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Brailsford & Dunlavey
Boston, MA
United States
Professional Areas: 
Budgeting and Operations
Community Development
Development Finance
Infrastructure Planning
Real Estate Development
Regional Planning
Urban Design
Experience Level: 

Brailsford & Dunlavey is seeking a dynamic associate for our Boston, MA location. 

Ambitious, diverse, multidisciplinary, entrepreneurial: these are all words that describe our team. But what ties B&D employees together is our excitement and passion for advising our clients throughout the facility development process. Whether interviewing students on a college campus, touring classrooms in an elementary school, or sitting with fans on a stadium’s opening day, we are driven by our purpose to advance communities. It starts with our own B&D community; it starts with you.

The associate leads a project team that will perform facility planning or PM activities for one or more of the following client types:  campus housing, intercollegiate athletics, campus recreation, student unions, arenas, stadiums, campus edge developments, independent and charter schools, or community recreation.  Deliverables for consulting (pre-design) responsibilities may include site analysis, master planning, program development, project feasibility studies, financial modeling, business planning, market analysis, report writing, and giving presentations.  Deliverables for PM assignments may include cost estimating, construction monitoring, constructability reviews, budget reconciliations, project documentation, public approvals and permitting, A&E selection management, schedule compliance, account management, and quality control.

The associate is typically the primary interface with the client and is charged with effectively managing that relationship.



Essential Responsibilities

  1. Manages a portfolio of PM and/or consulting assignments. Closely monitors their assignments and ensures successful and timely completion of project management tasks and responsibilities.
  2. Directs and supervises the day-to-day activities of analysts and other staff assigned to their team. Manages analysts’ workloads to maximize efficiency and effectiveness within established work rules.
  3. Monitors and evaluates performance, rewarding or correcting behavior(s) as appropriate. Ensures that appropriate written documentation on employee performance is maintained.
  4. Manages the financial and accounting requirements of assignments to include scope pricing, client invoicing and collection activities, and account reconciliation and closing. Ensures that receivables are accurate and current, and accounts are closed in a timely manner.
  5. Develops, or directs the development of, consulting client deliverables to include research, analysis, writing, document review, or task management.
  6. Develops, or directs the development of, PM client deliverables to include cost estimating, construction monitoring, constructability reviews, budget reconciliation, project documentation, design management, A&E selection management, public approvals and permitting, schedule compliance, and commissioning activities.
  7. Serves as the primary campus contact for clients, communicating as needed to ensure appropriate follow through.
  8. Actively participates in B&D’s business development activities to include assisting with marketing activities, generating new leads, and pursuing additional services opportunities.
  9. Maintains and stores all records, research and data related to assigned projects. Ensures the firm’s legal and fiduciary responsibilities are well documented.
  10. Directs quality control and client satisfaction activities specific to his/her assigned projects.
  11. Assists with the recruitment and training of new staff.
  12. Generates relevant reports or communicates pertinent information in a timely manner to owners, project executives, or other project managers and staff.
  13. Participates in all appropriate staff meetings and training programs.
  14. Assists with the company’s research and development efforts by identifying new analytical tools, strengthening existing models, or discovering improved ways of doing business.
  15. Performs other duties as assigned by project executives or principal.


Supervisory Responsibilities

The associate will supervise and direct a team of analysts and additional staff.



Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum of a bachelor's degree in architecture, construction management, economics, finance, urban planning, real estate management, or related field. Master's degree strongly preferred.
  • Minimum 5 - 7 years full-time consulting, project management, or related experience in a similar field.
  • Experience in using AUTOCAD is preferred.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license.



Technical Competencies

  • Comprehensive understanding of Microsoft Office applications including Project, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to apply technological solutions to consulting or PM assignments.

Core Competencies

  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple projects of significant scale.
  • Ability to be productive in a fast-paced, multi-dimensional work environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent group facilitation and presentation skills.
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking abilities.
  • Strong understanding of real estate, finance and accounting principles.
  • Demonstrated commitment to client satisfaction and ethical business practices.
  • Proven adaptability, flexibility, and creativity.
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive within a team structure.
  • Aptitude and desire for mentoring and training analysts.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge and understanding of individuals from diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender, gender identity or expression, religion, cultural, disability and ethical backgrounds and sensitivity to/knowledge and understanding of groups historically underrepresented.


Human Relations:

Internal contacts include staff at all levels. External contacts include external customers and vendors. Contact involves: routing calls, troubleshooting, or providing information.


Brailsford & Dunlavey is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.


Brailsford & Dunlavey participates in E-Verify.


Work Environment and Physical Demands

Work Environment

  • Office environment; moderate noise.
  • Occasional evening or weekend work.
  • Air and overnight travel is required.


  • Office equipment/computers 8 hrs per day.

Physical Demands

  • Sitting at a desk or table up to 6 hrs per day.
  • Standing or walking.
  • Repetitive wrist, hand or finger movement (while operating computer equipment)
  • Eye-Hand Coordination.
  • Hearing and talking.
  • Extended periods of reading fine print.
Published on:
October 11, 2019 - 11:44am
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