Manager, Projects (Construction) in Chicago, IL at JLL

Date Posted: 8/6/2018

Job Snapshot

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    Chicago, IL
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Job Description


The Jones Lang LaSalle PDS (Project and Development Services) team is seeking Multi-Site Project Managers for Retail Construction projects.  The PM will be responsible for providing reliable, timely, and professional construction administration services throughout the life cycle of a project including cost, schedule and design management.  This position has nation-wide responsibilities and is based in the Chicago area.

Additional responsibilities could involve working with management teams, providing consulting support and technical expertise throughout the planning and conceptual design phases of a project.

The successful candidate will have an understanding of construction, open store remodels in the retail, quick serve restaurant, or facilities management industries and will require judgment to plan, prioritize, and organize a diverse workload as part of a team in a fast-paced environment.


  • Manage multiple projects at various construction stages and assist with multiple assignments.
  • Develop scope and schedule for assigned projects.
  • Coordinate and track all Vendor RFP’s.
  • Issuing invite to bids, performing bid leveling and recommendations for contract award.
  • Conduct and document all weekly meetings including pre-bid/pre-construction meetings and weekly calls.
  • Manage all negotiations with the GC and consultants.
  • Coordinate activities of sub-contractors.
  • Act as the client liaison during field visits and provide on-site support and guidance.
  • Prepare/update project status reports, process purchase orders, invoices, and pay applications, and update tracking reports.
  • Measure project performance and schedule against base plan for potential cost escalations.
  • Manage timely close-out process including punch-list completion, warranty documentation and fulfillment, and schedule.
  • Maintain accurate and consistent electronic files and documentation.


  • Education in Business Administration, Architecture, Engineering, or Project Management.
  • Must have a minimum of 3-5 years of relevant work experience in construction and project management with knowledge of construction disciplines (civil, architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical).
  • Ability to review and interpret plans and specifications from schematic design/design phase through construction drawings.
  • Retail, QSR, Rollout, or Facilities experience is preferred but not required.
  • Flexibility with work hours and travel as needed.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to identify and manage priorities.
  • Ability to multi-task and work both in a team and independently.
  • Ability to understand all aspects of construction projects effectively and efficiently including, but not limited to budgeting, scheduling, construction and close-out.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written) with the ability to successfully communicate with architects, contractors, client’s representatives, and team members
  • Comply with all JLL policies and procedures, including but not limited to ethics and business practice.
  • Assist the Local PDS team in meeting Adjusted Gross Margin (“AGM”) targets on a Regional and National level as determined on a yearly basis by the Management Executive Committee
  • Any other duties and responsibilities that may be assigned


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