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Project Manager

Company: J.A. Watts
Location: Des Plaines
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Description:
J. A. Watts, Inc. (JWI) is a woman-owned professional services firm that believes in treating its clients and employees like family at every level of our company. Our family culture is what we're known for, and we work to stay true to who we are. That's how we manage our projects and how we recruit THE Best People in our industry. Our clients come from all walks of life, and so do we, which makes us stronger together. This role is fully responsible for understanding the overall project scope and managing all aspects of assigned projects including planning, design, procurement, oversight of construction, closeout, stakeholder coordination, scheduling, cost control, safety and quality functions. The Project Manager shall lead by example and personify the Company's Mission, Vision, and Values; taking ownership of their assigned project. The Project Manager may be assigned a group of several smaller projects or one large project to manage. Projects are a part of the Capital Improvement program that upgrades International Terminal 5 at Chicago O'Hare with scopes including display system upgrades, interior and exterior surveillance upgrades, and system infrastructure upgrades. This position will report directly to the Program Manager. Duties and Responsibilities

  • Establish clear lines of reporting within the project and team organization, as well as define clear roles and responsibilities for the team members to increase efficiencies and to reduce duplication of effort.
  • Establish project objectives, policies, procedures, and performance standards within boundaries of company policy and contract specifications.
  • Ensure effective communication is always maintained within the team structure and with Senior Management.
  • Understand the JWI contract and the responsibilities therein.
  • Responsible for collaborating with clients, sub-consultants, and contractors to define work procedures and resolve complaints and construction problems.
  • Manage project staff and job site activities. Investigate potential situations and implement corrective measures as necessary. Develop contingency plans in advance to mitigate potential risk.
  • Responsible for all financial aspects of project contracts, including labor, expenses, and staffing projections, to protect the company's interest.
  • Maintain a positive relationship with the client at all times.
  • Write technical documents, testing plans, and proposals.
  • Ensure project documentation is maintained on a regular basis.
  • Complete weekly and monthly reports concerning work progress, costs and scheduling. Develop a preliminary project schedule; coordinate schedule updates and distribute internally and externally; receive, analyze and monitor the contractor's schedule for a level of detail, accuracy, and logic.
  • Represent the company in project meetings and attend strategy meetings. Schedule and lead job meetings. Assemble and distribute meeting minutes.
  • Responsible for interviewing, recommending, and negotiating contractual service agreements. Prepare and negotiate revisions, changes, and additions to contractual agreements with architects, consultants, clients, suppliers, and subcontractors.
  • Provide guidance, direction, and oversight to junior level Project Managers on assigned projects.
  • Responsible for ensuring that project deliverables are on time, within budget and at the required level of quality.
  • Produce and monitor punch list items; manage the closeout process to completion.
  • Produce and review design plans, specifications, and cost estimates.
  • Perform other duties as may be required/directed.

    Requirements:
    • A bachelor's degree in construction management, architecture or engineering, or equivalent work experience; EIT or Professional Engineer a plus.
    • 4-8 years of project management experience, preferably in engineering, construction management, or program management; experience in transportation, construction, or aviation industries is preferred.
    • General knowledge of contract management and budgeting/estimating.
    • Advanced interpersonal, administrative, and organizational skills, including the ability to negotiate and resolve conflict.
    • Highly proficient oral and written communication skills.
    • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Strong ability to balance multiple priorities, work and communicate effectively in a team environment to meet deadlines.
    • Active participation in industry organizations a plus.
    • Experience using Procore, MS Office suite, and other industry-related project management software. AutoCAD knowledge a plus.Company Benefits
      • Medical, Dental, Vision insurance options for employee and family. Health Savings and Flexible Spending Account options available.
      • Company-provided group life, short and long-term disability, and voluntary life options.
      • Matching 401(k) retirement plan.
      • Paid time off and holidays.
      • Professional development and tuition assistance.
      • Company-sponsored social events.EEO/AA: M/F/Vet/DisabledPM18PI177377334

Keywords: J.A. Watts, Des Plaines , Project Manager, Executive , Des Plaines, Illinois

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