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Whole Foods Market Senior Construction Project Manager - (Grocery/Supermarket/C-Store) in Marlborough, Massachusetts

Job Description

  • Do you get excited about leading the end-to-end Construction process including budgeting/cost allocation, project planning, timeline and milestone updates etc.?

  • Do you have 4+ year's experience in the Grocery, Supermarket, C-Store (Convenience Store), Restaurant/Casino or related industry which includes commercial refrigeration equipment? (A must requirement)"

  • Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment where you are empowered to make decisions and manage multiple projects concurrently?

  • Have you led construction projects that require clean functional daily operations?

The Role:

Whole Foods Market continues with its expansion efforts that include building new stores/concepts and retrofitting/remodeling the current footprint across 530+ stores. As our Sr Construction Project Manager, you are responsible for the successful execution of a wide range of construction strategic initiatives, technological innovations, new builds and remodels that include commercial refrigeration equipment like coolers, racking systems, walk-in coolers/freezers etc. You are responsible for the planning process which includes budgets, cost allocation, milestone performance, project status updates across all parties, and cross-functional project coordination with design and equipment procurement teams. You maintain accurate project data, records and reporting, compliance to contractual and regulatory requirements, and ensure overall service level and quality of work for assigned projects meet Whole Foods Market quality standards.

You are:

You will bring your knowledge and expertise in the overall construction process for grocery, supermarket, convenience store or other verticals that include commercial refrigeration equipment, review lease exhibits and work letters at a project level, review architectural drawings for successful project scope, ensure appropriate costs and credits are tracked and received in Procor (or another construction system). You are the primary point of contact for internal and external stakeholder communication (GC's, Sub-Contractors etc.) throughout the construction process including communicating project timelines, change requests etc. to all levels throughout the organization.

You must be located in or willing to relocate to one of the following markets: Jersey City, NJ, Rockville, MD, Boston, MA, Ft Lauderdale FL, Austin TX or Denver CO

Why Whole Foods Market:

Whole Foods Market is the world's leading natural and organic foods supermarket retailer and wellness company. Our philosophy is to satisfy and delight our customers – and to support Team Member happiness, growth and excellence. Why? We believe that each and every team member is a valued contributor to our mission. In our partnership with Amazon, we are re-inventing the grocery industry through innovative advancements like Just Walk Out and Dash Cart technologies and a service-minded approach.

Job Description


  • Ownership and accountability for all scope required for a successful construction project, including budget development and adherence, planning, design, FF&E procurement, and infrastructure coordination.

  • Accountable for overall project delivery schedule, coordinating: LL scope, GC milestones, fixturing and equipment delivery and install, vendor provided equipment, including identification of long lead long lead materials to mitigate risk of delay. Provides visibility and accountability to internal stakeholder deliverables that impact project cost or schedule.

  • Primary point of contact for leadership, operations and product coordinators throughout the construction process.

  • Direct procurement of equipment and systems as required, including but not limited to: walk in coolers/ freezers, electrical gear, lighting packages, camera and security equipment, exterior signage, water treatment systems, hoods and exhaust, generator/ life safety, controls, and refrigeration.

  • Supervises and performs construction administration as required, including: contract negotiation, development of project schedules, management of RFIs and submittals, management of change orders, maintenance of excellent project records, and ensures timely and accurate project closeout.

  • Oversees project activities of design consultants, general contractors, and service providers. Ensures contractual agreements and vendor working relationships are developed, negotiated, and maintained.

  • Oversees bidding process from RFP through contract award. Ensures that task order is in place prior to construction, and pay apps are executed in a timely manner.

  • Schedules and oversees project meetings and site activities, including but not limited to: CD % review, bid review, weekly OAC meetings, tender inspection, punch walks, commissioning, turnover inspections, and 11-month warranty walk.

  • Provides weekly project status report, including current progress report, 3 week look ahead schedule, RFI and Change order review, photos of site progress, list of all open items which require decision, and escalation notice for any risks to budget or schedule.

  • In a remodel environment, partners with Operations Leaders to proactively communicate with customer base regarding store changes, ensuring accurate project planning to minimize construction impact to business, product, and operations labor.

Professional/ Project Management Knowledge:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of preparing construction budgets and tracking to actual costs.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of grocery store equipment, fixtures, building systems and infrastructure.

  • Ability to coordinate with design team to manage design consultants, facilitate design development and construction drawings, and ensure accuracy of bid documents.

  • Plans, estimates, organizes, and monitor projects.

  • Deep knowledge in project timelines and project budgets, with a high quality or work, and in accordance with stakeholder creative intent and deadlines.

  • SharePoint and MS Project, as well as internal tools for project financials and documents, like Procore

Education & Experience:

BA/BS degree and 4+ years relevant construction experience in the grocery, supermarket, convenience store (C-store), multi-site restaurant/casino with refrigeration equipment OR equivalent education and relevant experience.

At Whole Foods Market, we provide a fair and equal employment opportunity for all Team Members and candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, marital status, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic. Whole Foods Market hires and promotes individuals solely based on qualifications for the position to be filled and business needs.

Whole Foods Market works with job sites like Indeed, LinkedIn, and ZipRecruiter to promote opportunities at our company. Please be aware that other career sites may not be accurate or up to date and may even be fraudulent. We encourage and recommend all candidates to apply via our site.

Who are we? Well, we seek out the finest natural and organic foods available, maintain the strictest quality standards in the industry, and have an unshakeable commitment to sustainable agriculture. Add to that the excitement and fun we bring to shopping for groceries, and you start to get a sense of what we’re all about. Oh yeah, we’re a mission-driven company too.

Whole Foods Market attracts people who are passionate - about great food, about the communities they live in, about how we treat our planet and our fellow humans - and who want to bring their passion into the workplace and make a difference.

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