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Retail Construction Project Manager

Retail Construction Project Manager Philadelphia, PA
  • Requisition #: 170050
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Location: Philadelphia, PA
  • Team: Project and Program Management, Sales
  • Pub Date: 2/14/18

*This positions is location flexible. Can be located in multiple states around the country.*

Job Summary:
Responsible for managing the bidding and construction of new and remodeled stores. Drive continual process improvement that balances costs, schedule and quality to meet business objectives (on time and in budget). Utilizes both internal and external resources.

Core Responsibilites:
- Perform all phases of the construction management process including: estimating, bidding, material take off, contract negotiation, scheduling, construction related issue resolution, change order management, project close out and value engineering for new and remodel store projects in multiple locations.
- Manage project schedules based on our department's Store Development Schedule.
- Actively monitor construction progress and schedule, conduct site visits, and ensure highest quality of construction, on time and within budget.
- Actively manage all aspects of the store construction budget including change order management.
- Plan check at each drawing phase to ensure constructability and accuracy is followed by assigned architects.
- React as necessary to mid project changes and facilitate resolution of design and construction related conflicts during construction to accomplish company goals and objectives while maintaining schedule and monitoring/informing on budget changes.
- Develop and qualify contractor base to meet cost and quality expectations.
- Monitor GC deliverables on each project weekly reports, photos, cost summary reports.
- Review and interpret landlord packages.
- Monitor Landlord communication on site and address issues as required.
- Act as key liaison for Operations at turn-over. Ensure a successful turnover of new and remodel stores by educating store personnel on store systems.
- Maintain an active role in the first thirty (30) days of an open new store to ensure all systems are working properly and all warranty issues are properly completed during the warranty period.
- Support Facilities in the process of warranty repair work.
- Ensure timely project closeout to facilitate accurate project archiving and tenant allowance recovery.
- Facilitates resolution of design and construction related conflicts during construction.
- Participate in special projects including, but not limited to research and prototype development.
- Continually manage cost and schedule tracking and proactively alert all necessary business partners to cost and schedule exceptions.
- Own the Budget Template and manage according to latest design changes and costs.
- Liaise with Real Estate, Store Design, Visual, Product/Merchandising teams, Procurement/ Sourcing team and Field Facilities on store roll-out issues.
- Collaborate with Purchasing in the sourcing, qualifying and management of vendors.
- Effectively work with internal and external business partners to identify and implement value-engineering programs.
- Work closely with Store Design on prototype development and changes to current.
- Negotiate, maintain and revise the Annual Master Agreements with the General Contractors to ensure the highest quality of construction that meets brand standards and business objective.
- Develop conceptual budgets and schedules for Real Estate during the site feasibility phase of the process.
- Refine preliminary budgets based on new information provided for Real Estate Committee Approval meetings.
- Assist Store Design in the New Store and Remodel Process by evaluating conceptual scope, construction budgets and schedules as needed.
- Bi annual review of RFI's and Change Orders to determine repeat changes and implement changes to drawings as necessary.
- Act as conduit for feedback to Store Design and Visual in regards to opportunities with design, construction and functionality.
- Assist Design with permit process as necessary.
- Consistent exercise of independent judgment and discretion in matters
of significance.
- Regular, consistent and punctual attendance. Must be able to work
nights and weekends, variable schedule(s) as necessary.
- Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Key Interfaces:
- External General Contractors: Select appropriate contractors, solicit bids, award contract, monitor and approve project expenses and payments to ensure compliance with project budget. Provide input during conceptual design phase to mitigate project conflicts during construction. Ensure timely execution receipt of building permit and contract award to facilitate project schedule.
- Landlord and Regulatory Agencies: Play key role in resolving issues arising as a result of Landlord and/or Regulatory Agency review during construction and project completion phases.
- Creative Services: Provide key role in estimating and value engineering concept prototypes.
- Retail Operations: Responsible for ensuring timely communication of operational and logistical considerations with Retail Operations and Loss Prevention during project.
- Purchasing: Provide project specific and non prototypical FOIC (Furnished by Owner, Installed by Contractor) and FOIO (Furnished by Owner, Installed by Owner) item take off to purchasing buyers ensuring project components are available for construction.
- Design Managers: Team with Design Manager at project outset to establish project schedule, outline and refine project scope and strategize project execution to ensure project is completed on budget and on time. Timely resolution of design related conflicts during construction phase to ensure design intent and mitigate project delays.
- Director, Store Development: Provide weekly project updates and facilitate New and Remodel Store programs as defined by corporate objectives.
- Leasing Directors: Provide pro active role in cost estimating of potential store locations proposed by leasing.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Comprehensive understanding and implementation of retail store or equivalent construction specializing in interior finishes.
- Thorough knowledge of and ability to read and interpret construction documents and plans.
- Experience in the use of computerized word processing, spreadsheets, scheduling, job costing and estimating programs.
- Demonstrated knowledge of construction contract and change order tools.
- Ability to participate and provide valuable feedback during design process.
- Excellent communication, documentation, negotiation and decision making skills.
- Ability to thrive and succeed in a team as well as decentralized environment.
- Demonstrated experience in managing multiple projects in a dynamic, fast paced, schedule oriented environment.
- Ability to travel extensively. Position requires +/ 70% travel.

Job Specification:
- Bachelors Degree or Equivalent.
- Generally requires 6-9 years related experience.

- Construction Management Degree and/or related experience.
- Seven years minimum experience in retail construction management positions.
- Experience as an owner's construction representative preferred.

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