Job ID: 4444
Updated: Feb 13, 2018
Location: New York, NY, United States
Category: Administrative Management
About Kirkland & Ellis
Kirkland & Ellis LLP is a preeminent, full-service law firm with offices around the world and a staff as diverse as the practice areas we support. Our clients range from Fortune 100 companies to medium and small corporations, financial institutions, and private equity firms. Known for our commitment to excellence, Kirkland strives to provide superior service to our clients as well as our fellow employees. From Information Technology to Human Resources, Paralegal Services to Business Development, Kirkland offers non-attorney professionals challenging careers in a variety of functional areas. Whether starting or growing your career, Kirkland can offer a performance-driven culture filled with bright and innovative teams of co-workers.
Essential Job Functions
The firm has a number of active and prospective projects throughout the United States during the next three years and is looking to bring on someone to work on each of these projects through to completion. This position (Senior Project Manager, Firmwide Real Estate) reports to the Senior Director of Firmwide Real Estate and is responsible for the facilitation of domestic US Real Estate construction projects. This role works closely with the local Senior Director of Administration and the Senior Director of FW Real Estate to develop project scope, determining required external resources, budget and timeline for all real estate capital projects. This person will build relationships and rapport with the local staff and coordinate efforts to ensure a seamless coordination of both internal Kirkland and external, third-party resources in order to deliver projects on time and budget. Primary responsibility is to act as the point person to identify and manage external consultants, manage the vendor selection process, and assist the local Senior Director of Administration and Senior Director of FW Real Estate with budget planning for all real estate capital projects. The role requires excellent people and process management skills coupled with a construction project management background and an ability to write, present and lead meetings and influence people effectively. The individual in this role must be detail oriented and self-motivated with a strong commitment to and focus on getting the right results for the Firm and local office. He or she must lead by example, be able to influence those within and outside of the firm, work well with other teams and be methodically organized. On all projects this role must take the lead in coordinating all internal resources including IT and AV as well as to both introduce and impose Firm standards on the project - construction quality, furniture and technology standards - to maintain consistency throughout the portfolio and, while pricing varies from market to market, adherence to capital budget expectations.
In addition to local, project specific functions, this position also works closely with our lease administration coordinator and other firm-wide resources on real estate capital budgeting, as well as with IT Directors to coordinate the construction and IT elements of each project.
This position is at-will and the employee placed in the position will be an at-will employee. However, the functions performed are expected to only last three years, at which time the position will likely be eliminated or phased out. Nothing herein is meant to guarantee employment for a specific period of time.
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