Construction Specialist: 9 Month Contract

Region: Canada

Bundesland: British Columbia

Stadt: Vancouver

Business Unit: Store Support Centre (SSC)

Beschreibung & Anforderungen

Who We Are 


lululemon is a yoga-inspired technical apparel company up to big things. The practice and philosophy of yoga informs our overall purpose to elevate the world through the power of practice. We are proud to be a growing global company with locations all around the world, from Vancouver to Shanghai, and places in between. We owe our success to our innovative product, our emphasis on our stores, our commitment to our people, and the incredible connections we get to make in every community we are in.


The construction team within Store Development, supports the development, budgeting, and execution of all brick and mortar development. The team delivers against the defined real estate yearly plan for mainline, optimizations, and renovations, and supports the existing store fleet through minor works, initiatives, and rollouts.


This role serves as the key support function through the design development and construction execution of our stores. The Project Specialist will support the Project Managers within Store Development from the architectural permit set to financial project close out. The Project Specialist will work closely with the internal and external project team to provide assistance on scope development, budgeting, procurement, and site support. This role manages the project performance, relationships, and costs of external owner furnished item vendors. The Project Specialist will also support across channels in a similar capacity where required including: agile, minor works, strategic initiative rollout, etc.


A DAY IN THE LIFE

-Supports project through development while tracking to key milestones and adhering to established budget and schedule metrics

-Maintaining strong relationships with internal business units and cross-functional partners to ensure that new standards and processes are understood and incorporated into the execution of projects

-Produce detailed drawing reviews and redlines of architectural drawings to support with scope development, bid accuracy, and cost management 

-Manage the procurement and bidding of owner furnished items

-Communicating project schedule or cost impacts to Project Managers in a timely and professional manner to mitigate the overall negative impact to the company

-Manages the performance and relationships of owner furnished item vendors during the course of construction, and actively participates in vendor onboarding, QBRs, and provides feedback to ensure a culture of continuous improvement 

-Provide direct management for temp spaces, and small scope projects 

-Accountable for financial project administration (creating purchase orders, receiving payments, solving invoice discrepancies, and producing project budget reconciliations)

-Track construction project costs, evaluating incoming EWA’s for accuracy, and maintaining a log of potential project costs to allow for timely approvals and reporting

-Responsible for managing weekly reporting on project progress for leadership as requested

-Delivering additional projects, duties, and assignment as required and/or by request by the Manager, Construction Services 

Inputs to capital project budgets with validated vendor quotations

-Advises on drawing development

-Coordinates vendor performance during execution and ensures that the performance enables deliver of store projects.


QUALIFICATIONS

-Minimum 4 year college level degree and 3 years of project coordination experience within retail and/or commercial development, or a combination of equivalent experience

-Excellent communication and collaboration skills (internally and externally)

-Must be versatile and able to manage multiple projects in various stages at any once time in the life cycle of a project

-Practiced in development processes, procurement, vendor management, client relations

-Continuous improvement mindset, to improve both self, team, and our extended partner network

-Proficient in MS Office, Excel, Sharepoint