Manager, Store Engineering - Mechanical at Walgreens

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Walgreens Concept Development Team

It’s an exciting time at Walgreens to test new partnerships and pilot various formats with the Concept Development Team! We are solely focused on evolving our customer experience by bringing to life new partnerships and innovation within our physical store environment. We embrace new ways to look at the whole box with Brand values in our hearts and challenge convention with the customer always front of mind. We do small scale, fast-paced pilots, with a promise to put forth design innovation that can move seamlessly to scale.

You are:
  • A motivated, emerging thought leader and creative thinker
  • Committed to challenging yourself to constantly improve, keep learning, go faster, go smarter, think more collaboratively
  • An engineer by training and education but an innovator at heart, with growing experience in all disciplines of building engineering - specifically Mechanical Engineering
  • Focused on the details that matter, with a goal to get it right the first time and limit impact to our customers
  • Agile and responsive to changing business environments and work priorities
You can:
  • Push the limits of change for customers
  • Juggle multiple projects at a time
  • Propose groundbreaking, never tried before, industry-leading design solutions
  • Interface with leadership with strong executive presence and communication skills
  • Continually create, iterate on and challenge conceptual designs and scopes of work, while asking “what if” in our evolving customer experience
  • Foster team camaraderie
  • Excel in a less structured environment

Mgr, Store Engineering
  • Leads the engineering design process by executing and evolving standards, tools and processes to ensure the design goals are met.
  • Collaborates with the larger creative team to bring our designs to life.
  • Acts as the engineering design lead for the planning, scoping and creation of solutions to bring forward key strategies in our stores.
  • Collaborates with and provides direction to external engineering consultants.
  • Manages the execution of projects consistent with the development, adaptation and deployment of the Unified Design Standards for stores.
  • Ensures compliance with quality control procedures.
  • Develops knowledge of engineering protocols according to state and local jurisdictional mandates, Company standards and best practices to ensure appropriate design of retail and non-retail buildings.

Job Responsibilities
  • Works cross-functionally both within and outside the division, working in small teams to decrease total cost of ownership for the Company while accomplishing internal goals and delivering on results
  • Continuously improves processes and works with internal and external business partners to value engineer in order to optimize total cost of ownership.
  • Subject matter expert in the negotiation of consultant contracts and leads teams of licensed building design professionals retained for the development of the Company Unified Design Standards.
  • Subject Matter Expert in the stated discipline supporting current technical needs & requirements to the overall development program assuring best in class design.
  • Responsible for applying value engineering principals to lifecycle costs and occupancy costs through our Company Unified Design Standards.
  • Reports on progress and uses analytics lessons learned, and best practices from prior projects to re-inject learning's into the Company Unified Design Standards.
  • Brings deep understanding & innovation to future enhancements within stated discipline and expertise.
  • Creates and maintains Company Unified Design Standards, which is comprised of Design Guidelines, Brand Guidelines, Architecture and Engineering Standards, Building Criteria, Specifications, and Technical Manuals.


Walgreens (walgreens.com), one of the nation's largest drugstore chains, is included in the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA), a global leader in retail and wholesale pharmacy. Walgreens is proud to be a neighborhood health, beauty and retail destination supporting communities across the country, and was named to FORTUNE* magazine’s 2019 Companies that Change the World list. Approximately 8 million customers interact with Walgreens in stores and online each day. As of August 31, 2019, Walgreens operates 9,277 drugstores with a presence in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, along with its omnichannel business, Walgreens.com. Walgreens also provides specialty pharmacy and mail services and offers in-store clinics and other health care services throughout the United States, most of which are operated by our health care strategic partners.

Basic Qualifications

  • Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 5 years of experience in Project Management, Construction Management and/or Engineering OR a High School diploma/GED and at least 8 years of experience in Project Management, Construction Management and/or Engineering group.
  • At least 3 years of experience managing and working with construction and engineering practices including budgeting, estimating and scheduling.
  • At least 3 years of experience working with construction plans and specifications.
  • At least 3 years of experience working with engineering/site plan design, including items such as cost and quality control, material/equipment installation, bidding practices, material and labor costs.
  • Experience with CAD Software.
  • Intermediate level skill in Microsoft Word (for example: inserting headers, page breaks, page numbers and tables and/or adjusting table columns).
  • Intermediate level skill in Microsoft Excel (for example: using SUM function, setting borders, setting column width, inserting charts, using text wrap, sorting, setting headers and footers and/or print scaling).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in retail / healthcare industry.
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Construction Management.
  • Engineering licensure
  • Experience managing multiple engineering disciplines
  • Experience with AutoCad and Revit.
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Location

Developed and diverse suburb in N.Chicago. Opening our new Tech Office downtown at the Old Chicago Post Office in January 2020!

