Council LEED certification designation a plus

We are looking for Project Manager candidates with backgrounds in civil engineering, architecture, or construction management. Candidates must have a minimum of 5 years prior project management experience for project management positions. Potential projects range from small and large commercial tenant interiors projects and capital projects for multifamily residential properties to ground up development projects.

Abilities required:

Assist in the selection and hiring process of project design team members.

Participate in the design process providing budget, schedule and constructability input.

Engage, direct and manage engineering consultants and architects as needed to complete projects.

Review and interpret plans and specifications.

Manage relationships and interface on a daily basis with engineers, contractors, architects and colleagues on a variety of construction projects.

Prepare contractor requests for proposals, analyze/align bids and make award recommendation.

Negotiate and prepare construction and consultant contracts.

Provide day-to-day management, technical direction, supervision and coordination of construction activities.

Review and track project invoices to ensure invoice amount aligns with adjusted contract value and work completed to date.

Review project RFIs and Submittals to ensure what is being submitted aligns with client’s expectations and budget as well as to ensure responses are being submitted within required timeframes.

Develop, manage and update project schedule incorporating all phases of the project cycle

Evaluate and negotiate contractor’s pay requests and change order requests.

When required, work with property management teams to coordinate project team access, fire alarm/sprinkler impairments, electrical service or HVAC systems disruptions, etc

Manage multiple projects in various phases in various locations at any given time.

Tour project sites daily during construction to ensure work in place is compliant with design documents and the progress is in alignment with presented schedules.

Create and manage detailed project budgets. This includes tracking budget reallocations, change orders, commitments, expenditures, forecasts and analysis on a regular basis.

Chair and lead regularly scheduled project team and client only project meetings. Publish meeting minutes to document what was discussed/agreed to.

Administer punch list and project close-out activities, including acceptance and completion of project.

Report project status regularly to project team and client.

Required Skills/Qualifications:

B.S. Degree in Engineering, Architecture, Real Estate or Construction Management preferred

5+ years of directly related real estate project management experience managing commercial real estate projects for project management positions.

High degree of professionalism with the ability to work with little supervision, handle multiple tasks in an organized manner, produce quality work and meet strict deadlines

Demonstrates good judgment and develops common sense solutions to problems

Strong technical fluency with commercial construction systems, methods and materials

Must work well in a fast moving high expectation environment.

Experience managing teams of design and construction professionals

Exceptional oral and written communication skills

Knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Office, Project and Powerpoint. CAD would be preferred but not required.

U.S. Green Building Council LEED certification designation a plus

We are looking for Owners Project Manager candidates with educational backgrounds in engineering, architecture, or construction management. Candidates must have a minimum of 5 years prior project management experience. Ideal candidates will have significant experience in laboratory design and construction.

Abilities Required:

Work closely with clients to define project goals, objectives and priorities. Develop strong trust and performance driven relationships with client and project stakeholders. Report project status regularly to project team and client.

Develop project budget, track project financials, and manage cash flow projections.

Manage detailed project budgets, including tracking budget reallocations, change orders, commitments, expenditures, forecasts and analysis on a regular basis.

Prepare and update cash flow analysis for larger projects.

Assist in team assembly including the selection and hiring process of project design team members.

Engage, direct and manage engineering consultants and architects as needed to complete projects. Review and interpret plans and specifications.

Participate in the design process providing budget, schedule and constructability input.

Negotiate and prepare construction and consultant contracts.

Provide day-to-day management, technical direction, supervision and coordination of construction activities.

Establish, track and manage project milestones along with develop, manage and update project schedule incorporating all phases of the project cycle.

Demonstrate high level leadership skills.

FF&E coordination.

Occupancy planning.

Must work well in a fast-moving high expectation environment including managing multiple projects in various phases in various locations at any given time.

Lead client and project team thru programming and design development phases.

Lead team procurement process including preparing RFP’s, aligning bid submissions, providing analysis and recommendation for client evaluation.

Chair and lead regularly scheduled project team and client only project meetings. Publish meeting minutes to document what was discussed/agreed to.

Identify and provide recommended action for issue resolution.

Work with property management teams to coordinate project team access, fire alarm/sprinkler impairments, electrical service or HVAC systems disruptions, etc.

