Tenant Coordination – Project Manager/Estimator
Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW) is the premier global developer and operator of flagship shopping destinations. With a portfolio valued at over €65.2 billion, the company owns and operates 93 shopping centres, including 56 flagships in the most dynamic cities in Europe and the United States. Our centres, welcoming 1.2 billion visits per year, are present on two continents and in 13 countries, and provide a unique platform for retailers and brands – with an exceptional and constantly renewed experience for customers. The Group also has the largest development pipeline in the industry, worth €11.9 billion, focused on building the shopping and lifestyle destinations of the future. In addition, URW distinguishes itself in the communities we serve through our Better Places 2030 agenda, an ambition to create places that respect the highest environmental standards and contribute to better cities and communities.
Our 3,700 talented professionals, at the forefront of innovation, possess the skills and are committed to the engagement and teamwork required to drive performance and generate superior value.
We’re looking for a Project Manager / Estimator to be part of a growing Leasing department who is acollaborative andanexperienced Construction Project Management and/or Architecture professional.
As a Project Manager / Estimator, you will be an essential member of URW’s Retail Store opening Team. You will be responsible forestablishing and implementing project budgeting for a portfolio of shopping centers, including in-line mercantile shops, restaurant/hospitality units, entertainment destinations and common area kiosks. To ensure URW provides optimal experiences, this person will be skilled at understandingplanning and design schematics, construction documentation, permitting procedures, scheduling and tracking, Construction Budgeting and construction administrationto best meet the needs ofURW’s business objectives.
We are looking for aProject Manager / Estimator with:
· Demonstrated experience in Estimating,Project Management and Store Opening Expertise from Inception to Opening in a retail environment
o Collaborate with Asset Team on pre LOI due diligence to verify existing conditions, complete feasibility studies, identify applicable Landlord work scopes, produce requests for proposals to obtain cost estimates and bids.
o Manage, coordinate, guide and oversee Estimating activity to insure the accurate preparation and submission of competitive and profitable proposals, within prudent corporate parameters.
o Ability to Value Engineer and creatively problem solve to help bring projects to fruition.
o Develop conceptual budgets based on concept and schematic design packages and complete field verifications and site walk throughs as may be necessary.
o Maintain and develop relationships with pool of General Contractors and Subcontractors who are appropriate for the types and sizes of projects that arise. Develop and maintain relationships with all building department plan reviewers and inspectors for best possible outcomes and conflict resolution.
o Thoroughly review estimates, scope, pricing and assembly of proposals prior to submission.
o Ability to develop conceptual estimates by both working with GCs & Subcontractors and by completing take offs and assigning unit pricing based on region and union requirements.
o Design and Technical plan review of architectural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and signage drawings. Interface with Asset Team, Leasing and Tenants and Architects to review, comment and approve construction drawings ensuring Landlord vs Tenant work responsibilities. Ensure Lease compliance. Collaborate with Design Manager as needed.
o Develop an understanding of all mall systems, existing and proposed, and how tenant will tie into them, including all utilities, fire life safety, data transmission, etc..
o Efficiently track and/or manage the scheduling of Landlord and Tenant planning and permit submittals to all applicable local jurisdictional agencies.
o Attend recurring action/asset meetings to ensure awareness of all aspects of the shopping center, especially on issues that pertain to tenant’s design and construction.
o Collaborate with the internal plan management group to produce lease exhibits such as lease outline drawings, update and keep current all lease plans.
o Visit the shopping centers on a regular basis to monitor progress of any landlord work and tenant construction and promote methods to expedite tenant’s construction process.
o Supervise the schedule of the Landlord’s Work and Tenant’s construction to ensure they open on or before the rental commencement date (RCD). Conduct field inspections and meetings with tenants and building inspectors, where necessary.
o Perform detailed punch list inspections throughout the construction of each project and promptly issue a final written copy to the tenant contractor upon the completion of each project. Ensure compliance of all close-out documentation in accordance with Lease terms.
o Work collaboratively with local jurisdictions to expedite the plan check/permit processing an effort to compress store opening schedules.
· An ability to Work well within a collaborative team environment
o Must be able to communicate verbally in person and on the phone throughout the day.
o Capable of maintaining regular and reliable attendance
o Able to respond positively to direction and performance related feedback.
o Able to work productively and harmoniously with others on a consistent basis.
o Capable of consistently maintaining a professional and appropriate demeanor
o Able to multi task.
o Must be a self-starter with a “can-do / go getter / whatever it takes” attitude and ability to learn various software in short order, and adapt to any situation, wear multiple hats, perform multiple functions, and is a people person.
The minimum requirements and skills include:
· Bachelor degree inProject Management, Architecture, Interior Design, Construction Management,related field or equivalent.
· 5-7 years or more experience as a Construction Project Manager, Project Architect, and/or experience within an Architectural and/or Construction Management setting
· Hands-on knowledge of estimating, architecture, engineering, construction, permitting and project management
· Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Bluebeam/Adobe Acrobat, Project Scheduling Applications
· Examples of some skills outlined below include;
o Decision-making qualities including effectively balancing and integrating business intuition.
o Ability to clearly articulate point of view verbally and in writing and quickly grasp business objectives and strategies.
o Strong relationship building and team skills.
Preferred Qualifications include:
· Experience with construction project management and up to date knowledge of industry trends and best practices for retail and commercial sectors
· Demonstrated Experience in Revit and additional Adobe Creative Suite applications a plus
· Demonstrated aptitude in strategic thinking & analysis as well as solution & change management
· Demonstrated organizational, time management and prioritization skills, meticulous attention to detail.
· Visionary and big picture thinking in solving a problem, strong understanding of business need and ability to provide required intelligence
If you’ve ever wanted to be part of an innovative business, on the cutting edge of developing and evolving the shopping experience for customers, this is your chance!
URW is an equal opportunity employer that embraces diversity of backgrounds, perspectives, experience and skills. We offer a collaborative, innovative, achievement focused culture with unique opportunities for growth in a global company and we evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.