DIRECTOR OF CONSTRUCTION
Department: Real Estate & Legal
Location: Store Support Center
PURPOSE: Responsible for managing all construction projects ensuring they stay within budget and are on time.
WORKING RELATIONSHIPS: Reports to the Chief Legal Officer and Senior Vice President of Real Estate and Construction. Direct reports: Construction Project Managers. Works closely with outside vendors.
« Manages all store support center construction projects including new stores, remodels, and relocations
« Creates and manages construction budgets for all projects
« Assists with identifying and qualifying construction vendors
« Manage the preparation of all site visits and reports for new store sites
« Coordinate the completion of HVAC and roof surveys on new store sites
« Work with CPMs and A&E to develop scopes of work and budgets for all prospective construction projects
« Direct pre-REC construction meetings with relevant stakeholders
« Approve construction invoices
« Prepare top line financial summaries for each project
« Attend construction kickoff meetings
« Attend project closeout meetings to help identify lessons learned and best practices
« Selects and negotiates pricing with all construction vendors and contractors
« Manages all Project engineers and architects to create elevations, scopes of work and floor plans
« Value engineer projects to find ways to reduce construction costs
« Assist with defining landlord and tenant scopes of work as part of LOI and lease negotiation process
« Work with CPMs, A&E firms, Operations, Real Estate and Loss Prevention to prepare biddable floor plans and elevations for prospective projects
« Bid projects and negotiate construction contracts with GCs and other vendors
« Participate in weekly construction update with SVP
« Prepare and submit to RE closing packages for landlord TI payments
« Visit construction sites as needed
DECISION QUALITY: Make correct decisions based on analysis, experience and judgment.
DRIVE FOR RESULTS: Push themselves and others consistently to meet or exceed goals.
MANAGING AND MEASURING: Assign responsibility and set clear, measurable objectives.
COMMUNICATION: Is able to write and verbalize succinctly in a variety of communication settings and styles; can get message across that have the desired effect.
TIME MANAGEMENT: Uses his/her time effectively and efficiently; values time; concentrates his/her efforts on the more important priorities; can attend to a broader range of activities.
MEETING ETHICAL STANDARDS: When confronted with ethical dilemmas, acts in a way that reflects relevant law, policy and procedures, and values; respects the confidentiality of information.
CUSTOMER FOCUS: Establish a relationship with customers to glean first-hand information that will enhance their experience and our products and services.
ACTION ORIENTED: Enjoy working hard and enthusiastically take on new challenges. Focus on solutions—not problems.
FUNCTIONAL/TECHNICAL SKILLS: Accomplish a job with complete technical and functional knowledge and skills.
PLANNING & ORGANIZING: Plans and organizes tasks and work responsibilities to achieve objectives; set priorities; schedules activities; allocates and uses resources properly.
ETHICS AND VALUES: Adhere to appropriate core values and beliefs during good and bad times. Act in line with those values.
PEER RELATIONS: Find common ground and solve problems in a balanced manner that gains the trust and support of peers.
APPROACHABILITY: Build rapport and put others at ease. Easy to talk to. Listen.
PRODUCT FOCUS: The ability to maintain direction and stay on target with the goals and project at hand to enhance the operational experience in stores.
« College degree with concentration in construction and engineering
« Must have 7-10 years’ of relevant experience
« Must have strong verbal and written skills with the ability to maintain excellent relationships with inspectors, city officials, architects and owners
« Some travel is required
« Must be highly skilled and have extensive proven experience in all building and site layout work
« Must be capable of creating and managing schedules, tracking material releases, managing vendors, and sub-contractors from conception through completion.
« Must be Computer literate; Excel, Word, Outlook, Microsoft Project a plus