Senior Project Manager Jobs in Chicago at Perkins+Will

Title: Senior Project Manager

Company: Perkins+Will

Location: Chicago

As a Senior Project Manager on the Perkins&Will team, your skills and passion will come to life through the following responsibilities:

Responsible for leading all phases of the project lifecycle with a high level of proficiency and expertise while adhering to firm and project goals and standards of excellence in design, execution, and living design.

Full responsibility for managing all aspects of projects to ensure efficient execution within scope and budget.

Manages project teams, fosters collaboration, demonstrates strong and effective communication and direction which inspires high team performance, design ideas, and successful project delivery.

Provides mentorship to project team and staff.

Leads effort in developing and validating project scope, fee, budget, services during the marketing and contract development process.

Accountable for complete and timely communication of project information to and from clients and project team.

Responsible for managing project using the Deltek Project Management system; completes work plans in Deltek, including identification of project team members, budget, consultants, schedule for completion, fees, and costs as well as project change notices or other actions taking place on the assigned project.

Works with Project Architect and Sr. Project Architect to avoid or eliminate conflicts in schedule due to the changes in various projects.

Provides on-going communication through team meetings, minutes, and memos to project team.

Communicates with clients, consultants, contractors, sub-consultants, and other disciplines to ensure effective communication.

Monitors construction administration during the construction phase.

Understands and responds to technical implications and design decisions.

Participates in marketing opportunities and develops successful client relationships for continuing business.

Controls risk management by monitoring client issues and technical issues in a timely manner to minimize liability.

Reviews work for accuracy, omissions, legibility, and for document compliance in accordance with Perkins&Will’s Project Delivery Manual.

Coordinates staffing resources with Operations Director.

Experience managing International Projects is preferred.

What you’ve accomplished prior to joining our team:

Professional architectural license or 25 years of experience in the design profession.

Position requires a professional degree in architecture or related discipline.

Typical Years of Requisite Experience: 10-15+


Building codes

Site analysis

Preliminary design studies

Contract documents

Field measurements

Life safety requirements


Construction contract administration

Project kickoff and closeout

Frequently Used Software :

Advanced knowledge of 2D/3D Production Software

Advanced Revit

Deltek, Microsoft Office, Adobe Suite/Affinity

Conceptual modeling tools such as Rhino, Sketch Up, Grasshopper

Visualization tools such as Enscape and Lumion

Physical modeling Tools such as 3D laser printing

Presentation Tools (InDesign, Photoshop, etc.)

In Progress:

LEED GA within 6 months of hire

Professional Accreditation in one area of Living Design that interests you: LEED AP with Specialty, BREEAM AP, WELL AP, SITES AP, CPHC/CPHE Passive House Institute Certified Passive House, or RELi AP

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