Senior Project Manager [University Park, IL]

Posted 3 months ago

Job Status: Exempt

Position Summary:

Western Utility is seeking a Senior Project Manager to work in its principal office in University Park, Illinois. The Senior Project Manager will be responsible for coordinating and overseeing the execution of all ongoing construction projects safely and in compliance with the clients’ requirements and quality requirements.  S/he will be goal driven, highly organized and detail oriented.  S/he will possess strong leadership, interpersonal and communication skills, and exercise good judgment and decision making skills.   S/he will possess significant experience managing underground utility construction projects.

Responsibilities: 

  • Interface with the client and represent Western Utility in all correspondence and meetings
  • Develop and maintain a thorough understanding of all contract documents
  • Develop and analyze preliminary project documentation
  • Organize and plan the execution of the physical work
  • Develop project schedules and direct its planning and execution
  • Communicate and coordinate schedules and plan accordingly with subcontractors and vendors
  • Recognize on-site activities which may impede project progress or jeopardize compliance to project/contract requirements
  • Prepare and provide related informational documents to the clients or other responsible parties and implement corrective measures
  • Maintain strict control of the project budget for each work activity
  • Report monthly on the progress and current profitability of the project
  • Write subcontracts and purchase orders for field generated purchases and contracts
  • Supervise the project activities of the on-site superintendents, craft and staff
  • Promote goodwill with clients to facilitate construction activities and future repeat business
  • Act as a mentor to Project Managers and Field Engineers
  • Contribution and refinement of Project Management manual procedures
  • Other miscellaneous duties as assigned

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • 8 to 10 years of project management experience in Underground Utility construction markets, including gas pipeline, underground electrical/civil, telecommunications and sewer/water
  • Bachelor’s degree in construction management, engineering or relevant discipline
  • Ability and willingness to travel for out-of-town project assignments as needed (projects are located throughout the Midwest and Florida and may take up to 18-24 months, with travel home every other weekend)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and an ability to build and maintain strong client relationships
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail and accuracy of information
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft applications, including Outlook, Word, and Excel; estimating and scheduling software skills preferred
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple assignments and priorities in a fast-paced environment to meet deadlines with efficiency and accuracy
  • Must be familiar with working in a unionized labor environment
  • Ability to take initiative, work well under pressure, and work independently or under executive direction

Job Status: Exempt

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