JOBS AT MCKISSACK

October 25, 2021

Project Manager

Chicago - Corporate Office
Our Chicago, IL office has an immediate opening for a Project Manager to join our expanding team. Reporting directly to the Program Manager or Regional Manager, this position has Management level employees on the project as direct reports. This may include Design and Procurement, but would focus on the overview of the General Contractor and the immediate construction of the project, as well as Controls. This position is client facing and would be the direct contact as the highest ranking onsite Owners Representative with an emphasis on ensuring Schedule, Cost, Scope and Safety.

McKissack & McKissack is a national architectural, engineering, and construction services firm that has earned a strong reputation for consistently delivering results on high profile government and commercial projects. Our organization is guided by a passion for excellence and we are committed to innovation, collaboration, and delivering superior results that meets and exceeds the needs of our clients. We offer a well-balanced corporate culture that embraces diversity, nurtures professional growth, and rewards hard work. McKissack & McKissack seeks individuals to join our growing organization who have excellent academic and/or work experience, integrity, and client-focused attitudes.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for overall project delivery (cost, schedule, quality, information, contracts) on multiple project assignments.
  • Manage project development from conception through completion (both large and small) in accordance with program objectives.
  • Manages all budgets, schedules, scope development, design and construction contracts, documents, procedures and controls for assigned projects
  • Manages the review and approval process for consultant invoices and contractor pay applications and change orders and coordinates with Control Manager for proper posting in reporting program.
  • Attends assigned meetings to cover weekly job progress meetings; issues meeting minutes during design.
  • Resolves complex construction related issues, disputes, and disagreements.
  • Reviews status and monitors variances of the construction project database relative to scheduling and cost control reporting.
  • Excellent communication skills as this position is client facing.
  • Ability to multitask and work in a fast pace environment


Your Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in an Engineering discipline, Construction Management, or Architecture required.
  • 5 years of experience as a Project Manager in an Engineering, Environmental or Construction organization required.
  • 10 years of experience in a project related technical field required.
  • Strong working knowledge of pre-design and pre-construction, building systems/components and technology, contract management, project delivery methods, team building and client relationship building required.
  • Certified Construction Manager (CCM), Professional Engineer (PE) or Architect license/certification preferred.

Essential Functions:

Intermittent sitting, walking, standing, bending, squatting, climbing, kneeling, twisting, and lifting. Lifting requirements limited to 20 lbs. in the form of supplies, drawings, etc. Longest distance carried of 50 feet. Hand manipulation is required for simple grasping, pushing and pulling, and fine manipulation. Right and/or left hands utilized. Occasional need to reach and/or work above the shoulder, for supplies, as well as below the shoulder for same. No foot controls necessary. Must be alert to equipment in the field, there will be occasional travel, will work near construction job site equipment when in the field, occasional need to work near hazardous equipment and machinery, occasional need to walk on uneven ground, exposure to dust, gas or fumes, exposure to noise, extremes in temperature or humidity, and potential work at heights.

What We Offer:

McKissack & McKissack offers a generous benefits package including:

•    Medical Insurance
•    Dental Insurance
•    Vision Insurance
•    401k
•    Company-paid holidays
•    Vacation and Sick Leave
•    Employee Assistance Program
•    Life Insurance
•    Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance
•    Commuter SmartBenefits
•    On the Job Training and Professional Development


McKissack & McKissack is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.

McKissack & McKissack is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer

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