Senior Director of Construction

Job Locations US-IL-Chicago

We are Community Partners.

We are Opportunity Creators.

We are Responsible People.

We are Entrepreneurial spirits.


WE are ShopCore.


Guided by our C.O.R.E principles and the support of Blackstone, ShopCore has set themselves apart from the competition. An industry leader in the commercial real estate market, ShopCore has over 100+ shopping centers covering approximately 20 million square feet in over 18 states across the United States. Due to tremendous growth, we’re hiring!


The Senior Director of Construction is responsible for the strategic planning and execution of all projects to facilitate the process from LOI through Delivery of Possession and project close out. Projects shall include but not limited to small shop and big box tenant build-outs as well as expansions and redevelopments.

This position is based at ShopCore's headquarters in Chicago, IL. Qualified candidates must currently reside in the Chicagoland area. 

What you will do:

  • Coordinate with Legal, Leasing and Asset Management to ensure that lease language and terms of delivery are met
  • Ability to review and draft construction work letters
  • Ensure all site and existing conditions including parking meet the lease required documentation and ensure delivery is achievable the earliest possible date
  • Manage architects, engineers, and all required consultants necessary to obtain permits and approvals to carry out landlord’s work
  • Provide budget estimates, as necessary, in a timely manner
  • Review tenant/landlord drawings to ensure they are in accordance with lease, existing conditions and budget
  • Procure bids through company bidding process
  • Ensure all required projects open on time or early and under or on budget
  • Track all projects and communicate progress to upper management when necessary
  • Supervision of a team of Construction Managers and Coordinators
  • Other duties that may be assigned from time to time

What you should have:


Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Civil Engineering or Construction Management preferred
  • 10+ years’ experience in a construction related field
  • 3+ years’ experience in a supervisory role
  • Previous project management and Retail a plus


Required Skills:

  • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to interact with tenants and other departments
  • Proven ability to manage all aspects of construction projects effectively and efficiently including, but not limited to, scheduling, submittals and change orders
  • Strong problem solving and quantitative skills
  • Success in multi-tasking while maintaining a strong attention to detail and desire to perform projects and actions with the highest quality results
  • Ability to work well under pressure with multiple competing deadlines
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • High degree of integrity
  • Proven ability to expand areas of knowledge and learn new skills as circumstances require
  • Must be willing to travel 25-50% domestically. 


What we offer:


We are a driven organization with teammates who are supportive, collaborative, and encourage different perspectives. We don’t take ourselves too seriously, but we take our work seriously. We stock our offices with snacks, drinks, and games!


You will also have the opportunity to contribute to our teammate led committees, including our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee that champions and fosters an inclusive and diverse professional environment, SEED - our female-focused program designed to foster professional and personal growth, and CoreGiving, a nonprofit that lies at the heart of our organization, founded by ShopCore and laser-focused on fighting food insecurities & childhood hunger.


We are committed to sustaining this environment and a spirit of partnership with the communities in which we operate. We are dedicated to protecting the environment and to improving the lives of those around us. We derive satisfaction from knowing that our charitable efforts and sustainability initiatives leave our communities better than we found them.


And of course, we offer competitive pay and a full slate of benefits.


If any of this sounds interesting, apply today, and come grow with us!             



EEO Statement

Our company is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Our employment decisions are based on individual qualifications, job requirements and business needs without regard to race, color, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, religion, disability, citizenship status, national origin, pregnancy, veteran status and or any other legally protected characteristics. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations, if you need an accommodation to complete the application process, please email


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