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Division 27/28 Senior Project Manager


Atlanta, GA, US, 30339

Aptitude, a subsidiary of JE Dunn, is the provider of digital and physical connectivity solutions that use a unique combination of tailor-made design processes and cutting-edge technology to deliver connected built-environments for commercial real estate. Leveraging the insight and experience of over a century in design-build from our parent company, Aptitude manages the full scope of building connectivity, helping owners and operators lower costs, increase efficiencies and get more value out of their properties through innovative, goal-oriented building development and management.


Aptitude is currently seeking a Senior Project Manager to join their Atlanta team.

Role Summary

The Senior Aptitude Project Manager will provide overall regional direction and leadership for the Aptitude program across all phases of the project lifecycle. This position is responsible for providing strategic direction, operational excellence, financial management, team leadership and relationship management with all stakeholders, driving the contracting and business development and comprehensive risk management in order to meet or exceed all contractual and financial targets. All activities will be performed in support of the strategy, vision and values of JE Dunn.

  • Autonomy & Decision Making: Makes decisions within defined limits of authority and consults supervisor on other decisions.
  • Career Path: Aptitude Operations Director

Key Role Responsibilities - Core


  • Supports all aspects of the company’s safety culture and creates awareness by demonstrating commitment to an injury-free environment through individual actions and mentoring others.
  • Coordinate technology related design and construction efforts that meet the constructability, quality, financial and technical standards.
  • Provide technical expertise related to design assist, installation, and network integration of complete and related systems.
  • Create technology specific scopes of work and responsibility matrices tailored to individual projects.
  • Perform quantity takeoffs and obtains vendor & trade partner pricing to compile complete & accurate budgets or hard bid proposals.
  • Manage budgets, costs and projections related to assigned projects.
  • Assist with the development, dissemination, accountability and discipline of Aptitude processes and standards.
  • Lead, coach and motivate team members in a proactive manner, consistent with the JE Dunn’s Strategic Objectives and Core Values.
  • Support the deployment of Aptitude strategies for project delivery to achieve project financial, quality and performance objectives.
  • Participate in companywide communication programs and strategy sessions to enhance the company’s ability to effectively market, sell and deliver technology related services.
  • Manage budgets, schedule, staffing projections, billing and collections relating to assigned projects.
  • As part of the project master schedule develops and manage a project plan & schedule to identify tasks, resources and timing to achieve project objectives (scope, schedule, cost, quality).
  • Track and report progress on the achievement of project milestone(s) with team members, stakeholders and team leaders.
  • Communicate, track and resolve issues in an effective and prompt manner throughout the life of the project.
  • Determine how results will be measured and complete a post-project evaluation of performance to plan.
  • Ensure that all project documents are properly managed and archived upon project completion.

Key Role Responsibilities - Additional Core


In addition, this position will be responsible for the following:

  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; benchmarking state-of-the-art practices; participating in professional societies.
  • Engage local civic organizations and municipality activities to establish the Aptitude offering as a differentiator that supports JE Dunn as an industry leader.
  • Management of the technology consulting process between JE Dunn and client/owner’s consultants and contractors. Initiating business development activities to grow the Aptitude contribution to the organization.
  • Provide oversight of Aptitude strategic direction including resource management strategy, financial management strategy, client development strategy, and growth strategy.
  • Provide oversight as the relationship executive at the regional level (base job team).
  • Serves as the escalation point for all projects, financial, business development, contractual and client relationship risk for the Aptitude program.  Conducts periodic project risk assessments and communicates various risks to the National Aptitude Director. Provides oversight to ensure appropriate solutions are implemented for identified risks.
  • Provides oversight to ensure staffing levels are sufficient, relative to contractual commitments, schedules, and growth strategies. Reviews resource management plans as needed to ensure proper staffing levels and results.
  • Participates with the Business Unit Leader’s and Project Executive’s to develop business plans and operational decisions.  Strategically evaluates those plans to ensure short and long term performance goals are met or exceeded.
  • Develops, communicates and leads a comprehensive organization communication on Aptitude integration as part of regional self-perform strategies.
  • Develop new team members by recruiting, selecting, orienting and training employees.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to perform work accurately and completely, and in a timely manner
  • Communication skills, verbal and written – Intermediate
  • Ability to conduct effective presentations
  • Proficiency in MS Office – Intermediate
  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively develop project proposals, fees and work plans
  • Ability to demonstrate strong personal and interpersonal skills as a self-starter with strong follow through
  • Thorough knowledge of project processes and how each supports the successful completion of a project
  • Ability to build relationships and collaborate within a team, internally and externally
  • Ability to manage budgets, maximize profitability and generate future work through building relationships
  • Ability to build relationships with team members that transcend a project


  • Bachelor’s degree in construction management, IT or related field (Required)
  • In lieu of the above requirements, equivalent relevant experience will be considered.


  • 10+ years experience in Information Technology/Security/Life Safety related systems (Required)
  • 8+ years of project management experience (Required)

Working Environment

  • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds
  • May require periods of travel and/or relocation
  • Must be willing to work non-traditional hours to meet project needs
  • May be exposed to extreme conditions (hot or cold)
  • Assignment location may include project sites and/or in the office
  • Frequent activity: Sitting, Viewing Computer Screen
  • Occasional activity: Standing, Walking, Bending, Climbing, Reaching above Shoulder, Pushing, Pulling


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    Founded in 1924, JE Dunn Construction is a family and employee-owned general contractor with expertise in construction management services, design-build, and integrated project delivery. We deliver transformational solutions to our clients with certainty of results in our pursuit of building perfection.

    • 90+ Years of Construction Experience
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    • Annual revenues in excess of $4 billion
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