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Senior Capital Project Manager

B.F. Saul Company Hospitality Group

7501 Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 1500
Bethesda, MD 20814

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B. F. Saul Company Hospitality Group is a subsidiary of the largest private real estate company in the Washington, D.C. area, and has been in operation for over 130 years. The Hospitality Group operates a portfolio of more than 20 business class hotels with top brands from Intercontinental Hotel Groups, Marriott International, Hilton, and Best Western Hotels: along with The Watermark Hotel, The Hay-Adams Hotel, and Perch Putt. These properties are operated by a team of more than 1,000 enthusiastic hospitality professionals! 
Are you looking for a great place to work?  Our team in the Capital Assets Hospitality Group is seeking a new Senior Capital Project Manager. This professional project manager is responsible to support the capital improvement process for the Hospitality Group’s hotel assets.  This individual has a creative vision, entrepreneurial thinking, and a breadth of knowledge of a wide range of hospitality assets and building systems.  They are process and detail driven to obtain results that exceed expectations of our guests and senior management. Hospitality project management experience is a plus in this position.  A focus on fiscal responsibility is also expected.  
They work collaboratively with the Assistant Vice President - Capital Assets managing third party consultants and working with our brands to improve the hotel assets with a focus on the company’s mission statement.  The selected candidate facilitates several projects simultaneously while working in a fast-paced environment, making professional recommendations that keep guest satisfaction and owner’s interest in balance.
Our culture reflects our greatest asset: our team members. We are proud to cultivate a culture of unlimited career opportunities, job enrichment, and a supportive working environment. We also offer benefits that help our team members thrive both personally and professionally such as premium healthcare insurance, 401(k) plan with company match, paid time off, hotel discounts, education reimbursement, and many more! We invite you to build your career with us. A bright and exciting future awaits you!  
B. F. Saul Company Hospitality Group invites you to take your career to the next level! As a leading Owner and Management Company in the Hospitality Industry, our commitment to our team is in our “One Team!” values. Our integrated approach in obtaining top talent ensures key players who are committed to their professional and personal development represent our hotels, have a sound understanding of the industry, and possess significant attributes to enhance our culture. Joining our team says you are committed to guest satisfaction and promise to uphold the highest level of integrity. 
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Duties will include, but are not limited to the following:
    • Capital Investment Responsibilities – Participate in the effort to develop and manage the annual capital budget for assigned hotels.  The ongoing process includes:
    • Manage capital projects as directed by AVP.  Including some or all aspects of traditional project management including budgeting, bidding, plan review and design oversight, field supervision, quality control, specification compliance, punch out, financial management, etc.
    • Work directly with each hotel’s operational leadership team to assist in the development a comprehensive detailed capital budget.
    • Write accurate scopes of work and product specifications for each project.  When necessary, make recommendations for hire and manage third party consultants to provide appropriate and guided specifications and plans. 
    • Collaborate with property and regional management teams, solicit and analyze competitive construction, installation and FF&E proposals. Provide detailed and accurate written recommendations for purchases based on the individual project requirements.
    • Schedule and lead project update and construction meetings and include all appropriate stakeholders.
    • Complete comprehensive analysis of each capital project including review of contractor bids and product recommendations.  Prepare recommendation for approval by AVP through our established policies including ROI calculations as necessary.
    • Assure that capital projects are completed on time and within budget in cooperation with other departments and outside entities. This function has wide ranging implications as the manager must be able to work with a variety of internal and external advisors.
    • Complete property visits as needed to keep all parties promptly informed of project statuses.  Property needs may require additional visits depending on project schedule and volume of work.  Collaborate with Regional Management and Hotel Leadership through effective communication to include written correspondence and meeting attendance.
    • Collaborate with franchise companies with regards to approval for work, design requirements, brand standards compliance, etc.
