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Retail Construction Project Manager – Orange County/ San Diego in Irvine, CA at JLL

at JLL (Jones Lang LaSalle)

Posted: 5/9/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: J3R23M6BVXWV7KTRYS6

Job Description

Job Description

 JLL is currently seeking several dynamic individuals for the role of Project Manager to provide reliable, timely, and professional support, and assist with the day-to-day project management activities preferably commutable to the Orange County and San Diego areas. The position entails working with a group of internal and external Stakeholders at all levels of the organization. Successful candidates will require independent judgment to plan, prioritize, and organize a diverse workload. The Project Manager position supports a financial institution client expanding their retail bank portfolio in the region. Retail ground-up and tenant improvement construction experience is required, as is travel within Southern and Northern California.


  • Support project executives on multiple projects and assignments from design, construction and close – out.
  • Develop scope and schedule for assigned projects
  • Identify and address areas of concern regarding potential risk surrounding project, project logistical issues, budget and scope
  • Generate, coordinate, interview and provide recommendations through established Vendor Request For Proposals (“RFPs”) processes.
  • Interact and negotiate with Contractors and Subcontractors
  • Prepare/update project status reports, process invoices, update tracking reports, and maintain files for due diligence and financials
  • Actively track each aspect of project performance against schedules and critical path
  • Coordinate the activities of Sub-contractors and the relocation of technical functions
  • Demonstrate a proactive focus on meeting client and project requirements in a timely and cost effective manner
  • Assist the Local Project Development Services 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
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use and application of all Project Development Services technology as required for assigned projects
  • Any other reasonable duties and responsibilities that may be assigned
  • Receive and evaluate contractors  project bids and Change Order to level and approve and/or identify scope gaps and pricing errors
  • Design and construction document review for scope validation and coordination
  • Ability to track and coordinate with multiple organizations and individuals and effectively manage to ensure deliverables and or assignment is achieved. 


  • BS or equivalent degree preferred in Construction Management, Engineering, Architecture or other related fields
  • Must have experience/skills in construction Project Management (architecture, general contracting, construction estimation, scheduling, engineering, design/permitting process, bid development, contract and/or sub-contract management)
  • 1 year practical project management or construction experience in a project administration / retail banking environment is strongly preferred
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in related field


•             Basic understanding and ability to interpret architectural drawings and specifications

•             Understanding of material specification process and selection in retail environment

•             Understanding of the design development, construction documentation and construction process and deliverables for each stage

•             Ability to track and implement design changes in an organized manner

•             Understanding of best practices when addressing construction safety  

•             Ability to gather and define design/construction schedule durations and activities

•             Ability to gather cost data and organize

•             Demonstrates ability to evaluate risks to the business

•             Time management and ability to multi task

•             Proven history of strong analytical technical and organization skills

•             Strong interpersonal skills and problem solving ability

•             Strong verbal/written communication and presentation skills

•             Proven record of excellent internal and external customer service

•             Self-motivated, dedicated, and goal-oriented.

•             Must work well under pressure in a deadline driven environment and be flexible to change with business priorities

•             Proficient skills in all office software systems including Microsoft Work, Excel, Project, Outlook, Power Point as well as Adobe Acrobat

  • Ability to prepare and track budgets
  • Understanding of technical requirements for a business relocation, construction and renovation projects
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written) with the ability to successfully communicate with architects, contractors, client’s representatives, and team members
  • Flexibility with work hours and travel as needed
  • Financial institution and retail banking experience preferred
  • Must have a minimum of 3 to 5 years of Construction Project Management experience, or combination of relevant work experience


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