• Construction Project Manager

    Job Locations US-TX-Dallas
    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
  • Company Summary



    Energy. Speed. Barbecue.


    At Dickey's, we are passionate about the art of great barbecue! In our home office roles, we set the bar high and always strive to over-achieve. We only hire hard working, passionate individuals, who inspire others, and embody our Core Values. We are always looking for dynamic and motivated people to join our team. “Can You Make The Cut?”


    The Original Dickey’s Barbecue opened in Dallas in 1941. Over 75 years and over 560 stores later, we are the largest and fastest-growing barbecue chain in the world. We have enjoyed our steady growth and pride in our family serving other families. We hope we can find a place for you in our growing family!

    Position Summary

    Job Summary

    The Project Manager is responsible for working directly with Owner/Operators (O/O’s) to manage the development of new Dickey’s Restaurants with a focus on cost, time, and scope. The Project Manager reports directly to the Sr. Project Manager and VP of Development.


    Job Responsibilities

    Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

    • Must ensure all projects complete on-time.
    • Guide the O/O through the development of their store from the time the Franchise Agreement is signed to the day the store opens for business.
    • Managing relationships with Owner/Operators, General Contractors, and in some cases Landlords to ensure the project happens on time and in budget
    • Work closely with Pre-Construction Team to meet completion date.
    • Complete weekly status calls with O/O’s to ensure they are aware of what is required to complete the project on time and what they need from our team and the GC.
    • Work closely with the city offices to ensure inspections requirements are met and times are verified for each project.
    • Communicate and resolve issues in a timely manner following all department SOP’s
    • Possible travel to existing and upcoming stores may take place for training purposes, potentially to meet project completion dates.
    • Handle all Dickey family requests and affairs as priority and with discretion
    • Always follow-up before status of a task is inquired about
    • Follow up with supervisor immediately or within the same day with a situation(s) you need guidance on or are unfamiliar with
    • Maintain compliance with the above job description for all areas
    • Assist supervisor with any job duties necessary for the success of the department
    • 25% travel for store related travel and events
    • Commit to any time necessary to fulfill the job requirements and work product



    • Problem solving – identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner, develops alternative solutions, works well in group problem situations, uses reason, even when dealing with emotional topics
    • Project management – develops project plans, coordinates projects, communicates changes and progress, completes projects on time, manages employee development activity
    • Customer service – manages difficult or emotional situations, responds promptly to employee needs, solicits feedback to improve service and company vision
    • Interpersonal skills – solves conflict, maintains confidentiality, listens and remains open to other’s ideas and tries new things
    • Oral communication – speaks clearly and persuasively in positive and negative situations, listens and get clarification
    • Team work – gives and welcomes feedback, contributes to building a positive team spirit and environment, able to build morale and group commitments to accomplish goals and objectives, supports everyone’s efforts to succeed
    • Delegation – delegates work assignments when necessary and applicable, sets expectations and monitors delegated activities, provides recognition of results
    • Leadership – exhibits self confidence in self and others, inspires and motivates others to perform well, effects the positive influences, actions and opinions of others, accepts feedback from others, gives appropriate recognition to others
    • Effectively managing people – staff planning, decision making, process improvement, develops subordinate’s skills and encourages growth
    • Cost consciousness – works within budget, conserves company resources
    • Strong ethics – treats people with respect, keeps commitments, inspires trust of others
    • Organized – follows policies and procedures, completes administrative tasks correctly and on time, supports organizational goals and values
    • Sound judgment – displays a willingness to make decisions, exhibits sound and accurate judgment, supports and explains reasoning for decisions, includes appropriate people in decision-making process, makes timely decisions
    • Motivation – sets and achieves challenging goals, demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles
    • Planning/Organizing – prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently, plans for additional resources, sets goals and objectives, develops realistic action plans
    • Professionalism – approaches others in a tactful manner, reacts well under pressure, treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position
    • Dependability – follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions, keeps commitments, commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; completes tasks on time or notifies with an alternate plan
    • Innovation – displays original thinking and creativity, meets challenges with resourcefulness, generates suggestions for improving work, develops innovative approaches and ideas, presents ideas and information that gets others attention 


    • Complete All Stores under construction on time.
    • Build Relationship with O/O and secure their “buy in” of the entire development process.
    • Establish overall timeline and key benchmarks with O/O and GC to follow.
    • Work closely with Pre-Construction team; projects timeline is PM responsibility.
    • Complete Due Diligence early on with GC and O/O to ensure there are no delays.
    • Offer ideas to improve communication and/or improve efficiency


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