La Quinta Inns & Suites Project Manager - Franchise Design & Development in Irving, Texas

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Project Manager of Franchise Design & Development is responsible for a geographic region of hotels from a construction or renovation standpoint. Hotels in the geographic region will consist of hotels in the development pipeline and open hotels in this region due for a renovation or property improvement plan. In this role the Project Manager will be responsible for; visiting all hotels under construction or renovation, ensuring all construction and renovation is being completed to plans and in accordance with LQ Brand Standards, providing solutions for any obstacles observed during visits; documenting all visits with a written recap and reporting a status update of all projects to senior management.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Serve as a key point of contact for franchisees within geographic region and deliver of all brand services.

Conduct multiple property visits to all hotels under construction or renovation within geographic region. During these visits ensure the hotel is being built or renovated to approved plans and LQ Design Standards. Provide solutions as needed to ensure compliance and project timeliness. Document each visit with a property visit report.

Manage construction or renovation process to ensure properties adhere to the project timeline and open with minimal or no extensions.

Provide assistance in finding suppliers and contractors through our design department.

Report to senior management the construction status of all hotels within geographic region on a frequent basis.

Assist franchisees during renovation phase to make sure brand compliance and timely renovation.

Perform other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

MINIMUM EDUCATION:

Bachelor’s Degree Required

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE:

3 – 5 years of multi-location commercial construction

MINIMUM SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

Responsible for supervising multiple functions, with full responsibility for effective operation and results.

Makes recommendations or decisions which usually affect the assigned unit/division, but may at times affect operations, services, individuals or activities of other outside of the assigned unit/division.

Work is non-standard and widely varied requiring the interpretation and application of a variety of policies and procedures. Analytic ability and inductive thinking are required for the application of multiple, technical activities. Problem solving involves identification and analysis of diverse issues.

Supervision is present to establish and review broad objectives relative to basic position duties or divisional responsibilities. Independent judgment is required to study previously established, often partially relevant guidelines; plan for various interrelated activities; and coordinate such activities within a work until/division or while completing a project.

Responds to and handles unfamiliar situations with little supervisory guidance.

Requires advanced level knowledge of theories and practices of a professional field. Requires extensive knowledge of their professional discipline and a working knowledge of related fields. Understands information in several unrelated professional disciplines.

Problems are complex, varied and only mildly related to those seen before. Simply determining what the problem is requires major individual effort and/or consultation with others within the department. A high degree of analytical ability and inductive thinking may be required to solve highly intricate, technically complex problems. Must be able to develop new and nonstandard approaches.

Work requires using original and creative thinking to develop new, moderately complex results. The results generally impact several work groups, a large project or an extended customer base.

Applies established technology solutions to enhance individual or small work group efficiency and effectiveness.

Serves as a project team member working to achieve defined goals. Work is typical in nature with very few situations requiring new solutions.

Requires regular contact with external persons of importance and influence involving considerable tact, discretion and persuasion in obtaining desired actions and/or the handling of difficult personal relationships.

PHYSICAL, MENTAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS:

Working conditions of the position are a normal office situation.

May work alone or closely with others.

Requires travel, excluding overnight stays.

Overnight travel is required 80% of the time.

Work is completed sitting at a desk or table with intermittently standing, and/or walking.

Requires distinguishing colors and/or depth perception.

LQ Management L.L.C. provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.

Job: Franchise Services

Title: Project Manager - Franchise Design & Development

Location: Irving,TX

Requisition ID: 180000G3