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Construction Project Manager

Location Loxley, Alabama Job Category Real Estate Position Type | Full-Time

Who’s driving the success of one of the fastest growing retailers in the nation? Our National Real Estate Services team. After all, we have an aggressive plan to become the third-largest U.S. grocery retailer in the nation. And this team will support the procurement and development of each location, and work on details as specific as store layouts and fixtures. This is where your skills can drive our success as well as your own.

Position Type: Full-Time
Work Location:Loxley, AL
This role is eligible to participate in ALDI’s Hybrid Work Program, which allows remote work up to 3 days per week (i.e., work remotely up to 3 days per week; work in-office at least 2 days per week).

Duties and Responsibilities:
Must be able to perform duties with or without reasonable accommodation.

• Oversees all store construction projects, ensuring compliance with governmental codes, permitted plans and ALDI specifications, within the specified time frame and budget.
• Ensures ongoing adherence to all site-related inspection, maintenance, and repair requirements of local authorities having jurisdiction across the asset portfolio (e.g. Stormwater Maintenance Agreements).
• Expedites the application, third-party review, and approval of all required permits necessary for construction, including utility connections; verifies that all required bonds are secure in advance of construction commencement.
• Recruits, qualifies, and recommends to their direct leader contractors to bid on future work; develops existing contractors to increase engagement and construction efficiency.
• Reviews and provides first approval on all construction payments and change orders to ensure accurate billing; verifies receipt of all required lien waivers.
• Authorizes field changes, when necessary, within the appropriate threshold.
• Provides highly skilled technical advice on all design, permitting and construction related matters to their direct leader.  
• Liaises and communicates with National Services, outside consultants, vendors, contractors and governmental entities as necessary to achieve project objective.
• Identifies and communicates to their direct leader new ideas and cost saving opportunities to construct, remodel, or improve facilities at lower costs or greater efficiency.
• Provides constructive feedback to National Real Estate on ALDI-supplied vendors and equipment; participates in the evaluation of test items, when requested.
• Consults with their direct leader on the development of the team’s strategy.
• Keeps up-to-date on external best practices and relevant changes to their field/area; communicates updates to their direct leader.
• Advises on any changes or actions to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the team.
• Informs management of recurring issues or when additional team training may be required.
• Assists their direct leader with the creation of an itemized capital expenditure budget and proposed project schedule, updating both as required throughout the project lifecycle. 
• Assists their direct leader in presenting the ALDI concept and plans at various meetings.
• Identifies construction-related risk levels during the project lifecycle; communicates anticipated issues and proposed contingencies to their direct leader.
• Reviews all plans for the ALDI work, verifying existing conditions, scope, coordination, constructability and the inclusion of applicable prototypical updates or test items; presents findings to their direct leader for review.
• Reviews all plans for the Landlord/Developer Work, confirming coordination with the ALDI construction plans and verifying inclusion of required scope.
• Monitors the progress and verifies the completion of all Landlord/Developer Work.
• Establishes and maintains productive working relationships with all third parties, effectively addressing any concerns raised so that project deadlines are met.
• Initiates the ordering process for all ALDI-supplied materials and equipment, reviews and approves shop drawings and material take offs, or facilitation of same; coordinates the delivery dates with the general contractor schedule.
• Manages the bid process for each project, including the preparation of bid documents, bid administration, facilitating pre-bid meetings, and the review and qualification of all bids once received, providing their direct leader with their recommendation of award.
• Ensures work is completed in accordance with the construction plans and specifications, to the highest quality standards and within the required duration and budget through on-site supervision of the general contractor and vendor coordination; independently determines field changes necessary to solve issues at hand.
• Verifies needs, costs, format, and appropriate backup for all proposed change orders; provides initial review and first approval before submitting to their direct leader for second approval.
• Verifies the scheduling of all special inspections; reviews reporting and verifies deviations are addressed by the contractor.
• Verifies the inclusion and application of decisions reached by their direct leader and National Services in construction and administrative procedures.
• Facilitates the creation and verifies the completion of a punch list for each project; schedules third-party commissioning’s, verifies deviations are addressed by the contractor. 
• Verifies the timely receipt and completion of all close out documents from the contractor.
• Provides support to the team in the creation of the store warranty binder.
• Facilitates tour of new and remodeled facilities with Operations personnel at Turnover, reviewing all utility shut off locations, equipment and building controls, unique site and building information, the store warranty binder, and landlord maintenance obligations, if applicable.
• Assists Operations and Facility Services personnel in the repair or replacement of any equipment or material that is found to be defective and covered under the one-year contractor warranty.
• Completes a nine-month walkthrough with the Facility Services personnel, identifying and facilitating the repair or replacement of any defective items that would fall under the one-year contractor warranty.
• Reviews prototype plan updates and provides recommendations for inclusion to their direct leader.
• Assists the Real Estate Management personnel in determining proper remedies or preventative actions for current store facilities.
• Reads, interprets and reviews geotechnical reports and architectural, structural, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and civil engineering plans to determine gaps in scope, coordination errors or conflicts, and verification that design parameters are achieved.
• Analyzes available data to develop an itemized capital expenditures budget and detailed project schedule.
• Assists in training and developing team members to retain a motivated and professional workforce.
• Collaborates with team members and communicates relevant information to leadership.
• Upholds the security and confidentiality of documents and data within area of responsibility.
• Other duties as assigned.

