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Project Manager

Company: J A Watts Inc
Location: Des Plaines
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Job 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 will be expected to develop various concepts, options, and scenarios including schedule and cost impacts in order to recommend the most advantageous path forward through anticipated hurdles encountered during the project life cycle. 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 will be empowered to take ownership of successfully delivering a major fuel system improvement project at Chicago O'Hare International Airport. The Project Manager will report to the Senior Project Manager responsible for each specific project and work closely with the owner and associated stakeholders from various user groups affected by the project. Duties and Responsibilities

  • Establish clear lines of reporting within the project and team organization and 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 details, and responsibilities
  • Responsible for collaborating with clients, sub-consultants, and contractors to define work procedures and resolve complaints and construction problems
  • Manage project staff and jobsite construction activities
  • Investigate potential jobsite situations and implement corrective measures as necessary
  • Proactively develop contingency plans to mitigate potential project 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 clients at all times
  • Write technical documents, testing plans, and proposals
  • Support and execute implementation of JWI Playbook and consistent project management within JWI
  • 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 level of detail, accuracy and logic
  • Represent company in project meetings and attend strategy meetings
  • Schedule and lead job meetings
  • 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 and Assistant Project Managers on assigned projects
  • Responsible for ensuring that project deliverables are on time, within budget and at the required level of quality
  • Prepare and monitor punch list items; manage the close out process to completion
  • Produce and review design plans, specifications, and cost estimates
  • Perform other duties as may be required/directed

    • Bachelor's degree in construction management, architecture or engineering, or equivalent work experience; PMP a plus
    • 4-8 years of project management experience, preferably in engineering, construction management, or program management; experience in aviation industries is preferred
    • General knowledge of contract management and budgeting/estimating
    • Advanced interpersonal, managerial, 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 MS Office suite and industry related project management software 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
      • Student debt repayment resources available
      • ID Theft protection
      • Professional development and tuition assistance
      • Company-sponsored social events EEO/AA: M/F/Vet/Disabled PM18 PI196464936

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

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