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Sr Project Manager- Restaurant Construction

Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL)

This is a Full-time position in Atlanta, GA posted July 31, 2020.

Location: Atlanta, GA

We are seeking a Senior Project Manager to join our energetic, self-motivated Retail Project Management Team, supporting the project management of new store construction across North America. This role is a part of JLL’s Project and Development Service team.

The SPM will be responsible for managing retail projects, leading a team of Retail Project Managers, and / or directly interacting with senior level clients and stakeholders. The successful candidate will possess:

  • Preferred Experience in Restaurant Project Management / Construction Management
  • The ability to engage diverse working groups, inspire ideas, and drive work product

The optimal candidate will be confident in providing pro-active project management solutions that not only deliver a high-quality retail store (on-time and under-budget), but also create value, new ideas, and process improvement for the client. The level of professionalism and innovative ideas is as important as the delivery of the new stores.


  • Work directly with team lead and client for program best practices and delivery
  • Deliver renovations and monitor the delivery of new stores by other team members.
  • Engage the client early on in the design process
  • Manage Owner Supplied Material orders and tracking
  • Control the project schedule and align all stakeholders
  • Maintain an Anticipated Costs Report with accurate and up-to-date project financial tracking
  • Lead weekly program calls for all active projects
  • Engage in project specific calls and meetings with specific project teams
  • Track value add, innovation, and changes
  • Support the client with organizational and process design
  • Bring innovation, leadership, and inspiration to everything the team touches
  • Provide input into resource allocation and budget utilization
  • Mentor JLL and client employees to support a unified delivery process
  • Use good judgement to adjust course when necessary to accommodate specific stakeholder practices


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, Business, Engineering, Project Management, or a related field required.
  • Must have a minimum of 7+ years of relevant work experience.
  • Must have deep retail construction management experience
  • Advanced MS Office skillset required
  • Flexibility with work hours and travel (approximately 50%) as needed
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to identify and manage priorities
  • Ability to multi-task and work both in a team and independently
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written) with the ability to successfully communicate with architects, contractors, client’s representatives, and team members
  • Comply with all JLL policies and procedures, including but not limited to ethics and business practice.
  • Assist the Local PDS team in meeting Adjusted Gross Margin (“AGM”) targets on a Regional and National level as determined on a yearly basis by the Management Executive Committee
  • Any other reasonable duties and responsibilities that may be assigned


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