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Company: Harbor Freight Tools
Location: Calabasas, CA
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Retail, Wholesale, Apparel


The Construction Manager is responsible for overseeing all regional construction and facility maintenance activities and administration required to deliver efficient and cost-effective new stores, renovations, special projects, and facilities construction programs. This includes the current expansion of our distribution facilities. In addition, this position will lead, advise, consult and direct a single outsourced provider program to improve the efficiency and cost effectiveness to the benefit of the organization. The Construction Manager is a key contributor in continuing to build a highly integrated and efficient construction program throughout the enterprise.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Act as primary “owner” of all HFT facilities and capital improvement projects
  • Develop scope of work for any project with input from Operation Management.
  • Generate accurate budgets or cost estimates for each project
  • In conjunction with the Director of Construction, approve construction bids and certain facilities maintenance expense with Outsourced Project Manager counterpart
  • Review and approve individual invoices and capital project summary progress billings
  • Close-out and reconcile all project issues and costs
  • Act as primary liaison between the outsourced provider, operations management and store development to ensure compliance with company policies, practices and procedures
  • Enhance the ability of the outsourced program to meet company objectives regarding store completion count, sales weeks, and store costs.
  • Communicate and manage all issues and risks affecting each facility and project. Communicates the project status to project participants and stakeholders accurately and on time.
  • Provide interim and final build out inspections, review punch lists created by provider on each site and ensure all items for completion.
  • Partner with financial analysts to provide quantitative reports and projections that will assist in the analysis and measurement of the performance and documentation of each construction, renovation and facility maintenance project vs. proforma, ROI and IRR.
  • Supervises staff -
  • Financial Scope -
  • Organizational Scope –
  • Decision Making –
  • Travel –


  • Leadership—Models the Company's values and influences others to achieve individual or team objectives. Promotes development of a highly engaged and high-performance team.
  • Communication—Clearly conveys information through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that is understandable, easy to retain and timely.
  • Initiative—Approaches work objectives with a sense of urgency and a dedication to exceeding performance expectations.
  • Problem-solving/Decision-making—Accurately identifies problems, issues and opportunities, collects data to draw conclusions and chooses a course of action based on facts.
  • Planning & Organization—Establishes courses of action for self and others to ensure that work objectives are met.
  • Policy Compliance—Manages in accordance with Company policies and procedures and promotes compliance in others

Job Qualifications – Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's degree in related field
  • At least five years project management experience in retail commercial construction
  • Familiar with standard concepts, practices and procedure within the construction industry
  • Working knowledge of MS Office, Excel, Word, Outlook, Access, and web-based portfolio management platforms.
  • Strong construction estimating skills
  • Must be highly organized and detail oriented
  • Exceptional analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Proven ability as a self-starter and proactive problem-solver
  • Proven ability to develop and mentor direct reports
  • Strong computer and analytical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, presentation and partnering skills
  • Ability to collaborate and desire to work cross-functionally
  • Results driven with quick response
  • Highly effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Multi-tasking skills
  • Knowledge of Business Concepts
  • Knowledge of supervisory & leadership skills.

Physical Requirements
General office environment requiring ability to:
  • stand, walk, sit for extended periods of time
  • speak and listen to others in person and over the phone
  • use keyboard and read from computer screen and reports
  • lift up to 15 lbs.

About Harbor Freight Tools

In 1977, when Harbor Freight Tools was started as a small family-owned business, we made a commitment to provide working people with great quality tools at the lowest prices. And for over 40 years, Harbor Freight Tools has done just that. From hand tools and generators, to air and power tools, from shop equipment to automotive tools, Harbor Freight offers more than 5,000 tools and accessories at quality levels that match or exceed competing brands, but at prices that are up to 80% less.

We're not your typical retailer. We're a team of high-achievers, who have a passion for excellence and continuous improvement and obsess about getting things done. We're also equally committed to doing the right thing and giving back to our community. And for us, collaboration is the golden rule. We're a 40 year-old, $4 billion company with over 30 million loyal customers and growing. If you are looking for a not so ordinary and highly rewarding career opportunity, we would love to talk with you.

Delivering Value to the Hardworking Since 1977

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