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CDM Smith Construction Management Professional 5 in Chicago, Illinois


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Job Description:

Plans, manages, and oversees construction management activities on small to medium size construction projects of routine nature or a single larger project or multiple-contract projects of routine nature. May direct the day-to-day activities of construction representatives and construction coordinators on projects. Becomes familiarized with project contract documents within each project to coordinate and controls assigned activities including critical path method (CPM), scheduling and claims administration. Interprets plans and specifications for clients, contractors, and the company's field personnel. Identifies and communicates project deficiencies, expected cost overruns, materials issues and any other related construction issues or risks related to their area of oversight. Prepares related reports (ex: monthly progress reports, etc.). Maintains daily report of construction activities. Provides direction to shop drawing professionals to develop project related shop drawings. Coordinates and disseminates shop drawings to project stakeholders as necessary. Provides internal consultation to construction representatives and serves as a technical resource to other functional groups. Reviews government or funding agency regulations to provide consultative services that reflect an up-to-date knowledge and understanding of legal requirements. Performs other duties as required.

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Construction Management Professional 5



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Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree. 4 years of related experience. Equivalent additional directly related experience will be considered in lieu of a degree. Domestic and/or international travel may be required. The frequency of travel is contingent on specific duties, responsibilities, and the essential functions of the position, which may vary depending on workload and project demands.

EEO Statement:

We attract the best people in the industry, supporting their efforts to learn and grow. We strive to create a challenging and progressive work environment. We provide career opportunities that span a variety of disciplines and geographic locations, with projects that our employees plan, design, build and operate as diverse as the needs of our clients. CDM Smith is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, disability, citizenship status, genetics, protected veteran status or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Why CDM Smith?:

Check out this video and find out why our team loves to work here! (https://www.cdmsmith.com/en/Video/Meet-CDM-Smith)

Join Us! CDM Smith – where amazing career journeys unfold.

Imagine a place committed to offering an unmatched employee experience. Where you work on projects that are meaningful to you. Where you play an active part in shaping your career journey. Where your co-workers are invested in you and your success. Where you are encouraged and supported to do your very best and given the tools and resources to do so. Where it’s a priority that the company takes good care of you and your family.

Our employees are the heart of our company. As an employer of choice, our goal is to provide a challenging, progressive and inclusive work environment which fosters personal leadership, career growth and development for every employee. We value passionate individuals who challenge the norm, deliver world-class solutions and bring diverse perspectives. Join our team, and together we will make a difference and change the world.

Job Site Location:

Illinois - Chicago

Agency Disclaimer:

All vendors must have a signed CDM Smith Placement Agreement from the CDM Smith Recruitment Center Manager to receive payment for your placement. Verbal or written commitments from any other member of the CDM Smith staff will not be considered binding terms. All unsolicited resumes sent to CDM Smith and any resume submitted to any employee outside of CDM Smith Recruiting Center Team (RCT) will be considered property of CDM Smith. CDM Smith will not be held liable to pay a placement fee.

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Visa Sponsorship Available:

No - We will not support sponsorship, i.e. H-1B or TN Visas for this position

Skills and Abilities:

Working knowledge of construction management processes, means and methods. Knowledge of construction products, details and relevant rules, regulations, and quality standards. Possesses an understanding of all facets of the construction process. Good time and project management skills. Ability to analyze, problem-solve and mitigate risks.

Background Check and Drug Testing Information:

CDM Smith Inc. and its divisions and subsidiaries (hereafter collectively referred to as “CDM Smith”) reserves the right to require background checks including criminal, employment, education, licensure, etc. as well as credit and motor vehicle when applicable for certain positions. In addition, CDM Smith may conduct drug testing for designated positions. Background checks are conducted after an offer of employment has been made in the United States. The timing of when background checks will be conducted on candidates for positions outside the United States will vary based on country statutory law but in no case, will the background check precede an interview. CDM Smith will conduct interviews of qualified individuals prior to requesting a criminal background check, and no job application submitted prior to such interview shall inquire into an applicant's criminal history. If this position is subject to a background check for any convictions related to its responsibilities and requirements, employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation including criminal history. Criminal history will not automatically disqualify a candidate. In addition, during employment individuals may be required by CDM Smith or a CDM Smith client to successfully complete additional background checks, including motor vehicle record as well as drug testing.

Additional Compensation:

All bonuses at CDM Smith are discretionary and may or may not apply to this position.

Work Location Options:

Successful candidate will be required to work in office and field locations as needed.

Driver's License Requirements:

An appropriate and valid driver's license is required.