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Assistant Project Manager

Position Description

Title: Assistant Project Manager

Department: Design and Construction

Reports To: Senior Director, Design and Construction

Function: The Assistant Project Manager supporting the Senior Director is responsible for assisting the Senior Director to manage the design and construction process for RLJ Lodging Trust, a publicly-traded real estate investment trust investing primarily in focused-service hotels. The incumbent supports the Design and Construction team on a variety of functions, including budgeting, financial analysis, scheduling and database preparation and tracking.


  • Assist Senior Director with the overall design and construction project planning and execution.
  • Assist Senior Director with developing and tracking project schedules and capital expenditures.
  • Assist Senior Director with coordinating due diligence process for new acquisitions.
  • Assist Senior Director with processing of contracts, invoices, lien releases, etc.
  • Assist with the execution of Furniture, Fixture, and Equipment (FF&E) procurement and installation.
  • Organize and prepare meeting minutes and action items to assist Senior Director.
  • Assist Senior Director with preparing financial analyses for development projects.
  • Assist with the coordination of multi-disciplinary teams for development or capital projects
  • Assist Senior Director with due diligence efforts and acquisition efforts.
  • Assist with the coordination of purchasing agents, general managers, asset managers, and other owner entities as required to execute a project.
  • Manage up to 20 properties including, but not limited to, capital plans, emergency field conditions or other as determined by Supervisor.
  • Ensure policies and procedures for office projects are being followed and assist where required
  • Assist Senior Director with document control, filling in all gaps for the Senior Director.
  • Travel with the Senior Director on a monthly bi-weekly basis.
  • Support Design & Construction Team on G Drive navigation
  • Assist the Senior Director with special projects as requested by Senior Vice President
  • Up to 50% travel.


  • Ability to monitor compliance with construction, vendor and similar contracts/agreements.
  • Knowledge of construction, lodging, and real estate development.
  • Knowledge of scoping, cost-estimating, budgeting, scheduling and coordinating large multifunctional teams (architects, contractors, consultants and stakeholders).
  • Proficiency in MS Project, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint or other industry related scheduling software systems.
  • Good judgment and the business acumen to make well-reasoned decisions with respect to matters arising on a day-to-day basis.
  • Self-motivated, goal-oriented, and results driven.
  • Consummate professional with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work effectively as either a team player or independently, in a fast-paced environment while prioritizing projects to ensure timely deliverables.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management, or an equivalent certificate and experience.
  • Knowledgeable with E-Builder, Visio, MS Office Suite, Yardi Voyager (Yardi Asset and Property Management Software) or enterprise accounting / project management systems.


  • 5-8 Years of lodging industry experience and specific knowledge of brand requirements.


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employee(s) will be required to follow any other job related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

A review of this position has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent(s) will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities.

This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" relationship.


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