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Cumming Senior Project Manager in Chicago, Illinois

At Cumming, you will work on some of the world's most exciting projects in a dynamic environment where your success is measured by the impact you make. We are one of the fastest-growing project and cost management consultancies in the United States, as reflected in our top 15 rankings in both ENR and Building Design + Construction. With over 30 offices globally, an extremely diverse project portfolio, and double-digit year-over-year revenue growth, the opportunities to make your mark are limitless!

In this role, you will be a member our rapidly growing program and project management team. The PM team's standard is to 'manage each project like we own it.' We are unique in that we supplement our program and project management services with in-house cost management and project scheduling, in a fully integrated package. We utilize this competitive advantage to meet client needs efficiently, expertly, and ethically — all of which, together, has enabled us to achieve sustained success.

Our firm is currently looking for a dedicated Senior Project Manager to help oversee data center projects in Chicago. This is an excellent opportunity to utilize your expertise and join a growing team!

  • Act as owner’s representative with primary responsibility for all phases of assigned projects/programs.

  • Assist in the development and management of project strategic plans and program initiatives to meet the goals and needs of the owner.

  • Manage and coordinate all aspects of the project, including the budget, schedule, operational needs, procedures, client standards, sustainability design, and QA/QC program requirements, as well as individual roles and responsibilities.

  • Coordinate with the architect, contractor, and other project team members to meet the project objectives and resolve issues.

  • Assist in the submission of statutory project documentation to obtain approvals related to the project work.

  • Review, understand, and manage procedures for handling changes to the contract documents, monthly valuations, drawing submissions, change orders, substitutions, etc.

  • Document the status of the project, as well as all meetings and correspondence, as a means to properly communicate within the project team and develop the project documents.

  • B.S. in engineering, construction management, architecture, or a closely related field is highly preferred.

  • 7+ years of experience as a project manager and must have data center or mission critical experience.

  • Previous experience successfully delivering commercial projects.

  • Experience in both ground up and renovation projects is valuable.

  • Able to review contractor cost estimates and value engineering proposals for validity.

  • Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as business presentation skills.

  • The ability to effectively interface with all levels of management and staff across organizational lines, including other client business units.

  • Excellent analytical skills and demonstrated success at building team relationships and partnerships across organizational lines.

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CUMMING is an equal opportunity employer, fully committed to attracting, retaining, developing, and promoting the most qualified team members without regard to race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic, including physical or mental disability, to the extent protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

ID: 2021-4354

External Company Name: Cumming Corporation

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Street: One North LaSalle