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Contract Senior Project Manager, Firmwide Real Estate

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Job ID: 4444


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 Senior Project Manager, FW Real Estate is a contract role that reports to the Senior Director of Firmwide Real Estate and is responsible for the facilitation of domestic US Real Estate construction projects. The position can be located in any of the firm’s domestic offices. 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 function, 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. 

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Strong working knowledge and use of Microsoft Office Suite and other project management oriented software applications
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Exceptional leadership and collaboration skills
  • Ability to prioritize multiple assignments
  • Expertise with vendor management, project management, construction and budgeting
  • Excellent meeting management and organizational skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Self-starter that is able to take initiative and needs limited supervision
  • Able to work under strict deadlines
  • Willingness for extensive domestic travel
  • Actively measures success by providing on time, on budget project delivery that meets business requirements and objectives.
  • Ability to work in a “matrix” management organization structure

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