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Vice President, Global Development and Construction Management (Atlanta, GA) - Full Time

Americold - Atlanta, GA


Posted on 04/06/24 (Ref: GAKkIOuY8F)

Vice President, Global Development and Construction Management (Atlanta, GA) - Atlanta, GA - Americold

About Us

Americold is a global provider of temperature-controlled infrastructure. We partner with farmers and food producers to ensure their perishable and frozen product reaches foods suppliers, restaurants, and your local grocery store without spoilage. Our customers, which include some of the most respected brands in the food industry, rely on our expertise and commitment to safety in order to deliver on their commitments.

What You'll Do

The purpose of this position is to lead the development work streams that consist of multiple, simultaneous new asset construction (both automated and conventional), facility expansion, and capital-funded retrofit projects globally.

Essential Functions:
  • Act as the global lead for all development projects including new automated and conventional construction projects.
  • Manage and advise multiple project teams during the Due Diligence, Preconstruction, Construction, and Start-up phases of all development projects globally.
  • Liaise with the Business Development, Strategic Planning, Engineering, SC Solutions, Legal, Real Estate, Finance, Operations and Maintenance teams to ensure the timely execution of Development project that achieve corporate requirements and standards.
  • Drive the preconstruction phases of projects to rapidly achieve necessary entitlements and permits to allow for planned development.
  • Represent Americold with local authorities and community representatives where projects are planned or underway.
  • Develop Americold's construction project management and material handling systems installation management teams.

Essential Initiatives
  • Site due diligence activities including general site evaluations, zoning requirements, setback and buffer requirements, platting, identification of local ordinances (parking, sidewalks, fencing, screening, noise, landscaping), environmental studies, utility suppliers and service availability, required permits and permitting process.
  • Preliminary facility and site design; project outline specification; General Contractor bidding and selection; price negotiation and finalization; and contracting.
  • Global Construction and Development project execution focusing on cost control and schedule adherence.
  • Upkeep of construction standards and specifications for conventional and automated facilities

Atlanta, GA based role

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What Experience You Need

  • Minimum 15 years of progressive construction experience with a top-tier company
  • Significant experience in large industrial development projects on behalf of a client or for internal
  • Experience with leading due diligence and preconstruction phases for large industrial development projects
  • Experience in leading large multi-functional capital projects, from project initiation to project completion
  • Experience with implementation of rack-supported buildings with associated material handling systems
  • Experience presenting projects at Zoning Hearing Boards and Planning Commission meetings
  • Bachelors of Science Degree in Engineering, Architecture, Construction Project Management (Graduate degree preferred) or other equivalent discipline


What Could Set You Apart

  • Prior experience in the cold storage and/or 3PL industry a plus
  • Experience presenting and interacting with the C-Suite and the Board of Trustees
  • Global experience


What We Offer

Our associates know the answer to the question What's in it for me? We offer best-in-class benefit programs and continuously work with our associates to ensure that our offerings meet the needs of their health and financial well-being. When you join Americold you join a values-oriented company with a clear mission. We help our customers feed the world.

Americold is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

EOE/AA M/F/D/V DFW.


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