Selections Project Coordinator/ Sr Project Manager

Orren Pickell Building Group - Wilmette, IL

Full-time$75,000 - $90,000 a year


A Senior Project Manager oversees construction projects with the project superintendent to coordinate estimates, subcontractors’ prices, resources, materials and scheduling for remodeling and new construction projects. A Project Manager exercises independent judgment to ensure that projects are undertaken and completed to the company’s standards. Work load and direction is provided by the Vice President of Construction & the President.


  • Supervises the Project Management team
  • Performs human resource role of hiring, training, reviewing, transferring or dismissing Project Management Staff
  • Sets monthly/annual goals of Project Management team
  • Negotiate contracts with suppliers and subcontractors
  • Annual review of MSA
  • Responsible for organizing vendor information and providing feedback to Vendors.
  • Provides input on Vendor eligibility
  • Runs Profit Loss meetings as head of the committee
  • Reviews and approves all COP’s before final distribution
  • Manages the organization of the Selections Library
  • Assigns PM resource per project
  • Review and keep current Primavera tasks specific to Project Management and provide input on all tasks and process points
  • Review 7-signature drawings for adherence to codes, errors and omissions
  • Determines costs and materials for change orders, provide information to clients and obtain client’s approval for changes
  • Prepare and distribute purchase orders for materials and subcontractor work
  • Serve as liaison to customers, field superintendents, and material suppliers during construction
  • Evaluates policies and procedures in project management process for improvements
  • Mediates field problems or disputes to ensure timely completion of project
  • Supervises distribution of change orders to clients and variance purchase orders to vendors
  • Meets and guides customers and/or designers through Phase II – IV selections process
  • Process customer specification changes
  • Monitors each job cost to ensure proper reporting
  • Provide product knowledge to customers
  • Maintain positive vendor relationships
  • Identify, screen and evaluate new subcontractor’s work
  • Report task completion into Primavera schedules
  • Review client Primavera schedule
  • Assist superintendent in problem solving
  • Determine holdback amounts for incomplete work at customer occupancy
  • Attend weekly staff meetings for project feedback and updates
  • Perform related duties as assigned or needed.


A Senior Project Manager must be able to work independently and have the drive to serve the department well and in a timely fashion. Project Manager is a role that requires industry and project experience with in-depth knowledge of the construction industry. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

  • Able to plan, organize and supervise multiple projects
  • Able to make independent decisions and work independently
  • Exceptional ‘people skills’ with ability to present ideas and negotiate
  • Able to understand and follow oral and written instructions and to carry them out
  • Product knowledge of the construction industry and operations, including latest products and manpower requirements
  • Proficient at MicroSoft Word and Excel
  • Detailed oriented
  • Able to maintain harmonious working relationship with other employees, subcontractors and clients


Requires Bachelor’s Degree in in Construction/Project Management, Architecture or related degree

10-15 years’ experience

or equivalent combination of training and/or experience

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $75,000.00 to $90,000.00 /year


  • relevant: 5 years (Preferred)
  • High End Single Family Home Project Management: 5 years (Required)


  • Bachelor's (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Work Location:

  • One location


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • Detail-oriented -- quality and precision-focused
  • Innovative -- innovative and risk-taking
  • Aggressive -- competitive and growth-oriented
  • Outcome-oriented -- results-focused with strong performance culture
  • Stable -- traditional, stable, strong processes
  • People-oriented -- supportive and fairness-focused
  • Team-oriented -- cooperative and collaborative