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DIRECTOR, STRATEGIC PROJECT MANAGEMENT

At¬ Chartwells Higher Education, people are at the core of our business. Together we build innovative food service concepts and serve fresh, local and nutritious meals at over 270 college campuses across the country. Twice named the Fastest Growing Brand by Nation's Restaurant News, at Chartwells we take pride in creating opportunities for associates to grow their careers and achieve their development goals within the company.




Job Summary



  • Manage multiple construction projects from Project inception to Completion throughout all investment phases as outlines by the Master Food Services Contract. In the performance of this function, the Projects Director is responsible for the Technical side of our Client relationships, Operational communication and Vendor Management.

  • This position will have ownership of Project budgets, Project Timelines, Scopes of work and all schedule from Contract to Execution of each project.

  • Oversee and manage all assigned and contracted Project managers, Design and Engineering teams, General Contractors and Food Service Supply vendors in their region.

  • Vested corporate responsibilities relating to overall sector financial performance including business development, sales success, annual budgeting, marketing and client satisfaction.



Essential Duties & Responsibilities



  • Serve as contract agent on behalf of Chartwells with GC, subcontractor s, design team (architects, engineers, consultants) and client

  • Will have Directorship for all projects; ranging from limited budget renovations to rezoned horizontal and vertical developments

  • Travel to project sites will required on a regular basis as dictated by project phasing

  • Competency to produce annual business budgets and cash flow projections pertaining to project in their region

  • Produce detailed estimate of entire scope of assigned trades, building system, and/or overall project cost from concept to construction documentation phase.

  • Produce high level project timelines for each project and drive the timely start and completion of each project phase.

  • Implement and drive continues compliance of business systems relating to overall Chartwells productivity and work flow

  • Annual performance reviews with all Consultants, Vendors, and Contractors used during Financial year

  • Facilitate project exploration and programming while projects are in discovery phase (non-commitment phase)

  • Own design and build responsibilities during RFP or Re-Bid Responses including estimates, creative input, facility programming, scope of work and timelines.

  • Liaises with adjacent strategic business disciplines in the CST to maximize synergies across the Sector

  • Developing execution strategies, performing financial / competitive analyses, assessing market conditions related to pricing and contract negotiations

  • Facilitate and Manage all technical meeting with clients' facilities teams

  • Anticipate potential Technical challenges in project execution and successfully navigating these challenges to ensure minimum impact to the project, the client and the relationship.

  • Will review all CAD / Revit Models to ensure processes related to Code Compliance are implemented correctly

  • Will do constructability review on all project diagrams, elevations, renderings and sample boards to ensure alignment with project budget.

  • Preparing and assembling bids and proposals for different contract types (basic BOQ's, lump sum, GMP, Cost Plus, etc.)

  • Analyzing existing site conditions and all contract documents (plans, specifications, etc.) to determine any required scope that is not indicated

  • Preparing scope requisitions for assigned trades; coordinating with fellow estimators to eliminate scope gaps and overlaps

  • Obtaining and evaluating subcontractor proposals relative to their scope of work. Determining if scope is covered and managing risk of scope gaps

  • Making recommendations to Chief Operations Officer/Estimating Engineer or best course of action

  • Receive, verify and approve invoices against original scope of the project

  • Manage close out process of all projects (including as-builts/CAD files and final costs)

  • Conduct project post‚€“mortem on all closed projects



Qualifications



  • Bachelor's degree plus a minimum of 10 years' food-service-facility construction experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience.

  • Proven written and verbal communication abilities; proficiency with computer applications, including Microsoft Office suite, AutoCAD Viewer, Timberline, Merlin or MSP Scheduling software.

  • Ability to read, understand and interpret contract documents, drawings, specifications, scopes of work and project schedule.

  • Demonstrate strong leadership and interpersonal skills.

  • Possess strong technical background relating to all building services systems especially as it relates to food service integration.

  • Ground Up, Food-service-facility, construction experience.

  • Possess creative abilities to guide the design team towards an affordable and executable design, making estimate and design adjustment to deliver a well-balanced project.

  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with others at peer level and vertically within the organization.

  • Highly entrepreneurial, ability to work closely with Operations, Business Development, Marketing and Procurement divisions. Senior corporate management experience within the construction industry.



Physical Demands



  • This position will be split between office and travel with 40% of the time in the office

  • Ability to travel to project sites as needed for 60% of the time

  • Travel will require overnight stays ‚€“ depending on project needs


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Req ID:¬ 209614


Chartwells HE¬ 


JULIE A LEYVA¬ 


SALARIED EXEMPT¬ 




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