Vice President – Industrial Project Management in Chicago, IL at JLL

Date Posted: 3/14/2018

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Chicago, IL
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    Not Specified
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Job Description

Currently, we are seeking a Vice President to join our Industrial Project Management team in Chicago, IL to manage development projects for our global list of Fortune 100 clients.

  • Provide superior client service
  • Provide technical expertise
  • Contribute to the growth of the company
  • Enhance own professional and personal skills
  • Meet assigned financial targets


  • Program and project management
  • Oversee and lead large, complex projects
  • Work closely with client user groups in coordinating their specific requirements.
  • Demonstrate a focus on meeting client and project requirements in a timely and cost effective manner.
  • Proactively manage project-related issues and mitigate risks.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use and application of all project management technology as required for assigned projects.
  • Develop scope, budget and schedule for assigned projects.
  • Conduct and document meetings.
  • Interact and negotiate with consultants and contractors.
  • Prepare and update project status reports, process purchase orders and invoices, update tracking reports and maintain files for due diligence and financial controls.
  • Maintain accurate and consistent electronic files and documentation.
  • Manage ground-up projects including programming, design, entitlements, bidding, permitting and construction management
  • Assemble and manage the required teams of consultants and contractors.
  • Negotiate contracts with each team firm
  • Interface with consultants, architects, contractors, client staff, property owners and vendors
  • Maintain excellent client relationships.
  • Provide appropriate level of on-site supervision to ensure project performance criteria are being met.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with consultants/contractors/vendors and evaluate their performance.
  • May perform business development activities including  assisting with sourcing, pitching, and securing of new business and projects within local markets
  • Identify and address areas of concern regarding potential liabilities and risk (fee, our reputation, errors and omissions, etc.).
  • Assist in the establishment and refinement of best practices of standards of excellence.
  • Assist in training and developing JLL team members in the skills and understanding of firm procedures, methodology and practices expected for successful project implementation.


  • Bachelor Degree from an accredited institution in Business, Architecture, Engineering, or Construction Management. 
  • An advanced degree is an advantage.
  • Minimum 15 years of relevant and progressive work experience in project management with specific knowledge of industrial design and construction.
  • Experience leading and running numerous projects simultaneously
  • Experience working with landlords, developers and institutional owners


  • Automated distribution center
  • Heavy manufacturing
  • Pharmaceutical distribution
  • Food distribution – cooler/freezer
  • Light assembly manufacturing
  • Food production
  • Ambient bulk distribution and cross dock


  • 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 projects including budgeting, scheduling, 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
  • Ability to review and interpret plans and specifications from schematic designs through CDs.
  • Comply with all JLL policies and procedures, including but not limited to ethics and business practice.
  • Ability to assist with business development.
  • Ability to develop and cultivate business relationships with existing and prospective clients
  • A strong working knowledge of accounting and financial reporting, budgeting, scheduling and process as they relate to corporate real estate
  • Ability to lead individuals across a national platform to deliver superior results in client service
  • Ability to manage several medium and large ground-up development projects, major re-development projects, & tenant interiors projects
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, professional manner and computer literacy
  • Highly organized with strong analytical skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and Project software


  • Flexibility with work hours and travel as needed


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