Construction Project Specialist


Purpose and Objective of Position: Provide servant leadership in delivering on-time and under-budget building projects with the intent to grow and protect the brand.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Conduct scheduled site visits to confirm construction progress and to verify construction is being performed per plan.
  • Act as the key construction resource providing scheduled communication and coordination consultation throughout project to ensure that Franchisees are on track and informed on the deadlines needing to be met to achieve a timely and successful opening.
  • Exchange information with contractors in a way that allows for the understanding of the scope of work, project schedule, and Franchise expectations to ensure quality and brand assurance—including elementary CAD design-work.
  • Act as the lead in organizing and conducting meetings and events for construction bids and bid qualifications on behalf of Pizza Ranch.
  • Prepare and present feasibility studies from a broad scope perspective to Franchisees.
  • Perform other construction department and organizational duties as assigned.
Qualifications, Skills, and/or Competencies:
  • 3+ years’ experience as a project manager in the construction field and/or restaurant design.
  • Excellent oral, written, and presentation skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, negotiation, planning, and organizational skills.
  • Experience or working knowledge with AutoCAD.
  • Proven broad business perspective and clear understanding of the dynamics and economics of construction.
  • Experience in Microsoft Office Suite (Microsoft Project a Plus).
  • Ability to travel with overnight stays up to 50%.

Who We Are

Pizza Ranch, a fast casual restaurant chain based in Orange City, Iowa, has grown from a single location in 1981 to over 200 locations in 14 states. Consistent growth has been a Pizza Ranch staple, as the brand has become a beacon of community involvement and exceptional food. The Pizza Ranch buffet features legendary pizzas, Crispy Ranch Chicken®, salads and desserts, along with carryout and delivery options. Our company is fueled by a powerful Vision "to glorify God by positively impacting the world" and a Mission "to give every guest a legendary experience." If this sounds like an environment where you would like to work, we are always looking for enthusiastic, guest-oriented people who pursue excellence in their work and love to be of service to others.