Project Manager (Construction)


Chicago Park District / Chicago, IL


Work location: Planning and Development - Construction, 541 North Fairbanks Court, Chicago, IL 60611.


Under general direction, responsible for every aspect of projects from analysis and design through completion. Is fully accountable for the success of projects as measured by user satisfaction, meeting budget and schedule requirements, fostering team spirit and motivation and preventing and resolving conflicts. Provides design implementation, technical and professional support, and finance management.  Performs related duties as required. Closing Date:  August 20, 2021, 11:59:00 PM CT.

Manages and coordinates all aspects of projects from inception through completion. Provides professional management in all areas including administration, planning, scheduling and staff coordination. Assembles project teams consisting of employees, consultants, vendors and/or contractors from various professions and professional support areas. Issues and evaluates RFP’s for professional consultants. Defines team roles and responsibilities. Supervises and directs team members. Coordinates and oversees concurrent projects involving a number of teams. Serves as project liaison to public, CPD Board, staff, executives, consultants, vendors and contractors. Identifies project conflicts and issues and negotiates resolutions. Assures budget, schedule, scope, standards and quality are defined and remains within requirements. Works with team to ensure compliance with federal, state and local code requirements.

Manages the design process including review of design for completeness, coordination of departments, fulfillment of design objectives and adherence to all CPD guidelines and regulatory agency requirements. Reviews, negotiates, and submits requests for additional services and payment applications. Solicits bids and conducts pre-bid meetings. Reviews bids and submits recommendation for award. Oversees the procurement of all required permits. Oversees the timely completion of the project including close out procedures. Maintains complete and current project files, correspondence and documents.


Training and Experience: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience, preferably three to five (3 -5) years in project management for the appropriate field is required; or an equivalent combination of training and experience is required. License requirement: Illinois Driver’s License.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of the management processes in a variety of settings and the ability to apply this knowledge to the development of innovative solutions to problems in the design and implementation process. Professional knowledge of management principles and practices. Knowledge of computer methods and techniques. Demonstrated ability to manage successfully the design and implementation process for large and complex projects within demanding time and cost constraints. Demonstrated ability to manage project budget in design and implementation. Demonstrated ability to manage project schedules. Comprehensive understanding of project delivery gained through documented education and/or experience.  Ability to perform multiple tasks concurrently. Ability to detail, to perform within deadlines, to maintain confidentiality and to manage multiple and various stakeholders.


Anticipated salary range: $71,000 - $81,000.