Construction Project Manager

EDO Japan - Calgary, AB (30 days ago)

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Job Description: Construction Project Manager

Edo Japan Limited Partnership

About Edo Japan

Established in 1979 in Calgary, Alberta, Edo Japan was designed to bring freshness of hot Japanese Teppan-style cooking to suburban shopping centres and food courts across Canada. With 137 locations in Canada and chain sales over $120 million, the Japanese inspired quick service restaurant continues to gain popularity across the country for its offering of the highest quality, freshly prepared, healthy and delicious meal options. Known for both its signature dishes, Teriyaki Chicken and Sukiyaki Beef, and new menu favourites, including on-trend bowl features, like the Noodleful Bowl and the Chop Chop Bowl, Edo has become an industry leader and well-loved by Canadians. Edo offers better and healthier choice to consumers, all while serving more than eight million meals annually. Edo is a rapidly growing chain and has been continuously opening new restaurants and growing sales for the past 15+ years. The impressive growth has been fuelled by the introduction of their street store concept in addition to a strong commitment to making Japanese cuisine easy, friendly and accessible.

Drivers of Historical Success

  • Easy, friendly & accessible
  • Fresh, made-to-order & transparent to the guest
  • Better & healthier alternative
  • Living QSR best practices
  • Attractive model for Franchisees

Edo is a successful franchise model with strong unit economics and a very supportive culture. This commitment to the business and guests has resulted in Edo being awarded the Franchisee’s Choice designation for 8 years in a row by the Canadian Franchise Association. Backed by Yellow Point Equity Partners, there is a vision to see growth on a

national scale and they are prepared to invest to scale the company across Canada.

About Yellow Point Equity Partners

In 2004 Yellow Point started their business with the philosophy of forming true partnerships with leading business managers to help guide their companies to their next level of success. Their limited partner base includes many prominent business leaders, including 45 CEOs from some of western Canada’s most successful companies. Now on their fourth fund, having created 20 successful investment partnerships, delivered top quartile returns to their investors, and helped many of their partners multiply the value of their equity stakes all the while having fun doing it.

Yellow Point is a small, nimble team who works decisively and expeditiously to propose and close transactions. They act as enthusiastic partners who are hands-off with respect to day-to-day operations, but active when it comes to strategic decisions and board work. As highly engaged board members, they advise on strategy, provide access to specialist resources and talent, and participate in major financial decisions. Yellow Point works openly and transparently with their partners, and provide a supportive, friendly sounding board for ideas.

Committed to helping

At Edo Japan, we live, work and play in the areas we serve. That’s why we believe in doing everything we can to help make the communities around us simply better. Whether we’re supporting local charities, handing out free gift cards or raising funds for worthwhile causes, we owe our success to our communities and love to give back.

Supporting Local Food Banks

We’re a proud supporter of local food banks across Canada, having raised more than $420,000 in donations since 2010. As part of our support, we provide free meals to guests at each new Edo Japan store grand opening in exchange for a food bank donation. During our annual Holiday Giving Campaign, we also donate 25¢ to local food banks from the sale of every spring roll and have raised over $230,000 since the program was launched in


Company Donation Program

Edo Japan believes in helping our employees support the causes that are important to them. That’s why each year we give every one of our Edo Japan corporate office employees $400 to donate to the charity or community organization of their choice. It’s one way we’re giving back and helping our employees feel more connected to their communities.

A Proud Part of Our Community

We pride ourselves on staying involved with the people and places around us. Whether we’re attending community events across Canada, participating in fund raising initiatives or getting our Edo Elves to spread a little cheer (and free gift cards) during the holidays, we’re always out and about in our communities. If you see an Edo Japan team member out in your neighbourhood, stop by, say hello and tell us how we can make your day simply better.

Role Summary: Construction Project Manager


  • Establish expectations, project goals and objectives with vendors
  • Prepare project budgets and administrate stakeholder’s approval
  • Participate in initial design team meetings to resolve issues, prepare or review minutes
  • With the prime consultant’s design team, establish detailed design schedules and identify design deliverables, including drawings, design calculations, specifications, and quality control procedures
  • Review drawings throughout the design period to adhere to brand requirements
  • Schedule and administrate stakeholder “FREEZE” meeting on final design layout drawings
  • Prioritize critical issues that need resolution
  • Coordinate the process to identify methods and systems that may achieve desired results at reduced costs and/or construction time
  • Early purchase of long lead items required to meet project schedule requirements
  • Coordinate and obtain final sign-off and approval to submit drawings for building permit and construction tender

Management of Construction

  • Engage at least 3 reputable general contractors with a strong track record of success
  • Evaluate contractors’ proposals, negotiate and recommend to EDO Franchisee for approval to award
  • Review of warranty, bonding, insurance, and similar provisions
  • Hold consultants accountable to their contract administration responsibilities during construction
  • Review and approve vendor and contractor invoices in accordance with the Edo project approval policy
  • Review and approve vender and contractor requests for additional fee and/or schedule extensions in accordance with the Edo project approval policy
  • Monitor and coordinate timely designer/architect/engineer site visits and responses to contractor inquiries
  • Monitor delivery and timely review of shop drawing and submittals
  • Monitor contractor performance as to cost, quality and punctuality
  • Attend regular job site meetings with contractor and consultants, prepare and/or review meeting minutes as required
  • Perform regular job observations to evaluate construction progress, adherence to project goals and objectives
  • Assist in resolving field problems and disputes in an economical and expeditious manner
  • Maintain separate and cause to be maintained complete project logs (including change orders, RFIs, bulletins, drawings etc.), progress photos, files and other documentation as required or appropriate
  • Evaluate and administer proposed construction change directives and change orders
  • Monitor corrective and recovery measures, as required
  • Monitor initial start-up and testing of all systems to confirm compliance with specifications
  • Monitor compliance to local Site Safety Requirements

Project Close-out

  • Create and regularly update the Project Close-out Checklist
  • Compile and deliver to the contractor a list of deficiencies and incomplete work noted by our PM, EDO, and the consultants.
  • Drive the contractor to prepare and properly man the completion of the Construction Punch List
  • Conduct and minute regular project close-out meetings with the contractor and consultants
  • Facilitate the delivery of close-out documents (as-built drawings, CAD plans, specifications, warranties, O&M manuals, etc.)
  • Review and provide recommendations on the final payment application
  • Deliver the completed Project Close Checklist for approval to close-out the project
  • Complete budget to actual project reconciliation
  • Obtain feedback from Key Stakeholders regarding the achievement of project goals

Job Type: Full-time


  • Construction Project Management: 3 years (Preferred)
  • Retail Food Indsutry: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Calgary, AB (Required)