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Job Description

Do you see yourself as a Construction Manager?

What's your passion? Whether you're into tennis, shopping or karaoke, at IHG we're interested in YOU. At IHG we employ people who apply the same amount of care and passion to their jobs as they do their hobbies - people who put our guests at the heart of everything they do. And we're looking for more people like this to join our friendly and professional team.

IHG Americas’ Regional Corporate Office is centrally located at the beautiful Ravinia Complex just outside Atlanta’s Perimeter (I-285), offering a convenient commute from all areas of Metro Atlanta. In addition to being easily accessible from all major highways, the complex provides a free shuttle service between the office, the nearby Perimeter Mall and MARTA train station for alternative commuting options during business hours. Our office complex offers many amenities and personal conveniences, including and on-site dry cleaner, private health club, wellness center and restaurants. Atlanta, situated near the North Georgia Mountains, has something for everyone, world class educational institutions, interactive venues, historical sites, beautiful performing arts facilities, professional sports teams – Braves, Falcons, and Hawks, and is home to unique venues including CNN, the Georgia Aquarium, The King Center, World of Coca-Cola, The Carter Center, High Museum of Art, and Zoo Atlanta.

Job Summary – (Role Summary)

The Construction Manager will co-manage projects, along with Regional Manager, Property Improvements and Regional Manager, Plan Review; an assigned territory of franchised (including some company managed and PAL project) Property Improvement Plans (PIP) including renovation, 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 PIP renovation / new development design and construction activities to ensure compliance with Brand Design Initiatives, franchise License Agreement, PIP, 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 renovation and construction for PIP renovations or 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

* Referencing to various Plan Review documents and correspondence, Construction 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 PIP (conversion hotels) and 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.
* Proactively work with IHG Development team and ownership prior to presenting a deal to Franchise Approval Committee (FAC) working through scope of work, design issues, and renovation timelines to better improve success rate for FAC approval and License execution for new build and PIP conversions.
* 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.
* Consult with franchisees, design professionals, contractors, and project managers to assist in the development of construction schedules for Property Improvement Plan (PIP) and new development hotel projects.
* Provide accurate reporting on project schedules and status of renovation or construction for all projects on a timely basis to Brand, PIP, Plan Review, HOST, and other required internal IHG partners.
* 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 digital library and Design Project Manager (DPM) systems for executed projects for content and accuracy of input for assigned projects.
* Lead the enforcement of implementation of Brand Design program compliance.
* 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.
* Organize, schedule and lead project status meetings with owner’s construction and project management teams as needed throughout the purchasing and construction phases to ensure proactively engaged throughout the renovation and construction timelines.
* Periodically perform special inspections both domestically and internationally. Participate in special projects as assigned.
* Lead the enforcement of brand SRD program compliance.

Band 6

Competitive salary plus bonus potential

Job Requirements

Education – 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.

Experience – 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.

Must have the legal right to work in this country

Relocation support is NOT provided for this role

In return we'll give you a competitive financial and benefits package which can include healthcare and dental coverage, disability and life insurance, and a matched 401(k) program. Hotel discounts worldwide are available as well as the chance to work with a great team of people. Most importantly, we'll give you the room to be yourself.

So what's your passion? Please click "Apply Online" and tell us how you could bring your individual skills to IHG.

IHG is an equal opportunity employer: Minorities / Females / Disabled / Veterans

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