Company: Leopardo Companies, Inc.
Location: Hoffman Estates
Posted on: June 25, 2022
Leopardo is one of the nation's largest and most respected
construction firms, building world-class facilities with
innovative, environmentally-friendly processes. We are considered
"best in class" by our clients and peers, and the media
consistently ranks us among the top builders in the United States.
For more than four decades, Leopardo has been recognized for
consistently performing at the very top of the industry. Our
reputation for outstanding customer service stems from our mission
to passionately pursue construction excellence. Our long-standing
commitment to continuous improvement comes with a healthy obsession
with quality. This approach transforms our operations and customer
service, helping us become the construction provider of choice in
all our specialized markets: healthcare, interiors, retail, cinema,
hospitality, office, industrial, residential and municipal.
The Leopardo team is growing and looking for a Project Manager to
grow with us! Our Industrial, lab, healthcare, JOC and community
(municipal, parks and recreation, education and non-profit) groups
are looking for client focused project managers to join the
Summary: As a member of the project management team, the Project
Manager (PM) is responsible for the overall administration,
execution and completion of singular mid-sized or multiple
small-sized projects, and may assist a Senior Project manager on
large and/or complex projects. This role will participate in the
development of a project and oversee its organization, scheduling,
budgeting and implementation ensuring consistency with Company
strategy, commitments and goals. The PM will monitor productivity
and profitability, manage communication between team members,
resolve conflicts, and cultivate client and A/E
(Architect/Engineer) relationships. Some supervision of Project
Engineers and Interns may be required.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Support and/or lead preconstruction efforts on negotiated projects
as required; prepare budgets and estimates, collaborate with
estimating to solicit bids from qualified subcontractors/suppliers,
write detailed scopes of work and qualify, review and evaluate bids
to ensure required scopes are included, provide value design
suggestions and work with the project team to implement
Prepare detailed general conditions budgets as required; and,
assist Estimating with incorporating the general conditions work
into the overall project budget.
Coordinate preparation of permit applications for review/approval,
and submittal of updated permit documents as required.
Negotiate, award and write all subcontracts in collaboration with
Principal-in-Charge/Market Leader as required. Verify current
master agreements, and ensure that an executed subcontract/work
authorization and proper certificate of insurance are in place
prior to subcontractors starting work on site.
Complete bid/post-bid subcontractor risk mitigation management.
Develop, monitor and maintain a detailed master schedule; clearly
identify key preconstruction activities that impact the project
teams; and, clearly identify the critical path, and other
activities such as owner move-in, inspections, and punchlist.
Collaborate with the Principal-in-Charge/Market Leader as required
to prepare comprehensive cost estimates throughout the project's
duration. Communicate with Leopardo self-perform groups to enlist
their involvement and strengthen the project team.
Manage the shop drawing/submittal schedule and process to ensure
accuracy and compliance with contract documentation; monitor and
distribute as required for coordination purposes.
Manage the requests for information (RFIs) and change order
processes, maintain the appropriate logs, and review with the
project team regularly.
Coordinate and conduct required meetings (e.g., pre-job, weekly
construction meetings, post-job, and project closeout). Prepare and
distribute meeting minutes with the Project Assistants support.
Collaborate with the Superintendent to facilitate
subcontractor/vendor coordination, ensure required inspections are
performed and deficiencies are addressed, enforce quality control
procedures and safety inspection performance, review the project
punchlist, and obtain a certificate of occupancy.
Review closeout documentation for accuracy and submission.
Coordinate warranty calls on completed projects.
Review job costs, billings, and pencil draws for pay applications.
Review and approve invoices for any goods purchased directly by
Leopardo for general conditions work.
Collaborate with the Principal in Charge/Market Leader to
establish, monitor, and achieve project goals; and, prepare profit
Build, strengthen and maintain relationships with clients/owners,
architects, developers, and subcontractors. Establish repeat client
Participate in industry associations, actively promote Leopardo,
and network to exchange information and gain insight about
construction trends, the competition and industry/market
Participate in presentations and interviews for new potential
Assist with recruiting efforts as required.
Mentor, train and evaluate less-senior project management staff and
other staff members as required.
Participate in cross-functional teams outside of direct span of
control within the main Company divisions (e.g., Total Quality
Short-Term Disability (Company Paid)
Identity Theft Protection Insurance (Company Paid)
Off-The-Job Accident Insurance
Legal Services Plan
IRS 125 Plan
529 College Savings Plan
Profit Sharing Plan
Employee Referral/Recruiting Program
Volunteer Time/Donation Matching
Various Volunteer Opportunities
Annual Recognition Awards and Event
Annual Employee Golf Outing
Training and Development
Supervisory Requirements: While not necessarily direct reports, the
PM role has direct influence and interaction with the following
Leopardo roles: Project Assistant, Project Accountant, Project
Engineer, and project Superintendent/Foremen.
Education / Experience Requirements:
Bachelor's degree from four-year College or University in
construction, engineering or architecture related fields; or,
equivalent training and related experience.
5+ years experience as a Project Manager or Assistant Project
Manager with estimating experience and a clear understanding of the
business side of construction; field experience is a plus.
Must possess a comprehensive understanding of each phase of the
construction process, including architectural design and
blueprinting, and a knowledge of the market/industry required.
Proven record of success on mid-sized and/or multiple small-sized
Knowledge of market/industry is a necessity.
Must possess a thorough understanding of construction technologies
such as: scheduling software, financial comprehension, digital
model navigation; ability to read and understand blueprints is a
Proficiency with project management and accounting software;
Viewpoint is a plus.
Certifications, Licenses, Registrations: Must have a valid driver's
license. OSHA 30 Hour certification and LEED GA accreditation are a
Physical Demands: Representative of those an employee encounters
while performing the essential functions of this job.
The employee is consistently required to talk or hear. The employee
is frequently required to sit. The employee is occasionally
required to stand; walk through construction sites while
maneuvering over unlevel or loose ground, up and down ladders,
temporary staircases, and up and down hills; uses hands to finger,
handle or feel; reach with hands and arms, and, stoop, kneel,
crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and /or move
up to 25 pounds but frequently it is 10 pounds or less. Specific
vision abilities required by this job include close vision,
distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception,
and ability to adjust focus. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to
operate computers and various pieces of office equipment. The
employee must have the ability to travel when required.
Work Environment: Representative of those an employee encounters
while performing the essential functions of this job.
This job operates in a controlled indoor environment where the
noise level is usually quiet. However, on a project site the
environment is occasionally loud. This role routinely uses standard
office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing
cabinets and fax machines. The employee is occasionally exposed to
outside weather conditions.
Limitation and Disclaimer: The above job description is meant to
describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it
is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all
responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position.
All job requirements are subject to possible modifications to
reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the
only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this
position. Employees will be required to follow any other
job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties
requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State
Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge,
skills and / or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the
employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each
Employment-at-Will: This document does not create an employment
contract, either express or implied. All employment is
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