Project Manager, Design and Construction

Allstate - Northbrook, IL (30+ days ago)3.8


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Job Description

Planning, design and construction of new corporate facilities, capital improvement projects and interior renovations at corporate owned and leased facilities throughout the US portfolio. Provides leadership and vision to the entire project team, both inside and outside the organization.

Manages the design and construction of leasehold improvements at locations within the corporate leased building portfolio. Direct accountability for project cost and schedule as well as adherence to corporate space allocation and construction standards. Provides professional services to corporate real estate, engineering and business unit managers during project planning and implementation phases to fulfill strategic plan objectives.

Responsible for the development of annual leasehold improvement budgets for assigned locations within the leased portfolio.

Provides ongoing review and updating of construction standards, interior finish palates and workstation templates for incorporation into all leased office locations.

Key Responsibilities

Concurrently manages multiple projects in varied geographic locations and maintains strict control over project cost, schedule and quality
Coordinates the efforts of third party architects, engineers, consultants, contractors and vendors including the execution of contract documents and all contract administration responsibilities
Assist in the preparation and updating of design and construction specifications and standards for all leasehold improvement projects
Provide ongoing review and updating of construction standards, interior finish palates and workstation templates, for incorporation into all leased office locations
Provides professional guidance to real estate personnel, brokers and consultants during the site evaluation, selection and lease execution process
Develops detailed project program requirements with A&RE and business unit leaders in accordance with corporate strategic plans
Develops, implements and maintains project budgets and schedules
Prepares space planning alternatives for prospective leased locations for review and approval by the business unit
Manages the schematic design, design development and construction document preparation and approval process with third party architects, engineers and consultants
Review construction documents for content, accuracy and adherence to guidelines
Initiates the permit application process including the preparation of submittal documents as may be required by local authorities
Coordinates the competitive bid process with multiple general contractors, material suppliers and vendors
Contract award and execution with selected contractors and vendors
Project management of the internal and external design and construction team during the procurement, shop drawing and submittal, construction and close-out phases
Coordinates Facility Managers with regard to furniture ordering and installation as well as employee moves
Manages project close-out activities including receipt of the Certificate of Occupancy, Final Lien Waivers, completion of all punch list items, final payments to contractors and vendors and submittal of TI reimbursement documentation to building landlords
Accurate and timely project reporting including construction status, budgets and schedules
Job Qualifications

Bachelor Degree in Architecture, Civil Engineering, Construction Management or Interior Design
Minimum 7 years experience in all aspects of architecture, construction and project management
Working knowledge of architectural, engineering and construction procedures, performance standards and current technologies
Architectural registration (preferred)
LEED AP accreditation (preferred)
Proficient in Microsoft Office suite, including Microsoft Project (preferred)
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong interpersonal and organizational skills with the ability to manage numerous project assignments simultaneously
Proven track record of providing excellent internal and external customer service
Ability and willingness to travel to project sites an average of 2 days every other week

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

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