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Project Executive - Construction in Chicago, IL at Gilbane

Date Posted: 6/18/2018

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Job Description

At Gilbane we’re building more than buildings, we’re helping create schools, hospitals, laboratories and other facilities across the United States and throughout the world that will be helping people live better for decades to come. As a fifth generation family business we’ve built the best team in the industry with a culture of caring that treats every one of our employees as a trusted member of the Gilbane family. We also invest in our employees’ education and have built Gilbane University into the top training organization in the construction industry. If you have the desire to make a real difference in people’s lives and become part of a growing organization that treats you like member of the family – you will feel right at home at Gilbane.

Primary Function: A self- starting industry leader with the ambition to grow our Metro-Chicago business within the context of one of the nation’s oldest and most well respected general contractors. This seller-doer will be responsible for business development and the day to day execution of estimating, preconstruction and construction activities. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience, and established relationships with key partners in the Metro-Chicago market.


  • Identify, track, pursue and actively engage internal resources to secure new work
  • Identification and recruitment of industry leading talent
  • Guide multiple jobs and multiple job teams operationally in each phase including pre-construction, construction, closeout, and post-construction services
  • Formulate and develop contract terms with clients and communicate to project team
  • Ensure project strategy is clearly defined and communicated
  • Coordinate the estimating effort to ensure involvement with best and most competitive subcontractors for the job
  • Mentor and coach PM's and project team to ensure their skills and capabilities are being developed by establishing annual performance goals for each direct report Develop and maintain client and industry relationships at the appropriate levels reinforcing Gilbane's commitment to continuously address associated needs and interests
  • Promote positive relations by dealing professionally and fairly with all subcontractors and vendors, and continually instilling this philosophy in the project team
  • Communicate effectively with field team members as well as keeping them active in decision-making.
  • Accountable for project completion and financials, Gilbane Success Factors, Customer Satisfaction Results


The successful candidate will possess:

  • 10+ years of experience with a commercial general contractor/construction manager
  • Experience in developing and maintaining client and broker relationships in Metro-Chicago
  • Proven ability to motivate, mentor and manage others
  • Ability to achieve and maintain financial control and profit goals for projects
  • Schedule flexibility to participate in key industry events 
  • Excellent communication skills

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Strong technical and communication skills are critical
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Leadership and management skills
  • Knowledge of Prolog, Microsoft Office (preferred)

Excellent total compensation package which includes competitive health and welfare benefits, generous profit-sharing/401k plan, as well as technical and management training programs.

Gilbane is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Gilbane has an unwavering focus on safety, the environment and caring about everyone involved in our work.

Qualified applicants who are offered a position must pass a pre-employment substance abuse test.

Gilbane is not accepting unsolicited resumes from third party recruiters at this time.