Contracts Manager-Estimator

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POST DATE 9/16/2016
END DATE 10/15/2016

La Quinta Inns & Suites Irving, TX

Irving, TX
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Full Time
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)


At La Quinta, we serve busy, practical, hardworking travelers and take care of their business or leisure travel needs. We provide the best hotel rooms, warmest hotel atmosphere and most courteous service in our market segment at every hotel, every night. La Quinta Holdings Inc. (NYSE: LQ) is a leading owner, operator and franchisor of select-service hotels primarily serving the midscale and upper-midscale segments. The Companys owned and franchised portfolio consists of more than 830 La Quinta Inn & Suites and La Quinta Inn branded hotels representing approximately 84,000 rooms located in 47 states, as well as in Canada and Mexico. La Quintas team is committed to providing guests with a refreshing and engaging experience. Our guests enjoy consistently clean and comfortable guest rooms and suites with many of the frills they would expect at higher priced hotels, such as our Free Bright Side Breakfast and refreshing swimming pools, all at some of the most affordable and competitive rates anywhere. And because we value your input and want to keep you coming back, we continually upgrade and refurbish our properties with modern amenities and useful services that you request. At every La Quinta hotel, you'll find a dedicated staff and comfortable, affordable lodging perfect for business or leisure travel. To learn more about our culture, benefits, career advancement, training & development opportunities, search for corporate and hotel management positions, or search for hourly hotel positions, click here: POSITION SUMMARY: The purpose of this job is to plan and manage construction projects in an autonomous manner under the guidance of Director of Construction Services to ensure that hotels and other company physical assets meet brand standards for product quality, and control expenses so that planned projects achieved planned goals. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: * Assist Director of Corporate Renovations and Senior Project Managers in creation, update and distribution of construction schedule. * Solicit, evaluate and recommend approved bidder list * Assist in property scoping and review of design preparation for project bidding * Coordinate distribution of bid documents, request proposals, create bid summary * Recommend award, provide clarifications to bid and submit bid documents to Contract Administrator for contracts preparation. * Negotiate final cost for bid proposals and confirm cost against approved budgets * Assist Senior Project Managers in review of bid document in preparation for construction starts * Coordinate FF&E specs., quantities and order placement with Interior Design & outside consultants * Prepare cost estimates, budgets and spreadsheet analysis of costs for Capital projects * Review change orders * Coordinate special projects from start to completion (i.e. mock-ups, corporate office constructions & project completions