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Assistant Project Manager (APM)

Assistant Project Manager (APM)
BIG Construction, LLC
Chicago, IL
Reports to:
Project Manager, Senior Project Manager
March 8, 2023


Assistant Project Managers are responsible to supervise and coordinate single or multiple projects to complete the work on time, within the budget and to the quality specified, while serving as BIG Construction’s representative on the Owner-Architect-BIG team. In the performance of this role, the APM is responsible for protecting and promoting the interest of BIG Construction in all matters. Assistant Project Managers are expected to maintain positive and effective working relationships with both internal and external members of the Project Team and support departments.

key responsibilities

  • Maintain all paperwork and planning for designated construction projects.
  • Establish and maintain subcontractor and supplier relations.

  • Communicate and implement all procurement requirements on a timely basis.

  • Administer sketches, shop drawings, submittals, schedules and punch lists to subcontractors and site superintendent.

  • Lead weekly project meetings with the client, architect, & engineer and prepare minutes.
  • Attend site coordination meetings alongside assigned site superintendent.
  • Oversee the project’s trade specific schedule and submittal log.
  • Develop and log all submittals.
  • Prepare and follow up on RFI’s.
  • Assemble and follow up on change orders.
  • Provide a profitable and timely completion of all construction projects.
  • Produce and follow up on client invoices.
  • Administer close out process

qualifications & experience

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Three or more years of experience in a construction management or engineering field.
  • Substantial background in construction trades as well as technical knowledge.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work well independently and as a member of a team

knowledge & skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, as well as the ability to build strong interpersonal relationships.
  • Able to apply innovative and effective management techniques in order to maximize employee performance.
  • A thorough comprehension of corporate and industry practices, processes, standards, etc. and the impact that they can have on a project.
  • Strong computer skills as well as a familiarity with the programs offered by Microsoft Office.

physical demands

  • Ability to remain in a seated position for the majority of the day while in home office (between 70% - 100% of work time) operating a computer, phone and other office equipment i.e., a copier and computer printer (between 70% -100% of work time)
  • Ability to lift or move supplies, equipment, boxes, documents and materials weighing up to 40lbs (occasionally heavier than 40lbs) in office suite and/or at work sites (i.e. vendor sites, client sites, etc.)
  • Must be able to communicate via phone, email, and in-person with colleagues and professional contacts(i.e. vendors, support service providers, etc.) for the majority of the day (between 70% -100% of worktime)

Additional Eligibility Criteria

  • Regular communication with internal and external constituents is required, including occasionally
    outside of regular working hours.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction and/or company sponsorship.

Dollar Limit Approval Thresholds (for applicable roles)

  • Reference BIG Construction Employee Handbook

Working Conditions & Environment

  • May be required to work beyond office hours – some nights and weekends – as required by the needs
    of the department and this position as well as the needs of the organization.
  • Must be able to commute as required from office to job-site locations located within a 100-mile radius
    from office as required. Reference employee handbook regarding mileage reimbursement.


This job description reflects management's assignment of essential functions; and nothing in this herein restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. The duties above are not to be considered a complete list of duties and responsibilities assigned to this position. Temporary modifications to provide reasonable accommodations do not waive any essential functions of the job requirements.