Senior Project Manager (Industrial Construction)
Company: Leopardo Companies
Location: Hoffman Estates
Posted on: January 11, 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.
Leopardo Companies is looking for a Senior Project Manager
experienced in industrial, manufacturing, lab and pharmaceutical
construction projects. This is a great opportunity for an
enthusiastic, collaborative professional to join a growth-oriented
team. The ideal candidate has a solid understanding of Good
Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and can handle complex Mechanical
Electrical Plumbing (MEP) projects.
Summary: As a member of the project management team, the Senior
Project Manager (SPM) is responsible for the overall
administration, execution and completion of singular large-sized
complex project or multiple mid-sized projects. The SPM will
participate in the development of a project and oversee its
organization, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation, usually
with a team of professionals, ensuring consistency with Company
strategy, commitments and goals. This role will monitor
productivity and profitability, manage communication between team
members, resolve conflicts, and cultivate client and A/E
(Architect/Engineer) relationships. Some supervision of other
Project Managers, Project Engineers and Interns may be
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
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.
Assist leaders and estimating to develop bid strategies for
pursuing competitive projects.
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. 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.
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 goods purchased directly by
Leopardo for general conditions work.
Collaborate with the Principal in Charge/Market Leader as required
to establish, monitor and achieve project goals to facilitate a
positive outcome as opposed to merely delivering on a project
objective. Prepare profit projections and review with the Principal
in Charge/Market Leader.
Develop and execute an efficient internal communication strategy
for ensuring communication with all levels of management within the
Champion client intimacy; build, strengthen and maintain
relationships with clients/owners. Assist others in building client
relationships through a deeper understanding of the clients'
industry, the economics of their business and the strategic and
operational challenges they face.
Build, strengthen and maintain relationships with architects,
developers, and subcontractors.
Participate in industry associations, actively promote Leopardo,
and network to exchange information and gain insight about
construction trends, the competition and industry/market
Assist project team to prepare for presentations and
Support and guide recruiting efforts as required.
Mentor, train and evaluate less-senior project management staff and
other staff members as required.
Guide cross-functional teams outside of direct span of control
within the main Company divisions (e.g., Total Quality
Critical Thinking and Decision Making
Adaptability and Change Leadership
Supervisory Requirements: While not necessarily direct reports, the
Sr PM role has direct influence and interaction with the following
Leopardo roles: Project Manager, Project Assistant, Project
Accountant, Project Engineer, and project
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.
10+ years in progressively responsible role with extensive
estimating experience and an understanding of the business side of
construction; field experience is a plus.
Experience with industrial, lab, or manufacturing construction
required. Experience with pharmaceutical manufacturing facility
construction and distribution preferred.
Must possess a deep understanding of each phase of the construction
process, including architectural design and blueprinting, and a
knowledge of the market/industry.
Proven record of success on large and/or complex industrial
projects (applicable to individual or multiple projects).
Significant training and experience with cutting edge technology,
processes, and procedures that produce accurate, efficient results;
Viewpoint is a plus.
Certifications, Licenses, Registrations: Must have a valid driver's
license. OSHA 30 Hour certification and LEED GA accreditation
Short-Term Disability (Company Paid)
Identity Theft Insurance
Off-The-Job Accident Insurance
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
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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