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Project Manager - Construction / Aviation

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Chicago, Illinois
US$95000 - US$110000 per year
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Date Added
May 16th, 2024

Project Manager - Aviation
Job Summary:
The role entails leading a construction team for aviation projects and supervising the entire management of the project, including direction, planning, completion, and financial outcomes. The Project Manager will provide guidance and mentorship to on-site personnel, necessitating strong business management, leadership, organizational, and time management abilities, along with effective communication and team-building skills. Existing credentials for access to O'Hare airport are preferred, but not required.

  • Manage and/or organize personnel and resources for the project.
  • Support preconstruction endeavors.
  • Oversee all phases of the project from inception to completion.
  • Develop and implement company development and construction plans.
  • Create trade contracts and bid packages and supervise the procurement process.
  • Supervise the shop drawing, submittal, and construction coordination process.
  • Collaborate with the Superintendent to plan and coordinate the project.
  • Monitor project performance, including status, schedule, cost control, and change management systems.
  • Cultivate relationships with designers, consultants, vendors, and subcontractors.
  • Chair project meetings, including progress, pre-construction, and pre-award sessions.
  • Ensure meticulous adherence to documentation protocols.
  • Review inspection and test data to ensure compliance with specifications.
  • Establish and uphold site logistics plans in coordination with the Superintendent.
  • Supervise all site safety programs in collaboration with safety consultants and the Superintendent.
  • Complies with established company work rules, policies, and procedures.
  • Actively engages with other members of the company to continuously strive to improve processes, create efficiencies, reduce costs, and increase profitability.
  • Cooperatively takes on other duties, roles, or responsibilities, as assigned.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • 2-4 years in Planning, Design, and Construction experience
  • Airline experience not required (but passion and familiarity preferred)
  • Ability to independently engage and effectively communicate with stakeholders including internal United and external design and general contractors.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously ($5M and under).
  • Conversant in aviation business terminology (not project required, it just helps connect with the stakeholders)
  • Experience working in active buildings.
  • Experience in project management, project controls, contract management, risk analysis and mitigation.
  • Experience in budgeting and similar analysis.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, construction management, or related field
  • Minimum of 4 years experience in construction, specifically core/shell or aviation preferred.
  • Working knowledge of various construction disciplines, cost control, scheduling, safety.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

Physical Requirements:

  • Walking, sitting, climbing stairs, standing for prolonged periods of time.
  • Ability to work at a desk on a computer.
  • Ability to operate tools and other heavy equipment and machinery.
  • Lift and/or move up to 50 pounds at times.
  • Reach with hands and arms.
  • Ability to operate and work in weather conditions such as heat, humidity, cold.
  • Occasional exposure to fumes, dust, chemicals.
  • Exposure to loud sounds, vibrations associated with construction.

Impellam Group and its brands are equal-opportunity employers committed to diversity and inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other factor determined to be unlawful under applicable law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application, interview process, pre-employment activity, and the performance of crucial job functions.

If you require additional disability considerations, modifications, or adjustments please let us know by contacting HR-InfoImpellamNA@impellam.com or fill out this form to request accommodations.

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