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Restaurant Architect

Dallas, TX
January 29, 2024

Restaurant Architect
Dallas TX

What does it mean to be a BrinkerHead? We play like a team, take pride in our culture and seek every opportunity to make people feel special. Life is short. Work happy. At Brinker, we connect, serve and give to create the best life for our Team Members, Guests and community. Through our cultural beliefs, Brinker empowers its Team Members to positively impact our 4 Key Results: Engaging Team Members, Bringing Back Guests, Growing Sales
and Increasing Profits. Brinker International is an equal opportunity employer; we foster an inclusion environment that
promotes respect, diversity of thought and success for all.

Job Summary

The Restaurant Architect will work with the Sr. Director of Architect and Development TeamM embers as well as out partner in Operations, Marking, Facilities and Franchise to develop and evolve prototype restaurants and remodel programs. This position will work with thede velopment team to coordinate changes to layout, finishes, furnishing, décor, and equipment to address site specific and operational programming requirements and development budgets.This role will oversee the design changes to building and equipment that are required due to site specific conditions, cost, menu changes, and code requirements. In addition, this position willw ork with Real Estate, Construction, Finance, and Legal partners in preparing stie specific
budges, securing entitlements and construction documents for new restaurant development.

Your Key Job Functions

Architecture & Design:
- Research and develop new materials, finishes, details, furniture, fixtures and equipment for existing and new prototype and remodel designs that meet programmatic, budget and availability requirements.
- Develop, coordinate, and communicate prototype and remodel information to internal business partners and franchisees.
- Develop, coordinate and communicate RFI and Change Memo documents for new restaurant and remodel locations
- Provide design direction for new franchise restaurants and remodels. Review franchise design and communicate necessary adjustments to comply with brand standards.
- Foster an environment of open communication and collaboration to ensure consistency, refinement and improvement in resultant design and development processes.
- Work with the development team and consultants to develop design and construction documents for non-prototypical restaurants.
Property Development:
- Lead and coordinate the due diligence and entitlements for new and remodeled resultant with landlords/developers and internal business partners.
- Make site visits and attend city meetings/public hearings as required for each project.
- Coordinate, track and communicate schedules for development and permit approval timing for new restaurant projects.
- Direct and coordinate consultants in the production of preliminary site plans and documents for design and landlord submittals, permitting and construction, checking the work for accuracy and conformity to design standard and development requirements.
- Provide architectural expertise and input to internal business partners to develop LOIs, lease and budgets for new restaurant development.

What You Bring to the Team

  • Degree in Architecture or related field, Architectural Registration preferred.
    - Architectural design experience, resultant design experience preferred.
    - Highly organized multi-tasked oriented, excellent communication skills.
    - Prototype and development and change management experience.
    - Ability to communicate direction and ideas clearly and concisely.
    - Computer literate to include AutoCAD, Acrobat, Photoshop, SketchUp, and Microsoft
    - Knowledge of architectural and engineering systems.
    - Project management experience.
    - Production of Construction Documents.
    - Works effectively with minimal supervision.
    - 3-5 Years experience in an architectural firm or restaurant company

Why Brinker

We offer a competitive benefits package including medical/dental/vision, life insurance, paid vacation/holidays, and 401(k) with company match and generous dining discounts. Every teamm ember working at the Restaurant Support Center (aka Brinker headquarters) is eligible for annual bonus potential.

Our campus includes an onsite gym plus opportunities to increase your wellbeing with onsite Yoga and boot camp programs. Work/Life/Fun balance in a casual and collaborative work environment! Team members enjoy company-wide events and celebrations. Regular volunteer opportunities with our community give back programs.

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