1900 Colonel Sanders Lane

Project Construction Manager

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Project Construction Manager
1900 Colonel Sanders Lane
Louisville, KY


Purpose of the Job:

The Project Construction Manager position will be responsible for managing multiple construction related projects including the execution from concept to completion of KFC Corporate and Franchise New Store, Replacement, and Major/Minor Remodel Programs, and delivering on performance metrics of Timeliness, Cost, and Quality.

Job Responsibilities:

* Manages regional franchise and corporate development activity related to ground up construction and remodel programs. Acts as KFC field primary point of contact within assigned territory.
* Develops relationships with professional national program/ construction manager, architectural firms/consultants, general contractors and vendors.
* Manages all phases of projects: including design/architecture, permitting, construction, close out/turnover on singular projects from inception through warranty inspections.
* Manages capital budgets for all programs and projects with timely and accurate reports on spending.
* Aids in the selection of qualified General Contractors (GC's) for competitive bidding, review and qualify bids, awards the work and directly oversees the performance of the program manager or GC throughout each project.
* Prepares schedules and communicates regularly to stakeholders including Sr. Construction Manager on progress and changes.
* Supports the real estate team with construction cost and assists with site analysis on new store development.
* Works with other departments to improve tools and processes for execution on capital initiatives and facility maintenance.
* Ensure that company's contract policies are followed and maintained.
* Evaluates and documents performance of all consultants, contractors and vendors.
* Protects Brand Image and Standards through site visits and third-party adherence.
* Extensive (50%+) travel to perform weekly construction site visits, pre-bid/pre-construction meetings as needed to facilitate high-quality project openings and insure KFC ASAP effectiveness.

Knowledge & Skill Required:


* BS in Construction Management or equivalent/ PMI Certification combined with field related experience.


* Years of Experience – Minimum of 3-5 (years of corporate construction or project management experience. (multi-unit restaurant/retail industry preferred.)
* Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment.
* Demonstrated track record of strong Project Management skills.
* Documented experience and ability to manage multiple projects and large scale roll out programs
* Proven ability to negotiate.
* Effective communication and interpersonal skills able to reach across all levels. Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
* Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suites, including sufficient proficiency with Excel, and ability to learn new programs.
* Up to date knowledge on construction practices and the ability to read blueprints.
* Intellectual curiosity, action oriented, self-driven with an ability to work field based with little supervision.

Additional Info:

KFC restaurants across the US are commonly operated by independent business owners called Franchisees. They have a contract with KFC allowing them to sell our products and have all operating responsibility for their restaurant, including being your employer. As a result, independently-owned franchised or licensed locations may have different requirements.

Please keep in mind, this is just basic information and you’ll find out more after you apply. At KFC, what you do matters! So if you want to be part of a winning team, find out now why Life Tastes Better with KFC. Apply today!

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