The Wills Group

  • Construction Project Manager

    Job Locations US-MD-La Plata
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  • Overview

    The Wills Group is an established, privately-held company serving customers across Maryland, D.C., Delaware, and Virginia with the vision, drive, and capacity to serve many more in the near term. Headquartered in La Plata, MD, The Wills Group is the parent company of several retail, convenience, and home comfort business units, including Dash In Food Stores, Splash In Car Washes, SMO Motor Fuels, and SMO Energy. Each one is committed to providing its customers with quality services and a superior experience – every time.


    Serving as a center of excellence, The Wills Group has a solid infrastructure built of talented teams to guide and support the successful operation of its business units, including human resources, finance, IT, marketing, and communications.


    The Wills Group was founded in 1926, and we are in the process of building the next chapter of our history. From a renewed customer focus to new brand positioning, and from product diversification to expansion into new markets, The Wills Group is evolving who we are and how we operate to pave the way for future success; redefining ourselves for today’s and tomorrow’s customers.


    Grounded in rich history since 1926 and strong company values, The Wills Group places its employees at the forefront of all they do, and is equally committed to giving back to the communities where it operates.


    You will be an integral part of our family of companies and will play a significant role in taking The Wills Group and its brands to the next level.


    The Wills Group is currently seeking Construction Project Manager candidates to join our Real Estate & Development Team. This position is accountable for the effective management of corporate capital approved construction projects. The incumbent will ensure that design specifications and capital budgets are adhered to, and to also ensure that projects are completed on a timely basis.


    1.       Construction Project Management

    • Organizes and manages the construction and engineering of new corporate facilities and existing facility renovations in accordance with corporate standards and construction regulations, all to ensure customer satisfaction.
    • Designs project specifications to ensure projects meet the desired results.
    • Provides bid documents, supervises the bidding process, and analyzes bid results for inclusion of desired scope of work.
    • Assists with the preparation and submittal of capital budgets related to construction projects. Also commits to capital budget expenses for all construction projects and ensures the attainment of same. Tracks expenditures and reports to management accordingly.
    • Ensures the timely completion of all construction projects by expediting permit issuance, implementation of effective design elements, and motivating contractor/consultant performance. 


    2.       Innovation and Technology

    • Explores and implements modern, efficient construction techniques that would drive and enhance corporate performance.
    • Develops and maintains engineering, architectural, and construction specifications for the company.


    3.       Contractor Management

    • Selects solid, reputable, contractors/consultants who perform quality, timely, and cost effective work on corporate construction projects. Evaluate contractor performance to ensure the company receives the best performance for the best cost.


    4.       Regulatory Compliance

    • Ensures company compliance with applicable building, health, and safety regulations and guidelines, and designs corporate policy recommendations to maintain the same.


    5.       Teamwork

    • Works in support of the organizations goals and needs through effective relationships with all members of corporate staff.
    • Communicates effectively with all other corporate staff (i.e., Vice President, General Managers, and Department Heads) and all internal stakeholders in performing updates and status reports on all projects.


    6.       Other Key Responsibilities:


    • The ability to draft documents for project construction
    • The ability to effectively analyze zoning and permit requirements
    • The ability to read, interpret, analyze, and apply building plans, site/civil engineering plans, as well as mechanical, electrical, and structural plans
    • Solid technical know-how in petroleum equipment, building codes and specifications, and C-Store equipment
    • Ability to perform site visits for evaluation of project progress and quality control
    • Manage geotechnical, environmental, traffic, civil and architectural consultants
    • Manage the permit approval process using outside consultants to ensure municipal planning and zoning approvals
    • Coordinate site and building plan development
    • Coordinate with internal real estate and operational staff
    • Represent TWGI in zoning and variance hearings before planning boards
    • Construction project management for both new stores and remodels
    • Administer and design construction policies and procedures
    • Generate and administer all construction contracts (Familiarity with AIA documents)
    • Coordinate equipment procurement for all projects
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Knowledge of Microsoft project, Excel, Word and Outlook required


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