Director of Design & Construction

Velvet Taco is seeking a Director of Design & Construction capable of driving brand growth while maintaining Velvet Taco quality design and execution. The ideal candidate will have a track record of leading the development teams and processes with a focus on dates and budgets with an elevated eye for design. They should be able to leverage existing relationship with external vendors and well as establish new connections to maintain a strong network to support Velvet Taco’s growth objectives. Reporting directly to the VP of Development & Construction, the ideal candidate must stay Relentless in pushing the brand and the Development team members forward.


• Responsible for construction, architecture, and engineering leadership required for development of new restaurants meeting local codes, landlord requirements, and Velvet Taco standards

• Provides design and development solutions for potential new restaurant locations in support of the real estate approval process 

• Align design direction with appropriate budgets, and track development spending, holding team members and vendors financially accountable throughout the development process

• Lead the development process to ensure projects milestones are maintained, and effectively communicate to the broader team and changes

• Develop brand standards/processes to ensure team members and external partners have the support to successful execute new restaurant openings 

• Work with key departmental leaders to establish a change management process to that will allow the brand to evolve with the design and build of new restaurants

• Own the project closeout and budget reconciliation, as well as the tenant allowance collections

• Take on the role of a construction project manager as workload requires, while maintaining other responsibilities

• Lead and mentor a group of professionals to achieve individual and group goals 

• Display a wide degree of creativity and latitude

• Perform additional responsibilities as assigned


• Degree in Construction Management, Architecture, Engineering or a related field, preferred.

• Minimum of 10 years recent and related experience.

• Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered

• Strong discipline of financial management including financial tracking, budgeting, forecasting and analysis

• Strong analytical mindset with a sound financial business acumen

• Comfortable managing competing and changing priorities in a fast-paced environment

• Flexible, detail-oriented team-player who works well under pressure and has strong organizational and time management skills

• Must have strong communication skills with the ability to successfully communicate to team members, vendors, contractors, and executive team


Position located in Velvet Taco Restaurant Support Office in Plano, TX                                   

Flexibility with work hours necessary with up to 30% of travel, as needed

Velvet Taco - TX - Plano - Restaurant Support Office

7700 Windrose Ave.Suite G300, Plano, TX 75024