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Senior Project Manager

J.A. Watts, Incorporated
Rosemont, IL 60018
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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 fully responsible for understanding the overall project scope and managing all aspects of assigned project(s) including oversight of construction, closeout, stakeholder coordination, scheduling, cost control, safety, and quality functions. The Senior Project Manager shall lead by example and personify the Company's Mission, Vision, and Values; taking ownership of their assigned project. The Senior Project Manager may be assigned a group of several smaller projects or one large project to manage. Projects will be owned by various airlines.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for high-level planning and programming analysis work including preparation of technical documents, testing plans, and proposals.
  • Establish and implement project objectives, policies, procedures, roles and reporting structure, and performance standards within boundaries of company policy and contract specifications.
  • Collaborate with clients, sub-consultants, and contractors to define work procedures and resolve complaints and construction problems.
  • Act as the primary interface representing the client and lead the project team through the entire project process.
  • Represent the company in project meetings and attend strategy meetings. Schedule and lead job meetings.
  • Ensure effective communication is always maintained within the team structure and Senior Management.
  • Complete weekly and monthly reports concerning work progress, costs, and scheduling. Produce project schedule; coordinate schedule updates and distribute internally and externally.
  • Manage all financial aspects of project contract(s), including labor, expenses and staffing projections, to protect the company's interest.
  • Maintain a positive relationship with the client at all times.
  • Oversee budgets, create and manage project forecasts, schedules and expenses; anticipate potential changes to budget, schedule, and expenses and provide guidance and analysis of changes.
  • Responsible for interviewing, recommending, and negotiating contractual service agreements. Prepare, negotiate, and authorize revisions, changes, and additions to contractual agreements with architects, consultants, clients, suppliers, and subcontractors.
  • Manage project staff and job site Investigate potential situations and implement corrective measures as necessary. Develop contingency plans in advance to mitigate potential risk.
  • Provide guidance, oversight, coaching, and mentoring to junior and mid-level Project Managers.
  • Responsible for ensuring that project deliverables are on time, within budget, and at the required level of quality.
  • Prepare items; manage the closeout process to completion.
  • Produce and review design plans, specifications, and cost estimates.
  • Perform other duties as may be required/directed.

  • A bachelor's degree in construction management, architecture or engineering, or equivalent work experience
  • 4-8 years of project management experience, preferably in construction management, or program management; experience in aviation industries is preferred
  • General knowledge of contract management and budgeting/estimating
  • Advanced interpersonal, administrative, and organizational skills, including the ability to negotiate and resolve conflict
  • Highly proficient oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong ability to balance multiple priorities, work, and communicate effectively in a team environment to meet deadlines
  • Active participation in industry organizations is a plus
  • Experience using MS Office suite and industry related project management software

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
  • Company-provided IDTheft protection coverage
  • Company-provided student loan repayment resources
  • Matching 401(k) retirement plan
  • Paid time off and holidays
  • Professional development and tuition assistance

EEO/AA: M/F/Vet/Disabled


Posted: 2021-09-17 Expires: 2021-10-18

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