An Insider's view of Walgreens

What’s the vibe like in the office?

You can expect to be challenged, every day. You can also expect an extraordinarily diverse environment of collaborative professionals who are putting their talents together to fulfill the vision and mission. There are plenty of opportunities to make an impact, to grow and to learn with the team. The future of Technology is bright at Walgreens!

Carlos

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What does your typical day look like?

I'm a part of the product management team where I oversee the development of complex products. A typical day for me involves juggling multiple product lines, I could easily find myself working with designers to craft mockups, defining requirements for developers, tracking development processes, or running usability tests to drive product forward.

Katrina

Sr. Business Analyst

What makes someone successful on your team?

I think the most successful individuals are those who possess two key skills 1) the ability to quickly learn and synthesize information and 2) the ability to adapt to constantly changing challenges. Given the extremely complex nature of our industry,

Emmanuel

Sr. UX Designer

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

In Rx Engineering, we are building the largest pharmacy software product suites in the industry. Innovation and quality is our DNA. We nurture through our “COOL” culture to build curiosity in new solution. We are challenged and fascinated with courage every day about this engineering journey which will change our customers’ life.

Ronnie

Director – Solution Engineering & QE

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

We are faced with a host of rapid changes occurring in the healthcare and retail landscapes.. To make the most of these changes, Walgreens is adapting to the fast moving technology world of today and is committed to deploying cutting edge solutions to support our business and customers.

Doug

Senior Product Manager, Pharmacy and Retail Operations

What are Walgreens Perks + Benefits

Walgreens Benefits Overview

Walgreens offers a wide variety of benefits to eligible team members designed to support your physical, financial, and emotional well-being while helping you balance work and life. In addition to company-paid life insurance and voluntary life & personal accident insurance, the benefits below are available to our team members. To learn more visit https://jobs.walgreens.com/benefits.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Walgreens is proud to be a Corporate Social Responsibility leader, setting the pace on some of the most important issues of our day, and our IT and digital teams are no exception.
Partners with Nonprofits
Money raised through Red Nose Day supports programs that keep children safe, healthy and educated in America and around the world.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
To learn more visit https://jobs.walgreens.com/it-culture
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Every day, in a multitude of ways, the foundational principles of integrity, respect and fair dealing embraced by our founder Charles R. Walgreen inspire us.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Walgreens employees can contribute up to $500 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 6 weeks at 100% base pay, 6 weeks at 50% base pay. 50% benefit may be supplemented by PTO, frozen sick, or frozen vacation.
Dental Benefits
For dental coverage, you may choose from four plan levels ranging from a basic-only option to those with orthodontia and other major service coverage.
Vision Benefits
There are three levels of benefits for vision coverage ranging from an exam-only discount option to an enhanced PPO with both in and out-of-network benefits.
Health Insurance Benefits
You have access to competitive coverage options through the Benefits Support Center, which is the Walgreens private corporate exchange.
Life Insurance
Benefit-eligible team members are eligible for company-paid term life insurance at a benefit equal to: • 1.5 times annual base salary and $25,000 for all other hourly-paid team members
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Walgreens team fitness initiatives include Sponsored race teams like the JP Morgan Chase Run.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Walgreens provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan called the Walgreen Profit Sharing Plan. After completing one year, we match 4% of contributions $1 for $1.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
After 90 days of service and an average of 20 hours worked per week, you are eligible to purchase WBA stock at a 10% discount off market value.
Performance Bonus
You are eligible for a corporate bonus subject to approval by the Board of Directors (unless you are covered under another bonus program).
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes work from home. Work remotely 2 days per week and/or work remotely on occasion as needed.
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
The Transportation Benefit Plan allows you to save money by paying for your transportation and parking needs with before-tax dollars and payroll deductions.
Game Room
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Renewal host weekly Lunch and Learns on topics selected by our team.
Promote from within
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

Walgreens offers a wide variety of benefits to eligible team members designed to support your physical, financial, and emotional well-being while helping you balance work and life. To learn more visit https://jobs.walgreens.com/benefits.

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