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Development Project Manager

Company: El Pollo Loco
Location: Costa Mesa
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Job Description:

Monday, April 10, 2023 Our restaurants are only the tip of the flame. If you're looking for a fast-paced, innovative, and welcoming workplace then a career with our Corporate Familia is right for you. What's in it for you!? --- Medical + Dental + Vision Insurance --- 401(K) Plan with match and immediate vesting --- Basic Life and AD&D/Long Term Disability --- Bonus Compensation for eligible positions
--- Hybrid work arrangements for eligible positions --- Casual office dress code --- Dog-friendly office --- Discounts on El Pollo Loco food --- Discounts on theme parks, movie tickets, sports, hotels and more Company & Culture For over 40 years El Pollo Loco has dominated the market in delivering the best citrus-marinated fire-grilled chicken. We opened our first restaurant in 1980 in Los Angeles, and today we are over 450 restaurants strong and still growing! From our products to our people, we're truly amazing! POSITION PURPOSE: Supports the new construction or remodeling of locations throughout the development and construction process. This includes working independently, managing schedules, costs of company construction projects and project administration tasks. Coordinates timelines on franchise projects, educates franchisees on processes and procedures, documents construction schedules, and provides updates with minimal supervision.


  • Acts as Sitefolio software administrator- Provides technical support to internal users, monitors and updates system data integrity and security.
  • Manages project information within Sitefolio development software, including project schedules, capital accounting, reporting as well as file and photo management.
  • Uses software to issue purchase orders, reconcile invoices, ensure vendor accuracy and report on capital spending.
  • Interfaces with general contractors and internal/external construction managers to gather status information and process change orders, liens, and lien releases.
  • Coordinates cross functionally with legal and finance departments for contracting and capital reconciliation.
  • Meets regularly with the Director, Design and Construction to review current projects under construction, follow up on current/pending issues, process additional requests, and obtain additional projects.
  • Interacts professionally and ethically; constructively participates as a collaborative team member or leader in pursuit of common goals.
  • Assists franchise sales and real estate as needed with mapping and presentations.
  • Works independently to ensure timely development of new construction and remodel projects. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This role has no oversight or accountability over others. QUALIFICATIONS - EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, LICENSE/CERTIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. The requirements listed below are representative of the education and/or experience required.
    Education/Work Experience: High school diploma or equivalent (GED) required, BA/BS degree preferred . Minimum five years (5) of work-related experience in the construction industry, preferably with a multi-chain concept.

    License/Certifications: Possess and maintain a valid driver's license.
    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • Comprehensive knowledge of development/construction terminology, documents, and contracts.
    • Experience with Franchisees as owner-representative.
    • Strong administrative and clerical skills
    • Exceptional attention to detail is required to review documents/invoices for accuracy, ensure completeness and compliance with EPL standards, initiate follow-up and follow through.
    • Exceptional organizational skills: ability to consistently prioritize, coordinate numerous tasks, plan work assignments and work under the pressure of frequent and tight deadlines.
    • Ability to effectively speak with internal customers, vendors, general contractors, franchisees and other business partners. Ability to effectively listen and respond to stakeholder and departmental needs.
    • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where limited standardization exists.
    • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Adobe and Outlook required.
    • Experience with Sitefolio and/or Sitewise, a plus. The pay range identified is the hourly or salary rate El Pollo Loco expects to pay for the posted position. This range does not include any benefits or bonus opportunities that might be available for the position based on position and eligibility criteria. Individual pay will vary based on a variety of factors including years of experience, industry experience, education, geography, etc.

Keywords: El Pollo Loco, Costa Mesa , Development Project Manager, Executive , Costa Mesa, California

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