Construction Project Manager in Bradenton, FL at First Watch Restaurants

Date Posted: 4/28/2022

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    8725 Pendery Place
    Bradenton, FL
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
  • Restaurant
    *First Watch Corporate Office

Job Description

Job Summary 

As a member of the Construction Team this individual will primarily be responsible for estimating and managing new restaurant openings (NRO’s) and Renovation Projects. This includes tracking and ordering from all owner vendors as well as hiring and supporting a network of general contractors to ensure timelines and budgets are met. 

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Assists with due diligence, estimates and contract negotiations. Participates in development and reconciliation of capital estimates. 
  • Protects brand standards and quality control over new development projects. 
  • Ensures construction administration process is developed and executed. Manages project expenditures and job cost accounting processes including accuracy, documentation, approvals, payment reporting, and tracking. 
  • Ensures compliance with company, industry, trade, and jurisdictional safety standards, practices, codes. 
  • Obtains bids from vendors and subcontractors, identify qualified subcontractors, and negotiate pricing. 
  • Responsible for the development of the project schedule and schedule updates. 
  • Performs project close out including final paperwork, job walk through and any other follow up items with restaurant operations teams.
  • Ensures inspections and permits are approved and closed out prior to restaurant turn over dates.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Construction Management, Architecture or Engineering, preferred 
  • 2-5 years’ experience working on commercial construction projects. Restaurant/retail experience a plus 
  • Experience managing subcontractors or a subcontractor-based business preferred 
  • Strong working knowledge of regulations and permits required 
  • Track record of successful project completions and high customer satisfaction 
  • Ability to travel up to 70% of the time to visit job sites and commute to the corporate office in Bradenton, Florida when not traveling. 

Other Key Qualifications: 

  • Strong focus on thorough planning, consistent communication, and attention to detail 
  • Ability to prioritize, complete multiple tasks and work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment 
  • Strong verbal and written communication and organizational skills with attention to detail and follow up 
  • Strong negotiating, problem-solving and decision-making skills with quality and budget in mind 
  • A solid level of competency in computer skills (Word, Excel, Scheduling, Estimating, etc.) is required 
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret written information such as procedure manuals, company communications or governmental regulations. 
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. 
  • Initiative and ability to work independently and collaboratively in teams 
  • Must be flexible and willing to work a varied schedule as dictated by the needs of the business 
  • Valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and vehicle insurance 

Additional Physical Requirements 

  • Must be able to continuously see, view computer monitors, give & receive oral communication 
  • Able to frequently perform repetitive simple grasping, fine manipulation, and pushing & pulling 
  • Ability to regularly stand for extended periods of time 
  • Ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds 
  • Ability to work in a normal restaurant environment where the noise level is usually moderate and occasionally be exposed to outside weather conditions.

First Watch is an equal opportunity employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, First Watch will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

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