Senior Construction Management Lead, Siteworks – Chicago (2 positions)

7+ years' experience required

This role leads day to day project level efforts in Landscape Construction Observation and Construction Management within our Siteworks team. As a Siteworks Senior Construction Management Lead, your typical tasks will include extensive research, material specifications, drawing set review and analysis, plant material procurement and plant tagging, contractor correspondence, project cost analysis, high level client, architect, engineer and landscape architect correspondence.

In addition, responsibilities will include bidding, sales, sequencing, scheduling, construction coordination, contractor invoice management and quality control assessment of built work on clients' behalf. A successful candidate will be highly organized, have a knack for record keeping and thrive in a team setting.

If you are interested in this position, we encourage you to e-mail us your resume and portfolio to Meg Graham, Director of Human Resources at (note ‘Senior Construction Management Lead - Siteworks’ in subject line).


  • Follow all Siteworks Studio processes
  • Perform pre-construction efforts, including redlining drawings, probable cost estimates and schedule assistance
  • Develop Probable Cost Estimates for projects
  • Managing the Bid Administration Phase of Hoerr Schaudt Design Projects
  • Performing all efforts associated with Construction Observation, including quality control oversight, plant tagging, plant layout and invoice review
  • Manage the development and response to ASI’s
  • Be actively involved in all Construction Management proposal development
  • Participate in outreach and business development
  • Record sales and maintain accurate accounting of contractor deposits, invoices and change orders
  • Ensure all invoices are in line with contract terms and contract documents on client behalf
  • Develop and manage project schedules and sequencing plans
  • Ensure delivery of projects on-time and on-budget
  • Maintain regular communication with all contractors and vendors as it pertains to delivery of projects
  • Maintain relationships with high performing contractors and vendors and actively recruit new vendors and contractors
  • Lead regular client communication and provide them updates on all aspects of project
  • Lead project coordination meetings
  • Perform QA/QC process for project delivery
  • Manage project profitability and budget
  • Participate in weekly Siteworks team meetings


  • Hands-on proven ability to coordinate the delivery of large scale, high quality, single family residential and/or commercial and civic projects
  • An in-depth knowledge of best construction practices and sequencing
  • An in-depth knowledge of landscape and site work delivery
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent client communication skills
  • Enjoy working within a hands-on strategic environment
  • A desire to mentor and train team members
  • Drive to maintain and communicate highest quality expectations for all aspects of project delivery
  • Degree in Landscape Architecture, Construction Administration or Construction Management