Project Manager & Assist. PM - baso, Ltd.


baso, Ltd. / Evergreen Park, IL / Website


baso, Ltd. is a Latina-owned owner’s representative firm managing some of the most impactful projects across overlooked Chicagoland communities. baso provides pre-construction through construction and close-out services prioritizing budget, schedule, quality, equity and impact. Since 2016, baso has worked across the public and private sectors advocating for equitable design and construction to ensure projects have a positive, generational impact in their communities. We believe projects can build and maintain community wealth and demonstrate this through our partnerships. Through our network of minority and woman-owned design and construction firms, our projects achieve well over 70% MBE/WBE/VOB participation. Project values range from $50k-$45m and include commercial, educational, mixed-use, affordable housing and residential projects.

Too many developments in Chicago happen to community rather than with community. Even worse, communities of color often have little influence or are outright ignored. This led Claudette Soto to start baso in 2016 and respond to an urgent need for quality, equity-led owner’s representative services. With baso, project owners are empowered to make a positive, generational impact through their projects by actively building and maintaining community wealth. We see projects as opportunities to create inspiring spaces and authentic relationships.



As the Project Manager, you’ll support the Project Executive and manage the Assistant Project Manager in the day-to-day management of our projects from start to finish. In our industry, projects can move fast, decisions can change and budgets can shift. This is why good management is critical to resolving our projects’ various challenges.

Key Skills
We’re looking for a professional with:

Experienced project management and organizational skills - You’ve been here before; managing others, resolving issues, meeting deadlines, etc. to keep projects on track and on budget in construction or other large projects.

Experienced communication (i.e., listening, processing, speaking, etc.) skills - You understand project management is relationship management and seek to authentically collaborate with community/project stakeholders.

Experienced emotional management and self-care skills - You’re aware this industry can be stressful and have a system for managing this on and off the job so you can keep yourself, your team and your clients relaxed and engaged.

You’ll manage a group of projects with the support of the Assistant Project Manager as well as report transparently and consistently to the Project Executive. Specifically, you’ll need to track and/or address project challenges by delegating tasks to the project team, collaborating with community/project stakeholders, and/or resolving issues yourself as needed. As a mission-driven business, you’ll ensure that projects meet the needs of our clients and the communities they serve.

Your responsibilities will include off and on-site tasks including but not limited to:

Attending and/or presenting at meetings

Leading meetings with vendors, clients and/or stakeholders

Tracking and delegating tasks to the Assistant Project Manager and the larger project team

Managing the Assistant Project Manager’s hours, and resources

Reporting to the Project Executive in a transparent and consistent basis

Collaborating with project vendors, clients and/or stakeholders to resolve project challenges (i.e., architects, general contractors, subcontractors, city officials, institutions, community leaders, etc.)

Reporting and documenting site visits

Reviewing drawings, tracking changes and communicating these

Monitoring budget status and noting irregularities

Procuring of professional service and construction services

Development of project schedules

Development and tracking of detailed project budgets (sources and uses)

Analyzing proposals and contractor bids

Being on call for project questions and emergencies

Answering email and phone calls


Project Manager:
Bachelor’s or advanced degree with a minimum of 5 years in a Design/Construction/Project Management related field

Working knowledge of the design, construction and project management process

Working knowledge of standard administrative and collaboration software (e.g., Microsoft Office, Google Workplace, Asana, etc.) as well as familiarity with industry standard software (e.g., Procore, PlanGrid, Bluebeam, P6, etc.)

Ability to understand architectural drawings, specifications, work/bid scopes, AIA contracts, budget estimates, etc.

Ability to produce documents such as proposals/RFPs, project reports, spreadsheets, etc.

Ability to work independently and lead vendor, client and stakeholder teams

Ability to efficiently problem solve through individual and collaborative tasks

Ability to collaborate and communicate with people who may or may not be familiar with industry technicalities, standards and language

Ability to manage stressful situations and keep yourself relaxed and engaged

Ability to meet deadlines

Ability to make mistakes and learn from them

Ability to ask questions and be willing to learn and share knowledge

Have a valid driver's license and vehicle for site visits

Passion for working with communities of color and nonprofits that meaningfully serve these communities

BONUS: Familiarity or experience with the architectural design process

BONUS: Familiarity or experience with development projects

BONUS: Familiarity or experience with Chicagoland construction procurement processes

BONUS: Experience working in communities of color

BONUS: Native or working proficiency in Spanish, Mandarin, Polish, Arabic, Hindi and/or Urdu

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Commensurate with experience


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