Job Description

Company Description:

McDonald’s is proud to be one of the most recognized brands in the world, with restaurants in over 100 countries that serve 70 million customers daily. We continue to operate from a position of strength. Our updated growth strategy is focused on staying ahead of what our customers want and realizing further growth potential. Our relentless ambition is why McDonald’s remains one of the world’s leading corporations after almost 70 years. Joining McDonald's means thinking big and preparing for a career that can have influence around the world.

At McDonald’s, we see every day as a chance to create positive impact. We lead through our values centered on inclusivity, service, integrity, community and family. From support of Ronald McDonald House Charities to our Youth Opportunity project and sustainability initiatives, our values keep us dedicated to using our scale for good: good for our customers, people, industry and planet. We also offer a broad range of outstanding benefits including a sabbatical program, tuition assistance and flexible work arrangements.

We are enjoying the flexibility of a hybrid work model, in which employees spend part of their week connecting with co-workers in our state-of-the-art headquarters. Located in the booming West Loop of downtown Chicago, it's set up to be a global hub that cultivates collaboration:

  • Take a class at Hamburger University
  • Sample future items in our Test Kitchen
  • Utilize the latest technology to connect with your team around the globe

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to the diversity of our crew members, staff, operators, and suppliers. We promote an inclusive work environment that creates feel-good moments for everyone.

Job Description:

The Restaurant Design + Construction Manager is responsible for all aspects of CosMc's pilot store projects, from concept plans through construction. This role will perform and oversee design and construction activities including planning, project management, execution, building materials and methods, and evaluating costs to ensure successful completion of the pilot program. The design + construction manager will also play critical role in the refinement of the concept to be fit for scale.

The ideal candidate will be a strong performer, with expertise in and knowledge of multiple disciplines with a focus on construction management while not being limited by historical approaches. The candidate will also have an entrepreneurial mindset, comfort with ambiguity and agile ways of working, and openness to evolving their own role and responsibilities as we continue to ensure our pilot team’s Development function is fit for purpose.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Engage and manage consultants required throughout the development process from concept design through construction completion.
  • Leads external construction managers and consultants to secure all required entitlements, permits and approvals.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in various stages of development simultaneously.
  • Cultivates and promotes positive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders (i.e.:, corporate staff, general contractors, architects, vendors and municipal authorities etc.)
  • Provides direction and guidance to outside consultants responsible for the development of construction methods.
  • Coordinates with Director of Development to ensure consistency and application of concept and Brand standards.
  • Contributes to the management and execution of the Pilot portfolio with Director of Development
  • Contributes technical and creative solutions for specific aspects of building design and construction with the Director of Development
  • Strategic thinker capable of creating processes and procedures for the real estate and development function.
  • Maintains appropriate records for use in planning and measuring the development goals and objectives.
  • Provides regular project reports and updates to management.
  • Partners with the Director of Development and broader CosMc’s team to expedite openings.
  • BA/BS degree in Construction Management, Architecture, Engineering or related fields preferred.
  • 6+ years’ experience in corporate construction, architecture or related experience.
  • Project management experience in Quick-Service-Restaurant (QSR) industry preferred.
  • Ability to embrace new agile ways of working and not be limited by historical approaches.
  • Strong communication skills-both written and verbal.
  • Well-organized, methodical, and able to set and work to tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work at a fast pace and able to adapt to changing priorities.

Location flexible but must have access to major airport and ability to travel up to 60% across U.S. geographies. (Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, San Antonio in near term)

Additional Information:

McDonald’s is an equal opportunity employer committed to the diversity of our workforce. We promote an inclusive work environment that creates feel-good moments for everyone. McDonald’s provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities as part of the application or hiring process or to perform the essential functions of their job. If you need assistance accessing or reading this job posting or otherwise feel you need an accommodation during the application or hiring process, please contact Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

McDonald’s provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to sex, sex stereotyping, pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), race, color, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, disability status, medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, protected military or veteran status, citizenship status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Nothing in this job posting or description should be construed as an offer or guarantee of employment.

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