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Project Director

J.A. Watts
Rosemont, IL 60018
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  • Job Code
    197304828
Description:

Job Purpose

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 responsible for leading, managing, and communicating all aspects of the assigned project(s), including but not limited to design, planning, implementation, cost efficiency, and client satisfaction. The Project Director is also responsible for the ultimate success of the project team members as well as staff utilization and project success. In this role, you will be supporting our newly formed Civil Design team by overseeing design staff and participating in design functions. This role can support remote work and may require minimal travel to projects in Illinois and Indiana.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain and build relationships of new and existing clients as the primary JWI contact
  • Oversee and manage the project team through the entire project process
  • Establish project objectives, goals, procedures and performance standards within boundaries of company policy and contract specifications
  • Ensure effective and positive communication as the point of contact between the client and company
  • Define the client's project scope, budget and schedule. Consult or negotiate as needed to finalize project specifications
  • Review and approve technical documents, designs plans, specifications, proposals and cost estimates
  • Responsible for ensuring project deliverables are on time, within budget, and at the required level of quality
  • Manage approved budget and monitor actual expenses to ensure project remains within budget
  • Analyze out of budget expenses and confirm they are offset in other areas of the project, unless justified
  • Communicate project details, including plans, progress, issues, and concerns to senior leadership team on a regular basis
  • Evaluate team adherence to the JWI Playbook and ensure consistent application of project management processes
  • Effectively communicate the business value to prospective clients and partners through presentations, meetings and proposals
  • Build and maintain strong, long-lasting client relationships to support and cultivate business opportunities
  • Attend and participate with various industry and professional groups and networking associations
  • Communicate with senior leadership team about future partnerships and projects
  • Coach, mentor, and develop team by providing oversight, training, direction, and performance feedback in accordance with organizational policies and procedures
  • Contribute to a workplace culture that is consistent with the company's mission, vision, and core values in every internal and external interaction
  • Perform other duties as required/directed
Requirements:
  • A bachelor's degree in construction management or engineering or equivalent work experience
  • Professional Engineer certification is required
  • 15+ years of experience in engineering, project or construction management
  • 5+ years of supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement effective solutions addressing process efficiency, project costs, budget parameters and customer demands to achieve desired results
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities, work under pressure and communicate effectively in a team environment and meet deadlines
  • Evidence of a high level of ethical behavior in exercising judgment and discretion in matters of significance
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, coach, and develop a team, including the ability to negotiate and effectively resolve conflict
  • Advanced organizational and management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; a persuasive communicator with excellent interpersonal skills

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






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Posted: 2022-11-18 Expires: 2022-12-20

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