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PenMar Development Corp. Seeks Project Manager for Fort Ritchie Project

November 7, 2013
Contact: Dori Nipps
Contact’s Phone: 301-241-4050
Contact’s e-Mail: [email protected]

Project Manager –PenMar Development Corporation Position Summary-In this dynamic role, the Project Manager (PM) will manage the process of marketing and selling the former U S Army Base, Fort Ritchie in Cascade, Maryland using criteria established by the PenMar Development Corporation (PMDC) Board of Directors. The PM, reporting to the PMDC Board of Directors, will function as the point of contact for all land sales and development. The PM’s duties will include project design and planning, site assessment, management of pre-development stage, coordination of closing, participation in construction and marketing teams, and project financial reporting. Additional responsibilities include real estate research, completing real estate development reports, creating and managing proformas and budgets, and other duties as assigned. The position requires the ability to work both independently and in a team environment. The individual in this position will work closely with the Executive Director and the Board of Directors. Highly developed ability to multitask, prioritize, and work well under pressure to meet established deadlines. Highly developed ability to organize self and others, build strong relationships, and respect the importance of confidentiality. Qualifications-Advanced Level of working knowledge of: Land use planning, marketing and selling. Infrastructure planning, financing, budgeting, and creating and building pro forma; Project Management systems; Contracting and negotiating, including negotiating contracts; and Local, state, and federal regulations pertaining to development and construction. A candidate for this position should possess a bachelor’s degree in business, finance, engineering and/or architecture. A master’s degree and a minimum of ten (10) years of relevant experience with five (5) years of direct real estate industry are desired. Candidate Skills & Responsibilities  Experience in developing and implementing land use plans  Strong marketing and land sales skills and experience  Dynamic and personable leadership style; enthusiastic motivator of people  Strong oral and written communication skills  Experience with projects across a wide range in value  Experience in assessment of property infrastructure  Develops and manages project budget, value engineering, change orders, cost control and schedule  Strong knowledge of building systems and codes  Expect innovative thinking and the ability to advance product development Requirements  Expertise in capital improvement projects and retrofits  Knowledgeable in the use of information technology  Proven ability to lead project teams to deliver high quality work under tight deadlines  Undergraduate degree in relevant technical study  Ten or more years of progressively responsible experience in planning and successfully implementing real estate development plans including marketing and land sales  Proficient with MS Project and MS Office This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as assigned to meet the ongoing needs of the organization. Salary Range-Commensurate with experience, level of position and size of project. How To Apply-Apply on line to [email protected] or Mr. Sam Cool, Chairman, PenMar Development Corporation, P.O. Box 699, Cascade, MD 21719 by 5:00pm, Monday, December 16, 2013 About PenMar Development Corporation The PenMar Development Corporation was established as a public instrumentality of the State of Maryland in May 1997. Its purpose is to oversee the development of Fort Ritchie, a U.S. Army base which closed in 1998, for civilian uses. Located in the northeastern corner of Washington County, Maryland (near the Pennsylvania border), the Fort is being redeveloped by the PenMar Development Corporation. On October 4, 2006, the U.S. Army transferred ownership of Fort Richie to the PenMar Development Corporation. The following day, the Corporation sold it to Corporate Office Properties Trust for mixed-use development. Effective July 24, 2012, however, the Corporation regained ownership of the site, which holds 591 acres of land, including on-site buildings, a water system, electric substation, and a community center.