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Project Manager - Maintenance & Construction Management

Position Overview
The Illinois Tollway is dedicated to providing and promoting a safe and efficient system of highways while ensuring the highest possible level of service to our customers. Whether it's I-PASS, the Move Illinois Program, open road tolling or keeping you safe with our H.E.L.P. trucks, we are committed to delivering great benefits and services to customers.
The Tollway is a user-fee system – no state or federal tax dollars are used to support maintenance and operations. Operations are funded by toll and concession revenues.
Under the leadership of the Board of Directors and Executive Staff, the Tollway is committed to achieving the following goals: increase collaboration with regional transportation and planning agencies, promote the regional economy, maintain financial integrity, foster environmental responsibility and sustainability, maintain the safety and efficiency of the Tollway system, further transparency and accountability, enhance customer service, and maintain public trust.
This position is responsible for overall program and project management of the agencies Job Order Contracting (JOC) program. This includes direction on multiple projects from inception to completion (e.g. planning, feasibility, design, budgeting, construction management, project documentation, etc.), including but not limited to; facility construction, facility repair, facility rehabilitation, system wide repairs to the roadway, system wide construction projects to the roadway.
This position develops and directs phasing and design requirements, establishes construction schedules, solicits and provides input during all project phases, provides contract and project status, updates/reports from start to completion.
Essential Job Functions
The Executive Project Manager reports directly to the Deputy Chief of Facilities and Fleet. The Executive Project Manager serves as key staff to the Deputy Chief of Facilities and Fleet in the development and implementation of policies and procedures related to management, design, construction, and maintenance, and in the evaluation, selection, negotiation, and management of professional and contractor service contracts. The Executive Project Manager will directly negotiate and manage agreements required to implement the capital improvement program; develop implementation plans and manage resources to complete assigned projects as established; present information and projects to Illinois Tollway management personnel. 
The incumbent also oversees:
  • 1 Direct
  • 20+ Contractual
Directly responsible for the planning, design, and construction of capital improvement projects with an approximate of $50 million dollars annually.
Qualifications
Education (Required)
  • A Bachelor of Science degree is required or an equivalent in years of experience and training. The incumbent must have five (5) years’ experience in the administration, project management, or construction management of JOC projects. JOC projects are defined as any repair or construction project that was constructed through the Job Order Contracting (JOC) process.
Skills and Experience (Required)
  • The incumbent must possess excellent management, organizational, technical, and communication skills. 
Skills and Experience (Preferred)
  • Experience in planning studies, geometrics, as well as prior supervisory experience is desirable. 
  • Experience in administering consultant contracts is also desirable.
PRINCIPLE ACCOUNTABILITIES
  1. The incumbent directly supervises all activities in related to the program management of the Tollway’s Job Order Contracting (JOC) program. 
  2.  The incumbent will serve in the planning and implementation of the capital improvement program. This includes identification of budget, resource, and scheduling requirements.
  3.  The incumbent will serve as a resource to the Deputy Chief of Facilities and Fleet in conducting evaluation, selection, negotiation, and management of professional and contractor service contracts. 
  4.  The incumbent will be responsible for the development and implementation of policies and procedures related to management, design, construction, and maintenance.
  5.  The incumbent will act on behalf of the Deputy Chief of Facilities and Fleet by representing the Illinois Tollway in discussion.
  6.  The incumbent will perform other duties as assigned by the Deputy Chief of Facilities and Fleet.
The Illinois Tollway is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin or ancestry, disability, unfavorable discharge from military services, age, order of protection status, military status, sex or sexual orientation.