Job Description

At Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers® we serve only the best tasting and most craveable chicken finger meals. It’s our ONE LOVE®. Our Crew make it happen, our Culture makes it unique and the Community makes it all worthwhile.

Every talented Crewmember in our Restaurant Support Office (RSO) is important to our success and a value to our rapidly growing Company. We all work with a sense of purpose and focus on our chicken finger meals, Customers, Crew, Communities and Company Culture. We are constantly striving to Raise The Bar. The future for Raising Cane’s is growth focused and we’re on the path to being one of the top 10 restaurant companies in the United States.

Your Role at Raising Cane’s:
The Regional Director of Construction leads a regional construction team consisting of multiple managers, coordinators, and a diverse group of external resources. This team oversees all company restaurant construction related activities/projects and ensures that all restaurants are constructed in accordance with the approved construction drawings and brand expectation.

Your Impact and Responsibilities:
• Applies effective techniques and analysis to provide needed resources inside and outside the company
• Coaches and sets clear expectations of success for all crew and external resources
• Manages the details including schedules, forecasts, cost controls and turnover quality
• Understands and fully supports restaurant success and restaurant operations
• Applies effective techniques to develop and maintain communication with all parties
• Understands, values and supports the critical execution of the development turnover process
• Drives all resources to deliver needs that support restaurant schedule, cost and quality expectations
• Reviews project specific documents & contracts to fully comprehend project requirements and details
• Works with real estate, design and property development teams to determine project specific scope
• Oversees development of construction project estimates/budgets
• Responsible for development of proposed master schedules (including milestone events)
• Manages construction document review & approval
• Conducts constructability reviews (coordination with design professionals)
• Oversees bid review/qualification and final contract preparation/recommendation
• Monitors all general contractors’ construction performance and accountability
• Ensures that crew visits restaurants under construction at specific milestone events to confirm compliance with schedule & quality expectations
• Develops and maintains construction and equipment vendor relationships
• Reviews and recommends approval of general contractor pay applications
• Applies effective data analysis to provide timely assessment of results including targeting, recommending and implementing opportunities for improvement
• Prepares and maintains all pipeline & construction status reports
• Initiates and executes a long-term value engineering program
• Conducts weekly status update meeting with construction team and contractors/vendors
• Manages the entire construction process and establish a network of effective monitoring, communication and reporting tactics
• Develops clear expectations and holds all parties accountable to achieve them. Consistently sets the example and tone for the Team
• Coaches, mentors, and develops crewmembers to achieve company goals and expectations
• Enforces guidelines for controlling and monitoring project costs (budget) during all phases of a project
• Plans, schedules, coordinates & monitors crewmembers to achieve on-time completion within expected quality and budget
• Implements, monitors and documents a system of policies and ensures the project and its components meet Raising Cane’s expectations, objectives and standards

Requirements for Success
• 10+ years Restaurant Construction related experience
• 5+ years of Construction Team Member management experience
• Bachelor’s degree in related field required (construction, architecture or engineering)
• Advance knowledge of Lucernex, Microsoft: Word, Excel, Outlook, Calendar, and PowerPoint
• 40% Travel (sometimes more depending on construction activities)
• Detail-oriented, organized and able to manage multiple priorities that may be constantly changing
• Strong decision-making capabilities and able to deliver within tight deadlines
• Self-driven, flexible, and highly energetic with strong analytical, written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to work effectively and efficiently both independently and collaboratively

Application Instructions

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