Open Positions at Skender

Project Manager


Brief Introduction

Our employees are the reason for our success. Our culture of connectedness, high performing teams and the entire employee experience identifies Skender as a best place to work. We are committed to the investment of our talent through continuous learning and ongoing coaching without micromanaging. Our focus has always been our people and we continually develop ways to further their advancement and knowledge of our industry. We promote a safe workplace where employees can collaborate, accomplish company goals, and achieve team success without jeopardizing their individuality. We celebrate our colleague's whole selves and unique experiences because they elevate our sense of community, innovation and service.

At Skender, we balance our focus between the big picture and individual details to ensure we always achieve high-quality results. We believe that genuine engagement and collaboration at an early stage creates the most reliable path to exceeding expectations.

Skender is currently seeking a Project Manager to join our talented group of employees.

Primary Responsibilities

A Project Manager at Skender is responsible for the profitable and timely completion of all projects as assigned by the Project Executive. An ideal candidate will be able to develop and maintain a professional working relationship with the owner, architect, and other related project participants, throughout the life of a project.

  • Direct and assure the timely preparation of all management reports and the performance of all project administrative duties in accordance with established procedures..
  • Review all requests for change orders to assure that they are properly documented, submitted promptly, and that adequate provisions have been made for direct costs, overhead, profit, and time extensions.
  • Confer with the Project Superintendent, Project Engineer, and other parties in preparing a schedule of construction activities and their sequence, the organization structure, staff selection, and the manpower and construction equipment requirements of the project.
  • Perform weekly jobsite inspections to assure compliance with the contract documents and accepted industry quality standards.
  • Immediately notify the Superintendent and subcontractors, in writing, of any variances noted and assure that proper corrective action is taken immediately.
  • Coach and motivate employee on assigned projects to continue to prepare themselves to provide for the expansion and growth of the company.



  • 4-year Bachelor's degree or equivalent combinations of technical training and related experience
  • Degree in construction management or engineering preferred.
  • Five or more years' experience in the construction management or engineering field.
  • Must be able to apply innovative and effective management techniques to maximize employee performance.
  • Thorough understanding of corporate and industry practices, processes, standards, etc. and their impact on project.
  • Superior written and verbal communication and interpersonal (tact, diplomacy, influence, etc.) skills.
  • Thorough understanding of scheduling principles and techniques. 


  • Must have reliable transportation to get you to your designated work site, which can be anywhere in the Chicagoland area. A valid driver's license and access to a vehicle is recommended for the nature of this position.



Our nurturing atmosphere is the catalyst for providing our employees with the best health insurance options and we continually make this a top priority. Our teams are our greatest assets, and our commitment to our people has always run deep. Some of the best in class benefits we provide include:

  • Skender pays for 100% of the premium for health insurance (medical, dental & vision)
  • Annual deposit into health savings account
  • Retirement with 100% match up to 5% of gross earnings
  • Wellness incentives
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave for mothers and fathers
  • Free employee assistance program services
  • Free short- & long-term disability insurance
  • Community involvement



At Skender, our values guide our behavior and shape our actions. Our promise is an authentic commitment to equality, opportunity, and a respectful work environment for all. We embrace individuality and listen to diverse voices. We believe that hiring those with different experiences and backgrounds, ultimately enhances our expertise as an organization. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This statement applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Why Work for Skender?

The Skender Approach

It should be smooth and simple. It should be efficiently managed to meet time and cost goals. But most importantly, it should be an exciting collaboration.

Our team of more than 200 industry experts has been delivering on these promises for more than 60 years—combining invaluable experience with a commitment to industry advancements. Through our Lean approach, comprehensive project management and innovative spirit, we have what it takes to establish true partnerships with our clients. Across every level of our company, we know what it means to roll up our sleeves and get things done.

Skender has been consistently recognized for its growth, strategic business strategy and outstanding commitment to employees. Recent accolades include:

  • Best Places to Work | Crain's Chicago Business 
  • Top Contractors in America | Engineering News-Record
  • Top Builders in the U.S. | Building Design + Construction
  • General Contractor of the Year | Coalition for United Community Action
  • Interior Contractor of the Year | Greater Chicago Food Depository
  • Fast Fifty Company | Crain’s Chicago Business
  • Largest Privately Held Company | Crain’s Chicago Business
  • 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work for | National Association for Business Resources
  • Best Places to Work in Illinois | Daily Herald Business Ledger


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