Construction Manager

Newark, California, United States | Full-time | Partially remote

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We are hiring: If you want to build a small startup from scratch to a beloved global household brand, if you love tea, boba, coffee, cakes, bread, and many more exciting food and beverages, and if you want to make a difference to bring them to the next level and make them available to more people, look no further and come apply!
 
Fuji Inc. is a venture backed startup that runs a fruit tea brand "ZERO&" and a bakery brand "Hanabi". We have an exciting opening for the role of Construction Manager to join our growing business! Our vision is to make tasty and healthy food and beverage more accessible to everyone. We are now operating in Northen and Southern California for fruit tea and bakery products, including stores at San Francisco Westfield Center, Hayes valley, Newark, Santa Rosa Plaza, Stoneridge Shopping Center, Mission Viejo, Rowland Heights, with dozens of new stores in our pipeline. We are on a mission to serve millions of customers globally by opening hundreds of stores nationwide in the next few years. Please visit our website @ www.zeroand.com and www.enjoyhanabi.com to learn more about our product offerings.
 
Responsibilities
The Construction Manager is responsible for leading new store constructions and old store remodeling projects to meet development goals, and ensuring on time delivery within budget. This role will report directly to the Director of Real Estate, supporting real estate expansion. Key responsibilities include:
 
  • Manage new store construction to ensure development goals and standards are achieved. Provide expertise on construction management, budget development, evaluation of construction related real estate negotiations, site & space design recommendations, and contractor qualification and selection; achieve sound solutions in budget control and project scheduling. Provide site supervision to ensure adherence to brand image & design standards. Coordinate equipment delivery and installation with constructors and equipment consolidators.
  • Coordinates and/or oversees work performed by external consultants, architects, engineers, contractors, permit expediters, landlord managers, and technical experts to facilitate timely completions of projects. Identifies complex site & space problems and construction conditions and influences appropriate professionals to evaluate and correct problems in a cost-effective manner that meets brand image standards; initiates alternate plans as needed.
  • Manages the timely completion of all assigned workload, which might include new stores, major remodels, or minor enhancement projects, reimage and remodel projects through the strategic use of external consultants and contractors, ensuring project work scopes are completed and reviewed, and work budgets submitted within requested timeline. Partners with internal teams to ensure operation, legal, accounting, and project support information is scheduled and completed on time.
  • Track project budget. Compiles and assembles the general contractor contract package; Collects vendor quotes; Tracks, generates and ensures general contractor payments. Maintain and update vendor contracts and payments tracking logs.Review and approve contractor invoices.
  • Instructs and guides professionals to ensure timely and cost-effective agency approvals, including: planning and zoning, design review, building permits, and necessary variances to construct the most effective design. Ensures project document updates are timely and accurate; all construction administration and document schedules are met, including RFI approvals, pay requests, change order approvals, close-out documents, and materials for TIA collection.
  • Sources, qualifies, and guide approved consultants and contractors; evaluates and provides regular performance feedback.
  • Coordinate with landlord or mall managers, and sellers to ensure the accuracy of project information, schedules, site & space information, and cost estimates. Coordinate with mall security to provide vendor access.
  • Resolves problems with back orders, items not received, defective and damaged goods. Initiates and reports on damage and/or defective claims with warehouses and outside suppliers and vendors.
  • Provide resolution of issues raised by internal and external partners during the construction and post construction period.
  • Reviews the lease and obtains landlord approval as needed for renovation projects. Coordinate and tracking of TIA collection, collecting and providing lease required documents in order to collect Tenant Improvement Allowance.
 
Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent preferred in Building Construction, Construction Management, Civil Engineering, or related program.
  • 10+ years retail construction management experience, including at least 7+ years of owner-representative/corporate construction management. Previous experience required in interior build out of coffee, milktea store facilities, or restaurants; national brands preferred; experience in retail store build out in shopping malls preferred.
  • Demontrates experience in completing projects on schedule and within budget. Experience in bidding and management of general contractors, vendors and suppliers; managing contracts and change orders.
  • Thorough knowledge of applicable building codes and requirements, construction methods, and in-depth understanding of building design.
  • Strong oral and written English communication, project management, negotiation, and organization skills.
  • Highly responsive to requests by the team. Self-motivated with strong organizational skills and ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong software competency: Microsoft Office Suite, Google spreadsheet. Preferred skills in AutoCAD, Sketchup, MS Project, Lark.
  • Advanced skill level in construction and real estate computer applications is preferred.
  • Demonstrates integrity and ethical behavior.
  • Physical Requirements This is a field-based position that works remotely from home. Ability to speak and hear clearly in person and on the telephone. Ability to travel approximately 50% of time to store sites and other locations as business needs require. Ability to operate a computer keyboard. 
What you’ll get
  • Career path: Exciting projects opportunities and exposure in a fast-growing startup; You will work with a group of smart people and have impact on the industry!
  • Competitive comp and benefits: We believe in pay for performance and want you to have a strong sense of ownership of the company.
  • Lots of free boba and cake tasting and more amazing innovative drinks and bakery items awaits! We constantly create new products. You’ll be one of the first to try and a big part of refining it!