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Director, Construction

Company: TravelCenters of America
Location: Westlake
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

There's never been a better time to join TravelCenters of America! For 50 years, millions of professional truck drivers and motorists have called our travel centers home, depending on us daily for fuel, food, truck maintenance and essential services.

Today, TA is in the midst of a major company transformation. Driven by a passionate team, TA is focused on growing its network of travel centers, upgrading more than 100 existing TA, Petro and TA Express locations nationwide, implementing cutting edge technology and embarking on innovative alternative energy and sustainability initiatives.

From our locations across the country, to our corporate headquarters in Westlake, Ohio, every team member is a stakeholder in TA's transformation. This dynamic environment offers endless career opportunities for individuals interested in sharing their ideas, growing with the company and shaping TA's future.

Job Summary
The Director, Construction is an integral leader whose primarily responsibility is to provide oversight and control of complex construction projects, remodels and other projects from planning and design through construction completion and grand opening. They lead a team of field based Regional Construction Managers to ensure all phases of construction are compliant with respect to communication, TA standard, budget adherence and turnover.

Duties and Responsibilities
Act as a liaison for the VP of Construction and as a senior member of the Construction team for advisory purposes.
Responsible for all aspects of the Master Construction Schedule with TA stakeholders to ensure project delivery and completion regardless of direct responsibility or control
Maintain detailed knowledge of all ongoing projects and schedules
High level of communication with TA stakeholders and keep VP apprised of any critical items or situations having impact on project delivery or cost
Coach and recommend course of action to Regional Construction Managers on issues affecting schedule, cost, quality, scope of work or warranty considerations
Champion the resolution of site issues identified by the Regional Construction Manager or key stakeholders to bring to a reasonable and cost-effective solution
Project management and oversight of construction related activities through third party consultants for new build and refreshes
In coordination with the Store Facilities team, transition, execute and manage large emergency repairs from the Facilities team (over $100k)
Working closely with the Design Manager, drive approval process for site and floor plans by being the conduit of information flow between TA stakeholders (real estate, hospitality, IT, etc.) and third-party consultants
Initiate and track Capital Expenditure Requires to ensure timely review and approval
Maintain department policy and procedure regarding budgets, payments and change orders. Facilitate issues regarding payments with appropriate TA team members
Coordinate with Senior Regional QSR/FF&E Manager for all needed FF&E to support ongoing projects while communicating any scheduling changes based on site conditions
Conduct detailed project kick-offs, project turnovers and punchlists, ensuring all open punch items are cured within 45 days from project completion
Complete site visits and project review meetings per the published project schedule
When needed, support both the Environmental and Franchise teams with project and/or site support
Using file structure hierarchy, maintain consistent and accurate project files.

Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Architecture or Construction preferred
A minimum of 7 - 10 years' retail project/construction management experience. Gas/Oil experience a plus
PC proficiency with emphasis on Microsoft Office programs including a heavy focus on Excel & Word.
Ability to travel approximately 30% of the time

Keywords: TravelCenters of America, Cleveland , Director, Construction, Executive , Westlake, Ohio

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