Project Manager - Light Industrial Construction

Schaumburg, Illinois Permanent USD100,000 - USD130,000 per year
  • Established General Contractor with a strong backlog of projects through 2025
  • Hybrid flexibility with 2 days WFH!

About Our Client

One of Chicago's fastest growing companies. This construction company has a track record for excellence resulting from a combination of wide-ranging experience, exceptional teamwork, and phenomenal growth. Their pipeline is significantly higher than anticipated for the next couple years. Additionally, our client places a strong emphasis on positive company culture and they want to grow their team with strong construction professionals.

  • Project Portfolio: commercial, retail, big box retail, light industrial
  • Project Locations: Mainly Chicagoland area and the suburbs
  • Family oriented culture
  • Hands off management approach
  • Great relationships with subcontractors

Job Description

Key Responsibilities of a Project Manager include:

  • Manages construction projects from start to finish
  • Prepares estimates from blueprints and send bid proposals to clients
  • Works with clients, architects, landlords and building departments on project design, license and permitting
  • Qualifies subcontractor bids and handles subcontractor negotiations
  • Creates construction schedules for projects to send to the client
  • Supervises field superintendents and subcontractors
  • Coordinates and schedules subcontractors and deliveries of materials to projects
  • Reviews field superintendent's daily and weekly reports, site logs, and site photos
  • Initiates Purchase Order Requests for subcontractors & approves draw payment requests

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

A successful candidate:

  • 5+ years of construction or project management experience in the general contracting space
  • Experience with light industrial and/or big box retail/commercial projects
  • Bachelor's degree in Construction Management, Project Management, Architecture, Engineering or equivalent
  • Strong organizational skills; candidate should be energized by working with different teams, both internal and external
  • Ability to multi-task and work on multiple projects and teams concurrently. Comfortable learning new software platforms to track and organize project information
  • Technical background with understanding of building engineering and commercial projects; prior experience in commercial projects

What's on Offer

  • A competitive base salary between $100,000-$130,000 (Depending on Experience)
  • Competitive bonus structure, project/profit based. (Typically between $8,000-$15,000 in the first year)
  • Medical insurance including dental and vision (100% coverage for individual and dependents)
  • Generous 401K structure
  • Company profit sharing
  • Robust career advancement opportunity
  • Strong training programs
  • Generous PTO Days
  • Company wide events
  • Gas/fuel card offered
  • Company phone and laptop provided
  • DE&I Initiative
  • 2 days WFH schedule
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