Director, Project & Development Services at Cushman & Wakefield

Posted in Other 2 days ago.

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Job Description:

Job Title
Director, Project & Development Services

Job Description Summary

The Director is responsible for the successful management of the design, planning and construction of projects by leading individual, multi-disciplined real estate solutions for clients. This role is directly accountable for managing and accomplishing all project requirements/objectives determined for the project by client.
Job Description

• Regular interface with internal and external clients to ensure successful delivery of project management services, client goals and objectives are established and achieved, project action plans are implemented, anticipate/respond to all client needs, and generally act as a trusted advisor for comprehensive real estate work

• Act with fiduciary responsibility to client projects, including complete financial management of project: establish and manage project budgets, maintain monthly forecasts and cash flow analysis, prepare anticipated cost reports and any other reports as required by the client

• Management of due diligence, programming, design, entitlements, bidding, permitting, procurement, design team selection, schedule creation/management, contractor selection, vendor selection, sustainability and post construction services.

• Demonstrate competence in broad range of varied project types and operate in complex / non routine environment.

• Contribute to business development through identification of project or client opportunities.

• Oversee capital improvement programs with design and construction processes at multiple sites through local/account-based resources.

• Negotiate contracts with selected vendor(s) and manage performance of all contracted vendors, consultants, etc.

• Identify and address areas of concern regarding potential liabilities and risk (fee, our reputation, errors and omissions, etc.) with Market Leader.

• Provide an appropriate level of on-site supervision to ensure proper performance criteria are being met.

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

• Active management of PDS staff, including adherence to company policy/procedures, staff development, performance management, and team motivation. Convey and ensure adoption of policies and practices to the team.


• Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management, Business Administration or related field. Master's degree preferred. Certification preferred.

• Twelve or more years of related experience with 2 or more years of management experience required.

• Ability to contribute to the strategic direction of the assigned department or assigned practice area.

• Advanced project management skills with expertise in the project management business.

• Expert in client relations, client management and consulting.

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

• Highly organized with strong analytical skills.

• A proficient working knowledge of accounting and financial reporting, budgeting, scheduling and processes as they relate to corporate real estate, design and construction.

• Software skills: Microsoft Office applications, MS Project.

Cushman & Wakefield provides equal employment opportunity. Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated. Cushman & Wakefield is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.

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