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Director of Construction, Architecture and Engineering

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Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1108142
Corporate Positions
Store Operations
Job Type: Full-Time
Date Updated: Feb 1, 2022

Director of Construction, Architecture and Engineering

Reporting to the Sr. Director of Corporate Services, the Director of Construction Architecture and Engineering will lead a team of Project, Architecture, and Engineering Managers for Company construction projects, proposals, estimates, and outcomes for key capital investments in stores and non-retail facilities.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Leads a team of Project, Construction, Architecture and Engineering Managers which oversee and deliver key capital investments in stores and non-retail facilities, supporting the Company growth strategy.
  • Leads the Architecture & Engineering team to define scope, specificiations and building plans to meet Code requirements and Company standards. 
  • Responsble for the team developing, prioritizing, and delivering projects on time and on budget, through scope development, bidding and contracting.
  • Develops estimates, provides insights and recommendations to Sr. Leadership for Capital Projects, Renovations and New Construction.
  • Qualifies and manages a list of approved contractors, consultants and vendors; manages escalated project related conflicts.
  • Builds strong cross-functional partnership with internal teams to develop and deliver capital programs.
  • Responsible for the training and development of Construction, Architecture & Engineering team members.
  • Assists the Procurement team in specifying and procuring materials.
  • May assist with or be responsible for off-shore Construction & Facilities Operations, and other projects within the Company.
  • Visits project sites to spot check progress, quality, and performance of vendors, consultants and team.

Core Competencies & Accomplishments

  • 10+ years deep knowledge and experience in Architecure & Construction Project Management (preferably for an owner, vs vendor), in an industry within Commercial, Retail, Hospitality.
  • Construction Project Management Software, Excel, MSWord, PowerPoint, and Outlook experience
  • Must have general knowledge of building codes, regulations, construction costs and building materials.
  • Drives Results, Thinks Critically, Embrases Growth Mindset, Takes Accountability, Prioritizes Customers, Demonstrates Leadership.  Highly effective team leadership, organizational, and planning skills needed.
  • College degree in Civil Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Architecture, Architectural Engineering, and/or Construction Management is desirable.
  • Project Management Certification, preferred

What you get:

We offer a competitive benefits package including medical/dental/vision, term life insurance, paid vacation/holidays, 401(k) Savings Plan with company match and an associate discount on JCPenney merchandise.

About JCPenney:

JCPenney proudly serves customers at more than 650 stores across the United States and Puerto Rico, and at the Company’s flagship store, jcp.com. JCPenney is one of the nation’s largest retailers of apparel, home, jewelry, and beauty merchandise with a growing portfolio of private and national brands. Guided by the Golden Rule, JCPenney employs more than 60,000 associates worldwide and has served customers for over 119 years, playing a vital role in the communities it serves. For additional information, please visit jcp.com and follow JCPenney on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

For more opportunities to join our team please visit our careers page.


Job Title: Director of Construction, Architecture and Engineering
Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1108142

J.C. Penney Company Inc.
Plano, Texas

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