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POST DATE 9/13/2016
END DATE 10/23/2016

Cushman & Wakefield, Inc. San Jose, CA

San Jose, CA
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Senior Project Manager

Job Description Summary

Cushman & Wakefield is a top-tier global commercial real estate firm in every service line and across every major geography in the world. We are a world-class company with more than 43,000 employees in over 60 countries with the resources and experience to serve the needs of our clients-from local real estate projects to the most complex global initiatives.

We hire the most talented professionals and invest in superior resources and technologies. The talent of our extraordinary people and the culture and business approach we foster, coupled with the exceptional, creative services we provide and the results we deliver worldwide for owners, occupiers, and investors are what distinguishes Cushman & Wakefield.

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, space planners, and/or CAD operators. Works closely with and provides detailed progress reports to the Account Manager/Director or Portfolio Manager in addition to the building/facility management team.


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, 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.

* 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.

* May supervise and manage the performance, development, work quality, reporting, and activities of Project Managers, Space Planners, and CAD Operators.

* Drive key decisions to maintain overall program and project momentum to align with client objectives

* Ensure clear communication lines between Broadcom, developer, design team, and C&W, including governance and escalation protocols

* Coordinate building interiors design and construction for client's Northern California requirements

* Coordinates with client Business Units to extract interiors design requirements, consolidate data, and communicate to design team and developer

* 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 and building/facility management team.

* 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.

* Reports to the Account/Portfolio Manager and senior building/facility manager regarding major problems 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.

* May be required to establish goals and objectives with timetables for the organizational unit and sub-units supervised.

* 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.

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

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


* B.S. Degree in Engineering or Architecture 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.

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

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

* May be required to have at least three (3) 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

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.