Assistant Project Manager - MEP
Chicago, IL 
Posted 7 months ago
Position No Longer Available
Position No Longer Available
Job Description
Provide overall administrative and technical direction for one particular project. May have responsibility for specific aspects of construction (for example, managing document control, pricing proposal requests and tenant upgrades, issuing subcontractor and assisting in drafting owner change orders, approving invoices, updating project schedule) or for one or more specific trades or one or more portions of the project. Provide management oversight for all MEP phases of the project, including coordinating job site team MEP trades, material, and equipment and ensuring that specifications are being followed.

Uphold the core values of the company. Exceed client expectations and achieve all project goals. Accurately manage document control. Coordinate work of subcontractors.

As assistant project manager - MEP you will:
  • Work independently and exercise discretion in day to day activities under direction of project manager.
  • Establish project MEP objectives, policies, procedures and confirmation that subcontractors adhere to required performance standards. 
  • Review and submit and/or respond to all RFI’s written by the MEP-FP subcontractors.
  • Process submittals for approval and maintain submittal status report.
  • Ensure the structural documents and shop drawings are coordinated with the MEP-FP requirements.
  • Review mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection drawings and blueprints as well as consult with engineers, designers, MEP contractors and other contractors to ensure full and proper understanding by all of project requirements.
  • Initiate and maintain liaison with A/E contacts and MEP-FP subcontractors to facilitate construction activities.
  • Manage and coordinate design/build permit documents. Determine requirements and necessary implementation. 
  • Ensure the MEP-FP contractors are coordinating their work with the architectural and structural documents.  
  • Plan, supervise and inspect the work of MEP subcontractors to ensure work is being installed in accordance with the project schedule and document any non-compliant observations in Procore. 
  • Facilitate MEP-FP start-up with the Commission Agent, monitor the commissioning, and preparation of as-built documents, operation and maintenance manuals and owner training.
  • Create and maintain revisions log to ensure key team members have most updated construction set of drawings and specifications.
  • Price Proposal Requests.
  • Assist in issuing of subcontractor and owner change orders.
  • Create and update cost summary reports (PCO’s, OCO’s).
  • Assist in the negotiations, awarding, and the drafting of subcontracts and purchase orders.
  • Review and approve subcontractor invoices at monthly pay application meetings.
  • Provide monthly update to Owner on overall project costs and weekly quantity updates for self-performed work to administration.
  • Update look-ahead schedules provided to Owner weekly.
  • Prepare and provide Daily Activity Reports to owner.
  • Work closely with and communicate to the other members of the project team including the project manager, project engineers and superintendent.
  • Perform monthly base-line schedule updates.
  • Active role in weekly subcontractor and owner meetings.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as required.
To be successful in this position, you will:
  • 4-year engineering degree or equivalent, plus extensive (three or more years) experience/knowledge of construction, design, finance, and management required.
  • Must be able to apply innovative and effective management techniques to maximize employee performance.
  • Thorough understanding of corporate and industry practices, processes, standards, etc. and their impact on project activities; superior communication and interpersonal (tact, diplomacy, influence, etc.) skills essential.
  • Must be a business-oriented person.

James McHugh Construction Co. is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, national origin, citizenship status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, and or any other basis protected by law or company policy.

EOE of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability


Position No Longer Available
Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3+ years
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