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When you join HBC, you join a family of talented and passionate individuals. In addition to working with great people within a family environment, we offer the following benefits:

  • 401(k) matching program 
  • Employee stock ownership 
  • Employee training & mentoring programs 
  • Flexible work schedule 
  • Paid time for volunteer work 
  • Referral bonuses 
  • Sick time buyback 
  • Tuition reimbursement 
  • Work-life balance

We also have several employee resource groups for those who want to stay involved and make a difference, including:

  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee
  • ESOP Communications Committee 
  • Wellness Committee 
  • Sustainability Committee 

To reach our Human Resources Department, please contact:
Mike Thompson
T: 714.866.9360
E: mthompson@howardbuilding.com

Careers

Project Administrator

05/05/2022

Orange County

ROUTINE DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Issue and track invitations to bid.

  2. Management and distribution of bid-related documents.

  3. Assist in preparation of proposals and bids.

  4. Prepare and distribute AIA and related owner contracts.

  5. Prepare and distribute job set-up documents.

  6. Prepare and distribute preliminary notices and related documents.

  7. Request and review subcontractor insurance and contractor’s licenses.

  8. Issue and track subcontracts/subcontract change orders and purchase orders.

  9. Prepare and distribute meeting minutes.

  10. Prepare and track Owner Change Orders and update budget reports.

  11. Prepare and track owner billings.

  12. Review and process subcontractor billings.

  13. Filing of project documents such as conditional and unconditional lien releases.

  14. Project Closeout Manual creation and submission.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND/OR EQUIVALENTS
  1. At least two (2) years experience as a Project Administrator, Project Coordinator or similar role. Construction background and familiarity with AIA documents preferred.

  2. A high school diploma or equivalent is required. An Associate's degree or some college credit in a related field is preferred.

  3. Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing in a professional manner.

  4. Good judgement and ability to follow instructions and procedures.

  5. Familiarity with plans and project specifications.

  6. Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Outlook, Word, Adobe, and similar office software.

  7. Attentive to detail, accurate and well organized.

Follow the link to learn more and apply online:

https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Apply/746344/Howard-Building-Corporation/Project-Administrator

or Send resumes to Agnes Cimino, Talent Acquisition & Development at: acimino@howardbuilding.com

Howard Building Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We recruit, hire, train, and promote individuals without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, marital status, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, medical condition genetic information, disability, military status or protected veteran status or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws, including the CA Fair Chance Act.

HBC is an Equal Opportunity Employer in compliance with the California Fair Chance Act and the Los Angeles Fair Chance in Hiring Initiative.

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Client Services Manager (Business Development - OC, IE, SD areas)

04/13/2022

Orange County

Responsibilities / General Duties
· Work with the Marketing Dept and other Business Development managers to expand brand awareness, specifically in the Orange County, San Diego, and Inland Empire regions.
· Develop key stakeholder relationships with area brokers, design firms, construction managers, landlords, potential clients, and other key partners in the interest of filling their needs for commercial construction project management.
· Maintain existing area relationships through consistent attention to area CM’s, design firms, brokers, past clients, and other decision makers.
· Maintain awareness of the area’s commercial leasing and construction activity, compile and report on such activity to develop targeted business development strategies.
· Develop marketing and business development strategies with senior executives and the Marketing VP to approach southern and inland SoCal clients and commercial real estate decision makers.
· Collaborate with Project Managers and Operations executives on client events, RFP responses, brand awareness campaigns, and similar needs.
· Attend southern and inland SoCal area events directed at the commercial construction and design industries to build relationships.
· Work with the Marketing VP and senior executives to develop southern and inland SoCal industry events and appropriate marketing budgets.
· Maintain client trust and brand reputation by all means necessary while working with internal Project Management teams to do the same with their individual clients.

