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Benihana Regional Facilities Project Manager - Full-Time in Aventura, Florida

ID 2019-15451
# of Openings 1
Category Real Estate
Doing Business As Benihana National Corp
Business Unit Benihana National Corp.
Position Type Full-Time


The Regional Facilities Project Manager, under the supervision of the Sr. Director of Facilities, is responsible for ensuring that multiple facilities have their physical structure and operating equipment maintained and repaired in a timely and cost efficient manner. Manage construction vendors who perform remodeling, maintenance service, and repairs in the areas of plumbing, carpentry, painting, plastering, machine servicing, janitorial, general grounds, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, security, and electrical systems.


Travel Requirements:

Travel, including overnight stays may be required up to 50% of the time.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Works directly with Sr. Director of Facilities and outside contractor/vendor partners to execute FOH & BOH restaurant remodels and resolve any complex facility issues reported by Restaurant Managers, Regional Managers, Directors, or Executive Management.

  • Oversee construction and renovation of existing restaurants, manage relationships with contractors, designers, expeditors and facility vendors.

  • Maintain facility project timelines and budgets. Ensure all work is per plan, compliant, inspected and signed off.

  • Organize and facilitate all owner deliverables for facility projects.

  • Performs equipment repair vs. replacement analysis and recommends most cost effective, efficient and expeditious solution.

  • Conducts quarterly visits (or more depending on need) to each unit within area of responsibility to perform walk through with GM to proactively identify maintenance issues.

  • Performs bi-annual facilities assessments. Documents and reports findings, addresses maintenance concerns not previously corrected.

  • Conducts facility training days with GMs in their respective areas.

  • Develops and implements preventative maintenance programs for all major systems in Restaurant facilities across the Country. Follows up on preventive maintenance activities. Ensure all preventative maintenance agreements are current.

  • Coordinates program specifications, requirements for proposals, contracts, and associated documents.

  • Maintains integrity of all vendor documents including but not limited to Certificates of Insurance and Licenses.

  • Acts as the single point of contact for all facility issues experienced in their assigned restaurants that are not handled routinely through the use of work order management system.

  • Maintains and monitors the work order management system on a daily basis. Identify areas without qualified, approved vendors and solicit and qualify new vendors for all major trades.

  • Oversees and directs maintenance personnel and workers engaged in equipment installation, facilities equipment repair, and preventive maintenance.

  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organizations.

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as; construction drawings, code, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.

  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Intermediate Microsoft Suite computer skills required. (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, etc.).

  • Working knowledge of Service Channel strongly preferred.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Architecture, Engineering or a related field, preferred.

  • A minimum of five (5) years’ experience required.

  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience may also be considered.