Ensure client internal stakeholders such as IT, AV, security, distribution, etc. are involved/vested in the project design and understand project schedules including their deliverables.

Tour project sites during construction to ensure work in place is compliant with design documents and the progress is in alignment with presented schedules.

Tour project sites upon project completion and prior to turning space back over to client to ensure project is complete and site conditions meet expectations. Administer punch list and project close-out activities, including acceptance and completion of project.

Review and track project invoices to ensure invoice amount aligns with adjusted contract value and work completed to date. Evaluate and negotiate contractor’s pay requests and change order requests.

Review project RFIs and Submittals to ensure what is being submitted aligns with client’s expectations and budget as well as to ensure responses are being submitted within required timeframes.

Required Skills/Qualifications:

B.S. Degree in Engineering, Architecture, Real Estate or Construction preferred 

5 years of directly related commercial real estate project management experience

Experience in the design and construction of laboratory environments. 

High degree of professionalism with the ability to work with little supervision, handle multiple tasks in an organized manner, produce quality work and meet strict deadlines 

Strong work ethic, high degree of professionalism with the ability to work with little supervision, handle multiple tasks in an organized manner, produce quality work and meet strict deadlines. 

Demonstrates good judgment and develops common sense solutions to problems. 

Experience managing teams of design and construction professionals. 

Experience managing professional direct reports. 

Exceptional oral and written communication skills. 

Knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Office, Project and PowerPoint. Proficiency in CAD is preferred but not required. 

S. Green Building Council LEED certification designation a plus

cGMP experience a plus

We are looking for Senior Project Manager candidates with backgrounds in civil engineering, architecture, or construction management. Candidates must have a minimum of 8 years prior project management experience for project management positions. Potential projects range from small and large commercial tenant interiors projects and capital projects for multifamily residential properties to ground up development projects.

Abilities Required: 

Adept at all phases of the commercial real estate project management process including:

Working closely with clients to define project goals, objectives and priorities

Executing due diligence exercises and financial feasibility analysis to test project viability

Develop project budget, track project financials, and manage cash flow projections.

Assemble project team, lead and hold accountable.

Design and Construction oversight.

Establish, track and manage project milestones. 

FF&E coordination.

Occupancy planning.

Develop, manage and update project schedule incorporating all phases of the project cycle.

Develop strong trust and performance driven relationships with client and project stakeholders.

Deliver industry leading client service.

Demonstrate high level leadership skills.

Must work well in a fast moving high expectation environment.

Lead client and project team thru programming and design development phases.

Lead team procurement process including preparing RFP’s, aligning bid submissions, providing analysis and recommendation for client evaluation.

Assemble and negotiate contracts.

Chair and lead regularly scheduled project team and client only project meetings. Publish meeting minutes to document what was discussed/agreed to.

Identify and provide recommended action for issue resolution

Work with property management teams to coordinate project team access, fire alarm/sprinkler impairments, electrical service or HVAC systems disruptions,etc

Ensure client internal stakeholders such as IT, AV, security, distribution, etc. are involved/vested in the project design and understand project schedules including their deliverables.

Manage multiple projects in various phases in various locations at any given time.

Tour project sites during construction to ensure work in place is compliant with design documents and the progress is in alignment with presented schedules.

Tour project sites upon project completion and prior to turning space back over to client to ensure project is complete and site conditions meet expectations.

Create and manage detailed project budgets. This includes tracking budget reallocations, change orders, commitments, expenditures, forecasts and analysis on a regular basis.

Prepare and update cash flow analysis for larger projects.

Review and track project invoices to ensure invoice amount aligns with adjusted contract value and work completed to date.

Review project RFIs and Submittals to ensure what is being submitted aligns with client’s expectations and budget as well as to ensure responses are being submitted within required timeframes.

Ability to organize and lead capital planning processes for commercial real estate portfolios.

Required Skills/Qualifications: 

B.S. Degree in Engineering, Architecture, Real Estate or Construction preferred

8+ years of directly related real estate project management experience leading commercial real estate projects

Strong work ethic, high degree of professionalism with the ability to work with little supervision, handle multiple tasks in an organized manner, produce quality work and meet strict deadlines

Demonstrates good judgment and develops common sense solutions to problems

Experience managing teams of design and construction professionals

Experience managing professional direct reports

Exceptional oral and written communication skills

Knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Office, Project and Powerpoint. CAD would be preferred but not required.

