We are in search of an organized and enthusiastic Mid-Level Project Manager to join the Global Solutions Studio in our Chicago, IL office location. This individual will manage several teams handling multiple projects of varying size and scope, expand current client engagements, and encourage the expansion of service offerings by other NELSON teams.
Consult with client to determine project scope, requirements and timeline
Generate work plans, fee proposals and project schedules in response to client’s request
Develop and execute contracts between NELSON, its outside consultants and the client for services requested
Establish both quantitative and qualitative goals and objectives for each project
Finalize, communicate and monitor project scope, schedules, work plans and budgets to the team as detailed in the agreement
Lead and coordinate the project team’s work effort and foster a collaborative work environment
Provide direction, technical advice and guidance for the development of the project including the construction documents, coordination with consultants and the timely delivery of services
Review the documents for appropriateness, accuracy and adherence to client expectations, NELSON standards, building codes, and ADA recommendations
Routinely monitor project financial reporting data including AR reporting, discuss problem resolutions as appropriate with Studio Director and take corrective action as agreed upon
Enhance the work and careers of NELSON teammates through continuous training, support and mentoring. Participate in professional development reviews and encourage lessons learned discussions
Effectively manage team members to maintain positive interactions, while ensuring the highest product quality and meeting client expectations within the approved fee, project budget and project schedule
Develop and maintain positive relationships with teammates, internal and external consultants, contractors and approval agencies
Develop, maintain and grow relationships with existing clients and pro-actively identify new and/or additional opportunities as they arise
Meet with Studio Director periodically to review all project matters and provide recommendations for corrective actions and/or future adjustments to processes as appropriate.
Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture or Interior Design
6-10 years of relevant industry experience with 3 years prior experience as a project manager on a range of project types including Workplace services
Familiarity with roll-out implementation projects based on provided client standards preferred.
Great attention to detail a must.
Must be a team player and self-starter with the ability to lead, inspire, manage and mentor multiple project teams
Hands-on experience in every phase of the architectural process from programming through project close-out
Thorough understanding of the architectural design, drawing development, contract documentation and construction process including a working knowledge of building codes and regulations
Proven ability to develop, maintain and be accountable for project fees and schedules
Strong internal and external relationship management skills including ability to maintain and grow existing client relationships
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Proficiency in basic computer skills including MS Office Suite is required
Working knowledge of Deltek Vision is desirable
AutoCAD skills are required. Revit skills are highly desired
LEED AP certification is a plus
We offer competitive wages based on skills and experience, as well as an excellent benefits package, including: Paid Time Off, medical, dental, 401K, pre-tax Flexible Spending Accounts, and more. NELSON will cover the cost for an out-of-state relocation. NELSON is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
About Nelson Worldwide
NELSON is an award-winning firm delivering architecture, interior design, graphic design, and brand strategy services that transform all dimensions of the human experience, providing our clients with strategic and creative solutions that positively impact their lives and the environments where they work, serve, play, and thrive. Our collective network includes more than 1,100 teammates in 25 offices, combining industry experience, service expertise, and geographic reach to deliver projects across the country and around the world. Client partnerships across the NELSON network include: Bank of America, Saks Fifth Avenue, Google, Oracle, Hershey’s, Cisco, Kroger, Simon Property Group, Macy’s, Westfield, SAP Fieldglass, HILTON, Target, T-Mobile, Dick’s Sporting Goods, American Girl, YUM! Brands, and many more. Visit www.nelsonworldwide.com to learn more.