Project Manager – New Restaurant Construction
Our client is a leading hospitality organization with restaurants located through-out North America. They have partnered with Summit to locate their next Project Manager _-New Restaurant Construction.
In this role you will be accountable for leading the project team to plan and execute new store development. The Project Manager ensures internal and external project partners are responsible to meet the overall project goals, from project commencement through construction and new store opening.
Day-to-day, the Project Manager facilitates accurate and timely communication of the tasks, requirements and next steps to the project team, and stakeholders. The Project Manager ensures performance control of all project related responsibilities, (including schedule, permitting, administration, budget & quality control). By documenting learnings and collecting feedback, the Project Manager ensures the highest quality of construction for each project delivered.
Day to Day Responsibilities
- Regular travel within North America is required
- Time will be managed within an office environment and on a construction site
- During project Handover the Project Manager will be available 7 days a week and on site to support Operations, and the Facilities Manager within reason
- Manage multiple new store development projects from project commencement through construction and store opening
- Lead the project team (internal and external partners) by defining and communicating the project tasks, as well as processing and tracking milestones within the project cycle
- Coordinate with in-house Real Estate stakeholders on the leasing agreement, landlord scope of work and project schedule to ensure the delivery of the new store within committed lease obligations
- Develop the project milestone schedule and lead the project team to meet scheduled dates
- Establish, and evaluate project estimates and budgets using inputs from all project partners, and project historical data
- Act as ‘Owner Representative’ to supervise the project partners such as the General Contractor, Foodservice partner and Consultants during planning and construction
- Work together with the Project Accountant to track all project costs, timely payment of contracts and invoices, and report weekly on project costs
- Communicate project roadblocks to Project Development Manager throughout the project lifecycle, and leverage partners to resolve these roadblocks
- Facilitate project Handover deficiency free to Facilities and Operations, providing support to ensure a successful store opening
- Implement best practices in coordination with all stakeholders from lessons learned on every project and feedback given by all stakeholders
- Manage project close-out of all documentation, site deficiencies, and project financials with the assistance of the Project Accountant, including the submission of all required documentation to the Landlord to ensure timely release of the Tenant Improvement Allowance
- Partner with Facilities, Operations and all project partners for any warranty issues
- A team player, and proven collaborator in the team environment
- Exceptional communication skills both verbal and written
- A natural problem solver, thinking outside the box to execute reasonable solutions while maintaining schedule and budget
- Highly organized and self-motivated in planning and performance control
- Strong attention to detail and process flow
- High performer under stress and high-pressure situations
- Highly capable in negotiation and mediation of conflict resolution
- Takes ownership and initiative to execute successful project
- Retains focus and
Knowledge and Experience
- PM Experience in the commercial hospitality or retail industry REQUIRED
- Minimum 2+ years of Project Management experience in the construction industry
- Ideally 7+ years experience
- Advance knowledge and experience working with MS Project, Excel, Outlook and Word
- Post-Secondary Education, in Construction, Design or Engineering related programs (preferred but not required)
- PMP designation an asset
For additional details, please contact Kelly Lynch at Summit Search Group directly: [email protected]
Please note that only those candidates who fulfill the requirements will receive a response.
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