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  • 1529 Project Engineer - Orange County, CA


    The Project Engineer supports the Superintendent and Project Manager on an assigned project. Performs routine daily activities and assists in gathering and distributing information to team members. Possesses strong written and verbal communications skills and manages time effectively.

    Key responsibilities include:

    • Analyzing and resolving field construction issues.
    • Prepare, review and distribute RFIs. Maintain RFI Log.
    • Maintain job Rental Authorization Log.
    • Maintain job files and as-builts.
    • Develop and maintain schedule with Superintendent input.
    • Maintain thorough understanding of contract documents and subcontracts.
    • Prepare meeting minutes for all job meetings.
    • Complete required tasks daily: Timecards, Purchase Orders, Work Orders, RCC Daily Paperwork Packet and collecting Subcontractor Daily Job Reports.
    • Weekly project photos.
    • Inspect/verify material deliveries.
    • Manage project closeout and obtain all warranties required for final acceptance.
    • Maintain punch list with Superintendent.
    • Ensure company procedures and standards are maintained.
    • Other duties assigned.

    The ideal candidate will have strong relationship building skills, excellent organization and communication, and the ability to prioritize and lead others.  The right candidate for this job will have demonstrated interpersonal skills with a variety of individuals and groups, subcontractors, individual employees, jobsite teams, and company executives.

    Position Requirements:  

    • 1-3 years construction management related experience
    • Must have demonstrated analytical skills, problem solving abilities, and be effective at building collaborative relationships.
    • Proficiency with MS Office. 
    • Strong written and verbal skills




    Gillian Executive Search, Inc. is a leader in Retail Construction Project Engineer Search
    Contact: Kipp Gillian | Gillian Executive Search, Inc. | 866-600-0437

  • 1633 Director of Architecture and Construction - Oregon



    This position has been filled!

    Starting out as a small company in the 1950’s they are now one of the leading independent retailers in the United States. The Company has approximately 7,000 employees in over 460 locations throughout Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, California, Nevada, Utah and Colorado. About 300 employees work in their Oregon Headquarters. They are an innovator in their field committed to “Pride in Performance” when servicing their customers.

    As an employer, our client is equally dedicated. The company started its first profit sharing program in 1954, and today the Company shares approximately half its profits with employees through several generous programs including cash bonuses, health benefits and retirement. The Company also offers paid holiday, vacation, disability coverage and life insurance programs.

    The company culture is one of honesty, integrity, respect for co-workers, customers and their community. They focus on extensive collaboration across functions to help each team member create outstanding results. They are humble, hard-working, smart and serving-oriented people that partner with their stores to create simple, effective solutions that make it easier to deliver the world class customer services that they are known for.

    Ah, location, location, location!  If we haven’t gotten your attention with our client’s wonderful history, culture and customer service then let’s talk about their Headquarters where this position will be based. If you desire a lifestyle surrounded by nature, clean-air, beautiful skies with an abundance of outdoor activities such as snow skiing, mountain biking, hiking, fishing, rafting and so much more then Bend, Oregon is the place for you. Nestled between the snow-covered peaks of the Cascade Mountains and high plateaus of Central Oregon, this once small lumber town has evolved into an international “ground zero” for outdoor enthusiast and those that thirst for a lifestyle surround by wonderful people and a healthy environment. It's the SUNNY SIDE of Oregon, with over 330 days of sunshine per year.  A great home and a great career!

    The newly created position of Director of Architecture and Constructionin the Real Estate & Construction Department is to support new store a ramping up of new store growth efforts, spearhead  a new, large-scale remodel effort, to drive continuous improvement in building prototype design, and to create a strategic facility management capability.   Given the increase workload and  evolving needs of the department, we seek candidates with solid experience in:

    • Construction Project and Program Management
    • Construction vendor selection & management, evaluation and feedback
    • Master schedule creation for program roll-out
    • Prototype evolution & optimization

    This position will report to the VP Real Estate & Construction, and be responsible for managing the construction team , directing Prototype development, lead selection and assessment of external vendors, program management, direct interaction with Store Operations and reporting.

    The two primary drivers of increased workload are:

    • The New Store Growth -  especially in new markets: Find, select and on-board new GCs, A&E consultants, Civil Engineers, entitlement consultants, brokers and other experts; coordinating new market entry activities and reporting to Senior Management. 
    • The Large-scale remodel program will drive a huge internal and external coordination effort, including  planning & drawing suggested solutions for old stores, creating budgets, onboarding new A&E firm and GCs, and managing increased project workload.

