Charles Schwab Construction Project Manager in Chicago, Illinois


Chicago - IL, IL150SW, 150 S Wacker Dr, 60606-4111

Anthony Jason Pacheco


We believe that , when done right, investing liberates people to create their own destiny. We are driven by our purpose to champion every client’s goals with passion and integrity. We respect and appreciate the diversity of our employees, our clients, and the communities we serve. We challenge conventions strategically to create value for our clients, our firm and the world. We live and bring to life the concept of ‘own your tomorrow’ every day. We champion our employee strengths, guide their development, and invest in their long-term success. We hire optimistic, results-oriented, curious, innovative, and adaptable people with the desire to help our clients and one another succeed.

As a company, we were established by Chuck at over 40 years ago to champion Main Street over Wall Street, and to help Americans transform themselves from earners to owners. Through advocacy and innovation, we work to make investing more affordable, accessible and understandable for all. As we enter our fifth decade, we are looking for talented, innovative and driven people who believe they can help themselves, and our clients, create a better future.

Our Opportunity:

Schwab Corporate Real Estate (CRE) provides safe, reliable and effective facilities that support the Company’s business needs. We oversee a portfolio of more than 5 million square feet consisting of more than 330 offices. Our services include facility management, property management, design, construction, transaction management and lease administration. We are looking for a strong Construction Manager that will act as a key project liaison with internal and external resources which include Design, Telecommunications, Security, Real Estate, Property Management, etc. to ensure the timely, cost effective, and efficient success of Retail and Corporate projects.

What you’ll do:

  • Plans and implements strategies to ensure the successful and timely execution of all assigned projects.

  • Establishes and implements overall project plan objectives, master project schedule, and financials, including project budget and works with the customer to ensure satisfactory delivery of the project.

  • Responsible for on-site supervision during the construction process to include management of General Contractors and Owner vendors.

  • Participate in the design development process to collaborate across internal stakeholders.

  • Manage change order negotiations and contract compliance.

  • Identifies and sources market resources for procurement of appropriate goods and services

  • Identifies inefficiencies in processes and make adjustments to improve upon such.

  • Select vendors and manages vendor activity and performance to ensure compliance with the overall objectives of the projects(project objectives, costs, standards, and schedules)

  • Establishes and manages the estimates, expenditure commitments of the project and monitors costs to ensure compliance with the approved budget.

  • Ensures compliance with legal, regulatory, audit, safety, and environmental issues.

  • Develop strong relationships to ensure close collaboration and communication with decision makers, Architects, Engineers, Code and enforcement officials, and internal partners.

  • Lead job site meetings, produce minutes and strive for a collaborative team environment.

Management Responsibilities

  • Manages outside resources (architects, designers, construction firms, etc.) to achieve successful completion of the project.

  • Manages the project close-out process to ensure that closure occurs within Schwab compliance guidelines and industry standard practice.

What you have:

  • At least 5 years’ experience managing multiple projects, most recently as a full Project Manager or equivalent experience.

  • BA / BS in Architecture, Construction, or Engineering or equivalent experience.

  • Experience in Construction Management.

Knowledge Required

  • Practical knowledge and experience in at least one of these disciplines: design, construction or engineering. Broad knowledge and understanding of other real estate disciplines, including building systems, space planning, property management, etc..

  • Strong project management skills, with emphasis on scheduling, budgeting, and prioritizing.

  • Sound business knowledge to effectively interface with Schwab businesses and outside vendors.

  • Thorough working knowledge and ownership of the financial budget of a project.

  • Knowledgeable of real estate law, regulations, and building codes.

  • Evident relationship management skills.

  • Excellent negotiating and communication skills.

  • Flexibility with work hours and travel, as required.

  • Ability to adapt and prioritize meeting deadlines in a fast paced team or independent environment.

What you’ll get:

  • Comprehensive Compensation and Benefits package

  • Financial Health: 401k Match, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Employee Discounts, Personalized advice, Brokerage discounts

  • Work/Life Balance: Sabbatical, Paid Parental Leave, New Mothers returning to work Program, Tuition Reimbursement Programs, Time off to volunteer, Employee Matching Gifts Program

  • Everyday Wellness: Health and Lifestyle Wellness Rewards, Onsite Fitness Classes, Healthy Food Choices, Wellness Champions

  • Inclusion: Employee Resource Groups, Commitment to diversity, Strategic partnerships

  • Not just a job, but a career, with an opportunity to do the best work of your life

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Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversifying its workforce. It is Schwab's policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, legally protected medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, military status, citizenship status or any other status that is protected by law. Schwab also does not discriminate against applicants or employees because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. At Schwab, we believe that every employee, through their diverse abilities and experiences, can contribute to our growth, innovation and client loyalty. We embrace diversity and are committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees and applicants. If you have a disability, and require reasonable accommodations in the application process, call Human Resources at 800-725-3535. We will be happy to assist you. Schwab will only share your accommodation request with those individuals who have a specific need to know. The request for an accommodation will not affect Schwab's hiring decisions. All other submissions should be performed online.

Job Specifications

Relocation Offered?: No

Work Schedule: Days

Languages: English - spoken

Current Licenses / Certifications: None

Relevant Work Experience: Project Management-2-5 yrs

Position Located In: IL - Chicago

Education: BA/BS

Job Type: Full Time

Category:Project/Program Management

Activation Date: Monday, April 23, 2018

Expiration Date: Thursday, May 31, 2018

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