With over 100 years of Electrical Contracting experience, Grand Kahn is one of the finest Electrical Contractors in Chicago. We take pride in the fact that we were Chicago’s first registered Electrical Contractor. We are committed to providing the same customer assurance and satisfaction, as we have since 1907. Our experience allows us to undertake any project regardless of size or complexity.


 As a member of the project management team, the Project Manager (PM) is responsible for the overall administration, execution and completion of singular mid-sized or multiple small-sized projects and may assist a Senior Project Manager on large and complex projects.  This role will participate in the development of a project and oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting and implementation ensuring consistency with Company strategy, commitments and goals.  The PM will monitor productivity and profitability, manage communication between team members, resolve conflicts, and cultivate client and A/E relationships.


The following duties and responsibilities are essential in the daily execution of the position:

  • Support preconstruction efforts on negotiated projects as required; prepare budgets and estimates, collaborate with estimating to solicit bids from qualified subcontractors/suppliers, write detailed scopes of work and qualify, review and evaluate bids to ensure required scopes are included, provide value design suggestions and work with the project team to implement revisions.
  • Prepare detailed general conditions budgets as required; and, assist Estimating with incorporating the general conditions work into the overall project budget.
  • Coordinate preparation of permit applications for review/approval, and submittal of updated permit documents as required.
  • Negotiate, award and write all subcontracts in collaboration with Principal-in-Charge/Market Leader as required. Verify current master agreements, and ensure that an executed subcontract/work authorization and proper certificate of insurance are in place prior to subcontractors starting work on site.
  • Complete bid/post-bid subcontractor risk mitigation management.
  • Develop, monitor and maintain a detailed master schedule; clearly identify key preconstruction activities that impact the project teams; and, clearly identify the critical path, and other activities such as owner move-in, inspections, and punchlist.
  • Collaborate with the Principal-in-Charge/Market Leader to prepare comprehensive cost estimates throughout the project’s duration. Communicate with Grand Kahn self-perform groups to enlist their involvement and strengthen the project team.
  • Manage the shop drawing/submittal schedule and process to ensure accuracy and compliance with contract documentation; monitor and distribute as required for coordination purposes.
  • Manage the requests for information (RFIs) and change order processes, maintain the appropriate logs, and review with the project team regularly.
  • Coordinate and conduct required meetings (e.g., pre-job, weekly construction meetings, post-job, and project closeout). Prepare and distribute meeting minutes with the Project Assistants support.
  • Collaborate with the Superintendent to facilitate subcontractor/vendor coordination, ensure required inspections are performed and deficiencies are addressed, enforce quality control procedures and safety inspection performance, review the project punchlist, and obtain a certificate of occupancy.
  • Review closeout documentation for accuracy and submission. Coordinate warranty calls on completed projects.
  • Review job costs, billings, and pencil draws for pay applications. Review and approve invoices for any goods purchased directly by Grand Kahn for general conditions work.
  • Collaborate with the Principal in Charge/Market Leader to establish, monitor, and achieve project goals; and, prepare profit projections.
  • Build, strengthen and maintain relationships with clients/owners, architects, developers, and subcontractors.
  • Participate in industry associations, actively promote Grand Kahn, and network to exchange information and gain insight about construction trends, the competition and industry/market trends.
  • Participate in presentations and interviews for new potential projects.
  • Assist with recruiting efforts as required.
  • Assist in training project engineers, interns and other staff members as required.
  • Participate in cross-functional teams outside of direct span of control within the main Company divisions (e.g., Total Quality Management). 


Supervisory Requirements: The project assistant, project accountant, project engineer, and project superintendent and foremen report to you on the project, but they are not direct reports.

Education / Experience Requirements:

Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university in construction, engineering or architecture related fields; or, equivalent training and related experience.  3+ year's experience as an Assistant Project Manager or Project Engineer; field experience is a plus.  Knowledge of market/industry a plus; includes some estimating experience.  Competency in basic construction technologies such as:  scheduling software, financial comprehension, digital model navigation; ability to read and understand blueprints is a must.  Understand project management and accounting software; Viewpoint is a plus.

Certifications, Licenses, Registrations: Must have a valid driver's license.

Physical Demands:  Representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. 

The employee is consistently required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk through construction sites while maneuvering over unlevel or loose ground, up and down ladders, temporary staircases, and up and down hills; uses hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms, and, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and /or move up to 25 pounds but frequently it is 10 pounds or less. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. The employee must have the ability to travel when required. 

Work Environment: Representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. 

The employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the office work environment is usually quiet. However, on a project site the environment is frequently loud and the employee is occasionally exposed to a variety of extreme conditions.  

Limitation and Disclaimer: The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position.

All job requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. 

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and / or abilities.  To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently.

Employment-at-Will: This document does not create an employment contract, either express or implied.   All employment is employment-at-will.


  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision program
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • PTO and paid holidays
  • 401(k) plan
  • Complimentary chair massages
  • Annual service and special recognition awards
  • Friday hours
  • Professional training and development
  • Bereavement time off
  • Company-paid annual employee golf outing
  • Company-issued, network accessible cell phones
  • Local health club and child care discounts
  • Various charitable activities