Project Manager, Construction
Claire's Stores - Illinois

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Purpose of the Job: Project Manager is responsible for the general supervision and coordination of assigned construction projects. The Project Manager is to manage assigned projects from beginning to end including but not limited to establish project budgets, coordinate bidding, negotiating and awarding construction contracts, oversee construction activities in the field, ensure quality/brand adherence and close out projects within approved project budget, schedule and quality standards established.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Maintains projects on Deal Tracking project management system.
Coordinates site surveys when necessary.
Obtain, assemble and review all necessary documents on projects and forward to architect to enable the start of working drawings.
Assist architect with development of preliminary design and working drawings.
Obtain approval of fixture plan from operations and communicate final preliminaries to architect.
Review architectural, mechanical, electrical plans for accuracy.
Communicate with tenant coordinators enabling a timely design review and approval process.
Communicate with permit expeditor to ensure obtaining permit in a timely manner.
Prepare and issue bid documents.
Provide purchasing manager with schedule of deliveries.
Review general contractor bids with Director North America Construction and compare budget cost versus committed cost.
Follow up on construction with general contractors to ensure accuracy and completion of projects on time.
Maintain communications with all necessary team members and outside resources regarding project status.
Visit job sites selectively during construction phase and/or upon completion to complete a punch list.
Follow-up on punch list items to ensure completion in a timely manner.
Oversee set up of all utility services for permanent and temporary spaces.
Review and approve project invoices.
Insure collection of all contractor and subcontractor lien releases, subcontractor list, warranties, contractor affidavits, air balance reports and certificates of occupancy.
Collection and distribution of all landlord required documentation, certificates, etc. as stated in the lease agreements.

Associate/Bachelors degree in construction management or equivalent experience.
3 to 5 year’s retail store planning/construction experience.
General knowledge of retail construction department’s operational procedures, interfaces and plan development requirements as well as the merchandising needs as they affect store planning
Knowledge of construction methods and materials.
Fundamental knowledge of building design.
Communication skill to articulate construction plans verbally and in writing.
Deal Tracking (Cost accounting system) and purchase order systems.
Microsoft Office proficiency required. MS Project knowledge a plus.

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Claire’s ® is our primary global brand that we operate in 44 countries through company-owned or franchise stores. Claire’s...