Project Manager

We are seeking an experienced Project Manager, with prior experience in Hospitality, to join our Point Holder team.

Tierramor is currently seeking a Project Manager to join our team. This is a full time position, based in Nosara, Guanacaste.


We are currently in the planning and design phase, and engaging with consultants in various areas. Our goal is to break ground in 2024 and in order to achieve this milestone, we are hiring a professional that will be in charge of various construction project schedules, coordination with multiple consultants, permitting, and budgeting. The team is constantly growing and we expect to find a professional that is highly motivated and wants to make Tierramor their home and sees this as a long term opportunity.


Tierramor has a strong focus on sustainability and alternative building with natural materials, water management and energy solutions; we are looking for a professional  who is deeply interested in finding new sustainable ways to design and proven experience building with natural materials, biophilic design and thinking outside the box.


The Opportunity 

The Project Manager will lead the team of designers and consultants and manage the feedback loop between the Tierramor team. It is expected that the person will invest 80% of their time following up and moving various processes forward, compiling and managing the project’s collaboration file, updating the project budget on a quarterly basis, leading team meetings and making sure that every item stays on track and is being resolved in a timely and cooperative manner.


The ideal candidate has participated in large-scale project planning, overseen construction of hospitality projects in the Guanacaste area and spent considerable time managing design and construction processes.


In addition to extensive design support, the Project Manager will also be responsible for managing bidding procedures and ongoing relationships with contractors, consultants and specialists. The Project Manager will also provide support to the development team with budget estimates, permitting applications and associated procedures, quality assurance, construction schedule management, as well as other relevant support as needed.


The Project Manager will work closely with, and report to the General Manager. The Project Manager will be required to manage contractor relationships and manage staff on small projects.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • On the ground support and collaboration with the project’s planning team and ownership
  • Constant feedback meetings with Tierramor’s team and consultants
  • Managing permitting and associated procedures, including applying for necessary permits in some cases
  • Developing design and construction schedules and budgets
  • Managing relationships with general contractors
  • Schedule, quality and budget management during construction phases
  • Subcontractor and staff management for small projects
  • Researching sustainable and innovative building options and choices
  • Carry out day-to-day administration when necessary

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Land Planning, 5+ years of experience in hospitality projects, ideally in Guanacaste
  • Design and planning experience in residential and hospitality projects
  • Experience coordinating multi-disciplinary design specialists and developers
  • Bidding and negotiation experience with general contractors
  • Scheduling, quality and budget management experience on projects during construction phases
  • Experience managing subcontractor relationships
  • Experience with permitting process and various institutions (CFIA, Municipalidad de Santa Cruz, INVU, etc.)
  • Experience managing staff and sourcing for small in-house projects
  • Legal right to work in Costa Rica (citizen or permanent resident)
  • Drivers license and driving experience, ideally 4WD

 Skills & Attitude: 

  • Interest in alternative and sustainable design and building with natural materials
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a collaborative team
  • Ability to take responsibility for projects
  • Can-do attitude
  • Strong implementation skills
  • A strong, self-motivated work ethic
  • Detail oriented personality
  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Problem solving attitude
  • Strong communication skills (English and Spanish)
  • Willingness to relocate to Nosara
  • Divergent thinking

Software skills:

  • MS Office (with focus on MS Project)
  • Revit
  • Autocad

Compensation Package dependent on experience


To Apply

*if you translated this page into Spanish, please make sure to revert back to the English language version as it contains the correct email address


Please apply by clicking the button below or email applications@tierramor.cr directly with: 

  • Your Resume/CV (max 3 pages)  
  • A one-page covering letter explaining why you feel you are a fit for the position
  • Project portfolio and visual references of previous projects
  • 3 professional references
  • Please do not send any additional documents at this stage

Please title your email “Application: Tierramor Project Manager 2024 [your name]”



FAQ

  • Is it possible to visit Tierramor or stay short term?

    Yes! Our Events Calendar is up to date with upcoming retreats, events & workshops.

    We will have additional lodging options available in the future. Tierramor will also be hosting approximately four Open Days a year. Please sign up to our newsletter to stay up to date with this.

  • How many people live in the community and how can I join?

    Tierramor is able to comfortably accommodate 30+ people. We anticipate between 10 and 30 people living in the community at any given time. At the moment, 10 people living on site are dedicating the majority of their energy to working on developing the project.

    You can join our community as part of the Community Immersion or please check out our latest work opportunities under the Co-Create section.

  • What types of activities are on offer?

    As a retreat center and a burgeoning community, Tierramor offers a variety of week-long retreats, day events and workshops throughout the year. As part of the Community Immersion, all community members will have free access to daily yoga, meditation, dance, and other embodiments practices and can offer to facilitate and share their own practice with the community.

    Sign up to our Newsletter to receive updates on upcoming Community Immersion dates!

  • What is the food like?

    Most of the food is vegetarian, and vegans can be accommodated. We aim to have as much local and organic food as possible.

  • What is the internet like?

    All communal areas have internet. Tierramor has also built a dedicated lounge-like co-working space on the land, which is accessible to all community members. The internet is excellent and we hope to install high speed internet soon as well.

  • What is your children policy?

    Right now we are open to adults only. Children are welcome to attend specific day events only. As Tierramor continues to grow and evolve, this may change.

  • Can I bring my car and what are the roads like?

    If you are renting or bringing your own car, make sure you are driving a four-wheel drive (4x4). The majority of roads are unpaved, dirt roads and require a specialized car. You will be able to safely park your vehicle in the designated parking areas at Tierramor.

  • How do I get to Tierramor?

    You can drive, or take a taxi service from Nosara.

    1. Type into GPS the following address: Mini Super Y Licores Río Montaña, located in the mango grove area between Nosara and Ostional.

    2. Once there, turn into the road towards the mountains which is next to the Mini super Y licores.

    3. Head straight for about 0.5 km until you reach a T junction. There will be a river on your right and a road on your left. Go left and follow the road for another mile.

    4. You will pass through a teak forest, go over a small bridge and a 2.5 mile dirt road up the hill will take you to Tierramor.

    5. You will see signs along the way and a member of our team will meet you up top to help with parking.

  • How far out of town is Tierramor?

    We are located outside of Nosara in the Rio Montana area.

    The easiest way to get into town is by car (4x4 necessary) which takes around ~25 minutes in the dry season. The roads can be really bad in the wet season, which makes this a longer and more challenging trip.

  • How far is the beach from Tierramor?

    We are ~25 minutes away from the beach by car (4x4 necessary). There are sometimes shared rides available. The roads can be really bad in the wet season, which makes this a longer and more challenging trip.

  • Which are the best months to come?

    The Dry Season, which extends from November to April, coincides with the peak tourist season. During these months, camping and casita accommodations are at their prime, and it is generally the most enjoyable time to stay at Tierramor. Please note March and April are the hottest months in the Guanacaste region.

    The Green Season is exceptionally stunning but can present more challenges, including occasional power and internet outages, heavy rainfall, and difficult road conditions, primarily in the months of August through October. 

    The weather is greatly influenced by the annual climate patterns.

  • Is it possible to buy land or a house?

    These opportunities are coming soon! Please sign up to our newsletter to stay up to date with this.