Project Manager - Interiors - Chicagoland

Willowbrook Permanent USD90,000 - USD110,000
  • Veteran Owned Company with tons of repeat business
  • Qualified candidates will be called within 48 hours

About Our Client

This interiors contractor has grown every year since inception, with 2020 being their best year yet. They are providing an opportunity to add value immediately and have extremely low turnover. Their growing portfolio of business has them in need of a Project Manager to work on commercial and healthcare interiors. Some highlights include:

  • Healthcare (VA hospitals and public work) and Commercial
  • Very low turnover and an excellent year despite COVID-19
  • Competitive base salary and car allowance

Job Description

The Project Manager will:

  • Support and/or lead preconstruction efforts on negotiated projects as required; prepare budgets and estimates, collaborate with estimating to solicit bids from qualified subcontractors/suppliers, write detailed scopes of work and qualify, review and evaluate bids to ensure required scopes are included, provide value design suggestions and work with the project team to implement revisions.
  • Prepare detailed general conditions budgets as required; and, assist Estimating with incorporating the general conditions work into the overall project budget.
  • Coordinate preparation of permit applications for review/approval, and submittal of updated permit documents as required.
  • Negotiate, award and write all subcontracts as required.
  • Complete bid/post-bid subcontractor risk mitigation management.
  • Develop, monitor and maintain a detailed master schedule; clearly identify key preconstruction activities that impact the project teams; and, clearly identify the critical path, and other activities such as owner move-in, inspections, and punchlist.
  • Manage the shop drawing/submittal schedule and process to ensure accuracy and compliance with contract documentation; monitor and distribute as required for coordination purposes.
  • Manage the requests for information (RFIs) and change order processes, maintain the appropriate logs, and review with the project team regularly.
  • Coordinate and conduct required meetings. Prepare and distribute meeting minutes with the Project Assistants support.
  • Collaborate with the Superintendent to facilitate subcontractor/vendor coordination, ensure required inspections are performed and deficiencies are addressed, enforce quality control procedures and safety inspection performance, review the project punchlist, and obtain a certificate of occupancy.
  • Review closeout documentation for accuracy and submission. Coordinate warranty calls on completed projects.
  • Review job costs, billings, and pencil draws for pay applications. Review and approve invoices for any goods purchased
  • Collaborate to establish, monitor, and achieve project goals; and, prepare profit projections.
  • Build, strengthen and maintain relationships with clients/owners, architects, developers, and subcontractors. Establish repeat client relationships.
  • Participate in industry associations, actively promote the company, and network to exchange information and gain insight about construction trends, the competition and industry/market trends.
  • Participate in presentations and interviews for new potential projects.
  • Mentor, train and evaluate less-senior project management staff and other staff members as required.
  • Participate in cross-functional teams outside of direct span of control within the main Company divisions (e.g., Total Quality Management).

MPI does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or based on an individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law. MPI encourages applications from minorities, women, the disabled, protected veterans and all other qualified applicants.

The Successful Applicant

The qualified Project Manager will have:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field, preferably Construction Management, Architecture or Engineering
  • 5+ years experience working for a general contractor
  • Interiors construction required
  • Experience overseeing projects on your own from inception to completion
  • Oversight of multiple projects at once

What's on Offer

The Project Manager will receive:

  • Competitive salary
  • Car allowance
  • IRA with 3% match
  • Work/life balance
  • Standard PTO
  • High autonomy
Kim Kuzma
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Job summary

Sub Sector
Project Manager
Healthcare / Pharmaceutical
Contract Type
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Kim Kuzma
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