Construction Project Manager

Chicago, IL 14580

Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Production Management Job Number: Js78700452 Compensation: $150000-170000 / year

Job Description

 Title: Greenfield Construction Project Manager

Location: Chicago, IL  
Travel Requirements: Up to 60%  (NY, and some travel to MI & AZ)

Must have 7+ years of Greenfield or New Construction Project management experience to be considered

  • Develop and implement project management processes and methodologies tailored to greenfield construction/manufacturing projects.
  • Uphold project management standards, tools, and templates to support successful dairy construction and processing projects.
  • Provide leadership, guidance, and support to project managers and teams throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Monitor project progress, budgets, and schedules to ensure adherence to goals and objectives.
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to define project requirements, scope, and deliverables.
  • Manage project portfolios, prioritize initiatives, and allocate resources effectively.
  • Implement routines and processes to capture key project milestones in PMO365 and Microsoft Planner.
  • Conduct risk assessments and mitigation strategies to address potential project challenges.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, safety standards, and quality control measures.
  • Coordinate with engineering, procurement, construction, and operational teams to drive project alignment.
  • Prepare and present project status reports, updates, and recommendations to senior management.
  • Audit and report compliance with project management processes and policies, implementing corrective solutions.

Qualifications Required:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, operations management, or related field; PMP certification is preferred. Additional certifications such as Lean Six Sigma or CSCP are advantageous.
  • 10 years' experience leading Project/Program Management Activities in highly regulated CPG Greenfield projects.
  • Ability to thrive in ambiguity and fast-paced environments.
  • Expertise in project management methodologies, fiscal management, risk management, and resource allocation.
  • Deep understanding of manufacturing processes, lean principles, workforce design, and continuous improvement methodologies.
  • Strong leadership, communication, negotiation, and conflict-resolution skills.
  • Proficiency in data analysis, problem-solving, and decision-making.
  • Experience in change management and stakeholder management.
  • Familiarity with technical aspects of manufacturing, permitting processes, and regulatory compliance.
  • Commitment to safety leadership and regulatory compliance.
  • Business acumen and continuous learning mindset.


Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information. 

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