30 days old

Project Manager

J.A. Watts, Inc.
Rosemont, IL 60018
  • Job Code
    144310558

J. A. Watts, Inc. (JWI) is a woman-owned professional services firm that believes in treating its clients and employees like family at every level of our company. Our family culture is what we're known for, and we work to stay true to who we are. That's how we manage our projects and how we recruit THE Best People in our industry. Our clients come from all walks of life, and so do we, which makes us stronger together.

As Project Manager, this individual will manage all phases of various airline/airport projects at O'Hare airport and beyond. Depending on projects, this role could include travel so someone excited about getting a wide variety of aviation experience would be the best fit. We are looking for someone who is a self-starter and a team player, as this role will work with a variety of internal and external team members including direct client interactions. Different clients and projects can require different software use so the ability to learn new programs quickly is a must. Above all, we are looking for someone who will live out the JWI Mission, Vision, Values of JWI.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Establish clear lines of reporting within the project and team organization, as well as define clear roles and responsibilities for the team members to increase efficiencies and to reduce duplication of effort.
  • Establish project objectives, policies, procedures, and performance standards within boundaries of company policy and contract specifications.
  • Ensure effective communication is always maintained within the team structure and with Senior Management.
  • Understand the JWI contract and the responsibilities therein.
  • Responsible for collaborating with clients, sub-consultants, and contractors to define work procedures and resolve complaints and construction problems.
  • Manage project staff and job site activities. Investigate potential situations and implement corrective measures as necessary. Develop contingency plans in advance to mitigate potential risk.
  • Responsible for all financial aspects of project contracts, including labor, expenses, and staffing projections, to protect the company's interest.
  • Maintain a positive relationship with the client at all times.
  • Write technical documents, testing plans, and proposals.
  • Ensure project documentation is maintained on a regular basis.
  • Complete weekly and monthly reports concerning work progress, costs and scheduling. Develop a preliminary project schedule; coordinate schedule updates and distribute internally and externally; receive, analyze and monitor the contractor's schedule for a level of detail, accuracy, and logic.
  • Represent the company in project meetings and attend strategy meetings. Schedule and lead job meetings. Assemble and distribute meeting minutes.
  • Responsible for interviewing, recommending, and negotiating contractual service agreements. Prepare and negotiate revisions, changes, and additions to contractual agreements with architects, consultants, clients, suppliers, and subcontractors.
  • Provide guidance, direction, and oversight to junior level Project Managers on assigned projects.
  • Responsible for ensuring that project deliverables are on time, within budget and at the required level of quality.
  • Produce and monitor punch list items; manage the closeout process to completion.
  • Produce and review design plans, specifications, and cost estimates.
  • Perform other duties as may be required/directed.


  • A bachelor's degree in construction management, architecture or engineering, or equivalent work experience
  • 2-5 years of project management experience, preferably in engineering, construction management, or program management; experience in aviation industries is preferred.
  • General knowledge of contract management and budgeting/estimating.
  • Advanced interpersonal, administrative, and organizational skills, including the ability to negotiate and resolve conflict.
  • Highly proficient oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong ability to balance multiple priorities, work and communicate effectively in a team environment to meet deadlines.
  • Active participation in industry organizations a plus.
  • Experience using MS Office suite and industry related project management software.

Company Benefits

  • Medical, Dental, Vision insurance options for employee and family
  • Health Savings and Flexible Spending Account options available
  • Company-provided group life, short and long-term disability, and voluntary life options
  • Company-provided IDTheft protection coverage
  • Company-provided student loan repayment resources
  • Matching 401(k) retirement plan
  • Paid time off and holidays
  • Professional development and tuition assistance

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Posted: 2021-08-18 Expires: 2021-09-18
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