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We are looking for a highly motivated individual that enjoys working in a team environment. If that’s you, come join us today!
The Area Construction Manager is responsible for corporate oversight of all construction related activities to corporate initiatives. They will oversee external construction management companies and work with General Contractors, architects and engineers to ensure projects remain on track as well as provide communication to the franchisees on project status. This position will work closely with the Area Real Estate Managers within your general geographical area to optimize PLACE and to align goals with the corporate strategies. Optimizing PLACE is defined as enhancing customer experience, convenience, and relevance by optimizing the marketplace through new site development and the existing real estate portfolio, and maximizing system profits, regional income and return on investment. Key Customers include the restaurant customers, Regional Leadership, Development Team, O/Os, McOpCo and Regional Staff.
**This position requires considerable travel of 50-60% as this is a large geographical area**
In addition to following McDonald’s policies and procedures, principle accountabilities include, but are not limited to the following:
Partner with Area Real Estate Managers to prioritize development opportunities to ensure best use of capital (e.g., timing, funding and returns) within the region (e.g., design possibilities, project budget estimates).
Help create, manage, and execute the development plan to meet specific portfolio returns and goals of the Development team.
Ensure quality control standards for construction (e.g., cost, timing, site building design layout, specifications).
Work with US Restaurant Design Group to ensure consistency and applies Gold Site Development Standards to optimize the site development processes (e.g., site layout, zoning, signage, building capacity).
Monitor and control the construction process by coordinating the efforts of others (e.g., contractors, attorneys, architectural and engineering consultants, government agencies).
Negotiate terms and conditions of construction agreements (e.g., price, timing).
Provide construction and design recommendations for specific elements of reinvestment plans (e.g., exterior enhancements, drive-thru enhancement, capacity, brand standards).
Reinforce and support the reinvestment standards to Franchise Operators throughout the reinvestment process which sometimes includes coordination and management of entire construction process (plans, bids, permits, construction, and project close-out).
Support the Property Manager, Asset Manager and Area Real Estate Manager in ensuring resolution of construction related property issues (e.g., common area maintenance, condemnations, excess property, easements).
Ensure resolution of physical plant and infrastructure issues.
Provide effective consulting and maintain effective working relationships with regional leadership, Franchise Operators, other McDonald departments, alliance partners and other outside organizations.
BA/BS degree required
5+ years of experience in construction project management
2+ years of budgeting experience
2+ years of vendor/consultant coordination and management experience
2+ years of contract administration and negotiation experience
BA/BS Degree (Masters a plus) in Civil Engineering, Construction Management or Architecture
Land use, zoning and entitlement experience preferred
Strong written and verbal communication skills (written and verbal) and customer obsession
Strong Technical skills
Expert level proficiency with current Microsoft Office software, email and Internet research.
Experience working independently and prioritize effectively in a complex, ambiguous and fast-paced environment
Quantitative and analytical skills as well as attention to detail
Experience managing external resources and contract staff
Problem solving, ability to troubleshoot complex issues and achieve a solution
Priority setting, decisiveness, organization and time-management skills
Intermediate level proficiency with current Microsoft Office software, email and Internet research.
McDonald’s Corporation is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce.