CDM Smith Project Manager 1 - Construction in Chicago, Illinois

Job Description:

Location Chicago,IL/Detroit, MI

Provides overall administrative and technical management, from bid preparation to project completion, on water/wastewater, industrial, municipal or similar complex facility construction projects with revenue from $1-$15 million annually as applicable to market/region. Will provide oversight for concrete phases of industrial construction projects.

Collaborates with Client Service Groups to develop new business opportunities with existing and prospective clients.

Primary Responsibilities:

Ensure project is built on schedule

Oversee procurement of equipment and materials;

Prepare or direct the preparation of purchase orders and subcontracts for concrete materials and labor; including concrete, rebar, stud rails, post-tensioning, formwork, tower and mobile cranes, and any other miscellaneous concrete materials

Assist in Estimating

Change Management:

Negotiate purchase orders

Identify, estimate, quote and negotiate changes to contract

Manage design team during initial design phase; identify design problems and recommend improvements

Manage vendors and subcontractors

Monitor/control construction through administrative direction of on-site management and/or lower level project managers

Investigate potentially serious situations; implement corrective measuresCoordinate activities with other members of project teamManage financial aspects of projects

Monitor budget as work progresses

Prepare and negotiate project billings

Negotiate subcontracts

Facilitate staff development by serving as mentor and role model

Provide training, support, guidance, and assistance in goal setting

Act as mentor regarding safety to promote safety among peers and subordinates

Approve invoices and time sheets

Establish project objectives, policies, procedures and performance standards

Develop budgets and schedules

Establish staffing levelsMay assist in development of proposals

Establish scope of work and resources required to successfully complete project

Direct the preparation of estimate for project

Develop/manage relationships with existing and prospective clients

Assist in marketing and pursuit of new business

As liaison with client, maintain continual open communication

Represent company in project meetings

Perform additional duties as assigned

All CDM Smith employees must:

Follow all requirements of the company safety program.

Take personal responsibility for Safety in working environment.

Promote safety among peers, subordinates and supervisors.

Follow all requirements of the company quality management system.

Take personal responsibility for Quality in working environment.

Promote quality among peers, subordinates and supervisors.

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Project Manager 1 - Construction


CCI North

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Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in related field with 10 years relevant industrial facility construction experience or minimum 15 years relevant construction experience in lieu of degree.

Experience managing multiple trades.

Estimating expereince

Must be able to travel.

Must have thorough knowledge of industry practices, processes, design, finance, and management;

Able to communicate complex concepts and ideas to colleagues and clients; performs active listening;

Proficient personal computer skills including current Administrative, Financial, and Scheduling software or similar products; Demonstrates an understanding of how business works and a keenness and depth of perception in practical matters of financial and behavioral tendencies to enable good, quick business decisions with an appreciation of their impact.

Thorough knowledge of company policies, procedures, and standards;

EEO Statement:

We attract the best people in the industry, supporting their efforts to learn and grow. We strive to create a challenging and progressive work environment. We provide career opportunities that span a variety of disciplines and geographic locations, with projects that our employees plan, design, build and operate—as diverse as the needs of our clients. CDM Smith is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Why CDM Smith?:

CDM Smith provides lasting and integrated solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities to public and private clients worldwide. As a full-service consulting, engineering, construction, and operations firm, we deliver exceptional client service, quality results and enduring value across the entire project life cycle. Join us!

Job Site Location:

Illinois - Chicago

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