Job-specific Competencies:

• Consistently demonstrates the Mindsets, ALDI Acts Competencies and Professional Skills (M.A.P.) as outlined for the role.
• Gives attention to detail and follows instruction.
• Prepares written materials to meet purpose and audience.
• Develops and maintains positive relationships with internal and external parties.
• Works cooperatively and collaboratively within a group.
• Understands the history, strategy, organizational authority, interdependence of job duties, products, systems, and services of the company.
• Negotiation skills.
• Ability to interpret and apply company policies and procedures.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Conflict management skills.
• Develops and maintains positive relationships with internal and external parties.
• Knowledge of design, building codes, construction, renovation, and rebuilding techniques; ability to build, organize and employ a team of outside labor using available resources to construct, remodel or improve facilities in accordance with the project specifications.
• Acts independently when the complexity of a project is increased.
• Skill in permit expediting and related municipal and/or governmental coordination.
• Skill in obtaining and thoroughly qualify construction bids and proposals.
• Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite with emphasis in Excel, Project and Teams, Advanced PDF Editing (Bluebeam Revue, or functional equivalent), and Construction Project Management Software (Sharenology, Procore, Smartsheet, or functional equivalent).
• OSHA and ADA compliance awareness.

Education and Experience:

• Bachelor's Degree in Construction, Architecture, Civil Engineering, Business, Project Management or a related field required.
• A minimum of 5 years of progressive experience in Construction Project Management, Architecture, Civil Engineering Business, Project Management and retail operations required.
• Or, a combination of education and experience providing equivalent knowledge.
• A valid driver’s license with a satisfactory driving record required.

Physical Requirements:

• A portion of work is completed in an office environment where a computer, telephone and other office equipment are used as needed to perform duties.
• Regularly required to visit and walk-through land and buildings, including active construction zones that feature grade changes and ground cover, with heavy equipment.
• Regularly required to sit, reach, grasp, stand and move from one area to another.
• Constantly and repeatedly use keyboard/mouse.
• Regularly required to push, pull, bend, lift and move up to 50 lbs.
• Regularly required to operate a vehicle.


• Local travel required.
• Up to 75%.

ALDI offers competitive wages and benefits, including:

  • 401(k) Plan
  • Company 401(k) Matching Contributions
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • PerkSpot National Discount Program

In addition, eligible employees are offered:

  • Medical, Prescription, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Generous Vacation Time & 7 Paid Holidays
  • Up to 6 Weeks Paid Parental Leave at 100% of pay
  • Up to 2 Weeks Paid Caregiver Leave at 100% of pay
  • Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Life, Dependent Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Voluntary Term Life Insurance
Click here to learn more about the benefits ALDI has to offer

ALDI is committed to equal opportunity for all employees and applicants. As a proud Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE), we do not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, religion, sex, sexual stereotyping, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, pregnancy (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), or any other protected characteristic. Employment may be contingent upon ALDI's receipt of an acceptable and job-related drug test, motor vehicle report, and/or reference check, as applicable and permissible by law.


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