Board of Trustees hires Owner’s Project Manager (OPM) from Jones, Lang, Lasalle (JLL)

The Owner’s Project Manager (OPM) plays a crucial role in construction projects, serving as the primary liaison between the owner and various stakeholders. Their responsibilities encompass several key areas throughout the project lifecycle.

Firstly, the OPM assists in defining project objectives, scope, and budgetary constraints, working closely with the owner to establish a comprehensive project plan. They facilitate the procurement process, helping to select and hire architects, engineers, contractors, and other project consultants.

Once the project is underway, the OPM oversees contract negotiations and management, ensuring that terms and conditions are favorable to the owner and monitoring compliance throughout the project. They are also responsible for managing the project budget, controlling costs, and providing regular financial reports.

In terms of quality assurance, the OPM monitors the quality of work performed by contractors and subcontractors, ensuring that it meets industry standards and adheres to project specifications. They identify potential risks and develop strategies to mitigate them, including safety protocols, regulatory compliance, and addressing unforeseen challenges.

Communication and coordination are integral aspects of the OPM’s role. They facilitate effective communication between the owner, design team, architect of record, construction team, and other stakeholders, ensuring alignment with project goals and timelines. They coordinate meetings, reviews, and progress updates as needed, serving as a central point of contact throughout the project.

Overall, the OPM acts as a trusted advisor to the owner, providing expertise, guidance, and oversight to ensure the successful completion of the construction project within the designated timeframe and budget constraints.