Senior Construction Project Manager

at Turner & Townsend in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Company Description

Founded in 1952 and formerly known as Heery International Inc., the firm operates throughout the United States as part of Turner & Townsend. It specializes in project and program management for public sector organizations, with industry-leading experts in corporate, cultural, healthcare, justice, sports, K-12 education, higher education, aviation and government facilities.

Recognized for service excellence by a broad spectrum of professional organizations and industry publications, the talented multidisciplinary team at Turner & Townsend Heery exceeds client expectations – adding value, best practice and expertise at every turn. The team’s unique client-centric culture is integrated into each project and reflects a passion for the built environment and staying true to the client’s vision.

Job Description

Turner & Townsend Heery are seeking an experienced Senior Construction Project Manager to work alongside one of our key government clients. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with excellent communication skills, experience working in the construction industry and be able to take the initiative to drive activities with limited supervision.


+ Interfacing with the client and other consultants, at all project stages.

+ Financial management – Ensuring prompt client invoicing and utilizing Financial system in order to monitor a project’s financial status.

+ Project planning, including producing the detailed project plan.

+ Monitoring and applying performance management techniques.

+ Managing the change control process.

+ Managing the flow of project information between the team and the client, through regular meetings and written communications.

+ Preparing formal project budget progress and other reports.

+ Quality Control – Ensuring compliance with quality standards.

+ Working to construct proposals for new work or variations for existing projects.

+ Identifying opportunities to improve Project Management procedures, templates and products referring ideas to the appropriate line manager.

+ Identifying and ensuring that the appropriate line manager is aware of quality, safety, health and environment issues.

+ Establishing effective project governance, processes and systems to be utilized throughout project.

+ General line management responsibilities (where appropriate) are effectively discharged.


+ Ability to advise at a strategic level during the project conception stage, including providing advice on the different approaches that can be adopted in order to successfully achieve the client’s overall objectives.

+ Great time management skills. Ensure that project is managed to the right quality standards, completed efficiently and on time.

+ Ability to build strong working relationships with clients and cross-functional team members.

+ Experienced working as an effective team member within the context of delivering a specific commission.

+ Business development opportunities with existing and new clients, including cross-selling opportunities, are identified.

+ Key information and data is effectively shared and appropriately retained.

Education / Experience :

+ 8+ years of Construction Project Management experience, or equivalent.

+ Demonstrated experience working as a Project Manager within the construction industry on commercial ground up real estate projects.

+ Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to be highly effective in a client facing role.

+ College degree in Construction Management or a related filed, and PMP certification.

+ Membership in relevant professional organizations.

+ Experienced managing demanding stakeholders and work stream managers.

+ Experience working in the US.

Additional Information

On-site presence and requirements may change depending on our client’s needs***

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Job Posting: JC248319851

Posted On: Sep 22, 2023

Updated On: Oct 02, 2023

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