Senior Project Manager-Commissioning-Chicago

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Position Summary

The Senior Project Manager is directly responsible for the overall successful execution and delivery of the project, both to the Client and ESD, according to the contract. The Senior Project Manager represents ESD and is the primary administrator and communications link between ESD and all project stakeholders.   He/she relies on past experience and expertise to manage larger and more complex projects, perform the project management job responsibilities with minimal supervision, and creates a plan to meet the client’s expectations and goals and provides a positive experience. The Senior Project Manager will also act as a mentor and resource to other project managers.

Capable of pursuing opportunities and managing all project activities, without oversight or support, on projects with the following characteristics:

  • Any size project
  • Standard to Complex project complexity
  • Standard to Long schedule duration projects
  • Any delivery method (Design-Bid-Build, Design-Build, Design-Build with Bridging Documents)
  • Projects where ESD is the Prime consultant, managing multiple subconsultants
  • Proposal preparation, any format
  • Preparing, reviewing, and negotiating contracts; including, AIA and client prepared formats
  • Multi-Phase project delivery or multi-phase construction
  • Management of Domestic and International Projects

Essential duties and responsibilities

  • Drive the work on the project; set the priorities, procedures, scope and schedule; publish and coordinate project team member assignments with the Studio Leader and Operations Director; obtain resource commitment for all disciplines
  • Manage assigned projects through all stages of the project lifecycle; including, Project Initiation, Project Planning, Project Execution, Project Monitoring & Control, and Project Closure
  • Follow and implement all established company processes and procedures
  • Facilitate a project kick-off meeting involving all members of the project team and related personnel in order to clearly define the objectives, scope, design and schedule of the project
  • Independently develop a detailed Work Plan for completing the commissioning project within the scope of work, project timeline and budget (Business Mindset); identify required precursors from other parties in a timely fashion, and track details/data/information/activities for proper project documentation
  • Direct, coordinate, mentor and support the project team to meet the objectives of the client and the project profitability goals for ESD
  • Maintain contractual, business and financial related records for the project; keep the client, Studio Leader, Operations Director, and the Accounting Department informed on the financial status of the project
  • Identify QA/QC requirements for the project and schedule appropriate technical reviews
  • Manage the client’s expectations to a positive outcome; participate in client meetings as required
  • Notify the client of changes in project scope, prepare estimates for additional fees, issue work authorization to client and obtain client approval prior to performing any additional services
  • Actively participates in cross selling of ESD services and new project pursuits
  • Make a personal investment in professional growth and development by seeking ways to expand responsibility, knowledge, and abilities
  • Create and maintain purpose-built tools that support the Project Management of the projects unique to your Business Unit; including templates and standardize deliverables, to increase overall project quality and efficiency
  • Develop creative and timely solutions to issues by assessing situations to determine the importance, urgency and   risks; identify underlying causes, gather and process relevant information; make clear recommendations and/or decisions for resolution which are timely and in the best interest of the organization
  • Proactively identify and pursue opportunities to add expanded services to the client in order to add revenue; notify appropriate ESD personnel of the opportunity; responsible for repeat business due to respect and confidence in the PM from the client
  • Manage a portfolio with a specific revenue target of $1+ million dollars annually

Qualifications / Skill-sets

  • Possess comprehensive knowledge of commissioning practices and basic knowledge of practices and principles of design engineering
  • Advanced knowledge of commonly used and accepted commissioning and construction concepts, practices, procedures including development and execution of commissioning plans, commissioning scheduling, and testing and reporting
  • Communicate in a clear, concise and professional manner; demonstrate strong written, oral, listening, and presentation skills to confidently interact and coordinate both technical and non-technical issues with the internal project team, Client and other Consultants
  • Manages work independently and delegates and utilizes other ESD staff and productive partners effectively
  • Demonstrates excellent organizational and time management skills regarding projects, reports and other commitments; completes assignments in a quality and timely fashion; able to manage multiple priorities concurrently; is punctual and dependable
  • Effectively builds positive morale on the team by inspiring confidence, instilling enthusiasm and cohesiveness, and influencing employees to act
  • Demonstrates strong leadership and team-building skills by creating an atmosphere of cooperation and cohesiveness between ESD teams, the Client, and other Consultants, to foster an environment of success
  • Maintains a positive, self-motivated, can-do attitude; is adaptable and flexible

Education / Certification / Experience

  • Accredited engineering degree or equivalent experience required
  • 7+ years of Project Management experience in a related field
  • Formal Project Management training (ex. PSMJ PM Bootcamp Training)

AA / EE / Veterans / Disability

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