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Extra Space Storage Construction Manager in Lake Forest, California

At Extra Space Storage, what matters to you, matters to us! Join a company that cares about you.

It is an exciting time to be at Extra Space. We have been featured on multiple "Best Places to Work" awards, including Forbes and Glassdoor. We’re an S&P 500 company that hasn’t stopped growing since our founding in 1977. Today we are leading the self-storage industry in more ways than one, but in order to maintain this lead, we need exceptionally motivated, capable, and driven people like you. Self-storage is our product, helping people is our passion. Come grow with the largest self-storage company in the world and find out why so many of our employees recommend us as a great place to work.

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 and job sites for project follow-up and coaching several days each month. The primary area of construction will be Southern California and parts of Hawaii but is contingent on market demands. You will be expected to report at least twice weekly to the Lake Forest, CA office.

Primary Responsibilities

The Construction Manager oversees a portfolio of projects in a geographic region leveraging outsourced project managers, development consultants, and third-party developers who directly manage the daily construction activities and projects. 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. Ensures 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.

  • Ensuresoutsourced project managers transfer deliverables between project phases smoothly – e.g.Initialfeasibility approval, Entitlement, Real Estate Committee approval, Construction, Transition to operations team, Project Closeout.

  • Identifies value engineering opportunities which can be broadly implemented across projects.

Role Essentials

  • 8-10 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, interpretand 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%

Role Desirables

  • Degree in Engineering,Construction Management, Real Estate Development, or Architecture preferred.

  • Experience in self-storage industry preferred or similar experience in retail/restaurant industry entitling, developing, designing, or constructing new projects.

  • 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 preferred.

  • Experience in multiple markets is desired including: Southern California, Hawaii, Southwestern States.

Job Specification

The Construction Management team is an integral part of expanding and improving the Extra Space Storage real estate portfolio consisting of approximately 4,100 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 $45M.

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.


Starting Pay Range: $119,700.00 - $159,600.00

If you are a current Extra Space employee, please apply through the "Find Internal Career Openings" in Workday.

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.

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.

The cornerstone of Extra Space Storage is successful partnerships with our stakeholders, partners, investors and customers. Our goals are driven by an impassioned, dedicated workforce that thrives in the innovation driven corporate environment. We are the best, at getting better!

Our Team Makes Us EXTRAordinary

Knowledge is power and experience is valuable. This is why we strive to attract the best candidates for every position at Extra Space Storage. Every position is valuable to our success from our executive management team, corporate employees, on-site managers and call center team.

Offering a Career Path Paved with Innovation and Satisfaction

Attracting the best candidates in any field requires a commitment to job satisfaction. At Extra Space Storage, job satisfaction is high, this is why we have one of the best retention rates in the business. We know that our success depends on our team loving their jobs!

An Extra Space employee is number one valued and knows they are invaluable to the team, customer and company. Second they are passionate enjoying a challenging and rewarding career path armed with the tools they need to succeed. Add a fun work culture and spectacular offices makes Extra Space a pretty amazing place to work.