Stantec Project Manager in Chicago, Illinois

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Your Opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity in our Chicago,IL office for Project Manager with 15 years of experience. The Senior Project Manager is responsible for the documentation, design and coordination of the project as defined by project goals established at the outset of a project as well as possessing a demonstrated ability to successfully lead and champion great design. This individual will possess a demonstrated ability to successfully lead the documentation, coordination, and overall technical design of multiple projects simultaneously - where “successfully lead” means that the project is detailed, documented and coordinated within and between disciplines in a way that is consistent with Stantec’s best practices.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Establishes a relationship with clients to define their needs;

  • Coordinates all work done for an individual client including the establish of, and conformance to, budgets, priorities, scheduling and staffing;

  • Serves as primary contact for client, communicating progress and status;

  • Prepares or supervises the preparation of plans, drawings, details and specifications in accordance with client standards and specification;

  • Ensures designs meet applicable codes and regulations;

  • Conducts design review and meets with clients to evaluate and comment upon concept designs and plans;

  • Works cooperatively with city/county planning, public works agencies and staff, neighborhood associations, developers, consultants and others. Maintains effective communication and cooperation with and among these partners;

  • Manages projects within established budget constraints, using change orders as necessary and maximizing profits;

  • Acts as company representative at site walks, planning staff meetings, public hearings, bid walks, turnover meetings and post-construction walks;

  • Responds to city comments through drawing revisions, direct negotiation or written responses;

  • Maximizes marketing opportunities from existing clients by expanding and growing current accounts and programs as well as seeking new clients;

  • Maintains high satisfaction rating from clients through superior service, quality workmanship, timely production and quick project turnaround and thorough understanding of client requirements;

  • Ensures that clients are made aware of the latest services offered by the company;

  • Participates in other marketing activities benefiting the company;

  • Understands future trends in architectural design/materials and related industries. Develops designs based on these trends;

  • Provides day-to-day guidance, supervision, motivation and development of subordinates;

  • Prepares forecasts of workload for assigned staff.

Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Architectural license;

  • Experienced in commercial, mix use, Hospitality projects, exp managing revit projects;

  • Thorough knowledge of architecture, urban design principles and construction materials;

  • Must have proven ability to grow existing client programs;

  • Commitment to excellence and high standards;

  • Excellent presentation skills;

  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills;

  • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities;

  • Demonstrated ability to plan and organize projects;

  • Ability to work independently as well as manage a diverse team of staff and consultants;

  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects, priorities and workflows, and meet deadlines;

  • Strong interpersonal skills;

  • Strong negotiation skills;

  • Ability to direct and recommend cost-effective creative design solutions;

  • Ability to work on complex projects with general direction and minimal guidance.

Education and Experience

Bachelor degree in architecture or related field or equivalent in work experience.

15 years’ experience as Project Architect or Project Manager.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

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Job: Design Coordinator

Primary Location: United States-Illinois-Chicago

Organization: BC-2227 Buildings-US Great Lakes

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Travel: No

Schedule: Full-time

Job Posting: Jun 12, 2018, 10:07:14 AM

Req ID: MIG-34712