Director of Facilities & Construction

Blue Rock Search
August 4, 2021
Dallas area, TX


One of our key clients, a well-known and rapidly growing national restaurant chain, is looking for their next Director of Facilities and Construction. This person will be responsible for the overall architectural, vendor, and construction interfaces of the company at a national level.  This critical role comes with many long-term opportunities for further career advancement!


  • Oversee development, construction, and design to ensure timely, and in budget openings for all restaurant operations
  • Qualify and oversee contractors, architects, and vendors to ensure brand standard design and quality build for on time results
  • On board new architects while keeping brand standards and on time deliverables
  • Manage vendors and inventory for owner provided items to meet all deadlines and budget goals
  • Manage design, development, and construction of a 50+ pipeline to ensure reporting goals
  • Assist real estate team including TI, work letter negotiation, signage approval, etc.
  • Negotiate long term contracts for vendors on owner provided items
  • Maintain and update prototype design to ensure brand consistency, cost efficiencies while keeping pipeline moving forward
  • Implement and manage brand initiatives and rollouts related to design and construction


  • 5+ years of relevant experience in construction management for a restaurant chain
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred (Construction/Architectural/Engineering discipline is a plus)
  • Experience working directly with Franchisees and influencing without authority
  • Experience leading and overseeing operations for architectural, vendor and construction functions
  • Experience managing relationships and deliverables for architecture consultants & GC’s
  • Experience directing and overseeing the design presentation of projects and equipment selection
  • Experience managing the design and build-out of restaurants
  • Excellent communication skills both internally and externally facing


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