Project Manager I - Real Estate in Clearwater, FL at PODS

Date Posted: 8/1/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Description


Responsible for leading and supporting assigned projects for our Real Estate department, programs and initiatives of medium to high complexity applying project management expertise to support the company and group’s strategy. Manages assigned projects through the various stages of the project lifecycle, from concept to implementation. This includes developing Statements of Work (SOWs), business proposals, functional requirements, project plans with milestones for tenant improvement projects, monitoring of progress on sites under development, assisting field with planning out of exit/entry into new properties, and any field related requests associated with our real estate portfolio. Provides management and guidance toward successful collaboration with multi-functional groups and directs project team responsible for implementation of company strategies.



  • Defines concise goals and objectives within a project framework. Clarifies and communicates project objectives and success criteria
  • Builds and structures integrated project teams to ensure maximum performance. Provides direction and motivation
  • Ensures all project requirements and/or objectives are correctly gathered, understood and properly translated for execution
  • Recognizes project Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and manages the work within scope, quality, time, and cost constraints
  • Conducts project risk reviews and appropriate mitigation actions
  • Facilitates communication as appropriate to all involved and “manages” the stakeholders This includes escalating issues to the next level of management as necessary
  • Forecasts project budget and staffing needs for current and future needs. Manages the overall budget of assigned projects
  • Compares forward-looking forecast results to historical actual results for trend assessment and analysis
  • Assumes accountability for overall project success – including cost, schedule, quality, and scope management, as well as internal and/or external customer satisfaction
  • Identifies creative ways to implement corrective actions in a cost-effective manner
  • Utilizes tools to track changes and identifies cost impact for review with management and/or senior leaders
  • Facilitates communication and education for all interested parties as deemed necessary
  • Ensures all sensitive and confidential information is handled appropriately
  • Mentors and coaches project team members. Gives and receives both written and verbal feedback
  • Identifies and prepares solution proposals that close gaps and mitigates risk
  • May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned


  • Typically reports to Management. Direct supervisor job title(s) typically include: Director, Real Estate.
  • Job is NOT directly responsible for managing other employees (e.g., hiring/termination and/or pay decisions, performance management)

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Essential Skills, Abilities and Example Behavior(s)

  • PLAN: Able to develop short- and long-term operational and / or financial plans that are appropriately comprehensive, realistic, and effective in achieving goals; Able to anticipate obstacles and define alternate strategies; Able to integrate planning efforts across work units
  • INFORM: Able to keep all appropriate parties up-to-date on decisions, changes and other relevant information
  • FACILITATE GROUP DISCUSSIONS: Able to use effective communication methods and interpersonal behaviors to guide a group toward objectives; Able to help groups define objectives and strategy, stay on task, and reach consensus; Able to solicit participation, challenge ideas, and summarize accomplishments and planned actions
  • BE RESOURCEFUL: Able to be willing to adapt to shifting priorities, multiple demands, ambiguity, and rapid change; Able to develop new approaches to work systems or problem-solving; Able to maximize use of available resources to achieve the best results consistent with company objectives; Able to know who to go to and make use of others' expertise
  • DELIVER QUALITY RESULTS: Able to deliver top quality service to all customers (internal and external); Able to ensure all details are covered and adhere to company policies; Able to strive to do things right the first time; Able to meet agreed-upon commitments or advises customer when deadlines are jeopardized; Able to define high standards for quality and evaluate products, services, and own performance against those standards

Job Requirements

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Education & Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in business management or equivalent required
  • Construction Project Management Preferred
  • Corporate Real Estate experience or knowledge of leases preferred
  • 2-4 years’ experience in project management required
  • Proven subject matter expertise in area of focus preferred
  • Certification in Project Management, Total Quality Management, or other Process Improvement methodologies preferred
  • Possess math skills sufficient to perform required duties
  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training or experience


  • Ability to sit at a desk and use a computer for up to 8 hours a day; Ability to use hands and fingers to type on a keyboard and use a mouse to navigate; Vision sufficient to view small details on a computer monitor
  • Ability to stand and walk up to 8 hours a day; ability to stoop, bend and lift boxes weighing up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to hear and verbally communicate using a telephone handset and/or connected headset device


  • Regular business hours. Some additional hours may be required.
  • Travel requirements: Negligible
  • Climate-controlled office environment during normal business hours.
  • May be subject to pre-employment criminal background check and/or drug screening as well as random drug screenings in accordance with company policy
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