Director of Construction

Washington, DC
Nov 24, 2021
Nov 26, 2021
Specialty Trades
Full Time
NANDO'S VISIONAt Nando's, we want to be the most loved restaurant brand in North America, sharing the spirit of Nando's PERi-PERi with everyone who chooses to access it. We will redesign and build a business that thrives as it answers fully it is consumers' needs -and endures over time through genuinely putting people at the heart of what we do. We will lead with our values and act with care, compassion, and kindness. By doing this, we will Change Lives Together, every day and everywhere.ROLE SUMMARYThe Director of Construction will support the successful growth of Nando's through management of all construction processes. This role is responsible for the build-out of new Nando's restaurants, as well as the management of projects, renovations, and landlord repairs. The Director of Construction will work with other members of the Property Team and with Operations during the site selection and evaluation process and to ensure smooth handoff post-construction. The individual in this role should be highly organized and an effective and proactive problem solver. They will work closely with and learn from senior members of the organization, as well as contribute to the overall culture and growth of Nando's North America by providing direction and expert council across the Property Team and cross-functionally to other departments. As with all members of the Nando's family, the Director of Construction will be expected to wear multiple hats, seek out opportunities to make Nando's and themselves better every day, and in general, be a good team player! The essential functions of this position are mapped out below:KEY FOCUS AREASConstruction Project ManagementEnsure contractor and subcontractor compliance with applicable building and safety codes and regulationsEstablish, maintain, and drive project schedules and budgets including internal communication and updates to team on all projects, new builds, renovations, and landlord repair workEnsure the coordination and development of approved architectural and engineering construction drawings with respect to budget, schedule, and constructabilityEnsure all site work is high quality and per drawings/ specsPrioritize and lead key strategic initiatives that will improve build methods, reduce lifecycle costs, and ease maintenance burdensLead and promote a culture of safe work conditions and hold team to meeting safety standardsComplete projects within budget and on scheduleTracks hard and soft cost expenditures against project budgets and contractsVendor, Budget, and Contract ManagementReview contracts and ensure that bid documents and contracts encompass the complete scope coverageManage contractor and subcontractor relationshipsReview drawing and spec packages for adherence to design/ functional intent and to catch and omit repeat mistakesManage permitting, bidding, and construction admin process, liaising with team as neededComplete budgets and schedules for renovation and small-works projectsSite Selection and HandoffVisit new sites and complete site surveys and budgets for Real Estate, engaging with designers, architects, and engineers as needed, understanding work letter exclusions and TI contributionsManage procurement of all owner-provided materials for new sites as neededComplete and submit all work needed to secure Tenant Improvement Allowance (TIA) at close of constructionBuild a handover toolkit and maintenance schedule/yearly budget planWork closely with the internal NRO team to ensure smooth handover process to Operations teams for new and renovated restaurantsWork with outside consultants/ vendors and internal facilities team to identify and implement preventative maintenance procedures to extend life of existing and new restaurant materials and systemsHandover new restaurants to Facilities team at 6 monthsMaintain an ongoing partnership with Operations and Facilities teams to ensure warranty and deficiency work is resolvedROLE REQUIREMENTSBachelor's degree, with a preference for Architecture, Construction Management, Civil Engineering, or a related field7+ years' experience in project management on multiple simultaneous construction administration projectsValid driver's license and clean driving record, with reliable access to transportationWorking knowledge of processes and procedures for construction administration, including CPM scheduling, cost reporting, payment application process, and project status reportingStrong knowledge of construction materials, processes, and equipmentAbility to read blueprints, structural drawings, and plan setsStrong analytical and problem-solving skillsProven budget and contract management skillsDemonstrated ability to manage concurrent projects simultaneously with a results-driven approachHighly developed verbal, written, and presentation communication skills with the ability to communicate with a wide variety of audiencesProven ability to build consensus and reconcile adverse points of viewAbility to travel outside the DC metro area up to 50% of working timeAbility to commute between multiple sites and the main central support office for 75-100% of the time within a given dayPERSONAL ATTRIBUTES & VALUESPassionEnergetic: goes the extra mile for their teamRooted: sees the work as more than just a job and is enthusiastic about success in their rolePositive: constructive, optimistic, and confidentDedicated: committed, loyal and steadfastLearning orientation: desire and drive to acquire knowledge and skills necessary to perform job more effectivelyPrideMeticulous: demonstrates a commitment to quality and excellence in the execution of workSelf-motivated: initiative to undertake or continue a task or activity without prodding or supervisionConscientious: hardworking, diligent, and reliableHumility: modest and unassuming, taking pride and not praise in activities and achievements, this does not take the form of arrogance.FamilyCourteous: respectful and considerate in manner and behavior towards others, treats others with compassion, care, and kindnessAdaptable: work effectively within a variety of diverse situations, and with diverse individualsTeam player: engaging, cooperative, contributing, and supportive of team membersWilling: eager, prepared, and quick to act or respondCourageAssertive: confidently communicate needs or wishes in a constructive mannerResilient: effectively handle stressful or pressurized situationsTenacious: persistent regardless of setbacksIntegrityIntegrity: adherence to accepted principles of right and wrong, interesting in doing the right thingCredible: honest, trustworthy, accountable, and dependableGenuine: keeping everyone's best in at heartNandos North America provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.