IS Project Manager-IL-8440 in Chicago, IL at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 7/1/2019

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Job #:  985142
Apex Systems, the Nation’s 2nd largest Technical Staffing and Services Firm, has an opening for a IS Project Manager with the fifth-largest wireless telecommunications network company location in Chicago (Rosemont), IL
Job Description
Responsible for the management of one or more medium to large sized, moderate to highly complex projects or programs. Manage the effort end-to-end with oversight of analysis, development, test and support resources. Responsible for scoping, planning, executing, and monitoring the project to keep projects on schedule and to budget. Manage the relationship between technology and the business at the project level. Role responsibilities include components of: resource management, finance management, quality management, control management and business continuity/risk management.

Responsible for managing the overall planning, execution and delivery of projects, which includes:

  • •Defining the project charter, roles, tasks, milestones, budgets and measures of success to support the business case.

  • •Developing project estimates and plans to manage the end-to-end project execution.

  • •Supporting the effective delivery of requirement efforts.

  • •Leading activities required to maintain and complete all project documentation. Obtains appropriate level of approval for all project documentation assigned to ensure understanding of expectations among all stakeholders.

  • •Facilitating the day-to-day coordination while adhering to Project Quality Framework standards and sponsor expectations.

  • •Working with Program Manager and Functional Manager(s) to select core project team and communicate staffing plan; present and gain approval from IT Leadership; execute on staffing plan.

  • •Conducting project / phase kick-off meetings to communicate individual roles and project expectations and ensure that all project team members have the tools and training required to perform effectively.

  • •Holding project team members accountable to on-time completion and quality of project deliverables and milestones.

  • •Managing day-to-day activities of project team members proactively identifying and resolving issues that would present a risk to on-time implementation of the program / project.

  • •Acting as liaison between the assigned project resources, project delivery owner, and key stakeholders.

  • •Ensuring project compliance to IS Project Management processes/standards, status reporting, and project quality governance.

  • •Acting as an interface with internal and external audit groups for project related activities.

  • •Establishing and maintaining working relationship across technology and business partners as appropriate: Business Planning Manager, Enterprise Program Manager, IT Project Managers, Resource and Vendor Managers.

  • •Ensuring proper operations turnover with impacted functional areas and Release Management.

  • •Ensuring project closure including completion of lessons learned and required documentation.

Responsible for tracking project status and managing project issues and risks, which includes:

  • •Monitoring projects on an ongoing basis, evaluating progress/quality, managing issue resolution as necessary.

  • •Managing risks, assessing gaps/opportunities, and implementing action plans to mitigate risks, when applicable.

  • •Analyzing project financials and trends to identify opportunities, escalating issues and variances to budget where necessary.

  • • Promoting and monitoring compliance of application development activities with audit and information risk policies.

Responsible for building and leading effective project teams, which includes:

  • •Using problem-solving, critical thinking skills, and independent thinking to overcome challenges.

  • •Promoting effective teamwork.

  • •Dealing effectively and independently with critical conversation.

  • •Communicating effectively to a wide spectrum of audience in writing and verbally.

  • •Adapting to cultural and organizational climates.

  • •Optimizing experiences and relationships with project team members and leadership.

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