Project Manager

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K-Five Construction
Westmont, Illinois, United States (on-site)
20 days ago


Job purpose

Provides overall management direction to multiple projects, establishes project objectives and policies, maintains liaison with prime client contracts, and monitors construction and financial activities through administrative direction of on-site construction manager. May be top on-site manager on large, extensive projects.  Ensures projects are completed within timeline and budgetary requirements.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Responsible for managing and directing the project team through communication, coordination and follow up necessary to meet project goals and objectives.
  • Establish and maintain customer relationships.
  • Responsible for project start up, project completion and close out process.
  • Develops Critical path schedule and maintains updates throughout the duration of the project.
  • Authorizes correspondence to both Owner and Subcontractor when required, acting as primary liaison with Owner over contract matters.
  • Chairs progress meetings with the Owner/Consultant and/or coordination meetings with Subcontractor where necessary.
  • Identifies and secures necessary approvals for all changes in project scope, budget and/or schedule
  • Provides ongoing project information and project reviews as required by management.
  • Ensures steady cash flow/pay estimate processing by Owner.
  • Billing for all contract work, as well as estimating, submitting, negotiation, and billing extra work.
  • Prepares and submits contract documentation including:
  • Contract proposals.
  • Contract claims.
  • Material inspection.
  • Final quantity agreement with Owner and Subcontractors.
  • Final Contract documents required by Owner including DBE final documentation, Consent of Surety, etc.
  • Has overall responsibility for profitability of entire job.


  • Minimum of 4 - 6 years practical experience as a Project Manager, road construction industry preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, construction management or related field.
  • Project Manager Professional (PMP) certification a plus.
  • Proficient in MS Office products, especially Excel and Outlook.
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprint drawings.
  • Experience using project management and/or scheduling software.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; solid speaking, facilitation and presentation skills.
  • Outstanding customer relationship management skills; must be able to work with many other stakeholders to manage project requirements.
  • Highly skilled in the art of negotiation.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Must be a self-starter, willing to what it takes to get the job done.
  • Good attention to detail with the ability to recognize discrepancies.
  • Strong leadership skills; ability to develop and motivate a project team.
  • Highly organized: can handle multiple projects concurrently; demonstrates proficiency in planning needs assessment and communication of both.
  • Must be knowledgeable in basic accounting functions.
  • Valid driver’s license with a clean driving record.

Working conditions

The working conditions for this job entail a combination of working in an office setting and working in the field.  Offsite jobsite visits include working outdoors in various weather conditions including extreme heat and cold with exposure to loud noises and equipment with moving parts.  May require evening and weekend work on a regular basis during periods of heavy workload. 

Physical requirements

Incumbent is required to sit and stand for extended periods of time, as well as operate a motor vehicle.  Ability to occasionally lift up to 25 lbs.

Direct reports

This position has no direct reports however may need to give general direction to superintendents and/or foremen regarding a specific project.  May supervise and guide summer interns and/or train new employees on occasion. 

Job Information

  • Job ID: 67780106
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Westmont, Illinois, United States
  • Position Title: Project Manager
  • Company Name For Job: K-Five Construction
  • Job Function: Other
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate

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