Project Manager (MEP Design Engineering) in Chicago, IL at Syska Hennessy Group

Date Posted: 8/13/2019

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Job Description

Watch your work come to life in landmark projects around the world when you partner with Syska Hennessy Group. As a global leader in consulting, engineering, and commissioning services, we specialize in highly technical buildings and the systems that bring them to life.

We are seeking an experienced Project Manager to join our growing team in Chicago, IL. Our team is looking for a candidate with project management experience with a background in the design of electrical or mechanical systems in any of these markets: Healthcare, Aviation, Corporate Interiors, and Mission Critical.

Our dynamic work environment provides the optimal setting to take your career to the next level. From our supportive culture, diverse workforce, and competitive compensation, to our flexible work schedules and fun social events, it’s everything you’ll need for an exciting, challenging, and rewarding career.

Project Manager (MEP Design Engineering)

Job Responsibilities

As a Project Manager, you will be responsible for representing the Firm in all interactions with clients, contractors, architects, and other project team members.

Additional PM responsibilities:

  • Responsible for managing the function of projects. Take ownership of the client’s and the firm’s project goals in terms of project contract management, including financials, understanding and managing client expectations, tight project schedule control, billing and collections, and ensuring optimal project information flow (internally and externally)
  • Work closely with trade-specific project engineers to ensure projects are delivered in a coordinated product. 
  • Assume responsible charge for the overall economic well-being of the assigned projects
  • Develop and mentor staff as it relates to technical and client management development.
  • Prepare proposals and administer project contracts between SHG and the client, including Add Service Agreements
  • Conduct business development activities, participate in various trade organizations and prepare presentations
  • Establish project budgets and schedules
  • Perform staff resource management and review

For detailed design and production, you will have the support of our expert engineering staff for your projects. The project management role requires the basic understanding of all our design and consulting services and the ability to understand the technical aspects of other trades at a high level.

Your project assignments may include the following services:

  • The design of projects, the preparation of reports and specifications, calculations, equipment selection and specification, system design, system layout, field investigation, and construction administration
  • Providing consulting services, including preparation of due diligence reports, gap analyses, and feasibility reports
  • Assuring drawings produced are consistent with client requirements and standards
  • Production of due diligence reports that comply with group and company standards and procedures
  • Establishing design standards, specifications, and criteria for projects

Project Manager (MEP Design Engineering)

Job Requirements

Successful candidates must have a minimum of 5 years of experience as a Project Manager with a stable track record.  A background in design of electrical or mechanical systems in any of these markets is preferred: Healthcare, Corporate Interiors, and Mission Critical.

Additional requirements of the Project Manager include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or related field; exceptional candidates may substitute significant years of experience
  • Candidate should possess a strong ability to coordinate between MEP, Architectural, Structural, Civil and Low Voltage trades
  • The latest version of AutoCAD and REVIT experience is preferred

Project Manager (MEP Design Engineering)


As an employee with Syska Hennessy Group, you will be part of a global firm with an amazing history! We are committed to being the best, to advancing engineering design practice, and to supporting our clients with integrity. To make all of that happen, we rely on the talent, drive, enthusiasm, and the total job satisfaction of the great people who work here.

As a member of our highly collaborative team, we provide you with a flexible benefits package that reflects our respect for your workplace contributions, professional goals, and personal priorities. The personal benefits program at Syska Hennessy Group includes:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision insurance
  • 401(k) retirement plan with employer matching
  • Roth 401(k) Option
  • Individual and Dependent Life Insurance
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability
  • Health Wellness Program, including gym membership programs, flu shots, and biometric screenings
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Training and professional development courses
  • Professional Development Incentive Bonuses
  • A Generous Personal Time Off Program (PTO)
  • Transit/parking program
  • Monthly phone stipend
  • Flexible summer work schedules

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