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Position Description

Title: Project Coordinator

Department: Design and Construction

Reports To: Senior Director, Design and Construction

Function: The Project Coordinator supports the Maintenance Capex Corporate Engineering team for the design and construction process for RLJ Lodging Trust, a publicly-traded real estate investment trust investing primarily in focused-service hotels. The incumbent supports the Design and Construction team on a variety of functions, including project and contract administration and E-Builder/Yardi interfacing.


  • Administrative support for the RLJ Corporate Engineers with all aspects of capital project execution from a $100M annual capital budget.
  • Assist with the processing of invoices, contracts, and lien waivers pertinent to capital project execution.
  • Engagement and vendor/contact follow-up as needed to expedite project execution process.
  • Corporate office touchpoint for RLJ engineers and external project managing consultants (as needed).
  • Ensure all documentation for project execution and close out is accounted for and stored in EBuilder.
  • Assist with the coordination of purchasing agents, general managers, asset managers, and other owner entities as required to execute a project.
  • Ensure policies and procedures for project execution are being followed by all relevant parties and assist where required.
  • Assist with special projects as requested by Senior Director of Design and Construction.
  • Minimal travel may be required.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience.
  • Preferable knowledge of E-Builder and Yardi Voyager (Yardi Asset and Property Management Software) or enterprise accounting / project management systems.
  • Preferable knowledge of construction management process including project initiation, execution and closeout
  • Preferable knowledge of contract administration


  • Ability to monitor compliance with construction, vendor and similar contracts/agreements.
  • Knowledge of construction, lodging, and real estate development is preferred but not required.
  • Proficiency in MS Project, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint or other industry related scheduling software systems.
  • Good judgment and the business acumen to make well-reasoned decisions with respect to matters arising on a day-to-day basis.
  • Self-motivated, goal-oriented, and results driven.
  • Ability to work effectively as a team player or independently, in a fast-paced environment while prioritizing projects to ensure timely deliverables.
  • Must have strong organizational, interpersonal, and customer service skills.
  • Must be detail oriented and able to work in a highly dynamic and fast-paced environment.

  • 2 - 5 years of lodging industry experience is preferred but not required.


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employee(s) will be required to follow any other job related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

A review of this position has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent(s) will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities.

This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" relationship.


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