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Project Director

J A Watts Inc
Rosemont, IL 60018
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J. A. Watts, Inc. (JWI) is a woman-owned professional services firm that believes in treating its clients and employees like family at every level of our company. Our family culture is what we're known for, and we work to stay true to who we are. That's how we manage our projects and how we recruit THE Best People in our industry. Our clients come from all walks of life, and so do we, which makes us stronger together.

We are looking for an experienced Project Director to lead, manage, and communicate all aspects of the assigned construction project(s), including but not limited to design, planning, implementation, cost efficiency, and client satisfaction. The Project Director is also responsible for the ultimate success and development of the project team members and shall lead by example and personify the Company's Mission, Vision, and Values, taking ownership of their assigned project.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Effectively communicate the business value to prospective clients and partners through presentations, meetings, and proposals.
  • Build and maintain strong, long-lasting client relationships to support and cultivate business opportunities.
  • Oversee and manage the project team through the entire construction project process.
  • Establish project objectives, goals, procedures, and performance standards within company policy boundaries and contract specifications.
  • Ensure effective and positive communication as the point of contact between the client and the company.
  • Define the client's project scope, budget, and schedule. Consult or negotiate as needed to finalize project specifications.
  • A bachelor's degree in construction management, engineering, project management, or equivalent work experience. Project Management certification (PMP) or Professional Engineer is a plus.
  • 15+ years of experience in engineering, project or construction management; Transportation industry preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement effective solutions addressing process efficiency, project costs, budget parameters, and customer demands to achieve desired results.
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities, work under pressure, and communicate effectively in a team environment and meet deadlines.
  • Evidence of a high level of ethical behavior in exercising judgment and discretion in matters of significance.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, coach, and develop a team, including negotiating and effectively resolving conflict.
  • Advanced organizational and management skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; a persuasive communicator with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • General knowledge of various employment laws and practices and employee relations.

Company Benefits

  • Medical, Dental, Vision insurance options for employee and family. Health Savings and Flexible Spending Account options available.
  • Company-provided group life, short and long-term disability, and voluntary life options.
  • Matching 401(k) retirement plan.
  • Paid time off and holidays.
  • Professional development and tuition assistance.

EEO/AA: M/F/Vet/Disabled




Posted: 2021-05-02 Expires: 2021-06-02

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