• Construction Manager

    Job Locations US-FL-Deerfield Beach - Corporate Office
    Job ID
    2018-1592
    # of Openings
    0
    Category
    Management
  • Overview

    OVERVIEW:


    The Learning Experience is the nation’s fastest growing Academy of Early Education franchise, educating and enhancing the lives of more than 25,000 children ages 6 weeks to 6 years old each year. Today, we are in the enviable position of having 300 locations opened or under development with plans to more than double that in the next five years.


    We are searching for enthusiastic, career-minded team members to share in our success. At T.L.E. we believe that people are the most important ingredient of any business. It is the people who tell the true story of what that business stands for—and it is the people who ultimately determine what can be achieved. That is why creating a culture based on trust, respect, and inclusion is a high priority for us. We encourage and trust our people to always reach higher, learn more, and live up to their potential. TLE® has given many employees a platform to display their talent and further their careers.

     

    The Construction Manager is primarily responsible for managing the construction of new projects. Working cross-functionally across Real Estate, Legal, Design, Construction, Developers and Landlords.

     

    Responsibilities

    • Oversee the construction process of new centers within a geographical region
    • Working with Landlords and Developers to create, oversee, review, and manage project budgets and time-lines for new centers
    • Oversee and maintain the design standards and center planning processes
    • In partnership with Center Design, maintain and enhance drawing masters for center construction
    • Establish and manage relationships with center operations, developers, landlords, vendors, and franchisees
    • Pro-actively manages each development schedule assigned
    • Manages construction site visits to evaluate progress and construction practices and quality
    • Manages the new site set-up process and procedures for the company
    • Resolve project specific issues with vendors, consultants, municipalities, developers, landlords, franchisees and contractors
    • Manage multiple construction projects within a geographical region
    • Responsible for managing the acquisitions and divestitures of corporate centers from and to Franchisees in a geographical area

     

    Qualifications

     

    • 7+ years of experience in retail or preschool development and construction project management; preferably with a multi-unit retail company with an emphasis on new stores
    • 3+ years management experience evaluating and selecting outside vendors and contractors
    • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Construction Management, or Business preferred
    • Multi-Unit Operations, i.e. hotel, restaurant, and /or franchise concepts 
    • Understanding of land development processes including the due diligence, jurisdictional approval processes, utilities, surveys, Phase I, geotech, etc
    • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and multi-task with strong attention to detail and organizational ability
    • Proven proactive approach to managing and meeting deadlines
    • Strong interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills
    • Solid business acumen, management, analytical, and problem-solving skills
    • High level of knowledge and experience using network databases, and Microsoft Office
    • Ability to travel 40-60% of the time

     

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, stand for long periods of time, sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands and fingers, to handle, or feel, sit for long periods of time, stand frequently, bend, squat, reach and turn to access files and office equipment. Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds.

     

    Notice 

    The Learning Experience’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

     

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