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Program Construction Manager at Arcadis

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Chicago, Illinois





Job Description:

Job Description
Arcadis, a Joint Venture Partner provides design and construction management services for the DWM Water Main Replacement program. The primary responsibility of this position is to lead the Construction Management Group that is responsible for approximately of 60 miles of water main installation and over 100 miles of street restoration projects per construction year. The team is comprised of 60+ inspectors, field personal, and construction administrators. The position is deadline driven and requires a high degree of organization and leadership to maintain multiple fronts of client interface, cross-discipline coordination, project delivery, and staff development.

Responsibilities of the Water Main Construction Manager can include the following tasks:


  • Work collaboratively with the contractor(s), local government(s), other agencies having jurisdiction, and DWM to solve project challenges representing the City's best interest.

  • Provide aldermanic outreach and coordination. Must have strong intergovernmental and public interface experience.

  • Solve complex challenges relating to construction, project schedule, and utilities coordination as an effective member of the project team.

  • Lead the inspectors in the observation and monitoring team to ensure that the project is being constructed in accordance with the approved plan and specifications and that critical project milestones are or will be met.

  • Engage with DWM's operations staff to facilitate maintenance of existing operations during construction.

  • Ensure that change orders and scope changes are appropriately processed and approved by DWM.

  • Promote and ensure a high level of product quality through frequent measurement and evaluation of construction review, quality assurance, and quality control procedures; lead by example in this area.

  • Interface on at least a daily basis with DWM stakeholders for problem resolution, planning and goal setting, and expectation management.

  • Mentor CM Group development by providing oversight and guidance, as well as training in DWM water main construction guidelines and procedures.

  • Provide guidance and review of coordination projects with other entities and agencies.

  • Manage existing construction delivery workflow, develop and maintain performance metrics, and pursue opportunities for continuous improvement.

  • Lead staff recruitment and hiring process when necessary.

  • Coordinate closely between DWM, CDOT, People's Gas, ComEd, other utilities, and the CTR Force Account, Engineering, Planning, Program Controls, and Construction Management teams.

  • Daily interaction with the Program Manager and CTR leadership team for program delivery coordination, strategy development and execution, and CTR team well-being.

  • Account, Engineering, Planning, Program Controls, and Construction Management teams.

  • Daily interaction with the Program Manager and CTR leadership team for program delivery coordination, strategy development and execution, and CTR team well-being.

Required Qualifications

  • B.S. degree in civil, mechanical engineering or construction management.

  • Minimum 15 years of experience in progressively increased project delivery roles, with at least three years of detailed utility CM experience (utility experience does not have to be contiguous).

  • Demonstrated leadership and management of large construction management teams.

  • Proven ability to interface with government agencies and public entities.

  • Detailed understanding of total project delivery requirements, including planning, design, and construction.

  • Commitment to and experience with team and staff development.

  • Demonstrated capabilities in multi-agency environments.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written.

  • Ability to track and manage General Contractors and subcontractors.

  • Extensive working experience with utility infrastructure development; particularly in major urban environments.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Program or large project delivery environment experience.

  • Familiarity with Primavera® Version 6 and ArcGIS®.

  • Familiarity with the City of Chicago, its water system, and construction specifications.

  • Familiarity with Illinois EPA and Illinois Pollution Control Board regulations.

Why Choose Arcadis
Arcadis is the leading global design and consulting firm for natural and built assets, and we invite you to join us in partnering with our clients to deliver truly exceptional and sustainable outcomes. Contribute to the world's most high-profile and transformative projects, from shopping centers in Shanghai and improved traffic flow in Atlanta to state-of-the-art rail systems in Doha, coastal defenses for Manhattan and cleaner air in Los Angeles.

Work alongside the industry's foremost thought leaders and accomplished professionals, generating effective, real-world results. We are Arcadis: 27,000 people in more than 70 countries, creating value by applying our collective wisdom to every challenge. Our culture is collaborative, we believe in diversity and the power of global teamwork, and we own the responsibility to sustain the Earth and its people in a safe and balanced way.

Arcadis. Improving quality of life.About This Business Line
Water, perhaps the world's most critical resource, can both sustain and destroy. As a global top five player in water services, we focus on the entire water cycle - from source to tap and back again - while also managing rivers and coastal zones, urban and rural water, and issues related to climate change and rising sea levels. Join our specialist teams of engineers, scientists and consultants and be uniquely positioned to provide safe and secure water technology that is built to withstand and support the demands of a rapidly changing world.We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. We are dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, disability, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law.





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