Job Summary: The Real Estate Project Engineer is responsible for managing the engineering and site design of new stores and remodels, providing engineering support for the Real Estate Department, and managing the land development process for a given geographical region with the primary goal of securing permits for development.
Manage all aspects of the site engineering, site permitting, and building permitting process for new store construction and remodels.
Partner with the Real Estate Manager in acquisition of new store locations and share responsibility for preparation of detailed site analysis. Manage the contract process including “critical dates” in conjunction with Legal staff. Responsible for the planning and entitlement process at all approval levels. Represent the company and testify as required before Planning and Zoning Boards and other formal and informal municipal groups. Utilize expert negotiation skills to optimize Wawa’s development opportunities.
Manage a select team of outside consultants to create a team that provides the best valued designs for new and remodeled Wawa facilities. Direct the permit and entitlement process and maintain accurate tracking of all permits needed for construction.
Serve as a corporate liaison to all communities within his/her territory by getting actively involved in political processes and tracking new legislation that impacts store development
Oversee the remodel site plan preparation and approval process. Review and oversee outside engineering and surveying as related to the remodel program. Represent the company as required before Planning and Zoning Boards.
Provide engineering support to resolve construction field problems on remodels and new stores.
Oversee and manage special projects as required: septic system replacements, property condemnation, environmental cleanups and gasoline related projects.
Review and provide input on technical issues within agreements of sale and lease through the review of title reports, surveys, easements, and development requirements. Provide input for negotiations that amend our boilerplate contract language.
Assist the Engineering Manager in the development and maintenance of engineering and site specifications, standards and procedures for new stores and remodels. Assist in the development of procedures for bidding process, construction processes and equipment selection.
Train, educate and manage our Developer partners and their consultants to ensure Wawa standards, policies and procedures are followed during the entitlement process.
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
Analyze information and effectively propose solutions
Highly developed consultative, facilitation, project management and presentation skills
Capable of managing upwards of 30 projects simultaneously
High degree of professionalism and confidentiality
Ability to effectively negotiate
Handle multiple priorities simultaneously
Work collaboratively with cross-functional teams
Excellent negotiating skills
Extensive travel; requires working outside of normal business hours including evenings and weekends
Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering or similar preferred, P.E. or MBA a plus
Minimum 5 years of similar experience in commercial land development, and site engineering and design
Ability to read and review engineering designs
Proficient in Microsoft Office, knowledge of AutoCAD