Brailsford & Dunlavey is seeking a dynamic project analyst for
our Costa Mesa, California 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.
We are searching for thinker-doers who are intellectually
curious, self-motivated, and willing to take risks to advance their
own professional development. As a member of the firm, you should
be prepared to work directly with leaders in the industry, on
highly visible projects, in a fast-paced environment. Your
knowledge will be leveraged and expanded to execute strategic
planning, market analyses, financial modeling, and an
implementation plan to deliver outcomes-based results. Your work
will directly enable our clients' actions to better provide for an
organization's key stakeholders-something we find to be meaningful
and invigorating, and that we hope inspires you as well!
The primary focus of this position is to produce analytics and
resulting synthesis to inform the project team's advisement to
college, university, or municipal clients on the positioning of
assets such as campus housing, intercollegiate athletic facilities,
campus recreation centers, student unions, arenas, stadiums, campus
edge developments, independent and charter schools, community
recreation centers, etc. to best leverage the long-term mission and
vision of the organization.
Analytics include, but are not limited to, master planning
activities, site analyses, needs assessments, program planning,
financial modeling, and market analyses.
In collaboration with the Project Lead, the analyst is
responsible for managing internal project team meetings and
resulting strategy sessions to ensure project milestones are met.
The analyst is typically the secondary management interface with
the client, and is charged with effectively supporting the client
Other essential responsibilities include:
Performing data collection and analysis, which includes but is
not limited to, focus group leading and reporting, in-person and
telephone interviews to gain market analysis insights, survey
design and analysis, space planning, financial modeling, and
Internet research. Synthesizes results of analytics to relevant
client context. Actively engaging and collaborating with internal
and external contacts to support the project team in critical
thinking and the development of recommendations. Contributing to
the development of project documents and tools to support the
team's effective storytelling and development of recommendations,
as well as the decision-making of institutions. Serving as the
secondary client liaison, communicating effectively to ensure
appropriate follow through. Participating in B&D's business
development activities to include attending conferences, writing
articles, and developing relationships with potential and current
clients. Participating in and seeking out professional development
and coaching opportunities, including B&D's mentor program.
Assisting with quality control and client satisfaction activities
specific to his/her assigned projects. Assists with the recruitment
and training of new staff. Assisting with the company's research
and development efforts by identifying new analytical tools,
strengthening existing models, and discovering improved ways of
doing business. Performing other duties as assigned with the effort
and skills necessary to contribute to our continued growth.
- Minimum of a bachelor's degree and two years' experience in
higher education / non-profit management, construction management,
engineering, planning, business, real estate development /
management, architecture or related field is required.
- Must possess a valid driver's license.
- Must be willing and able to travel (independently by car, air,
or train) weekly.
- Foundational understanding of the firm's project types, project
management concepts and methodologies, as well as general industry
- Comprehensive understanding of Microsoft Office applications
including Word, Excel (beyond beginner level), Outlook and
- Demonstrated ability to be productive in a fast-paced,
multi-dimensional work environment, exemplifying grit and grace
- Proven adaptability, flexibility, and creativity.
- Intellectually curious, with strong analytical and critical
- Demonstrated commitment to professionalism with a strong work
- Demonstrated commitment to excellence and risk taking.
- Aptitude and self-motivation for continuous learning,
professional growth and development.
- Demonstrated self-awareness and assertiveness.
- Ability to work independently with minimum supervision, as well
as collaboratively in a group setting.
- Excellent oral, group facilitation, presentation and written
- Detail-oriented with excellent organizational and project
- Familiarity with real estate, finance, and accounting
- Clear support for the firm's mission, values, and operating
- Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge and understanding of
individuals from diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender, gender
identity, cultural, disability and ethical backgrounds.
Internal contacts include staff at all levels. External contacts
include external clients and other consultants. 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, Equipment, and Physical Demands:
[The demands marked below are representative of those that will
be required to successfully perform the essential functions of this
job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals
with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Please check
all that apply. ]
- Office environment; moderate noise.
- Occasional evening or weekend work.
- Air and overnight travel is required.
- Office equipment/computers 8 hours per day.
- Sitting at desk or table up to 6 hours per day
- Standing or walking
- Hearing or talking
- Extended periods of reading fine print.
- Light to moderate bending, crouching, and stooping