Project Manager

  • Olenick,
  • Chicago, IL
Must meet requirements listed below
Full Time
Depends On Experience
Telecommuting not available Travel not required

Job Description

Title: Project Manager
Location: Chicago, IL
Engagement: Full-Time


Oversees all aspects of assigned projects and/or programs. Responsible for the success of assigned projects. Ensures that all defined deliverables are completed on time and in budget. Collaborates with business unit sponsors and the various IT groups to ensure success. Ensures that projects follow appropriately scaled best practices and established processes, procedures and guidelines. Ensures that the 9 project management knowledge areas, as defined in PMI’s Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), are appropriately accounted for in project plans. Develops and establishes relevant standards, guidelines and procedures. Ensures that relevant standards are adhered to. Supports the development of project management skills throughout the IT organization and the business; provides mentoring and guidance on the application of project management best practices.

Required Skills:

  • Bachelors degree in Business, Computer Science or related field
  • PMP Certification
  • A minimum of 8 years of in-depth business experience, with the most recent 3 to 5 years in a project management capacity, preferably within an IT environment
  • Advanced knowledge of project management methodologies, best practices, tools and techniques
  • Advanced knowledge of systems development cycles, methodologies, and work flow diagramming
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving, project management, organizational, communication and interpersonal skills

Responsibilities:

  • Supports and works on management directives, business re-engineering efforts, architectural development, and/or data modeling efforts
  • Creates and executes project work plans and revises as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements
  • Ensures project(s) and program(s) meet all functional and technical specifications
  • Ensures project(s) and program(s) meet all quality requirements
  • Identifies resources needed and assigns individual responsibilities
  • Manages day-to-day operational aspects of project(s) and program(s), including effective scope management
  • Reviews deliverables prepared by team before passing to management
  • Effectively applies methodology and enforces project standards
  • Introduces relevant best practices to the organization
  • Prepares project reviews and quality assurance procedures
  • Minimizes exposure and risk on project(s) and program(s)
  • Ensures project documents are complete, current, and stored appropriately
  • Ensures alignment with the Project Management disciplines defined in PMI’s PMBOK
  • Develops and maintains critical IT PMO processes
  • Manages overall project budget
  • Assigns resources appropriately based on skill sets and availability
  • Participates in preparation of cost benefit analysis and estimates
  • Completes earned value analysis when appropriate
  • Directs and delegates tasks effectively to others, balancing resources with skills and priorities
  • Facilitates team and business unit meetings effectively
  • Holds regular status meetings with project team
  • Effectively communicates relevant project information to stakeholders
  • Delivers engaging, informative, well-organized presentations
  • Resolves and/or escalates issues in a timely fashion
  • Understands how to communicate difficult/sensitive information tactfully
  • Through guiding and mentoring of others, supports the growth of project management skills throughout the organization
  • Administration/Organization: Understands the financial implications of decisions and requests as it relates to IT
  • Communication: Listens to others and accepts input from team members.
  • Developing Others: Trains and mentors new and/or less experienced team members
  • Relationship Building: Builds and manages relationships between internal/external customers and IT
  • Work Quality: Suggests areas for improvement in internal processes along with possible solutions. Leads internal teams/task forces. Reviews the status reports of team members and addresses issues as appropriate. Complies with and helps to enforce standard policies and procedures.
  • Work Quality: Develops, maintains and supports usability standards
  • Performs additional responsibilities as assigned
  • Performs at a level clearly above that of the related Project Manager 2 position by demonstrating greater productivity, proficiency, leadership and mastery of job content
  • Expectations associated with this position are outlined further in the IT Job Expectations document – please refer to that document for a detailed list of additional requirements for this position
  • Supervisory role includes assigning work and reviewing work of others; providing guidance and direction; identifying growth opportunities for staff; advising management regarding staffing issues; may participate in staff performance reviews
  • Works under minimal supervision, relying on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish assigned goals
  • Provides internal/external customer interface

Posted By

Erin Hamling

205 W Wacker, Ste 2000 Chicago, IL, 60606

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Position Id : O-0217
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