Architectural Project Manager

Five Below, Inc. Philadelphia , PA 19107

Posted 7 months ago

Title: Architectural Project Manager

Reports to: Director of Architecture and Design

Department: Construction


At Five Below our growth is a result of the people who embrace our purpose: We know life is way better when you are free to Let Go & Have Fun in an amazing experience, filled with unlimited possibilities, priced so low, you can always say yes to the newest, coolest stuff! Just ask any of our over 12,000 associates who work at Five Below and they'll tell you there's no other place like it. It all starts with our purpose and then, The Five Below Way, which is our values and behaviors that each and every associate believes in.

So if your heart is beating a little quicker and your smile is getting bigger now that you know what we're all about, let's just say your search for a one-of-a-kind experience that's much more than a j-o-b just might be officially ending HERE. It's all about culture at Five Below, making this a place that can inspire you as much as you inspire us with big ideas, super energy, passion, and the ability to make the workplace a WOWplace!


  • Collaborate within a team across departments by supporting the Real Estate and Construction team, as needed.

  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of architecture, design plans including details, materials and general construction.

  • Highly knowledgeable with building codes and the Americans with Disabilities Act requirements.

  • Work in a fast paced environment.

  • Excellent written/verbal communication, organizational and presentation skills.

  • Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Civil Engineering or Land Planning is required.

  • Minimum 5 years experience in Retail Development.

  • Must possess strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, ADOBE and AutoCAD.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Review proposed sites and oversee the preparation of conceptual plans and elevations for presentation to the Real Estate Committee.

  • Responsible for negotiating and contracting with all the necessary design consultants for the design of each Five Below facility.

  • Oversee Design Consultants in the Preparation of contract documents, technical specifications, bid documents and technical reports.

  • Coordinate with Five Below design consultants to ensure plans comply with layouts approved by the Design Review Committee.

  • Communicate Landlord's scope of work for faade design and construction.

  • Implement sign code requirements into the faade design. Coordinate sign shop drawings with Five Below Sign Vendor, Five Below Architect and Landlord Architect.

  • Review Architectural Plans, Site Plans, Boundary & Topographical Surveys, Environmental Site Assessments, Geotechnical Investigations and Traffic Study reports as part of due diligence period for Real Estate transactions.

  • Manage multiple projects & consultants within the allocated approved budget from initial design to completion of construction to ensure project success.

  • Negotiate and review legal agreements such as Site Development, Lease, Easements/Covenant/Conditions & Restrictions with property owners and real estate developers.

  • Responsible for identifying and resolving all entitlements & contractual contingencies related to the lease, site development, site evaluation, design and permitting for projects.

  • Represent Five Below at various public hearings such as City Council, Planning Commission, City Design Review Boards, Zoning Hearings, Conditional Use Hearings and neighborhood meetings as part of project entitlement process.

  • Negotiate with regulatory agencies and governing authorities to progress Five Below development plans and requirements.

  • Review Environmental Reports to confirm if any Recognized Environmental Concerns exist at the proposed development. Provide a brief review of the findings to the Real Estate and Legal Team.

  • Coordinate with Construction Managers during site development to address issues as needed to facilitate the construction of the project.

Five Below is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Architectural Project Manager

Five Below, Inc.