Senior Project Manager
Company: Grand Kahn Electric
Location: Hoffman Estates
Posted on: January 11, 2022
With over 100 years of Electrical Contracting experience, Grand
Kahn is one of the finest Electrical Contractors in Chicago. We
take pride in the fact that we were Chicago's first registered
Electrical Contractor. We are committed to providing the same
customer assurance and satisfaction, as we have since 1907. Our
experience allows us to undertake any project regardless of size or
complexity. Grand Kahn is looking for a Senior Project Manager to
join our team.
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, Grand
Kahn resource partners, field electricians, resolve conflicts, and
cultivate client and A/E (Architect/Engineer) relationships. Some
supervision of other Project Managers, Project Engineers and
Interns may be required.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide operations oversight and direction in: client maintenance,
procedural and process issues, financial issues and reporting
processes, subcontractor performance issues, manpower issues and
analysis, constructability and technical issues, legal and
liability issues, risk analysis and mitigation, and special issues
as they arise.
Develop comprehensive, accurate and competitive conceptual
estimates and budgets. Execute hard bid win strategies balancing
the pursuit, profitability and client relations.
Conduct a thorough review and analysis of all bid documents and the
project site. Schedule job site walkthroughs with key
subcontractors/vendors, and clients, as required Monitor work and
evaluate results to ensure that departmental and Company objectives
and operating requirements are met and are in line with the Company
Prepare detailed estimates (e.g., initial, schematic design stage,
design development stage, and construction document stage)
including creating quantity takeoffs, applying project-specific
unit pricing, and value-added design solutions.
Understand, review and execute the bid requirements within the
established deadlines for hard bid, competitive bid, conceptual,
schematic, design development and Guaranteed Maximum Price
estimates. Set fee goals when required.
Communicate, engage and interact with all levels at Grand Kahn
Electric and Leopardo.
Assist with the development of Operations Plan to achieve the
Company's strategic vision and mitigate key elements of the
Company's risk profile.
Assist with the implementation of short and long-term strategic
Ensure the accurate completion and timely submission of
On occasion assist with preconstruction efforts as required;
partner with Leopardo preconstruction/estimating teams to develop
estimates and schedules, assist with bid preparation, and
communicate with subcontractors during the budgeting phase.
Perform project review with project team(s) to include: project
schedule, procurement, quality, safety, administration, and
profitability. Partner with Leopardo as needed.
Perform as a senior project manager and run work as required:
future state should not be running work but they have special
clients at this time.
Attend required meetings; assist the project team(s) with
resolution of specific matters and requests, and provide job site
coverage as required.
Attract, retain and motivate staff.
Mentor and develop project team(s), manage work allocation, systems
training, performance evaluations, and the building of an effective
and efficient team dynamic.
Champion client intimacy; build, strengthen and maintain client
relationships. Guide 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.
Assist in maintaining highly productive relationships and
partnerships with Leopardo, Architects, Design firms, Real estate
brokers and developers, Owner's representatives and Strategic
Participate in cross-functional teams outside of direct span of
control within the main Company divisions (e.g., Total Quality
Management, Procurement, Operations, Quality and Training).
Participate in and nurture broad networks of alliances with others
to exchange knowledge and information in support of change
Take an active role in industry associations, and actively network
and promote Grand Kahn and Leopardo.
Two - Way Communication
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
Grand Kahn Electric roles: Project Manager, Project Assistant,
Project Accountant, Project Engineer, and project
Education / Experience Requirements:
Required Bachelor's degree (preferably in construction management
or engineering) or equivalent combination of education and
Strong Estimating Skills in electrical construction
Strong preference with proficiency in Accubid Estimating or ConEst
At least 10 years of experience in progressively responsible
project management positions, and preconstruction estimating, in a
high growth organization. Business development is a plus.
Relevant market experience required; Professional Engineer License
Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Asta or Primavera
scheduling a plus
Experience in Lean construction a plus
Certifications, Licenses, Registrations: LEED designation a plus.
Valid driver's license is a necessity.
Physical Demands: Work is performed mostly in office settings. Some
outdoor work is required in the inspection of various construction
sites, land use developments, or occupied facilities. Hand-eye
coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces
of office equipment.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is
occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle,
feel or operate objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands
and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or
balance; stoop, kneel, bend, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; and
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 25
pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include
close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision,
depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment: This job operates in a controlled indoor
environment where the noise level is usually quiet. 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.
Also, on a project site the environment is occasionally loud.
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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