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Project Manager Construction

Northwestern Medicine
Employment type: 
Full time
Remote Position: 
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  • $10,000 Tuition Reimbursement per year ($5,700 part-time)
  • $10,000 Student Loan Repayment ($5,000 part-time)
  • $1,000 Professional Development per year ($500 part-time)
  • $250 Wellbeing Fund per year($125 for part-time)
  • Annual Employee Merit Increase and Incentive Bonus
  • Paid time off and Holiday pay


The Project Manager - Construction reflects the mission, vision, and values of NM, adheres to the organization's Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation standards.

The Project Manager - Construction will be responsible for executing a highly effective project delivery process for construction and repairs and maintenance projects for NM, including development of project scope and budget, bid process, construction phase administration, financial reporting and reconciliation and project documentation. The PM-Construction will facilitate planning and scope development discussions with project sponsors, as well as provide regular project status updates to engaged individuals. The PM-Construction Manager will understand all regulatory requirements and legislation impacting project delivery.


  • Overall project management of construction and repairs and maintenance projects for NM, including the development of project scope and budget validation, project schedule, RFP bid management, project documentation, construction phase administration (change and claims management, risk management, construction schedule, project financial management) and project financial close out and audit.
  • Perform test fits and space programming in partnership with department leadership.
  • Communicate effectively with project sponsors, department leaders, contractors, vendors, team partners and leadership
  • Deliver projects on-time and on-budget including successful activation, closeout and stabilization that meet stated/expected Project Sponsor outcomes and NM goals.
  • Utilize project management standards and tools
  • Maintain timely and accurate project forecast, dashboards and reports in NM Project Management tool.
  • Prepare Project Sponsor and Department leadership for leadership updates and presentations
  • Recommend solutions that add value, strengthen project or operational outcomes, exhibit an understanding of Project Sponsor or user needs, and models NM values.
  • Participate in project planning and review meetings with sponsors and stakeholders
  • Possess a thorough understanding of project management best practices, including schedule and resource management, project budgeting, forecasting, status and performance reporting, vendor management, procurement, contracting and supplier diversity.
  • Understand regulatory requirements/legislation impacting project delivery and recommends controls and/or practices to ensure compliance.
  • Demonstrated ability to 'get things done' and execute on stated goals and plans.
  • Has the ability to deal with a rapidly changing environment and to lead/facilitate and manage change efficiently and effectively where appropriate.
  • Unquestionable integrity, credibility and character with demonstrated high moral, ethical behavior.
  • Performs special projects, as assigned by Division leadership.


Required :

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • Experience in hospital and/or healthcare, institutional, science and technology planning, design, construction, activation and/or merger and acquisitions as a consultant or within an institutional planning, integration, construction management, real estate or facilities department(s).
  • Ability to physically navigate construction worksites; bending, standing, walking, squatting, climbing ladders, etc. Depends on the particular domain expertise requirements.
  • Flexibility to work in any region as assigned.

Preferred :

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in clinical operations, healthcare strategic facility planning, functional and space programming, campus master planning, architectural design, engineering, construction management or activation planning.
  • Master's degree in Hospital Administration, Business Administration, Architecture or Construction Management.
  • Accreditation as a Project Manager from the Project Management Institute (PMI) as a Project Management Professional (PMP) or similar agency.
  • Professional registration, certification and/or licensure as an architect, interior designer, nurse, or professional engineer (PE) in the State of Illinois.

Equal Opportunity

Northwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected status.

While each of our 11 hospitals and more than 200 locations has a unique story, Northwestern Medicine is unified under one vision: to put patients first in everything that we do. Anchored by Northwestern Memorial Hospital in downtown Chicago, Northwestern Medicine brings academic medicine into the heart of local communities across the suburbs and beyond, close to where our patients live and work.

Northwestern Medicine is dedicated to providing the most advanced health care to the communities and patients we serve. The Northwestern Medicine clinical and administrative staff, medical and science faculty, and medical students come together every day with a shared commitment to superior quality, academic excellence, scientific discovery and patient safety.

Northwestern Medicine has:

  • More than 33,000 employees dedicated to exceptional service and care
  • More than 4,400 aligned physicians, including faculty, residents and scientists, offering treatment informed by the latest research from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • 6 hospitals honored by the Magnet® Recognition Program for meeting the highest standards for patient care and nursing excellence
  • Hundreds of locations throughout the Chicagoland area


Our Mission, Vision and Core Values

Whether directly providing patient care or supporting those who do, every Northwestern Medicine employee has an impact on the quality of the patient experience and the level of excellence we collectively achieve. This knowledge, expressed in our shared commitment to a single, patient-focused mission, unites us.


Northwestern Medicine is a premier integrated academic health system where the patient comes first.

  • We are all caregivers or someone who supports a caregiver.
  • We are here to improve the health of our community.
  • We have an essential relationship with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
  • We integrate education and research to continually improve excellence in clinical practice.
  • We serve a broad community and strive to bring the best in medicine closer to where patients live and work.


To be a premier integrated academic health system that will serve a broad community and bring the best in medicine—including breakthrough treatments and clinical trials enhanced through our affiliation with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine—to a growing number of patients close to where they live and work.


Patients first: Putting our patients first in all that we do

Integrity: Adhering to an uncompromising code of ethics that emphasizes complete honesty and sincerity

Teamwork: Team success over personal success

Excellence: Continuously striving to be better

  • “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion” (2022): Top score and designated as “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion” by the Disability Equality Index
  • “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion” (2021): Top score and designated as “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion” by the Disability Equality Index



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