Project Manager

· Chicago, Illinois
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Helios Construction Services is looking for talented individuals to join our progressive construction management firm. Helios was founded on the belief that we can transform the construction process. We leverage people, experience, processes, data, and technology to deliver superior projects, from preconstruction to closeout. Our diverse portfolio of commercial construction work includes healthcare, hospitality, institutional, office, retail, multi-family residential, and industrial projects. 


At Helios, we believe that our greatest asset is our people. Our staff turnover rate is seven times lower than the industry average, and we have built a well-rounded team that allows us a 360-degree view of our field. Our project teams have backgrounds in architecture, engineering, and construction and have worked as owners, contractors, and subcontractors. If you want to hone your leadership and construction skills and work with a skilled group, this is the place for you. 


We are currently looking for an experienced Project Manager to lead construction management on assigned projects and assist construction supervision efforts. 


Role overview:


As Project Manager, you will act as the leader and provide overall management for assigned projects. This position requires high levels of responsibility, authority, and delegating tasks to project team members. You must be able to prioritize, act systematically, ask questions without hesitation, vet out assumptions, and ensure successful project completion and client satisfaction. You will be responsible for making decisions while appropriately weighing risk and reward and should be proactive in bringing resolutions to issues on time.




  • Maintain positive relations and develop relationships with clients, architects, design consultants, subcontractors, and act as a Helios representative for the general public
  • Identify critical path activities and addressing conflicting information before it affects the timely completion of project activities
  • Provide leadership and commitment to on-site safety and, along with the project team, provide feedback on the project site-specific safety program
  • Negotiate, award, write scope, and enforce subcontract agreements and purchase orders
  • Provide direction to subcontractors’ executive and project management teams
  • Writing, review, interpret, and/or research: Owner Agreements, project drawings and specifications for problems, conflicts, interferences, and discrepancies
  • Lead preconstruction teams in soliciting bids/quotes, performing estimates and takeoffs, establishing budgets, and securing new projects
  • Independently manage and coordinate monthly progress reports, financial cost control, change management, monthly payment applications, anticipated/forecasted cost reports, and other financial reports
  • Possess working knowledge of all project plans, specifications, contracts with Owner, subcontracts, purchase orders, daily correspondence, shop drawings, submittals, and all other project-related documents
  • Oversee the punch list and project closeout process; ensure timely completion of project and project closeout
  • Review, guide, and oversee all Project Engineer duties, and supervise, mentor, and train new Project Engineers and Interns


Minimum Requirements: 

  • 3 to 5+ years progressively increasing construction experience
  • Impeccable communication, organization, and leadership skills
  • Ability to read and interpret design drawings and understand specifications
  • Competency in all trades
  • Thorough understanding of construction means, methods, procedures, and risk management
  • Computer skills including communication and collaboration tools and Microsoft Office. Familiarity with AutoCAD, Revit, Building Information Modeling (BIM), Microsoft Project, and other relevant software, including quantity takeoff and project management software
  • LEED Accredited Professional and/or experience with sustainable construction
  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management, or a related discipline
  • Thorough understanding of project management systems


Why work with us?


  • Competitive compensation package, based on experience
  • Bonus opportunity
  • Exciting culture in a fast-growing, progressive work environment
  • Benefits package including health, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Opportunities for career growth


About Helios 


Helios Construction Services was founded in 2008 as a commercial general contractor and construction management firm. We started the firm around the premise that construction does not need to be complicated and that our actions and work should represent the needs of our clients. We believe that building is best executed with experienced people, following tried and true construction processes, supported by the latest technology.


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    Chicago, Illinois
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