Arnotts Retail Opportunities

Position Description

Project Manager
Location Head Office, South Anne Street, Dublin
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We’re a retail world built on iconic firsts. Famed for the creativity that touches our brands, buildings and experiences. We’re always challenging ourselves to make every experience more special and unique for our customers and our people.  Supported by strong family foundations that inspire us to create something that lasts. Because we care about the tomorrow we’re carving out. 


Responsible for the delivery of capital projects in line with robust project management plans to ensure all projects are executed and delivered on time and in line with budget and resources.  This service includes planning, briefing contractors and consultants, managing standards and ensuring the needs of key stakeholders are met. As Project Manager you will take projects from initial brief to implementation.  To deliver all projects to the Brown Thomas Arnotts standard and to support all active projects within the Creative department

  • Preparing Scope of works and tender packs for pricing
  • Managing the tender process with external contractors, review of tenders and selecting appropriate RIAI contracts for project
  • Briefing external contractors on projects
  • Negotiation with external contractors and suppliers to achieve best value for money
  • Project managing smaller projects throughout group 
  • Defining a scope of works
  • Budget costing scope of works
  • Preparing & raising AFE for approval
  • Prepare project program
  • Day to day monitoring of project program
  • Monitoring quality of work
  • Ensuring all works are compliant with current regulations
  • Monitoring site progress – highlighting risks to program
  • Ensuring all costs are inline with budget agreed at AFE stage
  • Delivering project on time, within budget to high standards 
  • Taking external designs and managing the installation in store, adhering to the above criteria
  • Efficiently communicating to store management teams using correct documents when works are being carried out in the stores. 
  • Visiting regional stores when projects are being implemented. 
  • Control of capital cost budget, updating on spend to date on all ongoing projects
  • Updating in tray for finance team
  • Support of ground floor Masterplan project
  • Cost control of ground floor Masterplan project working with external Quantity Surveyor
  • Develop layouts & drawings to tender level
  • Adapting briefs to develop designs & manage implementation of these designs
  • Keep existing group store floor plans up to date
  • Create an efficient e-filing system for all drawing files / floor plans



The ideal candidate will be ambitious, driven and a hard worker. Flexibility will be required as some evening work required when work happening out of hours, there may also be a requirement to travel to regional stores. The successful candidate will hit the ground running and excel working within a fast paced and high pressured environment.  The project manager will have the ability to take direction and adapt to a brief. The skills required in this role are predominantly technical however a creative flair will be advantageous. 

Experience of project management in a retail environment would be advantageous. The ideal candidate will be experienced in finance, cost control and budget costing projects.

The following software skills are required in this role:

  • Autocad or equivalent drawing software
  • Mircosoft Project or equivalent project management software essential 
  • Full Microsoft suite 
  • Photoshop

This role guide represents a summary of the main areas of activity for the role, however all team members at Brown Thomas are expected to be flexible in the work they undertake, which may change from time to time, according to the needs of the business.   


  • Our City Centre location  is close to all forms of transport and surrounded by many shops, parks and beautiful restaurants.
  • Team discount is offered across Brown Thomas, Arnotts and our Concession partners
  • Wellbeing initiatives; EAP Scheme, Tax Saver Commuter, Bike to Work, Local Discounts, Sports & Social Club
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