Company: Leopardo Companies, Inc.
Location: Hoffman Estates
Posted on: August 4, 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 team.
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
- 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 revisions.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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 relationships.
- 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
Management). Benefits :
- Medical Insurance
- Dental Insurance
- Vision Program
- Life Insurance
- Short-Term Disability (Company Paid)
- Long-Term Disability
- Long-Term Care
- Pet Insurance
- Identity Theft Protection Insurance (Company Paid)
- Off-The-Job Accident Insurance
- Legal Services Plan
- IRS 125 Plan
- 401k plan
- 529 College Savings Plan
- Profit Sharing Plan
- Employee Referral/Recruiting Program
- Generous PTO
- Paid Holidays
- Bereavement PTO
- Volunteer PTO
- 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 projects. 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 must. 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 plus. 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
Laws. 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 duty proficiently. Employment-at-Will: This
document does not create an employment contract, either express or
implied. All employment is employment-at-will.
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