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POSITION:                             Project Manager – Construction

REPORTS TO:                         Manager – Store Construction



Coordinates the efforts of all internal partners, vendors, contractors, landlords, building departments and utility companies to build and remodel stores nationally/internationally across multiple divisions.


·         Conduct and / or coordinate surveys of tenant spaces to determine arch., structural, electrical, mechanical conditions and configuration.  (self or in conjunction with outside services)

·         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 build-outs, renovations and roll-outs.

·         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 AEO 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 value engineering, quality and performance checks.

·         Maintain field files documenting work progress, delays, changes, material quantities, permits and completion / punch-list.

·         Review, confirm and approve all contract billings, additions and deletions.

·         Field store improvement, reconfiguration requests, determines feasibility and costs of requests, obtains approvals and coordinates completion of work.

·         Assist with fixture / maintenance / AV roll-outs as required.

·         Performs other duties as assigned.



·         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, including the potential for international travel (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.

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