Project Manager - Design and Construction

Employer
Northcott Hospitality
Location
Twin Cities
Salary
Range depends on qualifications
Posted
Feb 22, 2012
Closes
Mar 23, 2012
Job Type
Employee
Employment Status
Full Time

Project Manager

Job Description

Job Title: Project Manager        

Department: Design and Construction        

Reports To:    Vice President of Design and Construction                 

Overview

The Project Manager will provide leadership to AmericInn franchisees during site construction, conversion, and renovation. The Project Manager will also manage corporate-owned construction projects from site development through project completion.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

AmericInn Franchisee Construction Liaison

  • Oversee the ongoing updates, maintenance and tracking of the prototype plans and specifications
  • New/Alternate Product Research and Review
  • Oversee the project plans, specifications and shop drawing  review and approval process for franchised property locations during new construction, conversion and remodels
  • Assist current and new franchisees with product and construction related process issues for all projects and PIP implementations
  • Manage the contract to online process for the internal team on conversion and new construction franchised projects
  • Conduct property site visits for compliance and to authorize property training and opening
  • Manage the signage program approval process with all required reviews and approvals
  • Preparation of property improvement plans (“PIP”) for franchised locations and oversee and track the implementation and compliance to the PIP and brand standards

Corporate Construction Management Duties

  • Product research
  • Perform project due diligence including research of all requirements and approvals
  • Development, tracking and maintaining of budgets and schedules
  • Oversee the design and construction document preparation process and review for quality control
  • Estimating and cost analysis for all project requirements identified in plans, specifications and requests for proposals
  • Project administration for all vendors, subcontractors and consultants including developing scopes of work, RFP’s, contract drafts, submittal and approval process, quality control and payment administration through project completion and closeout
  • Prepare initial and final project presentations for group and executive review

Other duties and projects as assigned

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree (Construction Management, Architecture, Civil Engineering or related studies) and minimum 2 years’ relevant industry project manager experience
  • Education and experience equivalency would include a 2-year-related certification or degree and 6 years’ field experience with significant exposure to project management and supervisory roles 

QUALIFICATIONS COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS

  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work with all levels of management and field representatives
  • Microsoft Office proficiency
  • Thorough understanding of construction industry practices and procedures
  • Ability to read, understand and interpret plans and specifications
  • Self-motivated team player
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with attention to deadlines and details
  • Financial competency with budgeting, expense tracking and cost analysis


PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, hear, stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle and feel, and reach with hands and arms.  The employee regularly reviews operations and progress at locations under construction, which will require the ability to traverse across site conditions with uneven soil, standing water and mud.  The employee will need to access some areas of the structure by means of ladders or stairs. The employee is required to lift, carry or move items weighing up to 20 pounds.