Senior Project Manager

Date: May 14, 2023

Location: Chicago, IL, US

Company: RailWorks

Job ID: 16881 

Benefits Offering
RailWorks is committed to helping our employees live better lives.  We offer comprehensive benefits packages to eligible employees, including competitive pay, medical, dental and vision coverage, 401(k) with company match, and additional performance incentives


Pay Range: $140000 - $148000 / year 


Position Summary
The Senior Project Manager leads, directs, and exercises functional authority over all aspects of constructions projects including planning, organizing, budgeting, and cost reporting.   Ensures that the goals and objectives of each project are accomplished on schedule and within budget, and that quality and safety standards are met.  Directs department staff in successfully accomplishing goals and objectives.


Primary/Essential Responsibilities and Duties
•    Reviews project proposals and plans to gain an understanding of the project requirements (time frame, budget, safety, quality, staffing, materials and equipment requirements) necessary to complete the project within the required time frame
•    Develops an execution plan that outlines staffing, materials, equipment, subcontracting, and other services that are necessary to deliver the project on time and within budget
•    Verifies estimates based on detailed review of proposal specifications
•    Coordinates with department managers to establish work plans and staffing for each phase of the project
•    Organizes and conducts meetings with project staff and management to communicate information related to each function’s needs concerning project requirements
•    Leads project activities to ensure that the project is executed in accordance with designs, budgets and schedules; takes appropriate action to minimize the impact of deviations
•    Monitors and oversees the efficient use of materials and equipment and the contractual performance of the project; confers with project staff to ensure that assigned duties and responsibility are performed per agreed upon expectations
•    Monitors and oversees onsite activities, quality, productivity, progress, and safety of employees and subcontractors
•    Oversees financial aspects of contracts
•    Provides technical assistance and recommends construction methods and equipment
•    Anticipates potential roadblocks and develops solutions to prevent issues from arising; resolves any problems that may arise during project execution
•    Implements and monitors safety programs
•    Represents the company in project meetings
•    Prepares written reports and/or updates (internal and external) for management, client, and project team, to ensure a clear understanding of project status
•    Hires, trains, and manages performance of staff
•    Administers financial tracking systems to monitor project costs and estimates. 


Required Skills and Qualifications 
•    A minimum of 5 years of construction management experience including a thorough knowledge of construction industry practices, methods, processes, and standards and their impact on project activities
•    Demonstrates a working knowledge of basic project accounting, project controls (cost, schedule, change management, etc.), material management, contract management, subcontract management, safety, and quality
•    Exhibits strong leadership qualities and abilities; applies innovative and effective management techniques to maximize employee performance
•    Track record of successfully planning and executing projects on schedule and within budget
•    Effective verbal and written communication skills and presentation skills
•    Strong client relations, influencing skills and organizational skills.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
•    Frequently works outdoors at construction sites and occasionally works indoors
•    Frequently stands, walks, climbs, balances, stoops, and crouches while negotiating work areas under construction
•    Sits, reads, writes, and uses a keyboard
•    May be exposed to harsh weather conditions including very hot and very cold weather
•    May be exposed to loud noise.


This job description is not intended to represent a complete, comprehensive list of all duties and responsibilities that may be required in this position.  There may be unplanned activities and other duties as assigned. 

RailWorks is North America’s leading track and transit system experts for over 100 years and with 45 offices across the U.S. and Canada.  We take on challenging projects every day and our success rely on a collaborative and open-minded work environment that encourages teamwork, positivity, and ingenuity.  We are committed to creating a culture of trust, respect, and acceptance.  RailWorks also offers opportunities to grow your career, develop your skills and pursue success. 

RailWorks Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment with RailWorks without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago