Sr. Project Manager




Chicago, IL

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    Position summary

    r our Life Sciences clients, with direct accountability for project delivery.

    What you'll do

    • Lead all facets of project management (resources, budget, schedule, procurement, quality & risk assessment) for projects including planning, design, construction, occupancy, and closeout.

    • Proven experience interpreting and applying knowledge on complex documents affecting real estate / construction projects, including but not limited to: agreements/contracts, leases, work letters, project charters, architectural and engineering design, construction documentation, and construction administration / management practices.

    • Collaborate directly with clients to define project requirements, prepare scope of work, project delivery resource requirements, lead all aspects of cost estimate & budget preparation, review cash flow, work plan schedule & achievements, quality control, and risk identification.

    • Identify project delivery resources from pre-qualified lists, or through individual project qualification process; conducts standard to complex request for proposals; completes bid analysis; leads evaluation interviews, recommends resources to clients.

    • Lead project delivery resources/team (typically larger more experienced team) providing project mentorship and direction to achieve project goals.

    • Implement communication plan for meetings and written reports/meeting minutes to keep client and project resources informed and aligned. Facilitates project meetings.

    • Implement project documentation governance aligned with company and client requirements. Ensure project data integrity and documentation is accurate, timely and coordinated.

    • Track progress of each project against goals, objectives, approved budgets, approved timelines. Reports status and variances. Build action plans to meet objectives, budget and schedule.

    • Implement change management routines to assess change requests, make recommendations, secure client approvals, and issue change orders. Assesses change requests to resolve impacts to scope, budget, schedule, quality and risk.

    • Demonstrate ability to identify complex project risks, lead constructability reviews, develop risk mitigation and contingency plans, and implement action plans to reduce or eliminate project risks.

    What you'll need

    • Bachelor's degree (BA/BS/BEng/BArch) from College or University in a technical area of study. Minimum six years of related experience and/or training. Prior experience in a supervisory position (direct report responsibilities) required if specific duties include direct report responsibilities.
    • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States without the need for visa sponsorship now or in the future.
    • PMP (US and/or Canada) and LEED AP preferred.
    • Requires in-depth knowledge of financial terms and principles. Ability to calculate complex figures. Ability to forecast and prepare budgets. Conducts financial/business analysis including the preparation of reports.
    • Intermediate skills with Microsoft Office Suite. Ability to read and understand architectural drawings. Knowledge in MS Project, leases, contracts, and construction practices.

    Why CBRE?
    At CBRE, we pride ourselves on our RISE values of Respect, Integrity, Service and Excellence! CBRE is the global leader in commercial real estate and investment. We are FORTUNE's Most Admired Real Estate Company in 2023.

    Equal Employment Opportunity: CBRE is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. We have a long-standing commitment to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, veteran status, political belief, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

    Candidate Accommodations: CBRE values the differences of all current and prospective employees and recognizes how every employee contributes to our company's success. CBRE provides reasonable accommodations in job application procedures for individuals with disabilities. If you require assistance due to a disability in the application or recruitment process, please submit a request via email at [email protected] or via telephone at +1 866 225 3099 (U.S.) and +1 866 388 4346 (Canada).

    NOTE: Some, but not all, of our positions may have an additional requirement to comply with COVID-19 health and safety protocols, including COVID-19 vaccination proof and/or rigorous testing. If you have questions about the requirement(s) for this position, please inform your Recruiter.

    Why you should apply for a job to CBRE:

  • 65% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.