Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago | Assistant Construction Manager

October 24, 2018
LeiLani Cooper

Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago | Assistant Construction Manager

About Us: The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago is the largest and most interactive science museum in the Western Hemisphere. Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) exposes guests of all ages to awe-inspiring exhibitions that spark curiosity and bring science to life. MSI’s mission – to inspire the inventive genius in everyone – is realized through its world-class exhibitions and engaging guest experiences. The Museum of Science and Industry provides programs and experiences that deepen the engagement of students and teachers in science and science-related disciplines, with a vision to inspire and motivate our children to achieve their full potential in the fields of science, technology, engineering and medicine.

We offer a creative, collaborative, and innovative environment for our employees. Our employees get great perks such as: benefits starting day one of your employment, free admission to MSI for family and friends, free admission to other museums, free parking in MSI’s garage and more! If you are equally passionate about our vision and want to be surrounded by a team of dynamic, smart and innovative people, the Museum of Science and Industry is the right place for you!

The Job: The Assistant Construction Manager will oversee construction management work including but not limited to: Project and Construction Management, Bidding and Awarding the work, Invoice and Payment Application approval, overseeing the construction means and methods, regular and consistent site inspections, meeting minute distribution and project closeout.


  • Schedule the project in logical steps and budget time required to meet deadlines.
  • Prepare contracts and negotiate revisions, changes and additions to contractual agreements with architects, consultants, clients, suppliers and subcontractors.
  • Inspect and review projects to monitor compliance with building and safety codes, and other regulations.
  • Provide oversight during the contractor permitting process.
  • Develop and implement quality control programs.
  • Take actions to deal with the results of delays, bad weather, or emergencies at construction site
  • Confer with supervisory personnel, owners, contractors, and design professionals to discuss and resolve matters such as work procedures, complaints, and construction problems.
  • Investigate damage, accidents, or delays at construction sites, to ensure that proper procedures are being carried out.
  • Lead and manages day-to-day construction matters including safety, cost, schedule, performance, material management, construction, and project team dynamics. Interacts effectively with Museum staff to establish priorities and safe work procedures.
  • Monitor costs and quality to ensure value and technical performance of project. Identifies and resolves key issues impacting project schedule, cost and quality.
  • Outline, review and manage potential project scope change decisions in accordance with established change management objectives.
  • Develop multi-year capital improvement plans


  • Bachelor’s Degree and five (5) to seven (7) years of construction management experience.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Demonstrated skills of interpreting an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Working knowledge of City Building, Exiting and Fire Codes
  • Working knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Working Knowledge of Construction Means and Methods
  • Basic Knowledge of Building Operating Systems
  • Strong interpersonal and teambuilding skills required
  • Working knowledge of AutoCad, Procore, Microsoft Office Suite including Project
  • Ability to work in a very loud noise work environment (similar to working around a jack hammer or sitting front row at rock concert)
  • Some evening and weekend work is required, as well as being readily available for building problems and emergencies on a 24 hour basis.

The Museum of Science and Industry is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, which includes providing equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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