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Construction Project Director - Restaurant Industry more...
Location:Seattle, WA
Company:SSP America
First posted:June 14, 2017

The Construction Project Director will act as the Owner's (SSP) on-site liaison for individual and multi-unit restaurant development programs located within major airport(s) in North America.  This position will require full-time, in the field oversight of the construction for one to a dozen or more restaurants at one and sometimes multiple sites, on a weekly basis. 

  • Act as the SSP single point of contact for the delivery of the project or program during the construction phase of the project delivery process.
  • Work closely with the Design Project Manager during the Construction Documents phase of the project to ensure constructability and adherence to budget.
  • Ensure compliance to construction documents and specifications on the part of all contractors and vendors providing services to the construction project.
  • Work closely in association with the SSP cost estimator to achieve accurate cost plans at each stage of the development of the concept.
  • Establish and manage communication protocols with all internal and external parties.
  • Develop meeting schedules and communication directories.
  • Act as the key liaison with the SSP team and key outside stakeholders for all construction-related issues.
  • Develop, review and monitor the program schedule with the general contractor and SSP team to ensure expectations are achieved.
  • Develop and manage the delivery process, including agreement of the change order protocol, with all project team members.
  • Manage and supervise the collection of data related to the delivery co-ordination, hand-over, punch-listing and close out process.
  • Advise upon any procurement opportunities and potential supplier capacity issues.
  • Facilitate progress updates with SSP appointed contractors and suppliers.
  • Report on any issues with the supply chain and develop solutions locally and manage out issues.
  • Manage data around any risks to the project.
  • Maintain and own the issues log.
  • Ensure that all the necessary SSP requirements are fulfilled in the completion of the punch-listing process including resolution of defects and all required re-inspections..
  • Compile and issue post contract reviews.
  • Attend site survey/ scoping meetings to understand the proposed project brief in conjunction with necessary suppliers.
  • Review and manage the development of needed technical solutions with the work team to ensure SSP expectations are achieved.
  • Liaise with the cost estimator on site specific cost tracking & reporting.
  • Chair all site and progress-related meetings.
  • Provide weekly summary reports for senior-level management.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Construction Management, Engineering, Architecture or related field.
  • Minimum of 15 years in construction and project management, with a strong preference for experience in restaurant and retail facilities within secure facilities, such as commercial airports.
  • Must be comfortable managing simultaneous projects and at one or more airport locations.
  • Must be able to travel up to 50%, including unlimited US travel and ability to travel to Canada (passport required). 
  • Depending on projects, must be flexible to work long hours and weekends, including holidays.  Regular attendance is required.
  • Ability to operate and execute effectively in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Effective at managing and resolving conflict with peers, clients, contractors. Must be able to successfully work and manage high pressure situations.
  • Ability to pass and maintain security pass clearings and other job related background checks.


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