greatlakesnavalstation | Special Projects Manager - Chicago in Chicago, IL

Special Projects Manager - Chicago

  • Michael Page
  • 3511 W 64th Pl
  • Chicago, IL 60629
  • Full-Time
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About Our Client
A national design and construction firm that specializes in commercial/residential construction and real estate needs.
Job Description
The Special Projects Manager's responsibilities include:
  • Preconstruction responsibilities in partnership with the Development team & Acquisitions team for the feasibility phase for each project.
  • The Project Manager/Construction Manager will have overall responsibility for onsite operations of the project including planning scheduling, meeting with contractors and reviewing all contracts to ensure compliance.
  • Review/explain engineering and architectural plans to the construction site staff.
  • Work with the Superintendent in partnership to review scope of work and prepare a detailed project schedule using Microsoft Project. Review and make modified changes to existing schedules for specific project requirements.
  • Oversee and make the correct entries for all contracts, change orders and purchase order details into Project Cost Reports. Utilize information from Yardi to update reports on a monthly basis.
  • Liaison with the project accounting staff to ensure all information is provided accurately, on time, and in accordance with compliance.
  • Work with all vendors and departments regarding submittals, operation manuals, warranties and other required paper work for required project completion.
  • Work in partnership with Property Management team to schedule building walks, delivery schedules, and confirmation of dates for occupancy.
  • Ensure successful completion and turnover of projects.

  • The Successful Applicant
    The successful candidate:
  • Bachelor's Degree is a requirement. Preferably in Construction Management, Engineering, Architecture or relative field.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in construction.
  • Ability to analyze construction documents, and ability to read blueprints.
  • Knowledge of construction management theory and practice.
  • Competent with Microsoft Word, Excel and MS Project.
  • Experience in ground up construction projects.
  • Full understanding and knowledge of construction cost accounting/budgeting systems.

  • What's on Offer
    The successful Special Projects Manager candidate will receive:
  • Competitive base salary + project based bonus & annual bonus
  • Opportunity to invest in projects/properties
  • Comprehensive health benefits
  • Monthly cell phone allowance
  • 401k Matching
  • Covered medical, dental & vision


  • * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.