Construction Project Manager
Extra Space Storage is an industry leader in storage solutions throughout the United States. As a Construction Manager you will oversee a portfolio of new development/construction projects including ground-up construction expansions, and redevelopment of existing properties. You will report directly to the Director of Construction & Property Development and collaborate with internal real estate professionals, operations partners, and outsourced development consultants/project managers. You will contribute to multiple phases of development from initial feasibility through completion of construction, and you should expect to travel to your markets for a few days each month.
The Construction Manager oversees a portfolio of projects where outsourced project managers / development consultants manage the projects directly, while also managing some projects directly and assisting in leadership and administrative initiatives. The following duties are expected:
Oversees a portfolio of Construction/Development projects, including partnering with outsourced project managers and development consultants
Develops project strategies and monitors scope, schedule, cost, budget control, quality, communication, risk management, procurement, stakeholder engagement, financial approvals, and reporting
Consults with internal real estate professionals/business partners during project initiation and oversees development of project execution plan, scope, budget, and schedule
Assures performance of outsourced project managers and development consultants. Insures that their work meets Extra Space standards for delivery and performance metrics, including quality control and conformance with project plans and standards
Oversees detailed drawing reviews by outsourced project managers and internal design team
Oversees development of bidders lists and project bidding by outsourced project managers
Oversees reporting for portfolio of projects and ensures outsourced project managers/consultants are executing, managing project data, and reporting effectively
Serves as the primary point of escalation to/from outsourced project managers/consultants and provides technical advice / resolve problems
Identifies and/or escalates project risks and provides oversight for risk mitigation planning
Ensures outsourced project managers transfer deliverables between project phases smoothly - e.g. Initial feasibility approval, Entitlement, Real Estate Committee approval, Construction, Transition to operations team, Project Closeout
Identifies value engineering opportunities which can be broadly implemented across projects
10 years of related professional experience and/or training, which includes corporate real estate, engineering, real estate development (including entitlements and ground up development), construction management, or architecture
Understanding of project management fundamentals, principles and tools
Proficient with reading and interpreting construction drawings and specifications, and ability to analyze and make correct design and construction decisions
Ability to read, analyze, interpret and understand zoning codes, building codes, technical procedures, and governmental regulations
Ability to communicate with and respond to corporate personnel (Operations, Facilities, Asset Management), outside managers/consultants, and government agencies.
Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, Project, OneNote, PowerPoint, web-based productivity tools
Travel required - approx. 35%
Degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Real Estate Development, or Architecture
Experience in self-storage industry entitling, developing, designing, or constructing new projects (similar experience in retail/restaurant industry will be considered)
Experience managing a high volume of concurrent projects
Professional experience which includes a combination of the following: 1) Process engineering or change management 2) Relationship management 3) Procurement / contract management 4) Overseeing a team of outsourced project managers
Project Management Professional Certification or Business Process Management Certification
Experience in multiple markets is desired
The project management team inside Construction & Property Development is an integral part of expanding and improving the Extra Space Storage real estate portfolio consisting of approximately 2,100 properties throughout the United States. The team supports portfolio growth primarily through strategic expansion, ground up, and major renovation projects, and consists of internal and outsourced project management professionals, who collectively manage major projects. Project size ranges from $3M to $30M.
The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Construction Managers will be required to tour active construction sites. While performing the duties of this job, the Construction Manager is regularly required to walk moderate distances on uneven terrain. The Construction Manager is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The Construction Manager must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, 25 pounds and 50 pounds. The Construction Manager must be able to use hand to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
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Extra Space Storage is the second largest operator of self-storage facilities in the U.S. Since we were founded in 1977, we’ve taken the storage industry by storm. In 2015 alone we added 1.6 billion dollars in new acquisitions to our already large property portfolio.
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