Foot Locker Europe is looking for people who live, eat and breathe sneakers. People who can’t think of anything else. Our associates love nothing more than to talk sneakers reflecting our customers’ sneaker obsessions. We need a construction manager who will be reporting to the director of construction and facilities. The construction manager will be primarily responsible for managing construction projects of multiple new and remodel projects, in line with the group’s design and quality parameters, deadlines and budgets.

The construction manager is responsible for coordinating with both store planning and purchasing teams to make sure all store projects respect the company’s design concepts, that design required statutory approvals are obtained in a timely manner, that all direct supply items are effectively ordered and shipped and that all PO’s are issued in a timely manner.

Construction Manager Responsibilities

Pre-contract phase

– Work with the Director Construction & Facilities and external team to develop full scope of works
– Input and development of program of works
– Ensure accuracy of tender documentation, coördinate with external consultants
– Ensure all approvals are applied for and obtained
– Work with design team and consultants to make sure of accuracy and timely production of drawings
– Ensure and manage all statutory applications with consultants
– Ensure all legislation is adhered to
– Work with purchasing team to make sure of accuracy of orders to be placed

– Ensure quality of survey information
– Ensure prompt and effective communication to all parties in program of the contract phase
– Manage tender process
– Review and manage tender returns
– Input into contractor and supplier appointments
– Review tender costs
– Look for ways of reducing costs and achieving construction economies
– Manage external consultants, suppliers and contractors to ensure timely provision of services, materials and equipment

– Manage contract lead-in, instructing consultants, contractors and suppliers in respect of project time frames
– Work with Purchasing Team to ensure all orders are placed prior to work commencement
– Work with Director Construction & Facilities to ensure relevant contracts are in place prior to start on site
– Work with Director Construction & Facilities to ensure budget and brand compliance prior to start on site

Post-contract phase

Manage and oversee the construction phase to ensure projects are completed on time, on budget and to desired quality
Coordinate with Operations, Planning and Marketing teams to ensure all relevant parties are updated on programs of works
Visit site regularly to monitor program, check if work is to quality and within service level agreements
Manage project budget to ensure expenditure is within agreed limits
Manage all issues that arise on site and coordinate with Director Construction & Facilities to ensure resolution
Manage and resolve any design changes that arise
Coordinate with Purchasing team to ensure direct supplier items are delivered
Check quality of all direct supply items and feedback to relevant parties
Manage construction program
Manage store handover to Operations team
Manage the opening procedure
Ensure all completion documentation and certification are in place

Post construction

Retain ownership of project for 12 months defects period
Ensure any issues that arise are dealt with by relevant parties
Coordinate post project review with internal and external teams
Close off final account, undertake budget review with Construction Director
Coordinate 12-month defects inspection with Operations and Facilities team
Hand store over to Facilities team

Construction Manager General Responsibilities

– Ensure brand compliance across banners
– Manage multi million euro budgets
– Due diligence in use of consultants and contractors
– Continually look to develop competition in contractors and consultants
– Work with Design and Purchasing teams to review standard detail packages
– Supervise fits and refits of the Runners Point Group stores
– Ad-hoc special projects to ensure construction requests are completed to quality, time and cost.

Construction Manager Qualifications

– Must have extensive construction project management background (retail, consultant, contractor) and at least 8 years of total experience
– Degree level education in a related subject – Building or Property
– Commercially aware
– Willing to travel extensively and be away from home 80% of the time
– Good communication skills
– Experience of budgeting control

– Familiar with statutory legislation, Health and Safety requirements in the country where they currently work
– Ability to manage contractors, consultants, suppliers to optimize performance
– Be customer friendly with the ability to build relationships with internal and external customers
– Must have track records of delivering projects on time, within budget and good quality

– Strong cost focus, results oriented & driven
– Willing to take direction, flexible
– No 9 to 5 mentality
– Good eye for detail
– Confident and motivated to work independently and ability to work in a team
– Be able to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines
– Good planning and organization skills

How to apply: The construction manager will have input throughout the life of a project from feasibility to completion. Interested and qualified candidates should visit the application website for more detailed information