Date Posted
Irvine, CA
Salary Range
$90,000.00 - $90,000.00

FLSA Classification: Exempt
Department: Construction Department
Reports To: Director of Construction

The Construction Project Manager contributes to Kura success by providing planning, project management and financial oversight in new store or renovation construction projects while maintaining the highest standards of excellence in delivering the Kura experience in our stores. Manages the construction process so that projects are completed on time and under budget.


  • Develops and manages budgets consistent with timeline requirements for new restaurants or renovation projects.
  • Develops scope of work consistent with operation needs and budget allowances.
  • Manages and monitors project schedules within budget guidelines, progress and costs to ensure projects are completed on time and effectively.
  • Maintains, adjusts and updates project plans as needed.
  • Consolidates, communicates and manages all issues and risks affecting the project.
  • Communicates project status to project participants and stakeholders accurately and on time.
  • Manages the construction phase of the development process.
  • Prepares possession of tenant spaces according to company guidelines.
  • Monitors general contractor and vendor performance during construction build-out phase.
  • Maintains established construction schedules to allow store to open on time.
  • Oversees ordering and tracking of materials and equipment.
  • Visits job regularly to perform due diligence and monitor quality.
  • Oversees General Contractor bidding process with Director of Construction.
  • Addresses concerns and maintains consistent follow-up on any outstanding issues.
  • Oversees and maintains relationships with external professionals and consultants.
  • Maintains relationships with jurisdictions and planning commissions to ensure seamless store openings.
  • Manages the permitting and approval phase of the development process and ensures all proper approvals have been received prior to initiated possession or construction phase.
  • Works with Real Estate to review construction deliverables in LOIs and leases. Also works with Real Estate to initiate and review site surveys.
COMPETENCY: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
  • Analytical - Uses intuition and experience to complement data.
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully.
  • Interpersonal - Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Friendly, out-going disposition.
  • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions.
  • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively. Able to read and interpret written information.
  • Presents numerical data effectively;
  • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes tasks correctly and on time; supports Company’s goals and values.
  • Adaptability - Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
  • Initiative - Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Takes independent actions and calculated risks; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.
  • Judgment - Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Displays willingness to make decisions. Supports and explains reasoning for decisions.
  • Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently.
  • Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
  • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Quantity - Meets productivity standards; Completes work in a timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly.
  • Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.

QUALIFICATIONS: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Four-year college degree in Construction Management or Electrical Engineering major preferred, but not required.
  • Progressive experience managing construction projects in a multi-unit retail or restaurant environment.
  • At least 2 years of project management with experience managing multiple projects simultaneously is required.
  • Budgeting and planning and financial analysis experience are required.
  • Language Ability: Ability to effectively communicate and interact with all levels of management.