Director Capital Projects - Manhattan

Job Type

Full Time




New York
United States


Safe Horizon offers a variety of programs for victims of crimes and domestic violence at over 65 locations City-wide. The Director of Capital Projects (DCP) will be responsible for coordinating and managing a wide variety of facilities capital projects to renovate, upgrade, and maintain Safe Horizon’s facilities. Examples include office space reconfiguration and renovation, construction and fit out of new office and residential shelter space, electrical capacity upgrades, mechanical systems upgrades, and other renovations, repairs and upgrades of space used for office, and residential shelter purposes. The DCP will supervise one staff member with the title of Capital Projects Coordinator.

The DCP will also be responsible for oversight the agency’s overall safety and emergency planning including ensuring that each location has an up-to-date site safety plan, that training in various safety measures and procedures is provided, and that the agency’s Emergency Management Team is activated and coordinated when necessary. The DCP will supervise one staff member with the title of Health and Safety Coordinator that provides support for these activities.


Essential Job Functions:

Major responsibilities include inspection and assessment of facilities conditions and identification of items requiring repair and/or upgrade, performing feasibility studies and providing cost estimates and schedules for such work, and ensuring safety of design and work practices. The position is responsible for managing and reporting of the RE&PM annual capital budget, regular cost and project status reporting, and providing monthly updates of total forecast project spending and scheduled project completion. The incumbent will play a key role in the development of annual capital budget expenditures. The position will oversee the use of contract engineering and other consultant support services as needed and field construction and inspection staff and acquire necessary resources to meet all agency engineering commitments.  

  • Provide condition assessments of Safe Horizon facilities to identify repair, maintenance, and code compliance issues and devise and implement cost effective solutions;
  • Working with FPM colleagues and Program departments, prioritize overall capital needs and devise a work plan and schedule for selected projects;
  • Devise detailed project work scopes and manage contracts;
  • Prepare requests for proposals and project specifications;
  • Identify prospective vendors/consultants/contractors, solicit bids, negotiate contract terms and manage all aspects of the project through to completion;
  • Review and authorize payments for consultant/contractor services;
  • Coordinate with on-site facility and program managers to ensure proper communication of upcoming work schedules, status of ongoing work and to minimize any disruption to ongoing program operation;
  • Inspect sites for compliance with applicable standards, codes, and regulations;
  • Enforce applicable construction and building code requirements
  • Work collaboratively with FPM and Program team colleagues and staff to ensure project coordination and communication of project status
  • In consultation with program, facility and supervisors, the DCP will assist in prioritizing facilities repair and maintenance needs and devising an annual budget, in collaboration with Program and supervisors

  • Interacts with:
  • FPM Staff
  • Program team members;
  • Governmental regulatory and oversight agencies including DOB, FDNY, NYSOCSF;
  • Contractors; 

  • Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Construction Management or related course of study, or relevant equivalent experience
  • 2+ years of experience in facility planning, construction project management, and/or building facilities performance metrics and standards
  • NY State driver’s license desirable, as some travel and after-hours assignments may be required within the five boroughs of New York City

  • Knowledge and Skills:
  • Ability to provide concise and clear facility condition evaluations and solutions;
  • Ability to collaborate with and direct the activities of staff and consultants/contractors;
  • Strong communication and negotiating skills;
  • Ability to work under pressure in a calm and reassuring manner and to work independently;
  • Demonstrated experience simultaneously managing and completing multiple on-going capital projects and managing project budgets within deadlines;
  • Ability to read floor plans, blueprints, schematic drawings, and/or construction drawings
  • Analyzing problems, identifying alternative solutions, projecting consequences of proposed actions, and making recommendations in support of goals;
  • Familiarity with New York City Building, FDNY and other applicable regulatory codes and requirements;
  • Demonstrated commitment to safety, including safety considerations in engineering design, recommendations, and implementation;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate verbally and in writing with familiarity in contract management principles;
  • Must be able to work effectively in a team setting and regularly solicit input from others in the development, planning, scoping, estimating and execution of projects;
  • Strong organizational skills and the initiative to plan, monitor and report on project progress and spending, including forecast future spending and accruals;
  • Familiarity with the use of project management software with proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite


If hired, I agree to abide by all of Safe Horizon’s rules and regulations, and understand that, if employed, my employment may be terminated with or without cause, and with or without notice, at any time, at the option of either the company or me. I further understand that no representation, whether oral or written by any representative or agent of the organization, at any time, constitutes a contract of employment

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Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

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