Project Manager (Construction) in Chicago, IL at JLL

Date Posted: 11/9/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Chicago, IL
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    11/9/2018

Job Description

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor Degree from an accredited institution.
  • Degree in Architecture, Engineering, or Construction Management preferred
  • 3-5 years as an APM or similar role

Responsibilities

  • Oversees project implementation and execution through completion of construction.
  • May manage small, ground-up projects including programming, design, entitlements, bidding, permitting, and construction management.
  • Proficient at managing projects up to 25k RSF.  May assume responsibility up to 75k RSF.
  • Builds and carries out marketing and development initiatives to best deliver results to existing and potential clients.
  • Oversees capital improvement/asset preservation programs with design and construction processes at multiple sites through local resources, with minimal oversight.
  • Develops or assists in developing project budget including hard and soft costs.
  • Begins to manage or assists in managing project budgets for subject properties and maintain monthly forecasts and cash flow analysis.
  • Assists in or may be responsible for project scheduling and project decisions based upon owners’ objectives which may include, but is not limited to:  site improvements, entitlements, permits, consultant selection; design team management, schedule creation and management, contractor selection and management, financial management including cash flows, anticipated cost reports and monthly reports.
  • Assists in or assembles and manages required teams of consultants and contractors.  (Negotiates contracts with each team member; Interfaces with architects, client staff, property managers and vendors).
  • Maintains client relationships and may assist in or manages conflict resolution.
  • Provides appropriate level of on-site supervision to ensure project performance criteria are being met.
  • Develops relationships with consultants/contractors/vendors and evaluate their performance.
  • Operates independently on activities relevant to project.  Defers policy issues and employment related issues to higher management levels.
  • Identify and address areas of concern regarding potential liabilities and risk (fee, our reputation, errors and omissions, etc.) to Manager or Project Lead.
  • Assists Market Leader and Regional Management in the establishment and refinement of best practices of standards of excellence.
  • Assists in training and developing JLL team members in the skills and understanding of firm procedures, methodology and practices expected for a successful project implementation. 
  • Assists local PDS team in meeting profit numbers on a Market, Regional, and National level as determined on a yearly basis by the Management Team.
  • May perform business development activities including but not limited to: assisting with or leading the sourcing, pitching, and securing of new business and projects within local markets.
  • Participates periodically in client meetings or business development presentations as part of a Team to help demonstrate our capabilities. Assists with the development of marketing materials and support information/data.  Maintains a working knowledge of business unit’s available product and service offerings.
  • Ensure that all accounts receivables are maintained at a level not to exceed planned working capital charge as set by corporate finance, the project team and/or the Regional Operations Manager.
  • Any and all other duties and tasks assigned

Additional Skills Preferred

  • Firm knowledge of construction, architecture or commercial real estate industry.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with executive level internal & external clients
  • Organizational & detailed-oriented with the ability to prioritize and manage differing needs of the business.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products, basic knowledge of MS Office.
  • Ability to multi-task working within a team structure and independently.
  • Assumes complete responsibility for assignments of moderate complexity, and continues to aggressively improve skill base. 

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