Qudoba Jobs – Construction Project Manager

Website Qdoba Restaurant Corporation

Job Description:

Responsible for organizing and completing corporate and franchise construction projects (including but not limited to new builds, offsets, remodels, refreshes and reimages) by partnering with internal departments, external professionals and contractors.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Partners with Internal stakeholders and franchisees to ensure development goals and standards are understood and achieved. Provides guidance, training and expertise on budget development, evaluation of construction related real estate negotiations, site & space design recommendations, and contractor qualification and selection. Mentors franchisees to achieve sound solutions in site layout, budget control, and project scheduling. Controls site observations through external project managers to ensure adherence to brand image & prototypical standards.
  • Coordinates and/or oversees work performed by cross-functional departments, external consultants, architects, engineers, contractors, project managers, permit expediters, and technical experts to facilitate timely completions of projects. Identifies and provides solutions for complex site & space problems and construction conditions.
  • Conducts high level partnerships with real estate managers, developers, and vendors to ensure the accuracy of project information, schedules, site & space information, and cost estimates in site committee approval documents.
  • Manages the timely completion of all assigned workload which might include new restaurants, major remodels, or refresh projects through the strategic use of external consultants and contractors. Ensures project work scopes are completed and reviewed and work budgets submitted within requested timeline. Partners with internal departments to ensure real estate, legal, accounting, and project support information is scheduled and completed on time. Sources, qualifies and trains approved consultants and contractors.
  • Instructs and guides professionals to ensure timely and cost-effective agency approvals, including: planning and zoning, design review, building permits, and necessary variances to construct the most effective design.
  • Ensures schedule, budget and project document updates are timely and accurate and departmental key controls are maintained in the department’s on-line project management system, including RFI approvals, pay requests, change order approvals, and close-out documents.

Job Requirements:

  • Education – BS degree or equivalent preferred in Building Construction, Construction Management, Civil Engineering, or related program.
  • Experience – – Minimum of 5+ years of retail construction management experience as described below, including at least 3+ years of owner-representative/corporate construction management. Previous experience required in the development of fast casual, QSR or other related restaurant concepts. National brands preferred.
  • Skills/Knowledge/Abilities – Strong oral and written English communication, project management, negotiation, leadership and organization skills. Thorough knowledge of applicable building codes, requirements and state-of-the art construction methods, and an in-depth understanding of design and function. Sound knowledge of commercial real estate transactions. Working knowledge of personal computers and related software applications, i.e., word processing, spreadsheets, etc. Advanced skill level of construction and real estate computer applications is preferred. Demonstrates integrity and ethical behavior.
  • Physical Requirements – This is a field-based position that works remotely from home. Ability to speak and hear clearly in person and on the telephone. Ability to travel approximately 30%-50% of time to restaurant sites and other locations as business needs require. Ability to establish and utilize a mobile office while traveling.

Job Details:

Company:  Qdoba Restaurant Corporation

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: San Diego, CA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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