October 20, 2016
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Senior Project Manager

Cushman & Wakefield, Inc. - San Francisco, CA

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Job Description

Job Title

Senior Project Manager

Job Description Summary

The Senior Project Manager provides project management experience to designated projects and assignments for a particular client account, property portfolio, or large facility/complex through interaction with the client, property or facility management team, and project management staff. Monitors and coordinates the execution of the various services and processes relating to client contracted agreements for project management and tenant improvement consulting services. May supervise one or more Project Managers, and/or Project Coordinators. Works closely with and provides detailed progress reports to the Account Manager/Director. The Senior Project Manager is expected to have significant technical knowledge and awareness to be able to recognize when technical problems are developing and to initiate appropriate corrective actions.

Job Description


* Chairs and schedules meetings, prepares agendas, develops and maintains master project budgets and timelines as required for each project and project phase to ensure overall project objectives and client needs are met.

* Prepares and coordinates project reports and drawing reviews for clients, Account/Portfolio Manager, C&W Director, Client, and property/facility management team at all project phases including conceptual, schematic, design development and construction phases.

* Assists in the selection and contracting process of consultants and construction teams as necessary for each project. If appropriate/applicable, integrates the impact of other Project Management and Cushman & Wakefield components, including brokerage (work letter development), building operations, M.E.P., etc. as they relate to each project and project phase. Prepare and/or review RFP's needed for vendor and contractor services for the project.

* Reviews requisitions, change orders and other invoices associated with the project and advises and counsels the Account/Portfolio Manager and building/facility management team.

* Directly participates in the marketing and presentation of services to clients. Build rapport with client representative(s) and ensure scope of project and outside business forces affecting the project are fully understood and that specific deliverables are fully understood with performance standards and other relevant criteria.

* May supervise and manage the performance, development, work quality, reporting, and activities of Project Managers, and Project Coordinators.

* Maintains high qualitative and quantitative standards of work performance, conveys these expectations to others holds themselves and others accountable in meeting these standards, and provides all necessary documentation and reports to the client.

* Strives constantly to improve skill and working knowledge in themselves and others; keeps up to date in the field of specialization.

* Cooperates with other building/facility personnel to achieve corporate goals and objectives as to quality, service, cost and profit.

* Actively track each aspect of project performance against schedules and critical path.

* Reports to the Account Director regarding major problems, risks, and findings and results achieved along with specific, complete, and comprehensive recommendations.

* Provides the appropriate documentation and obtains the approvals necessary in advance of making organizational changes, actions planned implying commitments, and expenditures in excess of approved budget.

* Implements government laws and regulations and adheres to established rulings of government authorities.

* May be required to select and hire subordinates; delegates to each necessary authority and responsibility for performance of assigned functions.

* May be required to train, develop, motivate and discipline subordinates as necessary to meet established goals; reviews and appraises their work performance.

* Carries out responsibilities in a professional, courteous manner at all times.

* Comply with all Cushman & Wakefield policies and procedures, including but not limited to ethics and business practices.


* B.S. Degree in Architecture, Construction Management or Engineering required.

* Minimum of seven (7) years directly related experience in an engineering/construction project accountability role or a minimum of ten (10) years equivalent combination of experience in an advisory and/or engineering supervisory capacity required.

* Previous experience in managing complex retrofits/restacks, financial institutions and retail banking projects.

* Demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple projects within an existing and operational environment.

* Experience in ground-up building construction.

* Excellent client relations, client management, and consultation skills required.

* Proven leadership ability, administrative ability, technical background and project responsibility experience required.

* Experience and ability to follow mandated process and maintain compliance with detailed administrative procedures.

* Required to have at least five (5) years of supervisory experience in a project management capacity especially experience in leading, motivating, and developing employees.

* Superior oral and written communication skills required.

* Software Competency: Microsoft Project and Excel.

* Knowledge and understanding of applicable codes and standards, including LEED and green building requirements.

* Ability to consistently analyze and execute financial trade-offs which may or may not involve dealing with incomplete data and ambiguity.

* Possess judgment to know when to appropriately escalate issues up the chain of command.

* Highly organized and strong analytical skills.

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, disability, or protected veteran status.

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, disability, or protected veteran status.