Qualifications
· Bachelor's Degree in Business, Marketing, or related field.
· Minimum 6 years of business development and client relations experience in the real estate and construction industry.
· Experience within the Southern California Tenant Improvement market, preferably in Orange County, San Diego, and the Inland Empire.
· Ability to communicate effectively and easily with construction managers, landlords, commercial brokers, and related consultants regarding their real estate and construction needs.
· Working knowledge of Customer Relationship Management software and related programs.
Follow this link to learn more and apply online:
https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Apply/1021828/Howard-Building-Corporation/Client-Services-Manager-Business-Development

HBC is an Equal Opportunity Employer in compliance with the California Fair Chance Act and the Los Angeles Fair Chance in Hiring Initiative.

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Sustainability / ESG Program Manager

04/13/2022

Los Angeles

Responsibilities / General Duties
· Build organizational awareness, incubate ideas, collaborate with executives and senior managers to set ESG standards and targets for the organization, implement a strategy, align and manage programs, report and communicate planning, progress, and impacts to stakeholders.
· Develop an annual sustainability, CSR, and ESG reporting process to effectively communicate goals, needs, and accomplishments to interested stakeholders.
· Monitor the regulatory environment related to sustainability and ESG performance and disclosures, as the internal sustainability and ESG subject matter expert.
· Develop and manage ESG and Sustainability initiatives, establish policies; and develop organizational capabilities to support data collection, progress, and reporting.
· Build relevant metrics into planning and management processes within the organization.
· Collaborate with Operations, Marketing, Human Resources, Accounting, Administration, IT, and other departments to understand client, market, and personnel concerns and needs and to tailor net-positive processes to the organization and value-added reporting to its clients.
· Partner with Marketing and Internal Committee leaders to build brand awareness and reputation, present information through multiple channels, and incorporate sustainability into events.
· Orient and direct the company’s internal Sustainability Committee.
· Collaborate with Business Development and Operational directors to develop resources and respond to customer inquiries, RFPs, surveys, and ESG raters, and the community at large.
Qualifications
· Bachelor's Degree in project or program management, sustainable business, construction management, architecture, or related field of study.
· Minimum 4 years of CSR / ESG program management, sustainability consulting, or related experience, preferably in the real estate and construction industry.
· Experience collaborating with HR, Marketing, and Operational functions across a regional organization.
· Experience with common sustainability and ESG metrics, data collection methods, reporting standards, and tools.
· Knowledge of the sustainability and ESG regulatory environment, reporting trends, and expectations for performance and disclosures.
· Understanding of ESG and Green Building rating systems, ie: LEED, WELL, GRESB, GRI, etc.
Follow the link to learn more and apply online:
https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Apply/1021680/Howard-Building-Corporation/ESG-Program-Manager

HBC is an Equal Opportunity Employer in compliance with the California Fair Chance Act and the Los Angeles Fair Chance in Hiring Initiative.

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Estimator

03/01/2022

Los Angeles

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Estimator has the primary duty to assist Project Management Teams with budgeting, estimating, and preparing RFP responses maintaining appropriate record of communications, bid RFI's, updating logs, schedules, and job costs. 

This is an exempt position as defined by the Fair Labor Standards Act.

ROUTINE DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Manage or assist with client RFP responses, conceptual estimating, budgets, and bids.

  2. Assist PMs in the supervision and development of project engineers and other staff in an estimating support role.

  3. Create and update project and bid schedules with PMs and Project Superintendents.

  4. Track scope development and compile subcontractor pricing for plan revisions and change estimates.

  5. Assist PMs with the tracking and updating of budgets for client use and internal reporting.

  6. Maintain cost control logs for the project team and issue client change estimates for revised scope.

  7. Attend bid walks and associated client meetings relevant to design development and pricing.

  8. Maintain bid RFI logs and create solution-oriented RFI's for clients, vendors, and designers.

  9. Maintain long-lead tracking logs, submittal logs; review and issue material submittals for approval.

  10. Routinely visit project sites to monitor status with PMs, Superintendents, and subcontractors.

  11. Ensure that the highest standards of quality control are maintained for all client-facing documents and all projects assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND/OR EQUIVALENTS

  1. At least two (5) years of experience as an Estimator or equivalent position on commercial construction projects.

  2. An Associate's degree or equivalent knowledge in construction management, business administration, and/or related fields of study. Bachelor's degree preferred.

