Full Job Description
It is the responsibility of a Project Manager (PM) to supervise and coordinate single or multiple projects in order to complete the work on time, within the budget and to the quality specified, while serving as Reed Construction’s representative on the Owner-Architect-Reed Construction team. The PM is ultimately responsible for project success, client satisfaction and financial performance. In addition to the functions of this role, the PM is also responsible for upholding Reed’s core values of: Strive to Always Improve, Communicate Openly and Honestly, Go Above and Beyond, and Work as a Team.
Develop project schedules
Execute accurate and concise contracts, subcontracts, purchase orders, and job specific scopes
Develops various contracts with owners and subcontractors based on requirements
Estimating/ Budgeting/ Proposals
Budget preliminary documents
Perform estimates and takeoffs
Manages the solicitation of vendors for pricing; recommends contract awards
Assembles and prepares complete and well thought-out estimates; clarifies specific information and assumptions
Manages information, establishes expectations and maintains quality and cost effectiveness in the overall project (project size dependent)
Attend and run project meetings and generate meeting agendas.
Communicates effectively with fellow project team members to ensure clarity and visibility of accountabilities; runs focused and concise meetings; sticks to the agenda
Manages project cost controls; change orders, owner change orders, cost forecasting
Qualify and identify long lead items or items with higher value
Assist field supervision in maintaining a focus on quality for all projects; promote a strong safety culture on all projects
Handles multiple projects simultaneously at various stages and locations, applying a strong knowledge of construction trades
Proactively identifies and solves project issues; involves the Team Leader when needed
Delegate assignments to both Project Engineers and Assistant Project Managers.
Support Field Superintendents in all areas
Handle pressure and confrontation effectively; remains calm and cool-headed
Become proficient in project management software, including:
Microsoft Office Suite
Enhance Reed Construction’s reputation with the Client/ Architect/ Subcontractor through your performance.
Expand your network by planning and attending appropriate social and business events.
Spots business development opportunities; performs follow up calls chasing bids; negotiates and closes deals
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & SKILLS
Bachelor’s degree in Construction Engineering, Construction Management or related field preferred
Minimum 4 years’ experience in the commercial construction industry preferred
Strong planning and organizational skills
Able to foresee and circumvent risk appropriately
Ability to collaboratively lead teams; able to delegate tasks and follow up
Excellent analytical ability and problem-solving skills
Strong communication skills, both oral and written
Good presentation skills; ability to persuade others; good negotiation skills
Organized, efficient, and responsive to the needs of internal and external clients
Experience with project management software (Procore, On-Screen Takeoff, Timberline, Microsoft Project)
This is a full-time, salaried position. The work is typically performed in an office environment with occasional project site visits. Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Reed Construction is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.
BENEFITS & PERKS
Reed Construction has been a proud part of Chicago’s infrastructure for over 125 years. We have grown immensely in the last decade are continuing to invest in our business and our employees. We build our teams strategically and make sure that commitment to our employees is paramount. Join us and benefit in:
Highly Competitive Healthcare Coverage, Paid Time Off and 401k with Company Match
Dental, Vision and Life Insurance Options
Pre-Tax Commuter Benefits
Verizon Wireless Employer Discount Program
Fully Stocked Bar
Entrepreneurial Work Environment & Opportunity for Career Advancement
Business Development Training
Charitable Time Off
Office Events (i.e. Potlucks, Cubs Rooftop, Happy Hours)
Gym Membership Discounts