    • Purchasing Responsibilities – Coordinate the procurement of all necessary furniture, fixtures and equipment in concert with the capex dept’s purchasing team; following these guidelines:
    • Review purchase orders to manufacturers in accordance with scopes of work and established standards for each project.  Maintain files for order correspondence, specifications and drawings as required.  Review orders for accuracy.
    • Supplier/Third Party Consultant/ Relationship Management - Manage relationships and performance to include the following: 
    • Communicate relevant information regarding compliance with Franchise standards.
    • Work with factory sales representatives as a source for technical data and support.
    • Accounting - Coordinate with the Company’s Construction and Development Accounting Department on the following: 
    • Ensure that projects are on budget.  Coordinate with accounting on project cost and management of billing requirements as needed.
    • Product Knowledge and Training - Working in tandem with the Capital Asset Management team, recommend relevant training opportunities and implement them, where appropriate:
    • Identify self-development initiatives and training needs to enhance product knowledge, performance and leadership skills.
    • Interact with CapEx team peers, Chief Engineers, General Managers and other operational management team members as required to assist them with enhancement of their knowledge in Capital Planning and Project Management and with the accomplishment of their Goal Plans. 
JOB REQUIREMENTS (SKILLS/ABILITIES):
    • Strong interpersonal, communication and leadership skills.
    • Ability to think creatively and be open minded to solve challenges in new ways.
    • A solid working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications. Familiar with AutoCAD, Blue Beam, MS Project, or similar project management software applications.
    • High levels of integrity, discretion and ability to maintain confidentiality.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in purchasing of furniture, fixtures and foodservice equipment. Previous experience with supplier management and negotiation.  Ability to read and understand FF&E specifications and architectural/engineering plans.
    • Basic understanding of hotel operations.
    • Superb personal initiative and entrepreneurial thinking. 
    • Lead utilizing respect when communicating both internally and externally.  Consistently promote integrity, fairness and trust.
EXPERIENCE:
    • Overall construction/project manager experience of 10+ years, with a minimum of2-4 years in the hospitality field. 
    • Experience in managing hospitality PIP renovations strongly preferred.
    • Experience in façade, roofing, paving and general exterior trades a plus
    • Experience in HVAC/Life Safety disciplines a plus.
EDUCATION / LICENSES / CERTIFICATIONS:
    • A Bachelor’s degree in Hotel Administration, Construction Management, or comparable field is desirable.
    • Project Management Professional (PMP) or comparable credential is desirable.
BENEFITS:
    • Well-Being Benefits
    • Health Insurance
    • Dental & Vision Insurance
    • Short & Long Term Disability
    • Vacation Policy
    • Long Term Planning:
    • 401(k) Retirement Program
    • Paid Life Insurance
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Team Member Programs:
    • Our Big 3 Mission Statement Leaders of the Month/Year
    • Annual Performance Appraisals and Wage Increase Opportunities
    • Annual Team Member Banquets
    • Annual Team Member Engagement Survey
    • Discounted Room Rates for Team Members, Family and Friends
    • Complimentary Room Stays
B. F. Saul Company Hospitality Group is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace dedicated to pursuing and hiring diverse professionals.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled
Posted July 15, 2024

B.F. Saul Company Hospitality Group

At B. F. Saul Company Hospitality Group, we understand that the success of our company is a direct result of the dedicated efforts of our hard-working team members. 1,100 hospitality professionals strong and growing, our team members are the perfect example of what happens when pride, passion and drive come together to form One Team!

Unlike some of our competitors in the industry who refer to their properties as their ‘assets', at B. F. Saul Company Hospitality Group, we operate our hotels under the guiding principle that our team members are always our number one asset and as much of a priority as our guests!  

In addition to attracting and retaining top talent, we pride ourselves on fostering a positive atmosphere, where team members find satisfaction, feel empowered to make decisions, are given the tools and resources needed to be successful in their role(s), while continuously encouraging and motivating them towards personal and professional growth and development.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for experienced professionals who want to make a difference, develop and inspire others, drive innovative ideas and deliver results.  We always strive to work together to achieve our Mission Statement by instilling our One Team! values of Collaboration, Communication, Respect, Fun & Encouragement, Adapt & Change and Success.

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