IHG Construction Manager in Portland, Oregon
Job Number R172473
Americas - United States - Oregon - Portland
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Your day to day
Co-manage projects, along with Plan Review, assigned territory of franchised new development (ND) construction projects, and selected Brand Design Pilot projects as assigned. Serve as a recognized architectural and construction expert for IHG branded hotels. Responsibilities include co-managing on-site new development design and construction activities to ensure compliance with Brand Design Initiatives, franchise License Agreement, Plan Review and FF&E submittals, and brand standards. Provide construction expertise and implementation assistance to IHG franchisees and their assigned project team members through all phases of construction for ND projects, including solving design/construction issues as project field conditions arise, thus ensuring timely and successful completion of projects. Provide progress evaluation of assigned projects per frequency determined by hiring manager. May lead and review the work of less experienced staff by providing mentoring, technical guidance, and/or training in daily activities. Provide feedback to management and brand on product related issues and recommendations for improvements.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities – (Key Activities)
Referencing to various Plan Review documents and correspondence, Regional Manager conducts progress site visits as hotels prepare for renovation and construction, and throughout the construction process. Manager meets with owner’s representatives during the construction phase to define project expectations, determine project readiness, resolve any field design and construction issues, ensure conformance to Brand Design Vision and Brand Standards, and oversee conformance to IHG requirements, including conformance to plan requirements and adherence to brand and life safety standards, building codes and ADA.
Verify condition of quality of installation, timely completion of construction, and conformance to brand standards, approved plans, and required codes.
Manage yearly assigned travel budget and reconcile expenses on a monthly basis.
Act as A&D department first level of appeal to franchisee/owner waiver requests and timeline extension requests for construction related issues. Negotiate installation issues and provide viable plans and strategies, where possible, to get hotels completed with the renovation or construction process in a timely manner.
Responsible to make sure that all construction/renovation milestones are monitored on a pro-active basis and that information is communicated to the A&D and Brand Team stakeholders to speed openings or enforcement.
Provide accurate reporting on project schedules and status of renovation or construction for all projects on a timely basis to Brand, Plan Review, Openings Team, and other required internal IHG partners.
Lead the enforcement of implementation of Brand Design program compliance.
Effectively manage an assigned territory by evaluating and tracking progress all ongoing project field activities, prepare written reports and/or summaries for each site visit. Manage the Design Project Manager (DPM) systems for executed projects for content and accuracy of input for assigned projects.
As part of the License Agreement documentation trail, provide timely written follow-up (reports, letters and emails) associated with all site visits and other forms of communication or agreements with Licensee and their assign representatives.
Regional Manager must develop good franchisee/owner relations offering assistance as needed within reason. Manager is expected to offer construction and design solutions to problems.
What we need from you
Bachelor's Degree in Construction Management, Architecture, or a relevant field of work, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience. AIA certification preferred.
Minimum 5 years work-related experience in construction management / construction administration, with demonstrated technical proficiency utilizing project management skills related to the position in the hotel industry or similar industry.
Technical Skills and Knowledge –
Demonstrated project management experience in organizing, planning and executing complex, large-scale projects from conception through implementation.
Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills to provide information to clients, vendors, senior management, and staff. Demonstrated ability to communicate supportive program details to present a persuasive argument or to effectively negotiate a position. Must be able to communicate both orally and in writing with Owner’s Representatives, architects, designers, and contractors and clearly explain specific requirements for active projects.
Demonstrated computer skills, with an emphasis on Microsoft Word and Excel.
Demonstrated knowledge of brand standards, Building Codes, Life Safety Requirements, and ADA Standards. Must maintain a working knowledge of all requirements described in brand standards manual.
Demonstrated ability to read blueprints including architectural, mechanical, plumbing, sprinkler systems and electrical drawings. Demonstrated ability to read architectural and interior design specifications.
Demonstrated ability to remain current with construction trends, code requirements and design through participating in annual continuing education classes.
Demonstrated ability to effectively prioritize project details and manage time usage to track active renovation, conversion, and new development properties, and to determine if plans have been submitted in a timely manner. Must make immediate time available to return telephone calls and work with franchisees when problems arise regarding project development, Brand standards or vendor-related issues.
What we offer
We’ll reward all your hard work with a great salary and benefits – including great room discount and superb training.
Join us and you’ll become part of the global IHG family – and like all families, all our individual team members share some winning characteristics. As a team, we work better together – we trust and support each other, we do the right thing and we welcome different perspectives. You need to show us you care, that you notice the little things that make a difference to guests as well as always looking for ways to improve - click here to find out more about us.
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