Location: Flexible preference for Texas or Maryland
Role Reports To: Managing Principals
Vitrian is a real estate development and investment platform focused on the GMP / biomanufacturing sector. The firm provides a range of services to users as they look to stand-up manufacturing facilities throughout North America, including (i) creative capital solutions, such as sale-leasebacks and equipment financing, (ii) facility development solutions, from market diligence & site selection to development and construction, and (iii) process & facility design and commissioning. The firm was founded in 2022 and is backed by prominent national investors with significant life sciences investment experience.
Vitrian is seeking a Director of Development and Construction, developing proposals and executing small and large-scale design and construction projects across cGMP / biomanufacturing-focused projects. Biotech, pharmaceutical and/or health-care-related experience- particularly in projects that require FDA-validated facilities- is heavily favored but not mandatory. Candidate should be eager to pick up and learn new tasks quickly, working both independently and collaboratively as appropriate. Must be an excellent listener and strong communicator who can interface with project team and Vitrian management to facilitate a well-run project. Responsibilities would include site-selection and evaluation, re-development and development feasibility, preparation of basis of design, budget evaluation / coordination, construction administration and management duties, including oversight of all relevant trade partners and consultants. Ideal experience with Integrated Project Delivery tools such as targets value delivery, trade partner engagement and pull planning to accelerate execution, improve cost certainty, and maintain quality. Candidate is a self-starter with a can-do attitude and shows ability to navigate complex problems searching for outside the box ideas.
Strong preference for candidates who demonstrated the above skills / experience through ground-up and greenfield development projects.
Position requires ability to travel to Vitrian offices in either Texas or Maryland as well as job sites.
The candidate would work on projects across Vitrian’s national platform in multiple markets such as Texas, Colorado, Massachusetts, Maryland and others. The candidate will manage development, redevelopment, and tenant fit-out projects. Many of the projects will require design-build / build-to-suit construction approaches with users, with the candidate overseeing day-to-day coordination and engagement.
Specific responsibilities, on a project-by-project basis, would include the following:
Bachelor’s degree is required. Graduate degree in Construction Management, Architecture, Engineering or Real Estate is preferred, with a minimum of 5-8 years of experience in development, with knowledge of various types assets including healthcare, medical or life science property construction. Proven communication and negotiating and influencing skills. Experience and in-depth knowledge of target local markets is preferred. Strong working knowledge of Work, Excel, and PowerPoint.