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Director of Construction Turnpikes in Windermere at Areas, Inc.

Date Posted: 6/11/2018

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Job Description

Areas USA FLTP is now hiring a Director of Construction for Turnpikes overseeing our properties on the Florida and Maryland Turnpike. This position will be based out of our corporate office located in Orlando. The Director of Construction Turnpike directs and coordinates activities pertaining to the construction, renovation and maintenance of an assigned concept in accordance with company policies, airport/highway/franchise documents and governmental regulations. We offer an excellent benefits package. Candidate must be able to pass a series of background checks. For more information please visit our website at www.areasusa.com


  • Directs the efforts of the construction management team.
  • Conducts on-site inspections, completing environmental and engineer reports, attaining all necessary permits and establishing construction budgets in accordance with company guidelines. Maintain Log of all of the permits.
  • Establish LOD and work with the internal team (Business development, Culinary, Marketing & Brands) the design criteria to be used to create concept and feel of the Areas Brand Image.
  • Maintain City approved drawings on site and ensure that the City has received signed/sealed documents revisions.
  • Control design intent from Renderings to construction documents to closeout.
  • Control marketing, furnishing and implementation of the image.
  • Maintain document control: drawing log, post record set documents, closeout documentation (O&M, Warranty, etc.).
  • Distribute documents updates to the team, and final turnover to Legal.
  • Conduct pre- construction, design, and construction meetings.
  • Coordinate material delivery and keep log of furnished equipment to owner (furniture, low voltage, POS, Micros, Internet & telephone, menu boards, TV, media players, etc.)
  • Manage cost control: setup WF account, cost forecasting, budget revisions, journal entries, cash flow statement, vendor invoice review/code/approval/transmittal, approve pay applications and invoices.
  • Conduct and coordinate meetings with OAC, staff meetings, weekly subcontractor meetings, weekly MP&E meetings, and weekly schedule updates.
  • Manage the scheduling: 2-wee look-ahead, airport contract schedule, monthly updates to airport schedule, etc.
  • Ensure that safety procedures are in place: employee/subcontractor orientation, airport site specific safety program, badging, MSDS, safety reporting, emergency plan, hurricane plan, incident reports.
  • Hiring construction staff as needed.
  • Manage Owner contract/communication: Obtain and monitor insurance and bonds, budget/COR, change orders, monthly report of executive summaries, photos, assembly, billing, etc.
  • Contractor/Subcontractor/Vendor Contracts: develop and maintain buyout log, issuing contracts, subcontracts and MPOA; obtain insurance certificates and bonds, and maintain log.
  • Verify subcontractor licenses, set up vendor direct payment and W-2, process subcontractor pay applications, billing/lien releases/lower tiers lien releases.
  • Purchase, replace, and verify receipts of equipment.
  • Monitors and reports on contractors' schedules for durations.
  • Tracks and monitors construction expenditures, prepares spending forecasts.
  • Reviews, verifies, processes, and recommends approval for Contractor progress payment applications.
  • Conducts site meetings dealing with Contractor work progress, schedule, coordination, record drawing and problem exposure and resolution meetings.
  • Responsible for resolving issues arising from the inspection process or from contract administration.
  • Directs activities of Project Representatives and Engineer on project site.
  • Manages all aspects of construction management budget.
  • Negotiates and resolves Change Order Requests and RFQ proposals on behalf of the Areas.
  • Responsible for planning and scheduling all of the onsite staff and staff that come to the site on an intermittent basis and as necessary.
  • Serves as lead administrator of the field office on all projects under limited supervision.
  • Keeps all parties of the contract informed of clarifications and interpretations required for proper execution of the contract.

  • Job Requirements

    1. Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Construction Management.
    2. Must have experience in construction documents and retail construction with building code knowledge and cost estimating experience preferred. Additional skills would include AutoCAD, MS Office and project management software.
    3. Must have excellent communication skills and strong teamwork abilities.
    4. Must have solid management experience running small to medium size projects.
    5. Ability to read and understand work orders, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.