Construction Project Manager - Germany
Based in Germany, London or Milan
At LUSH, we believe, and value, the art of real shop-keeping because it shows we care and because we are good at it! With so much of the High Street being lost and the retail experience becoming bland, the direction of our shop design and project management is one of sustainability in both the materials and processes we use and style and look.
The care and detail in each bespoke shop matches the work, care and value that goes into getting our products from source to shelf and safely into the hands of our customers.
All shops in continental Europe are all uniquely created and perfectly formed. As we continue to refine and develop our portfolio, we are now on the look out for a Construction Project Manager to help deliver and build new retail units by working closely with the acquisitions team and third party consultants in Germany.
You’ll be advising throughout the construction process, striving to achieve best value construction and delivery. You will provide contract administration and you will be familiar with procurement mechanisms, planning requirements and program management.
This is your chance to become an integral member of a Global Property Team and to work alongside award winning designers who strive to create beautiful, hand crafted shops.
Each of our shops is unique in look and feel whilst developing Lush’s exceptionally high standards. As an experienced Project Manager in the retail property sector you will also need to understand our ethos and enjoy working with highly creative people.
Closely working with the German Property Team and Lead European Project Manager, acquisitions team and third party consultants to develop and build new retail units with occasional office / warehousing support
Preparing monthly progress reports, monitoring performance of contractors and consultants and managing the refurbishment programmes
Appointing and managing contractors to complete the works
Working with all the stakeholders involved
Helping deliver projects from feasibility stage, advising throughout the construction process, providing technically astute advice and communicating with key stakeholders.
Strive to achieve best value in construction and delivery. Providing contract administration and risk analysis services, you will be familiar with procurement mechanisms, planning requirements and programme management
Be principally responsible for construction delivery of new sites, extensions and modernisation of the existing store portfolio
Monitoring the project process and ensuring project plans and deadlines are met
Checking quality standards and ensuring these are adhered to
Implementation of Company Specification to ensure a uniform standard to all projects in France / Belgium / Luxembourg
Managing relationships with external consultants, contractors and suppliers
Preparing tender packs and negotiating with main contractors
Ensuring our sites have the highest standards of Health & safety at all times
The ability to quickly resolve issues to ensure deadlines are not jeopardised and projects continue to progress
Hold weekly site meetings and produce site meeting minutes to chart construction progress.
Continuous feedback of progress to the property team.
Controlling the project budgets and management of additional costs when required
Managing the Capital Expenditure plan
Provision and management of the site facilities requirements, delivering "right first time" projects. This includes working in partnership with all the stakeholders to ensure professional design, procurement, installation and commissioning of all equipment for handover to the Operational teams
Management of associated Property Budgets
Maintain regular contact with the New Store Openings Project Managers to ensure the smooth transition from construction phase to opening
Skills & experience required :
A Chartered Building Surveyor, Project Manager, Quantity Surveyor with a career history in retail property construction, project management or development
Thrive in a design led environment where quality and attention to detail mean everything
Led similar projects and feel comfortable advising established property professionals
Recognised for your level of technical competency, provide insightful advice internally whilst also managing contractors and sub-
contractors to deliver schemes of superior quality, in line with modern construction processes
A proven project manager with a core professional qualification and capable of delivering a number of projects concurrently
Experience in the Retail property sector
Capable of operating autonomously in a multi-site and complex stakeholder environment.
Commercially aware with the acumen to ensure projects are delivered on time and within budget
A strategic thinker with well developed communication and influencing skills
Ideal opportunity for a Project Manager to establish their credentials
Business economics - appreciation of the impact of CapEx on business case development
Project management / engineering and communication skills
A team player who can change direction quickly and without frustration
A love of the brand and the design concepts; bring ideas and experience to the table
As we pride ourselves on internal development, priority will be given to candidates who have an in depth knowledge of Lush coupled with the relevant experience and qualifications.
If all this sounds like you please send us your CV and covering letter, detailing why you would be a perfect fit for the role along with your current salary and expectations.
Training will be provided.
Closing date : 28th September 2018
Lush is an Equal Opportunities Employer