Construction Manager – Mid-Atlantic Region (Atlanta based)
The Construction Manager is responsible for the management and supervision of the construction of projects in a timely manner (Schedule) and within a defined budget (Dollars). Supervises and manage the construction of all assigned projects in the most professional manner leading to a lasting and continuing relationship for our company. Will also be responsible to hire, manage and coordinate Architects, Engineers, Consultants and other professional disciplines. (Pre Development Management Knowledge is essential along with an understanding of the Entitlement process).
Drives the landlord and tenant design, permitting and construction process to ensure achievement of best possible rent commencement dates for all projects as assigned.
Provide timely construction cost estimates and maintain the Project Schedule.
Troubleshoots design and construction issues as they arise.
Attend and direct meetings relative to the construction projects assigned.
To monitor the construction project’s schedule and job costs and keep the team updated as to the current status of jobs.
Acts as the primary contact with the tenant throughout the duration of the project.
Prepare punch lists and make sure that all items are completed as specified in the lease agreement and properly.
Process paperwork and update databases, including but not limited to: change order request, RFI’s, payment applications for general contractors in a timely manner, provide accurate input on ongoing costs and distribution of costs to the project cost control system.
Maintain transparent records and files on projects and individual jobs, these files include but are not limited to site, shell, utilities and easement, soils reports, correspondence, customer invoices, contract documents, change orders and commitments forms.
Maintain accurate and timely correspondence to all departments on items, which may directly or indirectly affect their responsibilities.
Foster good communication between departments by always being available to assist anyone requiring information concerning construction related data.
Develop relationships with local and regional jurisdictions.
Develop relationships with General Contractors and Consultants for contracts under the Blanket and Master Agreements.
Work with the Regional Director of New Development (RDND) and local Growth Manager to manage all facets of pre-development activities, entitlement process and construction for new shopping center development projects.
On all properties approved for pursuit by the RDND for the regional office, the CM assists in the process from feasibility analysis, property due diligence, site planning, entitlement and governmental approvals, and site acquisition. Works with the internal team on layout, design and construction planning and in developing the project budget. Monitors compliance with all purchase and sales agreements and lease restrictions.
Assist RDND in coordinating, and directing the daily activities of the in-house New Development Team (NDT), including Leasing, Legal, Construction, Market Research, Accounting, Financial Analysis, and Property Management. Ensures that all data and information is being processed and provided by team to support Financial Analysis’ preparation of proforma, budgets, and progress and status reports for senior management.
Takes lead for strategy, planning and implementation of securing the development entitlements from all required governmental agencies. Either directly or through NDT engages appropriate outside consultants to represent company in the entitlement process.
Ensures Company compliance with all controlling documents and conditional approvals.
Supports NDT with outside consultants, including Architects, Engineers, Contractors, Planners, Attorneys, Partners, etc.
Represent the Company in negotiations and meetings with governmental agencies, anchor retailer clients, consultants.
Resolve disputes regarding new developments with appropriate departments.
Participate as needed or directed by the RDND in negotiation and documentation support on purchase and sale contracts, anchor documents, closing documents, etc.
Continually identify ways to refine and enhance the workflow process.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Construction Management or Engineering required.
5-7 years in the construction industry and familiarity with reading construction plans required. Retail construction experience strongly preferred. Two years’ experience in mixed-use and multi-story construction developments preferred.
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Ability to analyze volumes of diverse information and make clear and fair decision
Understand the importance of evaluating opportunities that arise and craft solutions that protect the company’s interests
Good steward of company funds
Ability to travel as required
Weingarten is an EEO Employer; including Women, Minorities, Veterans and Disabled.