Sr. Project Manager, Construction

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. San Francisco , CA 94118

Posted 3 weeks ago

Requisition Number: SS-15328

Area of Interest: Real Estate

Organization: Corporate

Brand/Division: Shared Services

Position Type: Full-time


About the Team

You will be part of the Store Development team responsible for designing, building and delivering retail experiences; this includes new construction, remodeling, and repairs and maintenance.

About the Role

Looking for a smart creative person to direct and partner with the development of assigned projects from Real Estate site selection through construction completion including estimating, bidding, scheduling, procurement, construction management, punch list, and project close out.

You're excited about this opportunity because you will...

  • Review design and location criteria with real estate and design architects

  • Establish construction budgets and schedules, based on design and deal criteria.

  • Review plans and evaluate specifications for assigned projects.

  • Establish Workletter scope and manage landlord provided items as defined by the lease.

  • Review value engineering of projects with design team, Director of Construction and general contractor.

  • Negotiate contracts with general contractors and assist purchasing manager with vendors.

  • Prepare, solicit, review and analyze construction bids with Director of Construction.

  • Collaborating closely with design team to achieve best expression of each brand at each location

  • Coordinate with purchasing manager on the selection and delivery of owner provides items.

  • Review and approve technical submittals with store planning, architects and engineers.

  • Conduct frequent construction site visits to evaluate progress and construction practices.

  • Direct general contractors with frequent meetings and performance evaluations.

  • Monitor and coordinate environmental testing and abatement issues.

  • Coordinate and follow-up on punch list performance.

  • Assist repair manager with warranty issues and major capital expenditure projects.

  • Manage Construction Coordinator with assistance from Director of Construction.

Why you will love working at Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

  • We're a successful, fast-growing company with an entrepreneurial vibe

  • A technologically and data-driven business

  • Competitive salaries and comprehensive health benefits

  • We're at the forefront of tech and retail, redefining technology for the next generation

  • We're passionate about our internal and external clients and live/breathe the client experience

  • We get to be creative on a daily basis

  • A smart, experienced leadership team that wants to do it right and is open to new ideas

  • We believe in autonomy and reward taking initiative

  • We have fun!


We're excited about you because...

  • Bachelor's degree preferably in construction management or architecture.

  • Eight (8) years construction experience -- management of 20 projects per year.

  • Five (5) years minimum as retail construction project manager.

  • Ability to travel 40% to 60% of the time and work independently.

  • Computer knowledge -- Excel, Word-processing.

  • Budget management of 25 million per year.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong negotiation skills.

  • Strong technical construction knowledge

  • Passion for Innovation

About Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

Founded in 1956, Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is the premier specialty retailer of high-quality products for the home. Our family of brands includes Williams Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, PBteen, West Elm, Williams-Sonoma Home, Rejuvenation, and Mark and Graham. These brands are among the best known and most respected in the industry. We offer beautifully-designed, stylish and functional products for every area of the home, including the kitchen, living room, bedroom, home office, closet, laundry room, and even outdoor spaces. We've seen some big changes since our first brick-and-mortar store opened more than half of a century ago. What hasn't changed is our passion for high-quality products, functional design, outstanding customer service, and enhancing the lives of our customers and the communities where we operate. In 2017, we acquired Outward, Inc., a 3-D imaging and augmented reality platform for the home furnishings and dcor industry. Today, we're a multi-brand, multi-channel, global enterprise supported by state-of-the-art technology and some of the most talented teams in retailing - and we're always looking for new energy and ideas.


Once you are here, you can look forward to a wide variety of benefits. Our corporate vision--to enhance our customers' quality of life at home--extends to the lives of our associates. To that end, we offer an extensive benefits package designed to help you grow, personally and professionally, to keep you healthy, to prepare you for the unexpected, to care for your family and to build a secure future. Depending on your position and your location, here's a look at what you might be eligible for:

  • A generous discount on all Williams Sonoma Inc. brands through multiple shopping channels

  • A 401(k) plan and other investment opportunities

  • Paid vacations, holidays and other time-off programs

  • Health benefits, including health, dental and vision insurance; health and dependent care tax-free spending accounts; medical, family and bereavement leave; same-sex domestic partner benefits; short- and long-term disability programs; life and travel insurance; an employee assistance program

  • Tax-free commuter benefits

  • A wellness program that supports your physical, financial and emotional health

  • In-person and online learning opportunities through WSI University, LearnIt and AcademyX

  • Cross-brand and cross-function career opportunities

  • Quarterly sample sales

  • A business casual work environment

  • A bike share program

  • Time off to volunteer

  • Matching donations to qualifying nonprofit organizations

  • Company-sponsored walks and runs

  • Healthy, organic options in the cafeteria and an awesome salad bar

  • Discounts on nearby gyms and other local businesses


WSI will not now or in the future commence an immigration case or "sponsor" an individual for this position (for example, H-1B or other employment-based immigration

This role is not eligible for relocation assistance.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, or other applicable state or local laws and ordinances.

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco

Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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