Title:  Real Estate Development Manager I

Category:  Corporate Office
Date:  Jul 11, 2024

tulsa, OK, US

Hiring potentially for the following locations: Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, Ft Worth, Chicago, and Atlanta. 


Primary Purpose of Job: Obtain the necessary zoning, variances, plan approvals and permits for the construction of new stores and store projects while protecting the company’s interest and controlling professional service and development cost, all while maintaining relationships with state and local government agencies and elected officials.


Major functions:


Manage the development process for new store construction and projects.  40%

  1. Develop, implement and maintain critical path and development strategy for each project.
  2. Ensure speed and proficiency in obtaining zoning, variances, permits, corporate approvals, and property closing.
  3. Limit company exposure to dead deal expenses.
  4. Utilize Microsoft Project and Project Web Access as a primary communication tool.
  5. Develop and maintain expert development knowledge of your market areas.


Represent the company on zoning, planning and variance issues.  20%

  1. Meet with state, county and city planning, zoning and engineering departments.
  2. Attend relevant public meetings. 


Provide Store Development team members, civil, architectural, and other involved consultants with direction for site layout and building/canopy design.  10%

  1. Satisfy federal, state and local municipal requirements.
  2. Maintain QuikTrip standards for access, parking, visibility, signage, drainage, design, brand, lighting and profitability.


Coordinate easements, utilities, property dimensions, etc. with Real Estate Manager, Store Development Coordinator, seller and adjoining property owners. 5%


Maintain professional working relations with utility companies and state, county and city governmental agencies and elected officials to the benefit of the company interest. 5%


Prepare and conduct Project Review Meetings per guidelines.  5%

  1. Accept project hand-off from the Real Estate Manager.
  2. Facilitate Initial Project Strategy Meeting.
  3. Facilitate CDP and Final Review Meetings.
  4. Conduct a pre-bid meeting with the Construction Manager to communicate details of all design, permitting, utility, signage, landscaping, potential construction issues and any other pertinent information regarding the project to facilitate an accurate bid letter for the general contractor.


Assist Construction Manager during the construction process to resolve issues, conflicts and control costs.  5%


Coordinate preparation of contracts, easements and development agreements with the Real Estate Manager and attorneys to ensure QuikTrip's rights are protected. 5%


Position in Organization


Reports to:   Director of Real Estate or Division Real Estate Manager  

Indirectly supervises: Store Development Coordinator





Inside the Company:      Store Development, Corporate Counsel, Property Accounting Coordinator, Accounting and Operations staff        

Outside the Company: Architects, attorneys, engineers, surveyors, state, county and local governmental officials and politicians


Position Specifications

The required specifications (education, experience, and skills) are those that the employee must have to hold the position.  Applicants applying for this position must possess the required specifications in order to be considered for the job.  The desired specifications are those that are not required for the employee to hold the position but the employee should try to obtain the desired education, experience, and/or skills to be effective and successful in the position. 


Required Education: College degree in project management, engineering, business, real estate or equivalent experience.
Desired Education: College degree in project management, engineering, business, or real estate.
Required ExperienceTwo years’ experience in project management, engineering, real estate, business or construction management or two years’ experience in QuikTrip management or Store Development.
Desired ExperienceFive years construction and/or civil consulting experience and five years management or supervisory experience.
Required Skills: Manage all aspects of large projects, excellent negotiating/supervisory and organizational skills. Personal computer skills. Critical thinking and problem solving skills.



Additional criteria


Employee must sign a Proprietary Information Agreement on an annual basis.      


This position requires the employee to be available by phone and/or email and/or have accessibility to calendar, contacts and data while out of the office.


Must be able to travel, extensively at times, to existing QT markets and/or RSN regions in order to develop sites.


Starting salary: 103,300-$129,200

Nearest Major Market: Tulsa
Nearest Secondary Market: Oklahoma