Project Manager
Commercial & Industrial Real Estate Development

Position Description:

The Atkins Group is seeking a Project Manager for our Commercial/Industrial Department.  The successful applicant will be responsible for overall project planning, scheduling, management, and close out of a wide range of development, remodeling, maintenance, and construction projects.  Tasks will include planning and oversight of ongoing capital repair items and work orders as needed.  Project planning will include management of architecture and engineering firms, competitive bidding to contractors, and providing financial proforma support. Management of active projects will include budget and schedule adherence, verifying and documenting that as-built structures match construction documents, coordination and completion of punch lists and overall turnover to client.  Projects will range from repairs/replacements to major remodeling/new construction.

Other responsibilities will include preparing and compiling project proposals, schematic drawings, and exhibits.  Effective written and graphical communications skills are necessary to create professional, comprehensive proposals that clients with limited real estate experience can readily understand.  Strong oral communication and interpersonal skills will be required to effectively communicate with clients, contractors, architects, engineers, and team members through every facet of the position.

Seeking applicants available for employment by January 2020.  Submit resumes to Shannon Wingler via email at


  • Bachelor degree in engineering, architecture, construction management or related field preferred, but not required (finance and real estate degrees may also be considered)
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel)
  • Experience with AutoCAD, Adobe Photoshop a plus, but not required
  • Ability to read, interpret, and review architectural and engineering drawings
  • Demonstrated problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to effectively interface and communicate with all levels of internal and external staff/clients from construction workers to upper level management, administrators
  • Willing and able to access various locations within active job sites (including roofs)
  • Demonstrated ability to present and speak before audiences
  • Ability to keep multiple vendors and contractors accountable as well as perform on time and on budget
  • Previous experience in real estate development and/or construction management helpful, but not required.
  • Must have valid driver’s license and own reliable transportation. Ability to travel in and around Champaign/Urbana during normal business hours.
  • Willingness to occasionally handle after hours service and emergency calls.