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Sr Project Manager

Atlanta, GA, USA | Jones Lang LaSalle

  • Industry:
    Real Estate
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Project Management
  • Experience:
    7-10 years
Job Description:
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Delivers senior level project management supervision over assigned JLL client projects.Provide superior client service and employee management. Contribute to the growth of the company and meet assigned financial target. Reports to Global PDS Lead.

Strategic Objectives

Growth Makes a meaningful contribution to the development and execution of strategy for a Team, consistent with the strategy of the business. Regularly involved with local and regional industry conferences and with clients as representative of the Firm. Sets an example for others; continually enhances the business by introducing and implementing new concepts and ideas. Supports cross-business line growth.

ValuesCultivates positive relations with and between project managers/associates assigned to the Team. Markets the company’s services to potential clients; maintains their favorable impression. Verbal and written communication skills are professional in style and technically excellent.

Brand Directly responsible for enhancing Team revenues through the maintenance and expansion of existing client relationships and by developing new relationships. Functions as a subject matter expert for a specific product or service. Able to communicate all available products and service offerings of the Firm. Contributes to the development of new product and service delivery ideas for the business unit.

Client Lead relationship manager for a single strategic alliance client or serves as a key resource to multiple client teams. Assists client in developing real estate strategy linked to client business objectives. Assists Team Leader in the development of the business unit’s service delivery strategy.

People Often has responsibility for managing and developing a limited number of people (i.e., 3 or fewer) who are involved with a specific function, or who are members of a specific business unit or client team.

DigitalDemonstrates skills that enable the individual to successfully execute highly complex transactions. Recognized leader within Firm for his/her area of specialization. Assumes lead role complex client assignments. Day to day expectation to be proficient with PM tools, templates & digital interfaces.

Position Responsibilities

Player / Coach - Supervise the regional or functional team for the delivery of projects

Upon award of a project, develop project specific and client driven goals, schedules, budgets.

Establish and maintain project goals and success criteria that meets the client needs. 

Build rapport with client representatives and ensure scope of project and outside business forces affecting the project is fully understood and that specific deliverables are fully understood with performance standards and other relevant criteria. 

Coordinate any necessary due diligence efforts on behalf of the client, maintaining and delivering all appropriate documentation. 

Develop a detailed budget based on historical/market data and clearly defined set of budget assumptions.

Act as the primary senior level contact with the client throughout the duration of the project.

Guide the client and team through the design implementation process including conceptual, schematic, design development and construction documentation and signoff. 

Develop and maintain the Master Project Schedule. 

Prepare various RFP’s needed for vendor and contractor services for the complete project. 

Develop procedures for distribution, receipt, opening, leveling and award  

Facilitate a project kick-off meeting with internal staff and key stakeholders to ensure responsibilities are communicated and understood by all concerned. 

Actively track each aspect of project performance against schedules and critical path. 

Oversee vendor and project team members work to ensure compliance with contract and client expectations. 

Identify and address areas of concern regarding potential liabilities and risk.

Assist in training and developing JLL team members in the skills and understanding of firm and client procedures, methodology and practices expected for a successful project implementation. 

Demonstrate proficiency in the use and application of all PDS technology as required for assigned projects.

Ensure accurate management of all accounts receivables to maintain a level not to exceed planned working capital charge as set by corporate finance.

Comply with all JLL policies and procedures, including but not limited to ethics and business practice.

Task Responsibilities

Oversee Small team and manage a portfolio of projects

Conduct Weekly project calls with client, vendors, contractors and consultants

Update and maintain Schedules and Budgets in PDS technology tools

Maintain client relationships and communications

Coordinate Vendors

Assist in the production of Monthly Reports to client

Review Drawings, Shop-drawings, Change Orders, Progress payments and Invoices for approval

Assist in drafting of RFP’s with contractors, consultants and vendors

Share Best Practices across team/clients

Attend industry events

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (SKA)

7-10 years of practical experience in project administration preferred

Ability to regularly communicate analyzed data to client and team to achieve project goals

Strong working knowledge of architectural drawings and furniture and space planning concepts

Flexibility with work hours and travel as needed

Experience in construction management or real estate preferred

Highly organized with strong analytical skills

Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to interact with executive level external and internal clients

Ability to successfully communicate with client, vendors, contractors and consultants and team 

Previous experience effectively supervising, training, mentoring and evaluating several project managers at various levels within the organization/team

Ability to manage all aspects of construction projects effectively and efficiently including, but not limited to Budgeting, Scheduling, Submittals, Change orders

Demonstrated high level of performance in project budgeting, contract negotiations and scheduling

Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and Project software

Minimum Required Education

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Accounting, Business, Architecture, Engineering, or Construction Management strongly preferred.

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