Construction 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 Project Manager (PM).  Related Midwest engages in a wide variety of residential development projects including, but not limited to, the construction of luxury high-rise buildings and the rehabilitation of multi-family affordable housing.  Related Midwest is committed to delivering the highest possible quality product to each of its markets and seeks qualified, ambitious and creative leaders to join this team.  All applicants should possess excellent interpersonal skills, integrity and a commitment to excellence in their work.  


The Project Manager will report directly to the Vice President - Construction (VPC).  The PM will be engaged in all aspects of the project from preconstruction through closeout.  The PM will be primarily field based and requires a thorough understanding of all construction documents as well as experience with building systems and construction means and methods.  The PM will monitor construction progress and assure that projects are completed on schedule, within the budget and with quality workmanship.  The PM will be responsible for the project documentation and will be accountable that all paperwork and documents are correct and complete.


Key Responsibilities

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this position.  Although not an exhaustive list, duties generally include the following:

  • Perform daily on-site inspections to ensure contract performance, safety compliance and quality control.
  • Manage day-to-day operational aspects of the project(s) or portion thereof.
  • Develop, maintain and enforce a project site logistics plan and temporary facilities plan.
  • Establish and monitor administrative procedures for the project.
  • Ensure all requirements and obligations pertaining to subcontracts, insurance, safety, MBE/WBE and local community hiring, and labor relations are met.
  • In collaboration with the (VPC) or SPM, develop, and implement the project budget, develop scopes of work, schedule and contract bid documents.
  • Conduct or assist VPC or SPM with contract buy-out meetings and prepare subcontracts.
  • Possess working knowledge of all project plans, specifications, Owner/Contractor Agreement, subcontracts, purchase orders, shop drawings, submittals and all other project related documents and maintain a complete and accurate set of as-builts.
  • Initiate, establish and maintain working relationships with owner/architect/inspecting architects and subcontractors to facilitate construction activities.
  • Conduct regularly scheduled project coordination meetings.
  • Review and submit subcontractor and vendor payment applications and miscellaneous invoices.
  • Prepare subcontractor/vendor change orders in coordination with the VPC or SPM.
  • Ensure all safety precautions are adhered to by the construction workers.
  • Prepare monthly owner progress reports, monthly pay applications, schedules and cost reports in coordination with the VPC or SPM.
  • Provide direction and training for subordinate project team members.
  • Manage and ensure compliance with MBE/WBE/DBE and community hiring initiatives.


Key Role Skill Sets

PM shall possess the following skills:

  • Experience preparing key contract documents including subcontracts, change orders, and purchase orders. 
  • Experience reading drawings and specifications and the technical background to understand the content and to forecast potential concerns.
  • Full understanding of planning, and scheduling principles. A strong understanding of Critical Path Method of scheduling and experience using Microsoft Project.
  • Understanding of project accounting principles and familiarity with Microsoft Excel.
  • Relevant construction experience on multi-family high-rise construction or large scale rehabilitation/renovation projects.
  • Fundamental understanding of the permitting and building inspection process and the ability to effectively interface with building department officials.
  • Ability to perform complex tasks and to prioritize multiple projects.
  • Ability to analyze project data and present in an organized and complete manner.
  • Desire and ability to thrive in a competitive and challenging environment and maintain a positive leadership mentality at all times.
  • Ability to resolve contractor issues in a professional manner.
  • Ability to work within a multi-level development team in cooperative and supportive manner.
  • Candidates must have excellent communication skills including ability to write formal and informal correspondence professionally and in a timely fashion.
  • Ability to speak to all members of the development project with respect and integrity.
  • Candidates must have strong listening skills.


  • Bachelor’s degree in an accredited construction related curriculum (Construction Management, Engineering, Architecture etc.) or experience equivalent to a 4-year degree
  • Minimum five (5) years experience as project manager or at least seven (7) years of relevant construction experience
  • Current OSHA 30-hour Construction Safety and Health certification
  • RRP “Certified Renovator” certification preferred
  • Knowledge of architectural, structural and/or MEP systems
  • Proficient in PC based scheduling and spreadsheet applications.

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