The Director of Capital and Special Projects will be the internal point person with day-to-day oversight responsibility for major capital projects affiliated with the organization. This will include internal management of all predevelopment and development processes for Projects of substantive scope and impact. Over the course of the conception, construction, and completion, this will include meaningful communication with an array of internal stakeholders, external consultants and third-party partners, as well as daily involvement in all phases of the Projects from the outset to fruition such as program development, predevelopment evaluation and analyses, scheduling and timeline coordination, all phases of the design process, construction, construction management, and commencement of operations.

In This Role You Will

  • Coordinate establishment and implementation of organizational real estate and project development objectives

  • Lead all aspects of design & construction process from conception through construction closeout for major capital projects

  • Establish and manage preconstruction and construction critical paths and project schedules

  • Cultivate, oversee, and implement project scopes of work for the organization in conjunction and consultation with key internal stakeholders and external consultants

  • Coordinate and ensure effective communication throughout entire process from conception to completion between and among all relevant and appropriate internal and external parties

  • Oversee and liaise with project consultants, architects, engineers, construction managers, general contractors, sub-contractors and appropriate government officials, attorney, bankers, etc as necessary.

  • Present design and construction timelines, updates, and briefings to broad audiences as needed.

  • Manage and ensure compliance by all parties with all relevant preconstruction and construction contracts.

  • Collect and compile all necessary documentation for all facets of project including design, construction, legal, etc.

  • Create and maintain archival records of all project facets including meeting notes, drawings, and other communication documents for future use by interested parties

  • Evaluate, monitor, and review workflow, methods, and procedures for construction-related projects.

  • Assist VP of Arena Ops in identifying future construction projects and coordinating associated planning and forecasting.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

The Experience You Will Bring

  • Bachelor’s degree in construction management, project management, real estate development or related field, or equivalent experience preferred

  • 5-7+ years of experience in the construction industry required

  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills are required. The candidate must have the ability to influence and convey project expectations and updates to the project team with both internal and external business partners

  • Strong strategic and big picture planning skills

  • Proven history of successfully managing sophisticated design and construction projects

  • Proven history of coordinating large construction projects in a complex active environment

  • Ability to demonstrate thorough and comprehensive detail orientation

  • Proven history of successfully negotiating with suppliers, vendors, and contractors

  • Must be comfortable multi-tasking and working in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Capability to meet tight deadlines and work under pressure and produce accurate results

  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills with internal and external customers

  • Ability to effectively convey instructions, directions, and details to others

  • Fundamental project management software experience

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

  • Ability to use Adobe and/or CAD is preferred

  • Knowledge of, and experience with, OSHA regulations and construction safety best practices

  • Must be able to work evenings, weekends, and holidays, as required

Nice to Have:

  • Knowledge and passion for NBA Basketball

What We Offer

At the Memphis Grizzlies, we strive to support our team members through all stages of life with robust and attractive benefits, financial and wellness options and great perks. In addition to offering a competitive salary, we have other great benefits and perks.

Keeping You Healthy

  • Industry leading health coverage

  • Short and Long-term disability

  • Team Member and Dependent Life Insurance

  • Group Voluntary Benefits

  • Wellness programs through EAP and Headspace

Discounts and Perks

  • Matching 401(k)

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Team Store Discounts

  • Happy Hours and other fun activities

  • Free parking and game night meals

  • NBA Sponsored Discount Programs

  • Employee Referral Bonuses

  • Employee Recognition Programs

Taking Time Off

  • Generous Paid Time Off

  • Holiday Pay

  • Paid Parental Leave

Memphis Basketball LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to treating all applicants and team members fairly based on their abilities, achievements and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other classification protected by law.