Construction Manager - Chicago ($93,000 - $131,100)

Date:  May 27, 2023
Property:  300 N LaSalle IL (2160)

Chicago, IL, 60654

Division:  Office (Office)
Req ID:  41644

Position Summary:

Responsible to lead, direct and manage project delivery life cycle including management of construction operations, budget control, and schedule implementation.  Support the senior director of construction with the overall execution of Chicago projects, consistent with approved project programs and financial objectives through project turnover to Operations.  Ensure that construction requirements, quality expectations, and all other standards are met.  Responsible for identifying issues and/or delays and implementing solutions.   Establishes and maintains excellent working relationships with all team members regardless of role or level.  

Job Duties:

  • Each manager oversees approximately $7,000,000 worth of design and construction per year and will be involved in projects across all of Irvine company’s Chicago assets. 
  • Responsible for all design and construction activities related to assigned tenant improvement and re-investment projects within the portfolio. 
  • Act as a liaison between the customer, the leasing department, property management, the architect, and the general contractor
  • Assist in the development of space plans
  • Prepare order of magnitude cost estimates with reasonable accuracy
  • Assist leasing in structuring the tenant improvement portion of the lease
  • Review and approve all design and construction pricing
  • Retain, coordinate and manage the architects and general contractors
  • Review and manage design and construction schedules
  • Monitor the quality and progress of the contractor work, ensuring adherence to the specifications and schedule
  • Manage the project closeout process
  • Assist in the training program for the department
  • Maintain overall project budget
  • Maintain project records.
  • Review and approve project invoices
  • Review and approve all project change orders covering both schedule and approved budget
  • Run kick off meetings, value engineering sessions, weekly project meetings, punch walks, etc.
  • Work with the Operations team to prepare short or long form contracts
  • Administer any required project value engineering studies, constructability reviews or other special project requirements.
  • Perform other duties or projects as requested.

Minimum Qualifications / Other Expectations:

  • Management experience required. Bachelor's degree, additional experience and/or relevant certifications required.
  • 8 or more years of relevant work experience preferred in design and construction project management. 
  • Knowledge of construction schedules, procedures and cost estimating.
  • Working knowledge of local agency certification procedures.
  • Strong leadership, organization and communication skills. Attention to detail and a sense of urgency.
  • Microsoft Word, Project, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint; Scheduling Software



Base Pay Range: $93,000.00 - $131,100.00


Actual placement within this range may vary based upon, but not limited to, relevant experience, time in role, base salary of internal peers, prior performance, business sector, and geographic location.

The Company also offers competitive benefits for full time employees including paid time off, matching 401(k), and health benefits.


About Us:
Irvine Company Office Properties (a division of Irvine Company) offers a portfolio that includes more than 550 office buildings in premier locations: Orange County, Los Angeles, San Diego, Silicon Valley, Chicago and New York.

We’ve evolved the traditional office to something much more: a modern working community. Featuring innovative workplace design, quality craftsmanship, dedicated management and a collection of memorable experiences that seamlessly combine to build a vibrant workplace community.

We take as much pride in our employee community as we do the communities we create. It’s an environment populated with talented and experienced people, a collaborative spirit and abundant opportunities.

Apply today to join our employee community, and learn more about Irvine Company, our legacy and our guiding principles.

Irvine Company is committed to providing equal opportunity in all of our employment practices, including selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, compensation, termination, and training, without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy, age, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state, and local law. Reasonable accommodation is available for qualified individuals with disabilities, upon request.

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