Senior Construction Project Manager East

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Construction

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Job Description

The Senior Construction Project Manager is responsible for successful execution of construction projects encompassing new stores and facilities, remodels, company initiatives and special projects. Responsible for budgetary and milestone performance, cross-functional project coordination and communication, maintenance of accurate project data and records, compliance to contractual and regulatory requirements, overall service level and quality of work for assigned projects. Well versed in lease exhibits and work letters at a project level, ensuring requirements of tenant and LL are achieved, and appropriate credits are tracked and received. Primary point of contact for internal and external stakeholders throughout the construction process. This TM must reside within the COG and can office from any East COG regional office.


  • Coordinates multiple, concurrent new store development and remodel projects.
  • Ownership and accountability for all scope required for a successful construction project, including budget development and adherence, planning, design, FF&E procurement, and infrastructure coordination.
  • Accountable for overall project delivery schedule, coordinating: LL scope, GC milestones, fixturing and equipment delivery and install, vendor provided equipment, including identification of long lead long lead materials to mitigate risk of delay. Provides visibility and accountability to internal stakeholder deliverables that impact project cost or schedule.
  • Primary point of contact for leadership, operations and product coordinators throughout the construction process. 
  • Direct procurement of equipment and systems as required, including but not limited to: walk in coolers/ freezers, electrical gear, lighting packages, camera and security equipment, exterior signage, for water treatment, hoods and exhaust, generator/ life safety, controls, and refrigeration.
  • Supervises and performs construction administration as required, including: contract negotiation, development of project schedules, management of RFIs and submittals, management of change orders, maintenance of excellent project records, and ensures timely and accurate project closeout.
  • Oversees project activities of design consultants, general contractors, and service providers. Ensures contractual agreements and vendor working relationships are developed, negotiated, and maintained.
  • Oversees bidding process from RFP through contract award. Ensures that task order is in place prior to construction, and pay apps are executed in a timely manner.
  • Manages LL reimbursable worksheet throughout the project, managing change orders and requests by both parties in an organized fashion, and providing bid data with excellent back up detail as required.
  • Ensures builders risk and fire sprinkler submittal approvals are secured through appropriate service providers and Global Risk team
  • Perform regular field visits / site inspections to inspect LL or GC progress based on critical path milestones
  • Schedules and oversees project meetings and site activities, including but not limited to: CD % review, bid review, weekly OAC meetings, tender inspection, punch walks, commissioning, turnover inspections, and 11-month warranty walk.
  • Provides weekly project status report, including current progress report, 3 week look ahead schedule, RFI and Change order review, photos of site progress, list of all open items which require decision, and escalation notice for any risks to budget or schedule.
  • Upholds company standard in clean project delivery and turnover for operational and merchandising execution.
  • In a remodel environment, partners with store leadership to proactively communicate with customer base regarding store changes, ensuring accurate project planning to minimize construction impact to business, product, and operations labor.
  • Professional/ Project Management Knowledge:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of preparing construction budgets and tracking to actual costs.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of grocery store equipment, fixtures, building systems and infrastructure.
  • Ability to work with design consultants to facilitate design development and construction drawings, ensuring accuracy of bid documents.
  • Ability to prepare and guide construction schedules effectively.
  • Advanced understanding of WFM’s project management methodology and requirements.
  • Advanced ability to plan, estimate, organize, and monitor projects.
  • Able to oversee or advise on project management issues and assist in overcoming barriers.
  • Ability to keep multiple projects on track financially, with a high quality or work, and in accordance with stakeholder creative intent and deadlines.
  • Proficient with project management software, such as Sharepoint, MS Project or base camp, as well as internal tools for project financials and documents, like USGN.
  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills:

  • This TM must have a service mindset, with ability to find alignment amongst stakeholders in a dynamic environment with competing priorities.
  • Communicates structured information in a clear, concise, and organized fashion.
  • Collaborates with others to achieve objectives and ensure information flow
  • Effectively presents information and responds to questions, in both one on one and group settings
  • Teamwork & Collaboration

  • Participates in cross functional projects and provides senior-level support to team
  • Impacts overall team effectiveness
  • May provide informational support to less experienced TMs
  • Builds and nurtures relationships with senior-level stakeholders and leaders
  • Judgment and Problem Solving

  • Applies analytical skills to evaluate and interpret complex situations and identify risks
  • Presents problem analysis and recommended solutions in a creative and logical manner
  • Handles a diverse range of issues requiring evaluation of a variety of factors, including business trends
  • Analyzes complex and ambiguous problems
  • Identifies and shares opportunities for process/ procedural enhancements to drive efficiency and improve service levels.
  • Organization & Business Knowledge:

  • Understands trends and emerging challenges of the customer base, market and industry.
  • Applies business and project understanding to focus project team’s efforts
  • Demonstrates excellent knowledge of the WFM product mix, supply base and retail operations.
  • Education & Experience:

  • BA/BS degree and 4-6 years relevant experience OR equivalent education and relevant experience .
  • Physical Requirements / Working Conditions

  • Ability to physically perform general office requirements, as well as those required on construction site.
  • Must be able to perform essential responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodations.
  • Ability to travel to project sites across the enterprise is required. This position may require travel up to 80%.
  • At Whole Foods Market, we provide a fair and equal employment opportunity for all Team Members and candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, marital status, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic. Whole Foods Market hires and promotes individuals solely based on qualifications for the position to be filled and business needs.

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