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Project Manager- Hotels – Louisville, KY

Posted February 5, 2020


The Project Manager has full responsibility for the delivery of each hotel development from initial budgeting through completion of the final constructed or renovated space.


  • Work with our acquisitions team to develop cost models and review proposed lease details for targeted restaurant locations.
  • Work with our design team to manage the design process to deliver brand approved designs within project budget constraints.
  • Develop and maintain project delivery schedules meeting project delivery requirements.
  • Develop initial cost estimates and maintain accurate cost tracking and reporting through project completion including anticipated cost report updates, pay application processing and change order management.
  • Manage the bid and award process for each restaurant development based on final approved designs.
  • Coordinate with our internal FF&E purchasing department to maintain budget targets and achieve required delivery schedules.
  • Travel to restaurant development locations as required to guide job progress and monitor the General Contractor or Subcontractor work deliveries.
  • Manage projects to completion including punch list completion and coordination with our Operations teams for a seamless transition process.


  • Construction or Engineering related degree preferred
  • A minimum of 5 years' experience in the management of fast casual, fast food or full service restaurant buildout projects as a Project Manager including full involvement in purchasing and negotiating contract awards and material purchases.
  • Alternatively, experience with proto-type buildouts, hospitality construction or retail developments requiring on-site management of subcontactor work crews will be considered.


  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills
  • Well-developed business writing skills
  • Multi-task orientation with strong problem resolution capabilities
  • Cost estimating and budget develop experience.
  • Ability to produce and update construction schedules
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Project, Excel and Word
  • Ability to read and analyze MEP, ID, and Architectural drawings.
  • Strong contract and cost management skills
  • Ability to manage a General Contractor's on-site work product to maintain schedule and high quality levels.

Job Competencies:

  • Commitment to Task: Demonstrates dependability and shows a sense of urgency about getting results; willing to commit the hours it takes to get the job completed; takes responsibility for actions and achieves results; overcomes obstacles.
  • Communication Skills: Presents ideas, concepts, and information effectively and clearly through the spoken word; actively listens; communicates comfortably with various audiences; responds effectively to questions.
  • Flexibility: Adapts and changes course of action when appropriate; effectively transitions from task to task; deals well with unresolved situations, frequent change, delays, or unexpected events; maintains objectives amidst shifting priorities.
  • Initiative: Takes action proactively; addresses issues or opportunities without supervision; focuses on desired results and accomplishments; demonstrates clear purpose, enthusiasm, and a "can-do" attitude.
  • Managing Execution: Manages multiple projects and effectively prioritizes tasks, responsibilities, and goals; uses goals to guide actions and creates detailed action plans; organizes and schedules people and tasks; utilizes resources effectively to meet goals.
  • Teamwork: Works cooperatively with others to accomplish business goals and objectives; asks others for their ideas and opinions; supports team's decisions; contributes to the team's efforts.