Construction Project Manager

Join a strong community where all we do is care-for the children and families we serve every day, as well as for our dedicated team members. Our people are our best asset. We listen and we know what you're looking for:

  • You want benefits. We support you with a minimum 50% childcare discount, immediate access to benefits, innovative health programs, 401(k) company match, and much more.
  • You want balance. We offer flexible schedules that work for you, no nights or weekends, the ability to bring your children to work with you, and paid time off.
  • You want opportunity. We invest in your future with ongoing training, tuition reimbursement, credential assistance, and our unique Master Teacher Program.
  • You want recognition. We provide a positive, fun workplace where employees are appreciated.

The Construction Project Manager will be responsible for managing the overall direction, administration, completion, and budget of each assigned project related to early childhood education facilities. They will manage the entitlements, permitting, coordination of Architects, Engineers, Developers and General Contractors on each assigned project. Must have a clear understanding of the workings of commercial Real Estate and Development functions. This position generally requires a large amount of regular travel throughout designated geographic territories (30-40%).  


Essential Functions: 

  • Facilitate and coordinate site review, design, feasibility studies, practicality, risk review and practical layout.
  • Provide site plan mark ups in Bluebeam to Developers and Real Estate Directors for lease negotiations.
  • Coordinate with civil, architectural and operational teams to facilitate efficient project design and layout from concept through completion.
  • Coordinate with LCG Real Estate Directors in expediting Lease review, accuracy of exhibits and communication with Developers on Build to Suit projects. 
  • Facilitate the entitlement process to include zoning, planning and municipal approvals. Attend municipal meetings as required to present the projects intent and to negotiate acceptable outcomes.
  • Coordinate and direct professional consultants throughout the entitlement process to assure a timely approval timeline.
  • Execute and manage projects to maintain reasonable schedule objectives while working within the approved budget. 
  • Manage the project bidding, evaluation, negotiation, and award process for Self-Development Projects. 
  • Coordinate project schedules and maintain information on a weekly basis within LCG’s Financial Project Database (Oracle), LCG’s Tracking Dashboards (Smart Sheet) and other LCG structured software. 
  • Communicate and coordinate with internal and external partners on a regular basis to establish and document project status, deviations, scopes of work and budgets.   
  • Promote and project a positive company image treating others with courtesy and respect as part of a culture that values inclusion and diversity.
  • Manage current (and expand new) vendor relationships and monitor contractor’s costs and performance.
  • Apply tools and resources used by Facilities Department and LCG to achieve fundamental proficiency and be able to apply and use on projects as appropriate.
  • Oversee every aspect of the development process including consultants, general contractors, vendors, specialty contractors, internal departments, and developers to ensure cost effective solutions and adherence to corporate standards.
  • Manage each phase of the project including site layout and design, entitlement process, due diligence, permitting, contracting, construction, change orders, turnover and project close out within prescribed guidelines.
  • Present reports defining project progress, problems, and solutions.



Supervisory Responsibilities:

No direct reports.



Minimum Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in architecture, engineering or construction management, preferred.
  • A minimum of 5 years construction project management experience
  • Certifications in the field of construction/construction management, preferred.
  • Multi-site experience required.
  • Commercial development and real estate experience required.
  • Solid foundation and understanding of commercial site civil infrastructure and commercial construction means and methods.


Other Skills and Abilities Qualifications:

  • Experience in commercial development, site layout and design.
  • Efficiency in SmartSheet, Bluebeam, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.
  • Excellent customer service skills with both internal and external customers.
  • Capable of working with frequent interruptions and changing priorities.
  • Effective communication skills, written, verbal and interpersonal.
  • Proficient time management, organizational skills and ability to meet established deadlines.
  • Capable of working productively in a remote environment without direct supervision.

Learning Care Group is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against an employee or applicant based on race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status or any other protected status under federal, state, or local law.