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Burns & McDonnell Environmental Construction Project Manager in Chicago, Illinois


Our Remedial Construction practice is looking for a Construction Project Manager to support our Environmental design-build or engineer-procure-construct (EPC) work.

The Construction Project Manager will be responsible for multiple environmental remediation and demolition projects in the Chicagoland area and across the Midwest. The Construction Project Manager is responsible for the successful completion of the projects, establishing and maintaining a professional and satisfactory relationship with the Owner, engineer, subcontractors, suppliers and any other project stakeholder throughout the execution of the projects.

The Construction Project Manager will report directly to the EPC Program Manager and will manage and coordinate all aspects of the construction effort including:

  • Field activities of all company personnel on assigned project(s);

  • Interface with client representatives, A/E representatives, and other third parties related to construction activities.

  • Review and approve construction related portions of project specific proposals

  • Review site and general base arrangements for constructability

  • Review of receiving and storage and shortage reporting plans

  • Review and approval of subcontractor invoices

  • Review and support the implementation of Safety and injury reports procedures

  • Subcontractor's manpower reporting

  • Review subcontractor schedule and work plans

  • Site logistics and responsibility matrix

  • Assist in preparing a Subcontractor's bidder list for all construction contracts

  • Review the construction specifications and drawings prepared by engineers

  • Assist in the evaluation of construction bids and provide recommendations

  • Responsible for cost and schedule execution and reporting of construction activities

  • Can verify subcontractors estimates and prepare construction estimates

  • Coordinate Subcontractor’s schedule and update project schedule

  • Represents Construction at project meetings

  • Supports the development of the monthly Owner's Progress Report

  • Perform additional duties as assigned.



  • 7-10 years verifiable, relevant construction/ construction management experience.

  • Experience in environmental remediation, abatement and/or demolition. Current in OSHA Trainings (40hr, 30hr, etc.)

  • Demonstrated leadership and personnel management skills for managing work assignments and employee performance to ensure the efficient, cost-effective utilization of staff.

  • Prefer a Bachelor’s degree in engineering from an accredited curriculum.Must be detail-oriented and demonstrate strong analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with both internal project management staff and client staff

  • Valid driver's license required. In addition, must meet standards to qualify for and maintain the Company's vehicle driving privileges as outlined in the Company's Motor Vehicle Safety Policy.

Job Project Management

Primary Location US-IL-Chicago

Other Locations US-IL-Downers Grove

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

About Burns & McDonnell

Burns & McDonnell is making the world a more amazing place with more than 5,000 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists and consultants on staff and growing. We strive to create amazing success for our clients and amazing careers for our employee-owners. We take on some of the world’s toughest challenges with the industry’s best thinking.

We have offices and projects spanning the US and the globe. We are proud to rank among FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. Our culture of 100% employee ownership plays a major role in supporting that outcome. Each employee shares in the ownership of the firm, bringing the commitment of an owner to our projects. Clients appreciate that and have rewarded us with a 90% repeat business rate and decades-long partnerships. Pretty cool for a 100 year old firm that grows organically.

At Burns & McDonnell, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference every day while fulfilling your personal and professional ambitions. Our entrepreneurial culture lets you guide your destiny and shape the path your career travels. And with more than 350 service specialties, your career and development options are abundant.

Burns & McDonnell is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Req ID: 191002



Equal Employment Policy: It is the policy of Burns & McDonnell to offer equal opportunity in all areas of employment to all qualified individuals, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or other classes protected by applicable law. View our EEO policy statements.

EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans

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