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Project Manager

J A Watts Inc
Rosemont, IL 60018
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  • Job Code
    112597009

J. A. Watts, Inc. is a leading professional services and general contracting firm providing project management, programming, and construction for public and private clients since 1999. Known for our unmistakable culture of treating clients and employees like family, weve built our reputation by developing long-term relationships and providing an energetic, diverse and inclusive workplace. We are a growing family that values people who are innovative, respectful, committed to excellence, and looking to develop their talents.

This role is fully responsible for understanding the overall project scope and managing all aspects of an assigned project including oversight of planning, design, procurement, construction, closeout, stakeholder coordination, scheduling, cost control, and quality functions. The Project Manager shall lead by example and personify the Companys Mission, Vision, and Values; taking ownership of their assigned project. Individual Project Managers may be assigned a group of several smaller projects or one large project to manage. Projects can be in a variety of industries including transportation, construction, aviation, or technology at the O'Hare airport.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Establish clear lines of reporting within the project and team organization, as well as 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 and the responsibilities therein.
  • Responsible for collaborating with clients, sub-consultants, and contractors to define work procedures and resolve complaints and construction problems.
  • Manage project staff and job site activities. Investigate potential situations and implement corrective measures as necessary. Develop contingency plans in advance to mitigate potential risk.
  • Responsible for all financial aspects of project contracts, including labor, expenses, and staffing projections, to protect the companys interest.
  • Maintain a positive relationship with the client at all times.
  • Write technical documents, testing plans, and proposals.
  • 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 contractors schedule for a level of detail, accuracy, and logic.
  • Represent the company in project meetings and attend strategy meetings. Schedule and lead job meetings. Assemble and distribute meeting minutes.
  • 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 on assigned projects.
  • Responsible for ensuring that project deliverables are on time, within budget and at the required level of quality.
  • Produce and monitor punch list items; manage the closeout process to completion.
  • Produce and review design plans, specifications, and cost estimates.
  • Perform other duties as may be required/directed.
<p>J. A. Watts, Inc. is a leading professional services and general contracting firm providing project management, programming, and construction for public and private clients since 1999. Known for our unmistakable culture of treating clients and employees like family, weve built our reputation by developing long-term relationships and providing an energetic, diverse and inclusive workplace. We are a growing family that values people who are innovative, respectful, committed to excellence, and looking to develop their talents.</p> <p> </p> <p>This role is fully responsible for understanding the overall project scope and managing all aspects of an assigned project including oversight of planning, design, procurement, construction, closeout, stakeholder coordination, scheduling, cost control, and quality functions. The Project Manager shall lead by example and personify the Companys Mission, Vision, and Values; taking ownership of their assigned project. Individual Project Managers may be assigned a group of several smaller projects or one large project to manage. Projects can be in a variety of industries including transportation, construction, aviation, or technology at the O'Hare airport.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Duties and Responsibilities</strong></p> <ul> <li>Establish clear lines of reporting within the project and team organization, as well as define clear roles and responsibilities for the team members to increase efficiencies and to reduce duplication of effort.</li> <li>Establish project objectives, policies, procedures, and performance standards within boundaries of company policy and contract specifications.</li> <li>Ensure effective communication is always maintained within the team structure and with Senior Management.</li> <li>Understand the JWI contract and the responsibilities therein.</li> <li>Responsible for collaborating with clients, sub-consultants, and contractors to define work procedures and resolve complaints and construction problems.</li> <li>Manage project staff and job site activities. Investigate potential situations and implement corrective measures as necessary. Develop contingency plans in advance to mitigate potential risk.</li> <li>Responsible for all financial aspects of project contracts, including labor, expenses, and staffing projections, to protect the companys interest.</li> <li>Maintain a positive relationship with the client at all times.</li> <li>Write technical documents, testing plans, and proposals.</li> <li>Ensure project documentation is maintained on a regular basis.</li> <li>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 contractors schedule for a level of detail, accuracy, and logic.</li> <li>Represent the company in project meetings and attend strategy meetings. Schedule and lead job meetings. Assemble and distribute meeting minutes.</li> <li>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.</li> <li>Provide guidance, direction, and oversight to junior level Project Managers on assigned projects.</li> <li>Responsible for ensuring that project deliverables are on time, within budget and at the required level of quality.</li> <li>Produce and monitor punch list items; manage the closeout process to completion.</li> <li>Produce and review design plans, specifications, and cost estimates.</li> <li>Perform other duties as may be required/directed.</li> </ul> <img src="https://analytics.click2apply.net/v/Pdg18AHQAJRWHMNmTgZ6L"> <br/><br/><ul> <li>A bachelor's degree in construction management, architecture or engineering, or equivalent work experience.</li> <li>5+ years of project management experience, preferably in engineering, construction management, or program management; experience in construction or aviation industries is preferred.</li> <li>General knowledge of contract management and budgeting/estimating.</li> <li>Advanced interpersonal, administrative, and organizational skills, including the ability to negotiate and resolve conflict.</li> <li>Highly proficient oral and written communication skills.</li> <li>Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.</li> <li>Strong ability to balance multiple priorities, work and communicate effectively in a team environment to meet deadlines.</li> <li>Active participation in industry organizations a plus.</li> <li>Experience using MS Office suite and industry related project management software.</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>Direct Reports</strong></p> <p>Management of Assistant Project Manager in project tasks.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Company Benefits</strong></p> <ul> <li>Medical, Dental, Vision insurance options for employee and family. Health Savings and Flexible Spending Account options available.</li> <li>Company-provided group life, short and long-term disability, and voluntary life options.</li> <li>Matching 401(k) retirement plan.</li> <li>Paid time off and holidays.</li> <li>Professional development and tuition assistance.</li> <li>Company sponsored social events.</li> </ul> <p>EOE/AA: M/F/Vet/Disabled</p><p>PI112597009</p>
Posted: 2019-08-06 Expires: 2019-09-07

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