Senior Project Manager (Restaurant Development)

  • Harwood International
  • Dallas, Texas
  • Jun 09, 2021
Full time General Managers and Management Executives

Job Description

Senior Project Manager (Restaurant Development)


The Senior Project Manager is primarily responsible for advocating Harwood's best interest by over-seeing Harwood's restaurant construction projects during each phase from inception to completion. This individual provides a leadership and advisory role on behalf of Harwood including planning, execution, and management of a project and/or program of projects from concept development through design, permitting, contracting, construction, occupancy, close out and warranty.


  • Represent the interests of Harwood.
  • Ensure a reasonable, realistic construction budget is developed, maintained, and achieved.
  • Monitor master schedule, overall budget, and quality.
  • Provide comprehensive project oversight on all aspects of the entire development process.
  • Maintain a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of overall project development in all its phases and steps.
  • Recommend, advise, select, and implement the preferred project delivery method.
  • Work directly with client representatives, design teams and contractors to ensure that Harwood's project goals of program, budget and schedule are met.
  • Review contract between the selected vendors / contractors for services to be performed. When necessary enforce contract revisions to prevent the owner from being taken advantage of.
  • Change management event; review comment and assist the managing director in managing change orders or potential change orders.
  • Lead or assist with procurement and contracting of services from professionals in the design and construction industry.
  • Plan, manage and advise owner on pre-design, design, pre-construction and construction efforts including value assessment, constructability review, permit process, master schedule, project budget.
  • Monitor and manage owner, design team and contractor correspondence during design and construction, including review of professional services contracts, fee proposals, design team drawings, specifications, and cost estimates.
  • Assist and advise the owner and design team during bidding and selection of the contractor.
  • Review and document construction progress on a regular basis, including notification of non-compliant conditions, construction payment applications, project schedule, submittals, RFI's and change orders and cost.
  • Review submittals and RFIs to ensure contractor and design / engineer / consultants are providing thorough and efficient responses.
  • Lead OAC meetings for projects.
  • Review all test reports and ensure they are in compliance with the contract documents.
  • Assist the managing director in resolving disputes or claims that may occur.
  • Review progress billings and when necessary negotiate revisions.
  • Ensure all permits are procured and in compliance with local city codes and jurisdictions.
  • Ensure all lien / claim releases are executed with all progress and final payments.
  • Ensure compliance with project closeout requirements.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Architecture, Engineering or Construction Management from an accredited four-year college or university
  • Seven (7) plus years of restaurant construction management/development experience
  • Proficiency in the use of MSWord, Excel, Outlook, Procore, Adobe Acrobat, Internet Explorer, Bluebeam Revu and MSProject or other scheduling software.
  • Knowledge in the use of Auto CADD and Revit software.
  • Understanding of green and sustainable building design and construction practices.
  • Experience in management of stakeholders, professional staff, design consultants and contractors.
  • Functional knowledge of contracts, drawings, estimates and specifications as they relate to the design and construction of buildings.
  • Experience with managing the entire design-bid-build process.