Senior Project Manager - Commercial Construction in Rockford at GPAC

Date Posted: 11/12/2019

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Job Description

Construction Senior Project Manager

If you want to take pride in the work you do, be valued for your contributions to the team effort and have a lasting career in construction, we are looking for you. A long-established and highly respected General Contractor is seeking a Senior Project Manager to oversee diverse commercial projects from pre-construction to the finished structure, interfacing with both customers and construction professionals.

Job Summary

The ideal Senior Project Manager plans all phases of commercial construction projects in a timely and cost-effective manner, including risk management, quality, and safety. The position is responsible for organizing, scheduling and implementing all assigned projects.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Direct and oversee construction projects from conception to completion while monitoring compliance with safety and building regulations, including project planning, scheduling, estimating and budgeting.
  • Collaborate with the architect and construction team to ensure the feasibility of each project.
  • Work with the customer from the start of each project to ensure project scope and vision are understood and implemented.
  • Negotiate agreement terms, manage construction contract drafts, bid on projects, and obtain permits to analyze and mitigate risks.
  • Communicate with the responsible parties to ensure quality construction exceeds company standards and proper industry techniques and processes are utilized.
  • Prepare external and internal reports relating to job status, daily progress, estimates, and deliverables.
  • Review projects on a daily basis to ensure quality construction standards exist and estimates remain within budget.


The ideal candidate will have excellent leadership qualities that allow him/or her to take ownership and management of a project from beginning to end.

  • Bachelor's degree in Construction Management, Project Management or a related field of study preferred.
  • A minimum of 7 years of managing commercial construction projects, $15 million and above.
  • Strong knowledge of construction materials, processes and equipment are required. Must have the ability to read and interpret documents such as construction plans, blueprints, structural drawings, and plan sets.
  • Experience managing budgets for construction projects is required.


  • Build partnerships and work collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives, establish credibility and influence others.
  • Effectively communicate; generate professional written material and deliver valuable verbal presentations.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills, including keen attention to detail and the ability to juggle multiple tasks, work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Strong customer focus and the ability to work with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Competent to work independently, take initiative, set priorities and see projects through to completion.
  • Demonstrate interpersonal and presentation skills for frequent contact with clients and co-workers.
  • Highly developed problem solving, analytical and decision-making skills.
  • Mature leader who maintains a professional appearance and demeanor.
  • Demonstrates a positive attitude, integrity and social/cultural awareness and sensitivity.

Benefits include

  • Industry-leading compensation and benefits package
  • Lucrative bonus plan
  • Positive company culture and work/life balance

If you enjoy managing the day to day needs of building projects to completion, then this could be the position for you!

If you're interested in this position apply online, or submit your resume and project list to

All inquiries are strictly confidential.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, age, color, sex (including pregnancy), religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, military status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable laws or regulations.

GPAC (Growing People and Companies) is an award-winning search firm specializing in placing quality professionals within multiple industries across the United States for the past 29 years. We are extremely competitive, client-focused and realize that our value is in our ability to deliver the right solutions at the right time.