Construction Analyst

Investments Charleston, South Carolina


Construction Analyst

Job Summary

The Construction Analyst will support national renovation efforts (budget variance, vendor management, quality control, timeline management, and scheduling). Responsible for managing the full construction “life-cycle” of our assets.  This position will work within the Investment Management team to deliver on the investment thesis. In support of nationwide construction efforts, the Construction Analyst will provide aide to production workflow, audit construction results, and identify and publish construction trends as they relate to the Conrex standard and performance metrics.

Key Accountabilities & Activities

Operational Tasks           

  • Review Acquisitions Renovation Budget (ARB), inspector scopes, and send scope of work out for bid to our vendor base.
  • Review estimates to ensure all aspects of investment thesis are met and any item that is being deferred is tracked appropriately.
  • Approve estimates, set timelines, approve change orders, and invoices
  • Maintain regular communication with vendors for progress updates
  • Onboard new vendors to meet capacity and quality expectations
  • Schedule, and review, inspections for Due Diligence, Work in Progress, and Final Inspection
  • Consult with Acquisitions Analyst during review and pricing for ARB creation.
  • Provide Acquisitions Analyst feedback from renovation projects pricing and scope variances.

Production Workflow

  • Fill out Renovation Checklist into CMS
  • Note any price and scope variance in comments
  • Progress home in system through under reno, punchlist, to unlisted.
  • Upload Change Orders (Cos) to appropriate location (ensure escalation rules are applied)
  • Upload pertinent info to blog (Lock box code, data collection)
  • Track homes in Triage status and ensure all information is collected to make an informed decision.

Key Metrics

  • Budget to actual variance for renovation jobs
  • Days to renovation start after close, renovation completion, and to punch asset
  • Track vendor quality, pricing consistency, and scoping
  • Monthly renovations completed
  • Work Orders submitted with 1st move in & Resident Move-In Satisfaction Results

Education and Experience

  • College degree in construction, business or related field or equivalent work experience in the construction industry (back office) at a rate of 2 years of experience to one year of college
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite with an emphasis in using Excel for trend and reporting analytics.


  • Experience with detailed construction budgets for BVA (Budget vs Actual) analysis
  • Strong Communicator & Problem Solver.
  • Experience with project management software and Gannt Charts a plus.
  • Quality: Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness. Applies feedback to improve performance. Monitors own work to ensure quality.

Equal Opportunity Employer