    The Director of Architecture & Construction will report to the VP Real Estate & Construction, and be responsible for:

    • Set departmental goals.
    • Direct the development and implementation of design and construction standards to ensure projects are executed at appropriate levels of quality.
    • Oversee the maintenance of the building prototype to assure operational needs are incorporated and value engineering/construction practices are utilized.
    • Train,mentor and manage team of internal construction coordinators, project managers and administrative staff; provide oversight and management direction to external project managers and consultants.
    • Lead project teams to the timely delivery of permits, construction start dates and store openings; develop and manage work processes relating to the use of outside consultants.
    • Direct and work cross functionally with legal, design, construction and Store Operations to ensure the achievement of Company development goals, including timely reporting, accurate budgeting and reliable project completion timeline communication to Senior Management.
    • Oversee and direct all capital expenditures for the construction and alteration of store locations consistent with the planning and design goals of the Company; oversee coordination of each project to ensure the design process reflects the input from the appropriate internal departments.
    • Lead the annual capital budget planning for expansion and remodel programs and Company-wide development standards and processes. Execute Store Development Group initiatives and process modifications to Tire Center development activities through Department personnel.
    • When and were possible, develop a system of "national accounts" to insure best product and pricing (HVAC units, Overhead Doors, Loading dock doors etc).
    • Bring strong knowledge of current systems, best practices and lean construction methodology and ability to illustrate and integrate those systems/practices.


    • 15 plus years construction and/or project management experience.
    • Experience with ground-up construction or redevelopment of retail properties ( retail centers,  free standing outparcels etc).
    • Solid knowledge and experience developing prototype buildings and roll-out plans for new construction.
    • Degree in Architecture, Civil Engineering or related construction management degree.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential.
    • Strong computer skills required. Preference for applicants with AutoCAD skills.
    • Ability to structure programs with internal and external resources, and see individual project through to completion and report on results.
    • Strong leaderships skills and team oriented personality.

    Compensation: Base salary is around $135,000 (maybe more depending on experience) plus target bonus of 40% and a solid retirement program.




    Contact: Kipp Gillian | Gillian Executive Search, Inc. | 866-600-0437 x 1 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Gillian Executive Search, Inc. is a leader in retail construction and development recruiting

  • 1635 Project Manager in Retail Construction - Orange County, CA


    Our Client provides commercial construction services throughout Southern California, delivering innovative building solutions and outstanding customer service to a diverse range of commercial and retail construction markets

    Our Client  is seeking Project Manager to direct all activities related to assigned construction projects including, planning, management, coordination, estimating, and financial control in order to achieve overall job success and owner satisfaction. The candidate will monitor and supervise the project, guaranteeing adherence to quality and project deadlines.

    Who we're looking for:

    • Someone with a minimum of 5-10 years experience working as Project Manager for a General Contractor in the Orange County, Inland Empire or Los Angeles Market – BUT LIVING CLOSE TO ORANGE COUNTY
    • A results-oriented individual with a demonstrable track record of delivering large scale projects on time and on budget and through rigorous quality and safety standards with satisfied Clients.
    • A flexible, team oriented player who works effectively in a fast-paced environment.
    • Someone decisive who works well under pressure and deals effectively with unexpected occurrences.
    • An individual who possesses the ability to coordinate several major projects at once, while analyzing and resolving specific problems.
    • An individual who possesses the ability to negotiate cost-effective subcontract and material purchases and Owner agreements and change orders.
    • Someone who is able to set up and implement job procedures to ensure timely buyout, shop drawing approval, and material delivery, and delivery of timely and accurate reporting to management.
    • A leader who will be responsible for management, training and supervision of project team in accordance with Company policy.
    • Someone who is able to organize regular meetings for management and subcontractors.
    • An individual with strong leadership and team building skills; you are able to provide guidance and motivation in a challenging and autonomous environment.


    • Competitive pay – based on experience
    • Bonus
    • Vacation, Holiday, and Sick Leave
    • Health Benefits



    Gillian Executive Search, Inc. is a leader in Retail Construction Project Management Search
    Call: Kipp Gillian | Gillian Executive Search, Inc. | 866-600-0437 x1

  • What's Hot in 2017

    Well a lot has happened since the closing of 2016. I won’t go into the political realm but I will say that activity has exploded since the end of January. Multifamily has dominated to scene for the past several years. It’s still going strong but is now sharing the stage with other product that has been all too quiet since the recession- Retail and Office. We have seen an impressive surge for junior to mid-level construction project managers on both the owner and general contractor side. Backgrounds in ground up retail and high-rise commercial office renovation are in big demand as well has ground-up and renovation of multifamily.  Activity is booming in states like California, Colorado, Oregon, Arizona and Texas.

    I’m very excited for project engineers coming out of 3rd part general contracting companies. I haven’t seen career growth opportunities for them in many years and now we are seeing one right after the other. So I’m very excited and very over worked but let’s make hay while the sun is shining.

    If you or someone you know is interested in making a change in real estate development, construction management, architecture and supporting industries (finance, accounting, property management) please give me a call today.


    Some hot jobs right now:

    - Project Manager for extremely strong owner, operator and developer of commercial office properties – Irvine, Ca.

     - Senior Project Manager for an amazing retail and mixed use developer – Los Angeles, Ca.

     - Project Manager for owner, developer of wineries, hotels and multifamily – Irvine, Ca.

    - Project Engineers for multifamily developer – Newport Beach, Ca.  (ground up and renovation)

    - Affordable Housing Development Managers – Irvine and San Jose, Ca.

    - Real Estate Manager (acquisitions) for Retail – Oregon


    And many more.



    Kipp Gillian | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | 866-600-0437 x1 


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