Construction Senior Project Manager

Job ID
350 West Hubbard Street


Related Midwest is seeking experienced construction professionals to join its Chicago based construction management team as a Senior Project Manager (SPM).  The SPM is responsible for overseeing the construction and/or renovation of multi-family buildings within the Company’s luxury high-rise or affordable residential portfolio.  The successful candidate must possess the requisite education and experience to manage the entire construction process, pre-construction through close-out, resulting in final project completion within budget, on schedule, and consistent with the Company’s quality standards.  Additionally, the candidate must possess the interpersonal skills necessary to collaborate with senior development team executives, finance, marketing, sales and property management teams.  The position is primarily field based and reports to the Senior Vice President – Construction.


Key Responsibilities


1. Planning and Organization

The SPM is the principle point of responsibility and contact regarding the assigned construction project.  Although not an exhaustive list, duties generally include the following:

  • Creates and executes project work plans and revises as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements.
  • Identifies required resources and assigns personnel and contractors to execute the work.
  • Assists in project’s accounting functions including but not limited to minimizing exposure and risk during the project.
  • Develops and manages project schedule.
  • Communicates effectively with the contractors responsible for completing various phases of the project.
  • Coordinates all parties involved in the project, which include, but is not limited to, the owner, property management, architects, consultants, and sub-contractors.
  • Monitors the progress of the construction activities on a regular basis and holds regular status meetings with all the subcontractors.
  • Maintains strict adherence to the budgetary guidelines, quality and safety standards.
  • Serves as a key link with property management.
  • Ensures project documents, including bonds and insurance, are complete, current, and stored appropriately.
  • Provides organization, direction and training of subordinate project team members.

2. Communication and Reporting

  • Works with all project stakeholders to ensure all participate in and are informed of issues affecting the construction process.
  • Participates in weekly status meetings with construction team.
  • Effectively communicates relevant project information to superiors.
  • Resolves issues in a timely fashion and promptly recognizes when issues must be escalated to others.
  • Understands how to communicate difficult/sensitive information tactfully.
  • Maintains awareness of new and emerging technologies and the potential application on Company engagements.



Key Role Skill Sets

SPM shall possess the following skills:


  • Ability to apply innovative and effective management techniques to maximize contractor performance.
  • Ability to prepare paperwork and analyze statistical data and generate reports.
  • Ability to perform complex tasks and to prioritize multiple projects.
  • Superior communication and interpersonal (tact, diplomacy, influence, etc.) skills.
  • Ability to prepare and negotiate documents and drawings.
  • Ability to read and comprehend drawings and specifications.
  • Ability to resolve disputes and issues promptly.
  • Full understanding of planning, scheduling and cost principles.
  • Full understanding of PC based scheduling and spreadsheet applications.
  • Familiarity with and understanding of multi-family housing rehab construction.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Engineering, Architecture or experience equivalent to a 4-year degree;
  • Minimum ten (10) years of relevant site construction management experience.
  • Current OSHA 30-hour Construction Safety and Health certification preferred.
  • Current RRP “Certified Renovator” certification preferred.

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