Vice President of Modernization
Company: Worcester Housing Authority
Posted on: January 15, 2022
Reporting to the Chief Facilities Officer, the Vice President of
Modernization is a leadership position that manages the capital
investments for the WHA and its related entities. The VP of
Modernization will forecast the physical needs of each property;
prepare and implement all necessary funding processes required,
including HUD Capital Fund Program and Massachusetts DHCD Formula
Fund Program, as well as applying for various grant funding sources
to ensure that all facilities are modernized in order to provide
decent and safe housing over the long term. The VP of Mod
supervises a team of approximately ten Modernization Department
staff, including construction project managers, architect, resident
liaisons, and other administrative staff. The VP of Mod will
providing guidance and direction, regular feedback and supervision,
as well as project support. This is an onsite, in-person (not
remote) position located in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Supervises all Modernization Department staff, providing
leadership, direction, regular feedback and support, as well as
distribution/delegation of work.
Works with the Chief Facilities Officer to analyze work orders and
identify priority modernization needs.
Provides technical assistance to the Chief Facilities Officer on
Prepares and monitors HUD - Capital Fund Program including planning
and implementation schedules using HUD EPIC and other programs.
Prepares and monitors DHCD - Formula Funds including the
preparation of Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) and Capital Planning
System (CPS) required to obtain modernization funding for the
Reviews and prepares grant applications for HUD and DHCD capital
programs, including but not limited to, HUD - Safety and Security;
Housing Related Hazards, Emergency Capital Funds and DHCD
Compliance, Sustainability, Accessibility and Health and Safety
Manages all aspects of project and contract management, including
environmental reviews, design, procurement, change orders, and
construction administration and close-out in coordination with
relevant parties and approvals.
Monitors modernization budgets for assigned projects and prepares
budget revisions in collaboration with the Chief Facilities
Prepares scopes of service and work orders/requests for proposals
for design contracts.
Reviews all construction documents and manages the invitation for
bids (IFB) process.
Ensures compliance by confirming that all federal and state wage,
safety, and other regulations are followed.
Maintains databases related to critical systems information, such
as warranty and preventive maintenance needs; coordinates with
senior leadership on changes to current preventative maintenance
Coordinates scheduling of contract work in collaboration with the
WHA Maintenance and Property Management departments.
Recommends improvements to and oversees energy conservation
Attends trainings, seminars, and workshops on hazardous materials
abatement, new rehabilitation technologies, new federal and state
regulations, and other modernization concerns to stay abreast of
1. - - - - -Performs similar job-related duties as assigned.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:
Bachelor's degree in engineering, architecture, building sciences,
Minimum of 10 years of construction project management
Minimum of 5 years of experience managing a construction staff of 8
Significant experience with state and federal bidding
Valid Massachusetts Construction Supervisor's License.
Proficiency with project management tools and systems.
Knowledge of physical systems and building technology.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Ability to read blueprints, bids, and specifications.
Ability to prepare and monitor budgets.
Ability to assemble and analyze factual information for the purpose
of developing proposed courses of action and comprehensive
solutions to program-related issues.
Ability to lead and manage a team, including monitoring workloads
and progress, providing coaching and feedback, goal-setting and
Valid, insurable driver's license.
Ability to be relied upon to be available for work.
Working knowledge of state and HUD capital funding regulations.
Understanding of government procurement practices, including HUD
Handbook 7460.08 Rev 2, MGL 30B, MGL 149, and MGL 121B.
Knowledge of HUD Comprehensive Grant Program (HUD Handbook
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