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Construction Project Manager

  • Omni Ecosystems
  • 4131 South State Street, Chicago, IL, USA
  • Oct 05, 2020
Full time Construction

Job Description

Omni Ecosystems seeks a Project Manager to join our team on a full-time basis. The Project Manager is an integral member of the Omni construction team, and plays a key role in Omni’s mission. Candidates should adhere to high standards of excellence, communication, and accountability, and should be self-motivated, attentive to detail, and committed to our shared vision.

About Us

Omni Ecosystems creates living infrastructure. We are a turnkey operation designing, manufacturing, constructing, and managing working landscapes that elevate the social, environmental and financial bottom lines. We identify and operate as problem-solvers, developing elegant solutions to complex ecological challenges in the built environment. Our success hinges on our diverse, hard-working team with expertise in innovative research & development, design and landscape architecture, construction management, landscape management, and ecosystem stewardship. Omni has a collaborative, team-oriented culture and workplace in which our multi-disciplinary team is encouraged to generate new ideas, push green technology forward, and disrupt staid patterns within the real estate, architecture/engineering, construction, and landscape industries.

Project Manager Description

Omni seeks an experienced construction project manager and detail-oriented individual with a passion for quality workmanship and Omni’s mission. The Project Manager provides comprehensive oversight of Omni’s construction projects, which include growing media, on-grade and on-structure irrigation systems, drainage for on-structure and on-grade ecosystems, plantings, pavers, metal edging, green façade and living wall systems and associated anchoring systems, and more. A successful Project Manager is a self-starter and problem-solver, attentive to details, a clear and proactive communicator, and experienced in construction and construction management. The Project Manager is a central and critical member of Omni Construction team, and will work from the Omni office in Chicago with occasional travel to project sites in Chicago and nationwide.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • 5 or more years progressively-responsible experience in construction project management
  • Excellent prioritizing, time management, and organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Experience in software including AutoCAD, time tracking, CRM, Adobe Acrobat, BlueBeam Revu, Google Suite, and Microsoft Suite
  • Enthusiastic commitment to multidisciplinary and team-focused environment
  • Preference given to candidates with OSHA 10-Hour Construction, OSHA 30-Hour Construction, or similar safety certification
  • Positive attitude and good sense of humor


  • Oversee, carry out and support project management for green roof projects, living wall projects, and other Omni Construction and Omni Products projects
  • Prepare submittals, shop drawings, as-built drawings, MSDS, LEED, SSSPs, warranties, close-out documents, pay applications, change orders, and other project management documents
  • Draft, review, update, and carry out-tasks listed on projects’ fully executed contracts and any change orders
  • Draft, review, and update project management documents and tools
  • Review and understand contract obligations, and communicate contract obligations to Omni project team members
  • Achieve project budget objectives
  • Coordinate with Omni Controller and client financial contact to ensure all accounting documentation is accurate and timely submitted
  • Coordinate with Construction and Operations team, including supervisor, other Project Managers, Superintendents, Warehouse & Yard Manager, and Safety Manager to ensure successful fulfillment of projects, on schedule and budget
  • Oversee Superintendents on projects
  • Communicate and coordinate with clients to ensure successful fulfillment of projects
  • Oversee coordination of project schedule and logistics internally and externally
  • Oversee safe installation of Omni products and quality control for Omni’s projects
  • Create AutoCAD drawings, such as shop drawings, construction details, in-house Omni construction documents, and as-built drawings
  • Adhere to Omni AutoCAD standards
  • Understand technical aspects of basic building components including roofing, plumbing, electrical and structural principles and details related to Omni products and projects, and communicate those with client and design/construction team to ensure proper Omni installation
  • Calculate and design irrigation systems
  • Review and interpret architectural drawings, specification sets, and shop drawings
  • Monitor project progress and conditions by visiting Omni project sites before and during installation
  • Prioritize safety, efficiency, and effectiveness in all decision making
  • Generate project schedule, safety plan, hoisting, and logistics plan
  • Source and issue purchase orders for all materials
  • Manage project complications with calm, measured and professional conduct
  • Source, negotiate, and generate work orders for Omni partner installers and subcontractors nationwide
  • Participate in surveys, assessments, and changes for iterative improvement
  • Complete other tasks as needed to successfully complete projects on time, on budget, and according to Omni’s quality standards

Salary and Benefits

Omni offers competitive compensation commensurate with experience. Health, dental, and vision insurance and 401k are also available to eligible employees.


If you are a dedicated professional and manager who excels at collaboration and meets the above qualifications, then please send your CV to Brita Bednar at info@omniecosystems.com, or submit via posting.

At Omni, we welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace. We know that an inclusive environment benefits our employees, our firm, and our community. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

For more info about Omni visit www.omniecosystems.com