Chicago Transit Authority
Project Manager - Construction
Chicago, IL, US
Full Time Permanent
Chief Infrastructure Officer
SALARY TARGET IS $76,168.24.
Final salary will be determined in part by the qualifications of the selected candidate and may be higher or lower than target.
Under direction, oversees technical and administrative project management activities during the implementation of large scale Authority facilities and right-of-way constructions contracts by administering and executing all project agreements, scope of work, project accountability and budget.
Primary duties and Responsibilities
30% Manages and directs large scale construction projects providing oversight in terms of budget, operations, and/or staffing from conception through completion.
Administers and oversees contract and program budget. Reviews and approves contractor and consulting invoices, instructs construction management firms as to Authority guidelines for construction cost estimating, and authorizes all project changes as it relates to project budget.
Plans, directs, and coordinates activities of designated project to ensure that goals and objectives are met and accomplished within prescribed time and funding parameters.
Establishes work plan and staffing for each phase of project, while providing staff with work plan and assigned duties, responsibilities, and scope of authority.
15% Manages project administration, monitoring, and reporting.
Administers all contract related construction documentation, including contract software management.
Analyzes and monitors the construction program through the CTA web-based project management website.
Maintains and presents overall contract spent, committed, obligated, and potential construction budgets along with contract and program current and projected time completions through database management.
Prepares project reports for management review and creates presentations to management on contract status.
Reviews and approves all consultant contract change documentation.
Supervises and coordinates design work performed by consultants.
Provides scope of work and level-of-effort for design and construction management contracts.
10% Reviews project proposals or plan to determine time and funding limitations, procedures for accomplishing projects, staffing requirements, and allotment of available resources during each project phase.
10% Administers decision-making process in determining allowable changes to construction contracts.
Meets with contractors, design consultants, and construction management firms to discuss proposed changes.
Performs time impact analysis reports for time change requests from contractors.
Produces contract change documentation for in-house construction projects.
10% Reviews and analyzes contractor produced baseline and updated progress Critical Path Method construction schedules to ensure that construction contracts are completed according to contract requirements. Coordinates all aspects of construction closeout procedures.
10% Serves as project liaison with other divisions, departments, and outside agencies to negotiate and resolve project.
10% Consults with federal, state, and city government departments on requirements and procedures to include in project work plan.
5% Performs related duties as assigned.
Keeping abreast of and implementing government regulations at all levels in relation to the project at hand.
Designing and implementing plans that contribute towards the realization of a project in an effective and efficient way.
Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management, Business, or a related field, plus five (5) years of experience, or a combination of education and experience relating to this position.
May require license in field of work.
Required to possess a valid Illinois driver's license.
Requires standing, visual acumen, manual dexterity, and fingering for working with computer keyboards.
Light physical effort required.
Required to climb and/or walk on structures, which may be at elevated levels.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Detailed knowledge of engineering principles and practices.
Detailed knowledge of engineering design and construction.
Detailed knowledge of related federal, state, and local codes, laws and regulations as it related to construction projects.
Working knowledge of the principles and practices and practices used in the preparation of designs, plans, specifications, and cost estimates.
Strong project management skills.
Strong contract administration and negotiation skills.
Strong budget management skills.
Good interpersonal skills.
Good written and oral communication skills.
Ability to conduct field inspections.
Ability to develop and administer budgets.
Ability to prepare clear and concise reports.
Ability to analyze problems, identify alternate solutions, and understand how each solution will affect the project outcome.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with various levels of Authority personnel and outside contacts.
General office environment.
Required to travel to various CTA property locations including facilities, garages, and shops.
On call 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.
Subject to various weather conditions when conducting field inspections; investigations and infrastructure assessments of shops, garages, yards, terminals and elevated subway and ballasted track areas.
May work adjacent to electrified rails and moving vehicles.
EQUIPMENT, TOOLS, AND MATERIALS UTILIZED
Standard office equipment.
Personal computer and related software.
Location and City
Applicants, if hired, must comply with CTA's residency ordinance.
CTA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
IT IS THE POLICY OF THE CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY THAT NO EMPLOYEE OR APPLICANT FOR EMPLOYMENT WILL BE DISCRIMINATED AGAINST BECAUSE OF RACE, COLOR, CREED, RELIGION, SEX, MARITAL STATUS, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, ANCESTRY, AGE, UNFAVORABLE MILITARY DISCHARGE OR DISABILITY. CTA WILL MAKE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR THE KNOWN DISABILITIES OF OTHERWISE QUALIFIED APPLICANTS FOR EMPLOYMENT AS WELL AS ITS EMPLOYEES, UNLESS UNDUE HARDSHIP WOULD RESULT. IF YOU REQUIRE AN ACCOMMODATION IN THE APPLICATION OR HIRING PROCESS, PLEASE CONTACT (see application details) PRIOR TO THE SUBMISSION OF YOUR APPLICATION OR UPON NOTIFICATION OF YOUR ACTUAL TEST DATE. CTA WILL WORK WITH YOU TO DETERMINE IF AN ACCOMMODATION CAN BE PROVIDED.
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Chicago Transit Authority
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The CTA operates the nation's second largest public transportation system and covers the City of Chicago and 35 surrounding suburbs. On an average weekday, approximately 1.64 million rides are taken on the CTA.