Project Manager | Exhibits, Events | Woodridge, IL

Woodridge, IL

We are recruiting for a Project Manager to work in our Woodridge, IL facility. Our PMs manage multiple projects with a wide range of scope and deliverables. Projects include tradeshow, events, activations, permanent installations, all kinds of experiential work.  They provide engineering solutions and help figure out ways to meet a challenge like, “How are we gonna build a windmill for this activation in seven days?”

 Some nuts and bolts about the job:

  • Work with project teams to provide value engineering solutions, specify material, hardware, electrical/lighting specifications and building techniques
  • Move projects through their timeline, budget, and deliverables. Get to YES!
  • Create and maintain a flexible and evolving production schedule and overall project budget
  • Maintain work orders through lifecycle of project for accuracy, intended expectation, execution and final quality assurance
  • Create and maintain change orders, keep all documentation in order
  • Facilitate and host meetings with project teams, act as information liaison between all team members
  • Develop a robust external vendor network
  • Manage external vendors; provide drawings, check quality, manage output and schedules
  • Travel for on-site inspection and supervision as needed

We are an energetic and creative bunch and have high expectations for all of our employees. In addition to being fun to work with, we would like to hire someone with the following experience, skills, and attributes:

  • Minimum of 5 years of work experience in project management, production management, or as a producer
  • Extensive knowledge of exhibit or event industry
  • Experience with woodworking and metal fabrication
  • Engineering/technical mind that can provide solutions to wacky challenges
  • Knowledge of standard fabrication tools and techniques and blueprints
  • An extensive vendor network or the ability to build one and experience sourcing and managing vendors; experience as a vendor in wood, metal, fabrication helpful
  • Strong written and oral communication and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to lead and positively influence all project members towards client goals
  • Experience managing budgets and change order process
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, ERP, various collaboration and PM software and techniques
  • Ability to multitask and problem solve at a high level
  • Familiarity with the current Autodesk suite of programs is ideal
  • College degree preferred
  • Flexible schedule to accommodate project deadlines
  • Able to travel for client presentation, site surveys, show site installation


Our culture is important to us, and we are looking to hire interesting, enthusiastic people who enjoy working hard and helping our clients build their brands. We believe we can build a more creative, nimble and devoted workforce to provide better service to our clients if we focus on both diversity and inclusion. Pinnacle is at its best when everyone is respected, included, and heard. We believe in creating a work environment where everyone can show up as themselves and feel empowered to do their best work every day. We are a team-based company with each employee operating at the individual contributor level meaning we all have to be the experts at what we bring to the table. It’s energizing and challenging and rewarding! We offer a well-rounded benefits package that includes PTO, medical, dental, vision, 401(k), life insurance and long-term disability.