  3. Ability to read architectural and engineered plans and specifications.

  4. Trade-specific knowledge of carpentry, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and finishes sufficient to guarantee proper conformance with architectural and engineered design requirements.

  5. A general and broad understanding of accounting systems, budgets, financial reporting, prime contracts, subcontracts, lien processes, releases, invoicing, and relevant AIA documents.

  6. Precise working knowledge of On-Screen Takeoff, Bluebeam, Procore, Microsoft Outlook, Project, Excel, and similar project management, budgeting, and spreadsheet software.

WORKING CONDITIONS & PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  1. The Estimator may routinely sit or stand for long periods of time performing normal duties and/or interacting with coworkers and clients at meetings and events.

  2. The Estimator may routinely lift and/or carry moderately heavy objects such as plan sets and material submittals, and work on repetitive tasks in front of a computer screen, which may strain the eyes of certain individuals, cause chronic joint discomfort, and related issues. Care should be taken to avoid back injuries, eye strain, headaches, fatigue, carpal tunnel, and related syndromes.

As an employee-owned company, eligible employees have a unique opportunity to share in the success of our business.  We offer: 401(k), medical, vision, and dental insurance provided, along with vacation, sick and holiday benefits. The company sponsors volunteer opportunities to serve the local community. 

CONTACT MIKE THOMPSON, VP | HR: MTHOMPSON@HOWARDBUILDING.COM

Howard Building Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We recruit, hire, train, and promote individuals without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, marital status, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, medical condition genetic information, disability, military status or protected veteran status or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws, including the CA Fair Chance Act.

APPLY HEREhttps://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Apply/960649/Howard-Building-Corporation/Estimator-APM


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Project Manager

12/27/2021

Los Angeles and Orange County offices

We have openings for seasoned Project Managers with commercial construction experience in the following disciplines: Tenant Improvement, Commercial Interiors Construction, Building Renovation and High Rise Interiors.  If you enjoy working in a fast paced environment, are a self-starter, productive, highly organized, able to multi-task and have an energetic and upbeat personality come join our team! 

Project Managers are ultimately responsible for the conduct of all assigned projects.  They have responsibility for and control of all subcontracts, purchases, scheduling, accounting, specifications, quality control, personnel, public relations, communications and billing procedures to properly, fully, and professionally represent HBC and ensure the smooth completion of every project.

Overview of Duties:

·  Establish and maintain positive and confident relationships with owners and owners’ representatives, as well as architects, designers, property managers, consultants and subcontractors.

·  Maintain the highest level of professionalism, cooperation, organization, knowledge and control of projects to appropriately represent HBC.

·  Provide overall management direction and ensure execution of multiple construction projects.

·  Establish and maintain clear communication and delegation between all project team members.

·  Mentor, coach and train project team support staff.

·  Financial management of all phases of projects (estimating, bidding, cost tracking to closeout).

·  Attend pre-bid/site review meetings.

·  Estimate construction budgets and review/prepare bid packages.

·  Manage and lead meetings with clients, consultants and subcontractors.

·  Monitor the performance of the project superintendents and ensure the highest industry standards are met by all subcontracted trades.

·  Prepare and maintain project schedules and coordinate scope of work for all trades.

·  Accountable for owner contracts, subcontracts, POs, associated changes orders, etc.

·  Coordinate and document weekly project site meetings.

·  Manage all submissions and inspections required by governing agencies.

·  Regularly visit project sites to monitor and discuss status of projects with the superintendents.

·  Ensure that accurate and complete plans and specifications are issued to all subcontractors and document any omissions or inaccuracies.

·  Monitor keeping of as-builts, submittals and manuals, in conjunction with the superintendent, and ensure all records are transmitted to the owner upon completion of project.

·  Ensure accounting for all projects is accurate and complete and maintain accurate and timely reporting to the accounting department.

Qualifications:

·  5+ years as a Project Manager on Tenant Improvement/Interiors Projects in Commercial Construction.

