Job Title
Director, Construction Retail

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

Our fast growing Retail client will reach $1 Billion in annual sales this year, with over 100 big box stores. We are looking for an experienced Director, Construction to oversee the current 15+ new store construction schedule as well as retrofits and relocations. This role offers market competitive salary and an outstanding bonus plan (the company paid out over 300% bonus to target LY and is trending the same TY).

This position can be based remotely, within a 4 hour drive of the greater Pittsburgh market, close to our client HQ.

Job Title:

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.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

« 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

COMPETENCIES

OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE

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.

BRAND

CUSTOMER FOCUS: Establish a relationship with customers to glean first-hand information that will enhance their experience and our products and services.

GROWTH

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.

PEOPLE

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

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.

PERFORMANCE MEASURES

« Quality of Support

« Time Management

QUALIFICATIONS

« 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

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