Partners with the Area Real Estate Manager within the assigned geographical area to optimize PLACE and to align goals with the corporate strategies. Optimizing PLACE is defined as enhancing customer experience, convenience, and relevance by optimizing the marketplace through new site development and the existing real estate portfolio, and maximizing system profits, regional income and return on investment. Is accountable within the assigned geographical area for all construction activities. Key Customers include the restaurant customers, Regional Leadership, Development Team, O/Os, McOpCo and Regional Staff.
In addition to following McDonald’s policies and procedures, principle accountabilities include, but are not limited to the following:
Works with Area Real Estate Managers to prioritize development opportunities to ensure best use of capital (e.g., timing, funding and returns) within the region. (e.g., design possibilities, project budget estimates)
Helps to create, manage, and execute the development plan to meet portfolio returns and goals of the Development team.
Ensures quality control standards for construction (e.g., cost, timing, site building design layout, specifications)
Works with US Restaurant Design Group to ensure consistency and applies Gold Site Development Standards to optimize the site development processes (e.g., site layout, zoning, signage, building capacity)
Monitors and controls the construction process by coordinating the efforts of others (e.g., contractors, attorneys, architectural and engineering consultants, government agencies).
Negotiates terms and conditions of construction agreements (e.g., price, timing).
Provides construction and design recommendations for specific elements of reinvestment plans (e.g., exterior enhancements, drive-thru enhancement, capacity, brand standards)
Reinforces and supports the reinvestment standards to Franchise Operators throughout the reinvestment process which sometimes includes coordination and management of entire construction process (plans, bids, permits, construction, and project close-out)
Supports the Property Manager, Asset Manager and Area Real Estate Manager in ensuring resolution of construction related property issues (e.g., common area maintenance, condemnations, excess property, easements)
Ensures resolution of physical plant and infrastructure issues.
Provides effective consulting and maintains effective working relationships with regional leadership, Franchise Operators, other McDonald departments, alliance partners and other outside organizations
5+ years of construction management experience
2+ years of experience managing programs
BA/BS degree in Construction Management, Architecture or Civil Engineering preferred
Intermediate level proficiency with current Microsoft Office software, email and Internet research.
Experience working independently and prioritize effectively in a complex, ambiguous and fast-paced environment
Quantitative and analytical skills as well as attention to detail
Strong written and verbal communication skills and customer obsession
Experience managing an outsourced construction management team for project execution
Experience managing the outsourcing of facilities and property maintenance and excess property, superior communication skills (written and verbal).
Problem solving, ability to troubleshoot complex issues and achieve a solution
Priority setting, decisiveness, organization and time-management skills