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Construction Manager- Lidl (Bayonne, NJ)


Job Summary

The Manager – Construction (Regional) is responsible for all functions of the store construction project from bidding, to building and closing out the project after opening. The role also manages all budgets, timelines, quality checks and external/internal professionals/partners, especially General Contractors.

Essential Functions
  • Check if all necessary permits/approvals are present
  • Lead store bidding process, negotiate GC bids and prepare award recommendation to Director
  • Manage, coordinate and administer all aspects of a store construction project
  • Develop, monitor and report detailed budgets, schedules, and status on projects
  • Routinely maintain and update Lidl’s systems and programs
  • Communicate project milestones and timeline changes to Director and other Departments
  • Review, negotiate and present change orders to Director including reasoning, quantities, unit rates, timelines
  • Develop and cultivate relationships with general contractors, developers and other professional external/internal organizations/departments
  • Manage all activities and communications between general contractors, stakeholders and consultants in order to deliver stores within scheduled timeframes and budgets
  • Close out punch list and prepare final acceptance documentation
  • Work together with internal stakeholders to capitalize stores after opening
  • Represent Lidl US to local governmental entities for final building and site inspections
  • Gather, prepare, and present information (including construction budgets and timelines) to Director and Executives, including Board members, on proposed projects in order to obtain initial and subsequent approvals
  • Design and permit non-prototype stores
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Knowledge of construction industry and standards with emphasis on retail construction and best practices of construction project management
  • Self-motivation and discipline with a results-driven mindset in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills
  • Great negotiation skills with the ability to minimize Lidl’s costs and risks throughout the project
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
  • Ability to use project management, budget management, and other customized software systems


Required Education, Certifications/ Licenses, Related Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • 4+ years of experience in related field
  • In lieu of degree, 8 – 10 years of relevant and related experience


Physical Job Requirements

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced working environment, including the store(s), distribution center(s), warehouse(s), and/or corporate office(s) with the capability to switch job functions/roles quickly
  • Ability to work in situations that involve prolonged sitting, standing, walking, squatting and/or bending more than half the time
  • Ability to maneuver cases of product (lift, move, carry, slide, etc.) up to 50 lbs. and reach above head to heights greater than 10 inches frequently in accordance with safety regulations
  • Ability to operate equipment that requires the constant use of hands/fingers/wrists more than half the time
  • Ability to spend more than half the time viewing computer monitors
  • Ability to identify and distinguish between colors more than half the time
  • Ability to work in various outdoor weather conditions more than half the time
  • Ability to work in non-climate controlled workspace(s) more than half the time


Travel Requirements

  • This position requires overnight domestic travel up to 20% of the time
  • This position requires domestic travel 50-75% of the time
  • Anticipated travel will be by car, air, and/or train

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Office Address

New York, NY

Contact Info

Phone: +1 (212) 647-7399