Senior Construction Manager - Capital Planning and Construction

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: Under general supervision, this position plans, directs and coordinates the design and construction of assigned capital projects on the City Colleges of Chicago campuses from conception to completion. This position assists the Associate Director - Facilities Planning with managing and completing special projects as assigned.


  1. Provides management control over project estimate, budget, schedule, design consultant selection, design development, construction and quality control issues. Provides technical advice and service as required to faculty, staff and the Facilities Management Department

  2. Attends project planning meetings to understand the project, location, and schedule for completion. Performs site reviews and investigates the overall nature of the project to develop the scope of work for each one.

  3. Develops schematic designs of projects and/or cost estimates to determine a preliminary budget.

  4. Recommends outside consultants to perform the necessary work of the projects by developing public notices, Requests for Qualifications (RFQs), Requests for Proposals (RFPs), and Board Report items.

  5. Develops bidding and construction documents including final cost estimates, and specifications and drawings for construction projects.

  6. Coordinates consultants’ work by furnishing available information on existing facilities to them, and reviewing drawings and specifications so that all projects can be completed within timeframes and estimated budgets.

  7. Attends pre-bid and bid-opening meetings; analyzes bids; and assists in developing Board Report items with the Purchasing Department.

  8. Reviews contractor’s work performed to ensure that it meets contract requirements; informs them when work needs to be corrected to comply with contract requirements.

  9. Maintains and upgrades reference library and drawing archives, and assists District personnel by responding to questions and inquiries.

  10. Adheres to CCC Customer Service Excellence standards.

  11. Performs other duties as assigned.


Direct Supervision: Construction Manager

Indirect Supervision: Professional Services Project: Consultants: On-Site Construction Contractors

Chicago residency is required for all full-time employees within 6 months of hire.

We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Thank you for your interest in City College of Chicago!


  1. Master’s degree in Architecture, Engineering, Urban Planning, Construction Project Management or a related field preferred supplemented by ten years of professional experience in architecture, planning, engineering, and construction management. A combination of educational and professional experience may be taken into consideration at the discretion of management.

  2. Must possess thorough knowledge related to building code requirements, construction methodologies and practices, and construction contract administration.

  3. Must be able to prepare preliminary designs, working drawings, and specifications for new construction work or for remodeling projects.

  4. Excellent writing and verbal communication necessary. Must be able to engage in public speaking activities.

  5. Must be self-directed and innovative, able to assess current operations to move the District closer to meeting the Key Performance Indicators. Must be able to meet deadlines in a timely manner.

  6. Must be able to work well with employees at all levels of the organization, in addition to students of the City Colleges. Proven experience in managing and directing a diversified work staff. Must be able to handle all situations with tact, persuasiveness, and diplomacy.

  7. Advanced software skills, specifically MS Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Database and Project Management software experience preferred.

  8. Must be able to travel around the City to the various Colleges and Satellite Campuses in an efficient and timely manner.

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