·  Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university or educational background in architecture, engineering or construction management, preferred.

·  Proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Microsoft Project).

·  Ability to read plans and specifications required.

·  Proficient with web-based project management platforms

·  LEED accreditation preferred

As an employee-owned company, eligible employees have a unique opportunity to share in the success of our business.  We offer: 401(k), medical, vision, and dental insurance provided, along with vacation, sick and holiday benefits. The company sponsors volunteer opportunities to serve the local community. 

CONTACT MIKE THOMPSON, VP | HR: MTHOMPSON@HOWARDBUILDING.COM

Howard Building Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We recruit, hire, train, and promote individuals without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, marital status, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, medical condition genetic information, disability, military status or protected veteran status or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws, including the CA Fair Chance Act.

APPLY HERE: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Apply/820829/Howard-Building-Corporation/Project-Manager



HBC is an Equal Opportunity Employer in compliance with the California Fair Chance Act and the Los Angeles Fair Chance in Hiring Initiative.

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Project Engineer

05/05/2021

Orange County

The Project Engineer has the primary duty to anticipate project staffing and material needs; track and manage all material costs through the course of each project from inception to completion, maintaining appropriate record of communications, updating logs, schedules, and job costs. The APM manages assigned projects, schedule, staff, resources, and required deliverables at all times.

QUALIFICATIONS

At least two (2) years of experience as a Project Engineer or equivalent position on commercial construction projects.

An Associate's degree or equivalent knowledge in construction management, business administration, and/or related fields of study. Bachelor's degree in related field preferred.

Trade-specific knowledge of carpentry, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and finishes sufficient to guarantee proper conformance with architectural and engineered design requirements.

A general and broad understanding of accounting systems, budgets, financial reporting, prime contracts, subcontracts, lien processes, releases, invoicing, and relevant AIA documents.

Precise working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Project, Excel, Word, Adobe, Bluebeam, BIM, Plangrid, Procore, Timberline, On-Screen Takeoff, and file sharing software is required.

KEY DUTIES

APM's spend the majority of time managing the performance and deliverables, and coordinating the workflows of Subcontractors, Superintendents, Engineers, Administrators, Project Accountants, and Interns.

Manage and/or assist with client RFP responses, budgets, and bids.

Create and update project schedules with Project Superintendents.

Track scope development and compile subcontractor pricing for change estimates.

Manage RFI logs and create solution-oriented RFI's for clients and designers.

Manage long-lead tracking logs, submittal logs; review and issue material submittals for approval.

Maintain cost control logs for the project team and issue client change estimates for revised scope.

Attend and/or direct weekly client meetings, and promptly update and issue meeting minutes.

Ensure HBC Superintendents and subcontractors have the proper documentation required to perform work, inclusive of : Subcontracts, current plans and specifications, permits, schedules, meeting minutes, change orders, bulletins, submittals, RFI responses, correspondence, job hazard and safety reports; required postings, project directories, and emergency contact info.

Send resumes to Agnes Cimino, Talent Acquisition & Development at: acimino@howardbuilding.com

Howard Building Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We recruit, hire, train, and promote individuals without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, marital status, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, medical condition genetic information, disability, military status or protected veteran status or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws, including the CA Fair Chance Act.

APPLY HERE: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Apply/1075989/Howard-Building-Corporation/Project-Engineer



HBC is an Equal Opportunity Employer in compliance with the California Fair Chance Act and the Los Angeles Fair Chance in Hiring Initiative.

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Everyone is very professional but also treats you like a long time friend. Personally for me that makes me want to give my absolute best to my team and to the company.

HBC invests in and takes care of its employees. It's a fast-paced work environment that is enjoyable and everyone has a sense of pride in their work for the overall good of the company. People here are always wanting to be better and those are the kind of people you want to be around.

HBC truly treats their employees as though they are valued. They provide constant and complete updates on the company's growth and stability. They give the employees clear communication about how they can advance in their career at HBC.

Despite the size of the company, they still do an amazing job at giving everyone the family environment. Everyone seems to enjoy working together and working for the company.