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Associate Project Manager, Construction

Real Estate & Construction
238312 Requisition #

POSITION:                      Associate Project Manager, Construction

REPORTS TO:                Manager, Pre-Developent, Construction



Coordinates the efforts of all internal partners, vendors, contractors, landlords, building departments and utility companies to complete refresh and remodel store projects nationally in support of all American Eagle, Aerie, & Offline brands.  Additionally works to support larger project team in coordination of all activites related to permits for all store proejcts.


  • Solicit bids, qualify, negotiate and award construction contracts. 
  • Perform material take-offs, order / schedule deliveries and monitor bulk purchases of all owner supplied construction materials.
  • Expedite and secure building permits.
  • Manage overall store construction process including control work progress, quality and contract adherence.
  • Assist in preparing budgets and estimates for store buildouts, renovations and rollouts.
  • Coordinate all vendor transportation and warehousing efforts.
  • Make decisions / recommendations concerning field design changes and interface with store design to insure implementation of site specific and permanent changes.
  • Communicate and negotiate with landlords and building departments regarding leasing stipulations and building code issues to ensure AE interests are protected.
  • Negotiate and coordinate contractor / vendor changes, additions and deletions.
  • Coordinate store turnover including punch list completion, scheduling, communication / trouble shooting with all internal AEO departments and AEO contracted vendors.
  • Perform ongoing quality and performance checks.
  • Assist with fixture / maintenance / AV rollouts as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Coordinate efforts of National Permit Expeditor (outside consultant), as well as direct coordination where such consultant is not used.
  • Assist Mgr. of pre-development on activities related to quarterly real estate committee meetings.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture / Engineering.   
  • 1+ years experience in project management of store construction for a national retail, hotel or restaurant chain.
  • Travel is required, (30% travel or 2-3 days per week).
  • Ability to read and understand blueprints and knowledge of construction terminology.
  • Ability to do material take-offs and estimates. 
  • Knowledge of building codes.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • High degree of proficiency MS Office Suite, Outlook & Internet applications (including database).
  • Strong analytical, prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving, and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated collaborative skills and ability to work well within a team.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment.
  • Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting.




AEO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to complying with all federal, state and local equal employment opportunity (“EEO”) laws. AEO prohibits discrimination against associates and applicants for employment because of the individual’s race or color, religion or creed, alienage or citizenship status, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, marital or partnership status, domestic violence or stalking victim status, genetic information or predisposing genetic characteristics, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. This applies to all AEO activities, including, but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, compensation, assignment, training, promotion, performance evaluation, discipline and discharge. AEO also provides reasonable accommodation of religion and disability in accordance with applicable law. 

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