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Head of U.S. Retail Construction - Global Real Estate

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JPMorgan Chase & Co,

New York City, NY

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Head of U.S. Retail Construction - Global Real Estate','170087041','!*!JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with operations worldwide. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small business, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the world's most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Information about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at

The firm has offices and operations in more than 60 countries across more than 5500 properties, totaling approximately 75 million square feet.

The Global Real Estate (GRE) team consists of more than 400 employees, executing 13,000 capital projects per year globally totaling nearly $2 billion a year in design, construction and capital investment.

Head of U.S. Retail Construction will provide oversight and be accountable for all Retail Design and Construction projects in the United States.

Candidate must possess strong managerial skills and be familiar with all phases of Real Estate Project Management activities, including, but not limited to, program development, budgeting and estimating, planning and design, scheduling, knowledge of furniture systems, procurement of design and construction vendors, conflict resolution, cost negotiations, project implementation, oversight and project close-out.

Candidate will be responsible for managing and coordinating the activities of the Project Teams during the course of the Project through the conceptual planning, programming, engineering, construction, furniture procurement and installation, security systems, IT structured cabling, user occupancy and final Project close-out and turnover to JP Morgan Chase facilities in a timely, efficient and cost effective manner. Candidate will monitor design and construction activities to insure that all phases of the performance of the work is done in accordance with established standards, contractual agreements, and as expeditiously and economically as possible.

This position will manage external teams executing project requests relating to new builds, repositioning programs, renovating and reconfiguring space, replacement or upgrading building infrastructure and support systems, relocating staff and other retail programs.  Project Managers work within a clear set of policies and procedures to execute the required tasks. This position will manage multiple project management teams throughout the United States, and candidate must be able to communicate with Senior Management and associates at all levels.

Reports to CBDN Head, and matrix reports to Global D&C Head; will coordinate all activity with CDBN teams, Business & Operations, PMO, Global Platform Services, SMEs and Design Management as required. 

The program currently has ~320 Project Managers, ~12,000 projects, and an approved budget of ~$630MM for 2017.

Program/Project Management

Deep knowledge of construction industry and managing large scale projects for high profile clients such as JPMC

Experience working with industry-leading consultants, construction managers, subcontractors, vendors, etc. and ability to work with them to deliver high quality programs

Knowledge of best-in-class practices to deliver these programs

Provides support to the individual team leads and project managers who manage design and construction projects

Manages teams responsible for project workload distribution to ensure project deadlines are being met

Understands and enforces detailed policy and procedures that project managers must follow when managing projects

Reviews the development of all capital funding packages for projects and ensure scope is in line with existing standards

Reviews all budgeting and understand pricing variances across different markets

Ensures competitive pricing on all contracts through the use of JPMC sourcing and following policy on bidding guidelines

Work with team leads and PM’s to reduce costs on projects being submitted through potential scope and specifications changes

Ability to learn proprietary Project Management software quickly & effectively; experience with Project Management systems and technology

Participates on development of strategy for reducing JPMC’s footprint in various leased sites as lease terms allow

Participates in the annual capital planning/budgeting process and leads teams developing project budgets for planned projects throughout the United States

Responsible for the oversight of approval of every commitment, invoice and change order generated by PM’s and that they meet policy

Responsible for coordinating vendor management to ensure proper coverage across the programs of work

Operational risk assessment for highly technical activities

Technical support for building infrastructure projects

Drive process improvement and utilize best practices throughout the group

Responsible for change management leadership across the retail D&C function

Ensure the teams are accountable for Project Scope, Budget and Schedule

Organizational and People Management

Exceptional time management skills and the ability and presence of mind to escalate issues when required

Works with CDBN and GRE partners

Ability to partner across business areas within JPMC to reach a common goal (within CDBN, Global Real Estate, as well as other JPMC partners – i.e. GTI group, etc)

Provides resources to support all projects, from minor moves and remodels to major renovations as well as infrastructure projects

Coordinates with 3rd Party supplier to identify the need for PM resources to achieve project goals

Manages and directs overall team activities and monitors progress 

Develops and implements operational plans, actions and programs in support of long-term business objectives

Assists in the development of policies, procedures and programs

Assist with JPMC, facility partner, and vendor training

Must be responsive and effectively communicate to all CDBN and GRE partners including, but not limited to, GTI, Finance and LOB executives.

Instills a sense of urgency in his/her project teams

Exceptional communication – both verbal and written

Manage teams in keeping with a “One Team” philosophy

Ability to motivate teams to produce best results

Responsible for mentoring and effectively developing staff

Ability to collaborate effectively

Financial Management

Proven track record of managing simultaneous programs and capital projects, ranging from $10,000 to over $100MM

Expertise in building and managing detailed construction budgets and schedules, logistics plans, and change management protocols, etc.

Ability to balance meeting budgets with quality and timeliness','!*!

Bachelors or Master’s Degree, with preference for Construction, Engineering, Architecture or Business

Preferably 15 years of work experience, working in Real Estate or Project Management

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Strong ability to work with clients at all levels of the organization

Self-starter who delivers exceptional project management and manages teams to this standard

Strong proficiency in compiling and presenting written project correspondence to executive leadership

Experience and knowledge of business processes and procedures, applications, workflow, and planning

Must possess strong conflict management, communication, organizational and negotiating skills

Detailed knowledge of business services and systems and implementing corporate policies

Strong working knowledge of full MS Office suite, with excellent financial modeling/management skills in Excel','JPMorgan Chase is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer Disability/Veteran.','Real Estate Finance','US-NY-New York-237 Park / 41037','','CORPORATE SECTOR','Full-time','Standard','Day Job','','','JPMorgan Chase & Co.','JPMorgan Chase & Co.','','','Head of U.S. Retail Construction - Global Real Estate

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