baso LTD

Project Manager I

Up to $75,000.00 yr
Evergreen Park,

About the Job

Up to $75,000.00 yr
Evergreen Park,
BACKGROUND As the Project Manager, you’ll support the Project Executive in the day-to-day management of our projects from start to finish. In our industry, projects can move fast, decisions can change and budgets can shift. This is why good management is critical to resolving our projects’ various challenges. KEY SKILLS We’re looking for a professional with:
  • Experienced project management and organizational skills - You’ve been here before; managing others, resolving issues, meeting deadlines, etc. to keep projects on track and on budget in construction or other large projects.
  • Experienced communication (i.e., listening, processing, speaking, etc.) skills - You understand project management is relationship management and seek to authentically collaborate with community/project stakeholders.
  • Experienced emotional management and self-care skills - You’re aware this industry can be stressful and have a system for managing this on and off the job so you can keep yourself, your team and your clients relaxed and engaged.
ROLE You’ll manage a group of projects as well as report transparently and consistently to the Project Executive. Specifically, you’ll need to track and/or address project challenges by delegating tasks to the project team, collaborating with community/project stakeholders, and/or resolving issues yourself as needed. As a mission-driven business, you’ll ensure that projects meet the needs of our clients and the communities they serve. RESPONSIBILITIES Your responsibilities will include off and on-site tasks including but not limited to:
  • Attending and/or presenting at meetings
  • Leading meetings with vendors, clients and/or stakeholders
  • Tracking and delegating tasks to the larger project team
  • Reporting to the Project Executive in a transparent and consistent basis
  • Collaborating with project vendors, clients and/or stakeholders to resolve project challenges (i.e., architects, general contractors, subcontractors, city officials, institutions, community leaders, etc.)
  • Reporting and documenting site visits
  • Reviewing drawings, tracking changes and communicating these
  • Monitoring budget status and noting irregularities
  • Procuring of professional service and construction services
  • Development of project schedules
  • Development and tracking of detailed project budgets (sources and uses)
  • Analyzing proposals and contractor bids
  • Being on call for project questions and emergencies
  • Answering emails and phone calls
  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Vision insurance
  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Design/Construction/Project Management related field: 7 years (Required)

Applicant Requirements

  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree with a minimum of 7 years in a Design/Construction/Project Management related field
  • Working knowledge of the design, construction and project management process
  • Working knowledge of standard administrative and collaboration software (e.g., Microsoft Office, Google Workplace, Asana, etc.) as well as familiarity with industry standard software (e.g., Procore, PlanGrid, Bluebeam, P6, etc.)
  • Ability to understand architectural drawings, specifications, work/bid scopes, AIA contracts, budget estimates, etc.
  • Ability to produce documents such as proposals/RFPs, project reports, spreadsheets, etc.
  • Ability to work independently and lead vendor, client and stakeholder teams
  • Ability to efficiently problem solve through individual and collaborative tasks
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate with people who may or may not be familiar with industry technicalities, standards and language
  • Ability to manage stressful situations and keep yourself relaxed and engaged
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to make mistakes and learn from them
  • Ability to ask questions and be willing to learn and share knowledge
  • Have a valid driver's license and vehicle for site visits
  • Passion for working with communities of color and nonprofits that meaningfully serve these communities
  • BONUS: Familiarity or experience with the architectural design process
  • BONUS: Familiarity or experience with development projects
  • BONUS: Familiarity or experience with Chicagoland construction procurement processes
  • BONUS: Experience working in communities of color
  • BONUS: Native or working proficiency in Spanish, Mandarin, Polish, Arabic, Hindi and/or Urdu

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About the Company

As a Latina-owned firm, baso manages some of the most impactful projects across overlooked Chicagoland communities. Led by Claudette Soto, baso employs an eclectic team of architects, engineers and managers offering pre-construction through construction and close out services that prioritize budget, schedule, quality, equity and impact. Since 2016, baso has worked across the public and private sectors advocating for equitable design and construction to ensure projects have a positive, generational impact in their communities. We believe projects can build and maintain community wealth and demonstrate this through our partnerships. Through our network of minority and woman-owned design and construction firms, our projects achieve well over 70% MBE/WBE/VOB participation. Project values range from $50k-$45m and include commercial, educational, mixed-use, affordable housing and residential projects.
Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE)
Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE)

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