Real Estate Project Manager

Job Overview

DriveTime Needs a Real Estate Project Manager


DriveTime is the nation’s second largest used car retailer, focused on helping people find and finance used vehicles (trust us, it’s more exciting than it sounds).  We have single-handedly rebuilt, retooled, redreamed and reconfigured the way people think about driving cars, breaking apart from the industry’s status quo.  For more than 14 years, DriveTime has changed the auto world from the ground up while emphasizing values, morals and growth from the inside-out!


DriveTime’s goal is to take every customer on the full path to ownership. All the way from purchasing vehicles, inspecting and selling; to financing, servicing and warranties – when it comes to owning a vehicle - we know what’s up!  As motivated as we are to take our customer on the path to ownership, we are just as focused on taking our employees on the path to owning their careers.  Across the nation, from our home office and call centers to our 145 retail locations and 26 inspection centers, we are looking for talented individuals like yourself to join our ever-growing team!

Job ID# 26405
Location: Tempe, Arizona
Interest: Corporate
Type: Regular Full-Time
Post Date: 4/18/2019

A Day in the Life of a Real Estate Project Manager

That’s Nice, But What’s the Job?


In short, as a Real Estate Project Manager, you are responsible for managing, collaborating and delegating all aspects from start to finish of the project. All projects consist of new, renovations or rebranding of retail automotive stores, vehicle repair centers and call centers. A large focus on allocating and overseeing all internal and external resources responsible for the project’s completion. The Real Estate Project Manager’s main objective it to complete the project to ensure the desired result is achieved within budget and schedule. The position reports to the Assistant Director of Real Estate.


In Long, as a Real Estate Project Manager, your responsibilities include:

  • Completes all due diligence material related to new store development.
  • Works hand in hand with the Acquisitions team on newly acquired properties.
  • Coordinate and designs interior and ground up projects with architects and engineers.
  • Negotiates and hires all 3rd party vendor contracts in regards to specific project functions.
  • Obtain all related permits for construction and business operations.
  • Oversee contractor bidding process and negotiate contracts with selected contractors.
  • Construct project budget and conduct financial analysis to determine viability of project.
  • Develop a schedule of milestones for project completion.
  • Tracks project costs from bid to completion, reports results to the department.
  • Delegate tasks appropriately and monitors progress to completion.

Additional bob responsibilities include:

  • Manages the flow of facility request of current locations including processing tickets through direct communication with contractors and vendors for problem resolution as well as direct loopback communication with internal staff.
  • Manages the hard and electronic files for all construction projects.
  • Invoice processing.
  • Preforms other tasks as assigned.


Special Requirements - 50% Travel Required


The Specifics.

  • Demonstrates ability to identify project risks, develop risk mitigation and contingency plans, and implement action plans to reduce or eliminate project risks.
  • Ability to interact with external client organizations and vendors.
  • Strong construction document knowledge.
  • Experience and understanding of building construction and Municipalities inspections.
  • Knowledge of furniture, fixture and equipment (FF&E), architectural/interior finishes, lighting, and signage for brand consistency.
  • Ability to work under pressure, juggle and prioritize multiple projects.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to make good decisions in a timely manner and based upon a mixture of analysis, experience and judgment.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Proficient in MS Office tools.
  • CAD experience is a plus.

Like to have.

  • 2+ years full-time project management experience or other relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree (preferred)


Anything Else?  Absolutely.

DriveTime was awarded Top Companies to Work for in AZ by for our great culture and one of the Best Places to Work in IT as awarded by PBJ.  Essentially we offer a creative, transparent and fun environment since, well, we work here too.  DriveTime was also voted the Fastest-Growing Private Companies by Inc 5000, and we aren’t slowing down anytime soon!


So What About the Perks?  Perks matter.

  • Medical, Dental and Vision. DriveTime pays a nice chunk of your premiums to keep the cost as low as possible for our employees.
  • 16 days of PTO and 6 paid Holidays. Because who doesn’t love time off?
  • Benefits like 401(k), company paid life insurance, short and long-term disability.
  • Casual Dress. Come dressed in jeans (you’ll fit right in with the rest of us).
  • Game Room. Gimme a break – no, not a Kit Kat ad but we do have a ping-pong table, pool table and Virtual Reality if you ever need a break in your day.
  • Wellness Program and In-House Gym. We want our employees to be the best versions of themselves. That’s why we offer a Wellness Program that includes an in-house gym, B12 shots, teeth cleanings, biometric screenings and much more!
  • Growth opportunities. DriveTime takes a lot of pride in promoting from within.  We have spent the last 14 years growing our team members and taking them on the path to owning their careers!

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Meet the DriveTime Crew!

We’re a team of innovators and engineers, movers and shakers, morning people and night owls, dreamers and believers, techies and talkers. But most of all we are a family. At DriveTime we’re fueled by the success of our employees as much as we are by the loyalty of our customers.

Kevin J.
Real Estate Associate


The best part about working at DriveTime is the people. Every day I get the pleasure of working on real problems with the greatest people.

When I am not working, you can find me by the pool, golfing or cooking!

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