Mechanical Project Manager - HVAC- *Remote*

Remote - Chicago, IL
  • Do you have a passion for planning and executing HVAC projects?
  • Do you have experience in the HVAC, construction, or facility mgmt industries?
  • Do you have a service mentality and enjoy helping clients and teammates?

We are looking for skilled and passionate commercial Mechanical Engineers/Project Managers to join our team!


To serve as the primary day-to-day manager for contract/project performance on one or more Mantis Innovation projects.  Responsible for high quality/high performance project delivery which meets or exceeds the requirements of the contract agreement between Mantis Innovation and the client in a professional, safe, and financially viable manner. 


DUTY:  PROJECT MANAGEMENT                                                                                                                   

  • Manage multiple projects at various phases and in various locations, from project identification through design, planning, client approval, and financial closeout.
  • Demonstrate full accountability for “cradle to grave” management of projects.
  • Lead project teams consisting of architects, design engineers, general and specialty contractors, property management, operating engineers, environmental consultants, client project management team, client security, and client technology teams.
  • Creates and executes project and delivery schedules and revises as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements.

DUTY:  MANAGING CLIENT RELATIONSHIPS                                                                                                 

  • Builds relationships with client, client project management team, client security, and client technology teams.
  • Understands what outcomes client is expecting and is the liaison between Mantis Innovation team and Client team ensuring accurate execution of plan resulting in delivering desired outcomes.
  • Effectively manages issues and concerns with client in a professional and productive manner.

DUTY:  PROJECT ACCOUNTING                                                                                                                     

  • Works with Project Accountant to ensure appropriate revenue recognition, ensures timely and accurate invoicing, accurate cash and revenue forecasting, and assists with receivables for project if needed.
  • Manages project budget.
  • Analyzes project profitability, revenue, margins, bill rates and utilization.
  • Approves expenses and labor specific to assigned projects.
  • Identifies new projects across the board.
  • Submit site assessments across the building.


  • Develops risk management plans, and lead teams through established processes in order to ensure no impacts or incidents occur.
  • Oversee and prepare accurate project documentation for all phases of project including project set-up form, budgets, schedules, tracking progress, meeting minutes, financial funding requests, and status reports on-time and in accordance with pre-established formats in order to pass all project documentation reviews with client.


  • Travel as required – up to 50%
  • Adheres to Mantis Innovation Key Performance Indicators (Innovative, No Excuses, Goal Directed Results, Excellent Client Service, Never Give Up, Unselfish, Inquisitive, Yes I Can!).
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities, as required.


  • $60,000-$110k Depending on Experience
  • Comprehensive benefits including Medical, Dental, and vision- with a generous portion paid by us!
  • Generous PTO, 11 Paid Holidays (we threw in some extras like the day after Thanksgiving, Good Friday, and Juneteenth)
  • Paid Parental leave (not just for the mommas!)
  • Tuition Reimbursement (Go get your learnin' on!)
  • Working with some of the smartest 


  • Minimum of three years in a project management capacity for HVAC installation and repair projects
  • Strong basis of knowledge in project scope development, budgeting, scheduling, risk management and contract negotiations is required.
  • Proficient with the use of Microsoft Office Suite, project scheduling software, and web-based applications


  • BS or higher degree in architecture, engineering, or construction
  • Project Management certification
  • Six Sigma or Lean experience
  • Active Registration as a professional engineer or architect


  • Work is performed in a non-smoking office setting with exposure to CRTs and UV rays
  • Work may be performed with exposure to hot, cold, wet, humid, or windy conditions caused by the weather
  • Usual office environment with long periods of sitting, walking, standing, stooping
  • Ability to travel as needed (via vehicle, airplane, etc.)
  • Oral and auditory capacity enabling interpersonal communication as well as communication through automated devices such as email and telephone
  • Lifting up to 50 pounds.
  • Working extended hours may be required as needed.

*Note:  Employees are held accountable for all duties of this job.  This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the position.

Mantis Innovation is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.