Upward Projects LLC

  • Senior Director of Contstruction Projects

    Job Locations
    Lab (Home Office)
    Upward Projects Lab (Main Office)




    Become an integral and indispensable manager on the development team of a growing, dynamic, and innovative restaurant brand. Collaborate with various departement and provide a high level of detail to the success of our stores. Work with adapative resuse on various projects and carefully select the details of the asthetics and look of each unique site.


    We are a restaurant group that thrives on creating authentic and inspiring experiences for the communities we serve. Through the contributions of countless incredible people, past and present, we’re headed to the moon with a simple mission — to make people feel good.


    • What Fuels Us

    Our eclectic team is comprised of some of the most talented, grounded, and innovative people you’ll ever meet. While no one is quite like the other, it’s our common values that bring us all together!

    • Power To The People - Have a Voice

    We encourage you to give your feedback. Ideas and innovation are what catapult us forward!

    • Humble Beginnings - Intellectual Humility

    Humility is the foundation of curiosity, and curiosity fuels the drive to discover. There is often a better way, so we’re always on the hunt.

    • Inspired Spaces - The Details Matter

    Every detail has intention – from the ingredients, hospitality, to the art and music. The details are the difference between good and great.

    • Keeping it Real - Open & Honest

    Be your authentic self – it helps build an environment of trust, open communication and diversity.

    • Come One, Come All - Working Together We’re stronger together

    We take pride in the pursuit to be the best, but we can only do that as a collaborative team.




    The primary responsibilities of this job role are to monitor and manage the construction workflow associated with new and existing restaurant sites. This includes but is not limited to scheduling, budgeting, overseeing, and coordinating various maintenance and construction projects. This position requires excellent verbal and written communication skills and an attention to details.




    • Reviews and validates blueprints with scheduled work projects
    • Identifies and adheres to budgets for assigned projects
    • Designs timelines with specific milestones to meet expected project outcome and results
    • Performs maintenance tasks required to complete projects or maintain facilities
    • Communicates with various departments on project timelines, obstacles, and outcomes
    • Travels to worksites to oversee, manage, and perform various assigned project tasks
    • Performs walkthroughs and audit of facilities with contractors and store operator
    • Constructs, communicates, and reviews job site budgets and costs
    • Reviews, makes recommendations and redlines work agreements and landlord agreements
    • Oversees punch lists and the completion of those tasks





    Attention to Detail – the ability to see and pay attention to details; the ability to recognize the component parts of a procedure or object, and to verify the correctness or error in an individual part or procedure.


    Communicate Effectively – speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using tools and techniques that cater to the party you are communicating with. Be able to work well with people from many industries.


    Flexibility – the ability to readily modify, responds to, and integrates change with minimal personal resistance.


    Persistence – the ability to stay the course in times of difficulty; the ability to remain motivated to accomplish goals in the face of adversity or obstacles.


    Problem Solving – the ability to identify alternative solutions to a problem and to select the best option; the ability to identify the system component that is causing the error, as well as the options available for resolving it and completing the task.


    Project Scheduling – the ability to understand the proper allocation of resources for the purpose of getting things done within a defined timeframe




    This role is responsible for administering and monitoring various project management functions within the Development department. This requires supervision and management of individuals whose tasks are directly related to these functions.




    This job operates in both an inside office setting and at outside construction jobsites. This position will at times be exposed to the weather, dust, and debris from a construction site and may be required to use personal protective equipment to prevent exposure to hazardous materials. This position will come in contact with and use light machinery used to perform repairs and construction. The duties of this position will be performed at times in confined spaces and narrow passageways. The position is exposed to energetic music levels, sitting and typing for long periods of time (8+ hours) and also requires a level of comfort being ‘on the go’ and travelling between the office and various job sites as needed. The use of a phone, Mac/PC, printer and scanner are required.




    The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. This position requires both the ability to sit for extended periods of time (8+ hours), and the ability to walk/stand and sustain physical activity for extended periods of time (8+ hours) at others. Must be able to communicate effectively in both written and verbal form. Requires at times high and low levels of movement with the ability to reach with arms, kneel, crouch, climb, balance, and squat. Requires the grasping, carrying, lifting, pushing and pulling of items of 50 lbs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    Position Type/Expected Hours of Work


    Full-time position that requires a flexible schedule, office hours are 8 am to 6 pm, Mon. through Fri. however will be required to adjust schedule and work evenings, weekends, etc. to meet project requirements and deadlines.


    Requirements and Education


    • 3+ years as a construction project manager within restaurants or similar applicable experience
    • Understands and can demonstrate knowledge around the industry standards, materials, local polices, and processes to meet project quality and deadlines
    • Able to multi-task and perform various task as needed to complete projects
    • Ability to use Excel at above the intermediate level
    • Strong ability to be organized and balance several priorities
    • Skilled in communicating with various personalities in a convincing and professional manner
    • Maintains high standards and is able to communicate and address others without hesitation regarding quality of work or appropriate charges for the work performed
    • Ability to travel when required


    Other Duties

    Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.





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