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Project Executive/Grocery

Department: Construction Operations-30
Location: Torrance, CA

Job Summary

The Project Executive/Grocery is the primary point of contact/escalation for their assigned clients.  The ideal candidate for this position is someone with grocery store construction experience. This person will be responsible for the full lifecycle of their clients’ projects from project acquisition, conceptual ROM budgeting, Estimating, Preconstruction, Construction and Closeout.  It is the responsibility of the Project Executive/Grocery to lead internal teams to ensure client satisfaction and meet fiscal goals.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership in business judgment and all financial and profitability aspects of projects under your jurisdiction.
  • Participate extensively in and the work acquisition process, working to define and develop project budgets and schedules that will achieve profitability objectives taking into account project-specific challenges.
  • Set appropriate milestones and assign staff qualified to handle the scope and complexity of the project.
  • Work closely with clients, owners, architects and subcontractors to develop relationships that exceeds the client satisfaction to Menemsha’s standards.
  • Provide oversight in managing all necessary resources throughout the entire project from start-up through closeout and ensure that the Owner’s expectations regarding budget, schedule, and quality, as well as Menemsha’s profitability objectives are met or exceeded. It is expected that the Project Executive is the “common thread” that owns the project from Pre-Construction thru Closeout and beyond. This involves:
    • Oversight of projects at a high level from beginning to end including budget, costs, unexpected events, general performance, and overall progress against plan.
    • Ensure that the day-to-day operations of projects are transitioned effectively to Project Managers and Superintendents from Preconstruction when work commences in the field.
    • Mentor, train and coach staff to perform to or exceed Menemsha standards.
    • Represent Menemsha to the Owner(s), Architects, Consultants, Government Authorities, Vendors and Subcontractors.
  • Project Acquisition
    • Participate to understand unique owner needs, to represent Menemsha’s capabilities and help close potential clients.
    • Utilize industry contacts and relationships to generate appropriate project leads and follow through to acquisition as required.
    • Work hand in hand with Business Development through the RFP response process including editing for project specific content, and interview preparation and participation.
    • Take the lead as needed in contract negotiation
  • Project Start Up/Turnover/Pre-Construction
    • Assign appropriate Project Staff (Includes Project Management and Field Ops Staff)
    • Review and approve the pre-mobilization activities.
    • Ensure Turnover meeting occurs between Preconstruction and Operation teams
    • Be the pre-construction lead as requested, working closely with the pre-construction and estimating teams to develop project specific budgets, schedules and logistics plans.
  • Project Operations Responsible for ensuring that Projects achieve budget, schedule, quality and profitability objectives.
    • Maintain a thorough understanding of the Menemsha/Owner Contract. Ensure project team understanding of same and that project achieves compliance with.
    • Visit sites regularly to monitor project performance, schedule, and expenditures with project staff, highlight potential challenges and provide leadership in responding creatively to bring projects in on schedule and under budget, where feasible., and to the standard of quality expected.
    • People:
      • Monitor and evaluate Project Manager and Superintendent staff assignments.
      • Responsible for development of entire team
      • Assist in sourcing and screening of candidates as requested; mentor, coach and train them to perform and ensure effective matching of talent to project scope.
    • Financial Performance
      • Cash Management
      • Accounts Receivable
      • Accurate Financial Forecasting
      • P&L including full understanding of project contingencies, liabilities and savings potential
    • Schedule Performance.
      • Assist the project staff in the development of the Baseline Schedule
      • Monitor schedule performance
      • Insure Project Staff understands and is trained in Menemsha Standard Operating Procedures
    • Meeting Management
      • Attend all scheduled meetings necessary to monitor and manage project profitability.
      • Chair and/or attend weekly project staff meetings
  • Client Relationships
    • Attend owner and project meetings, maintain continuous client contact to gauge performance perceptions and communicate relevant information to Project Team.
    • Become the Menemsha representative on the team

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 10-15 years of construction management experience for a large scale general contractor or CM at Risk firm. Self-perform experience a plus.
  • In-depth knowledge of intricate commercial construction practices.
  • Experience leading multiple successful project teams including development of direct reports and maintaining relationships with external entities.
  • Each set of projects has specific characteristics regarding size, complexity, sector etc., which dictate the precise years of experience and industry knowledge necessary for success, above and beyond general construction knowledge and experience.
  • The ability to manage and embrace change. Respond and adapt to new processes and new ways of looking at old problems.

Work Environment

 General office working environment  

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