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Sr. Project Manager in Chicago, IL at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 3/15/2019

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Job #:  950284

Please contact Monica @ or 773-824-1032. Thanks! 

Sr. Project Manager - Infrastructure 

6+ Month Contract to Hire Opportunity 


Senior Project Managers are in the middle of the action deploying enterprise level technical solutions for our customers. You will be partnered with industry leading Engineers, Technical Leads, Project Managers and Solution Architects enabling your continued development and success.

Interested in helping our customers achieve their complex and challenging business goals with leading edge technologies? If you GET IT and are interested in delivering client facing solutions like deployments, implementations & configurations, don’t wait, take the first step and apply now.

As a part of the Project Management team, you are in the middle of the action creating technical solutions, impacting business growth and supporting our sales team. If you are interested in having a significant impact on the business and enabling our clients to achieve their business goals, then we have an exciting opportunity for you.



  • Understand the product/solution strategy being proposed.
  • Seek out opportunities for cross-selling additional products and services.
  • Participates in pre-sales activities
  • Contributes to and reviews Statements of Work.
  • Advocates for the value and benefit of our Engagement Methodology.
  • Assists sales staff with complex or advanced technology conversations or presentations.
  • Participates in pre-sales activity in a supporting role to the solution architects.
  • Reviews deviations from current solutions/offerings to provide input into content for proposals and Statements of Work.
  • Acts as a consultant to the Account Executive on sales opportunities for a program client.

Project Management

  • Conducts weekly reviews and updates of project scorecards and reviews and approves project time on schedule.
  • Owns financial performance (budget to actual, hours remaining, expenses, etc.) Accountable for projects' profit and loss.
  • Determines the appropriate documentation (communication plans, schedules/timelines, status reports, quality plan, closure summary, budget, risk plan, etc.) for projects. Manages the quality and delivery of documentation to clients.
  • Owns change order process including determining the need for a new Statement of Work versus a Change Order.
  • Manages project procurement and adjusts schedules as necessary. 
    Ensure that projects adhere to quality control standards such as project change orders, reporting and issues tracking.


  • Contributes to setting the direction for the project management discipline by refining templates, tools and materials.
  • Facilitates the sharing of information across the project management team (information from conferences, best practices research, lessons learned from experience, training seminars, etc.) by building tools/sites, creating webinars and wikis, organizing ad hoc meetings, etc.
  • Coaches Project Managers in developing project management skills.


  • Negotiates changes (cost, scope, effort, schedule solution, resource commitment, etc.) to agreeable result.
  • Capable of independently negotiating in difficult circumstances without assistance.
  • Prepares and presents formal and informal presentations to clients, project team and groups outside the company in an interactive format or lecture style. Comfortable with longer presentations on complex topics to larger audiences.
  • Prepares and presents formal presentations at executive briefings.
  • Problem Solving & Decision Making - work with team members to gather information and determine possible/probable impacts to the project, document mitigation steps taken in troubleshooting and communicate these to the team and customer.
  • Documentation and Deliverables - manage clear, concise deliverables utilizing the appropriate document templates
  • Knowledge Sharing and Training - Conducts formal training for classes (e.g. Engagement Methodology and company-wide project management workshops) for all types of audiences. Proactively facilitates the sharing of information (information from conferences, best practices research, lessons learned from experience, training seminars, etc.) across the project management team.


  • Independently manages project and applies Engagement Methodology.
  • Sharing knowledge and being a champion for the project management discipline
  • Stay abreast of industry best practices.
  • Evaluate customer 'wins' to identify and promote best practices


  • Bachelor degree in business or computer related field or equivalent experience.
  • Six to nine years experience in delivering quality Infrastructure Project Management.
  • Three or more years experience in leading significant Microsoft or Advanced Technology projects across all solution areas.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate, lead, build teams, and recommend business strategies.
  • Working knowledge of one or more formal project management methodologies including at least one that is iterative (non-waterfall).
  • PMP certification preferred.
  • Understands ITIL Framework
  • Must be proficient in solving business problems, applying technology and frameworks and be capable of demonstrating proficiencies in Enterprise IT infrastructure solution issues.
  • Has significant successful experience in leading projects involving multiple technologies or large and complex implementations.
  • Working knowledge of the cost, timeline, and resources necessary in deploying technology solutions.
  • A professional, customer-focused attitude and courteous manner towards clients, partners and peers.
  • Excellent written, presentation, and verbal communication skills including demonstrated experience presenting technology recommendations from a business perspective.









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Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at 844-463-6178