U.S. Green Building Council LEED certification designation a plus

We are looking for Senior Owners Project Manager candidates with educational backgrounds in engineering, architecture, or construction management. Candidates must have a minimum of 8+ years prior project management experience. Ideal candidates will have significant experience in laboratory design and construction.

Abilities Required:

Work closely with clients to define project goals, objectives and priorities. Develop strong trust and performance driven relationships with client and project stakeholders. Report project status regularly to project team and client.

Develop project budget, track project financials, and manage cash flow projections.

Manage detailed project budgets, including tracking budget reallocations, change orders, commitments, expenditures, forecasts and analysis on a regular basis.

Prepare and update cash flow analysis for larger projects.

Assist in team assembly including the selection and hiring process of project design team members.

Engage, direct and manage engineering consultants and architects as needed to complete projects.

Review and interpret plans and specifications.

Participate in the design process providing budget, schedule and constructability input.

Negotiate and prepare construction and consultant contracts.

Provide day-to-day management, technical direction, supervision and coordination of construction activities.

Establish, track and manage project milestones along with develop, manage and update project schedule incorporating all phases of the project cycle.

FF&E coordination.

Occupancy planning.

Demonstrate high level leadership skills.

Must work well in a fast-moving high expectation environment including managing multiple projects in various phases in various locations at any given time.

Lead client and project team thru programming and design development phases.

Lead team procurement process including preparing RFP’s, aligning bid submissions, providing analysis and recommendation for client evaluation.

Chair and lead regularly scheduled project team and client only project meetings. Publish meeting minutes to document what was discussed/agreed to.

Identify and provide recommended action for issue resolution.

Work with property management teams to coordinate project team access, fire alarm/sprinkler impairments, electrical service or HVAC systems disruptions, etc.

Ensure client internal stakeholders such as IT, AV, security, distribution, etc. are involved/vested in the project design and understand project schedules including their deliverables.

Tour project sites during construction to ensure work in place is compliant with design documents and the progress is in alignment with presented schedules.

Tour project sites upon project completion and prior to turning space back over to client to ensure project is complete and site conditions meet expectations. Administer punch list and project close-out activities, including acceptance and completion of project.

Review and track project invoices to ensure invoice amount aligns with adjusted contract value and work completed to date. Evaluate and negotiate contractor’s pay requests and change order requests.

Review project RFIs and Submittals to ensure what is being submitted aligns with client’s expectations and budget as well as to ensure responses are being submitted within required timeframes.

Required Skills/Qualifications:

B.S. Degree in Engineering, Architecture, Real Estate or Construction preferred.

8+ years of directly related commercial real estate project management experience.

Experience in the design and construction of laboratory environments.

High degree of professionalism with the ability to work with little supervision, handle multiple tasks in an organized manner, produce quality work and meet strict deadline.

Strong work ethic, high degree of professionalism with the ability to work with little supervision, handle multiple tasks in an organized manner, produce quality work and meet strict deadlines.

Demonstrates good judgment and develops common sense solutions to problems.

Experience managing teams of design and construction professionals.

Experience managing professional direct reports.

Exceptional oral and written communication skills.

Knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Office, Project and PowerPoint.

Proficiency in CAD is preferred but not required.

U.S. Green Building Council LEED certification designation a plus.

cGMP experience a plus

We are looking for Project Engineer candidates with educational backgrounds in engineering, architecture, or construction management.

Job duties:

Execute decisions on client’s behalf by selecting appropriate delivery method(s), comprehensive project planning, and management of project resources (money, equipment, material & labor).

Practice leadership skills and effective communication in collaborating with multiple stakeholders and trade partners for increased efficiency of a construction project.

Provide management support including budget and schedule development through different phases of a project life-cycle- from early stages of programming, planning, design, construction administration, closeout through occupancy.

Assist with establishing project teams by evaluating proposals and interviewing consultants.

Oversee construction activities and implement quality assurance & quality control process to ensure that the project meets client’s expectations.

Conduct feasibility study and prepare business justification presentations on client’s behalf for proposed projects.

Required Skills/Qualifications:

Master’s degree in Civil Engineering or Building Construction or Facility Management or related.