Project Manager

COMPANY INFO

Construction Consulting Firm / Chicago, IL

ABOUT THE COMPANY

We are an Owner's Representative firm specializing in high-end residential construction projects seeking a Project Manager. For more than 20 years, our firm has provided essential services to clients throughout the entire construction process, resulting in a stellar reputation for advising Owners of distinctive properties across the country.

ABOUT THE JOB

Successful Project Managers in our firm are construction professionals who are self-driven and seek to quickly prove themselves so they may work with minimal supervision. They possess a deep knowledge of pre-construction, construction and post-construction processes. They are well versed in scheduling, building methods, mechanical systems, and technically integrated home systems. They are also self-starters for whom attention to detail, thoughtful problem solving, and tight organizational skills are ingrained. Professionalism, succinct oral and written communication skills, discretion, and the ability to function in a team environment are hallmarks of their craft. Previous experience in field work is mandatory.

Specific duties include but are not limited to:

Project Management

• After training with a Senior PM or Project Executive, handle projects largely autonomously

• Operate as primary contact for project, client, consultants and trades

• Manage owner consultants

• Direct and evaluate direct reports

• Prioritize project tasks and deadlines

• Hold internal and external teams accountable to deadlines and commitments

Schedule Management

• Maintain intimate knowledge of tasks and sequence

• Identify missing tasks, long lead time materials or processes, factors that could delay schedule or are out of sequence - then take steps to maintain schedule

• Track overall schedule, current progress and project critical path; act to avoid delays

• Build recovery plans to bring schedule back on track

Financial Responsibilities

• Review invoices, pay applications and change orders to assure pricing is accurate, fair and comprehensive

• Research, interview and recommend consultants and contractors

• Lead contractor RFP, bidding, and selection process

• Qualify scopes and pricing provided by General Contractor, subs and consultants

• Provide non-legal review and recommendations on AIA contracts

Quality Assurance

• Make shop and fabrication visits to assure products are built to specification

• Perform inspections, recognize defects, and recommend remediation for any aspect of construction – concrete, rough framing, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, roofing, drywall, painting

• Research, interview and recommend vendors, fabricators and tradespeople

REQUIREMENT FOR APPLICANTS

Required qualifications:

• 12 or more years of experience that demonstrates the skills above

• Work experience within a professional office environment

• Field experience as a tradesperson, supervisor or superintendent

• Degree in building or construction management, architecture, or engineering

• Full time access to a car and reside in the Chicagoland area

• Willingness to travel both locally and out of state

To be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter, resume, and salary/benefit requirements. Candidates invited for an interview must consent to credit and criminal background checks. Professional references will also be required.

SALARY

Commensurate with experience

CONTACT TO APPLY

Hailey Kelley
hk@seilerconsulting.com