Duke Realty Construction Operations Manager-Commercial Development/Real Estate in Irvine, California


Duke Realty, one of the largest publicly traded commercial real estate companies in the United States with industrial properties in 20 major U.S. cities, has an exciting opportunity for a Construction Operations Manager of to join our construction team in Irvine, CA. Candidates must be attracted to a fast paced environment where responsiveness and customer service are highly valued. A predisposition towards teamwork and personal responsibility will be critical to a candidate’s success. Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Responsible for developing talent through mentoring, training, evaluation and bi-annual performance review of Project Managers, Superintendents, Project Engineers and Administrative Support Staff

  • Assist Preconstruction with estimates through review of general conditions, schedule, and constructability matters.

  • Monitor Projected Cost Summary Reports for completeness, accuracy, and timeliness of maintenance.

  • Assist with business development and proposal responses as required.

  • Responsible for accurate/timely project documentation and job file maintenance in office and field.

  • Schedules – Monitor updates as project progresses, drive performance to contractual milestone dates, ensure inclusion of correct schedule in trade contracts.

  • Review job sites on a weekly basis or other regular schedule agreed to with the SVP Construction, to monitor schedule progress, safety, quality control, compliance with contract documents and housekeeping.

  • Proactively communicate project schedule, cost, safety, quality, and turnover status to the construction team as well as other departments such as leasing, development, and property management.

  • Assist in negotiation of 3rd party construction contracts and build to suit leases. Monitor pay requests and payment receipt on 3rd party work.

  • Monitor/Responsibility for actions of Project Managers in: project turnover, design meetings, check set plans/specifications review prior to bidding.

  • Ensure adoption of company systems and processes for construction operations management. Work with peers in other markets to ensure consistency across different regional offices.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by manager.


  • Candidates will have a minimum of 8 years of experience in commercial construction with a minimum of 6 years in project management. Experience in development highly desired.

  • Proven track record in management and coordination of contracts, ability to manage and direct Subcontractors and General Contractors, and maintain relationships

  • Possess strong initiative and effective organizational skills.

  • Attention to detail, and ability to handle multiple projects and prioritize workload.

  • Ability to establish and maintain rapports and interact with various levels of professionals.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Willing to travel to other markets as needed to assist with projects.

  • BS degree in construction, or related field of study desired.

We offer a competitive salary with bonus opportunity as well as comprehensive benefits including medical, dental and vision coverage, 401(k) and a wellness program.

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  • Design/Build: Advanced

  • Project Mgmt-Construction: Advanced



  • Bachelors Degree or better in Construction Mgmt.



  • 6 years: construction/project management

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.