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Kforce IT Project Manager in Chicago, Illinois

A Kforce client is hiring an IT Project Manager in Chicago, Illinois (IL).Responsibilities include:

  • Lead assigned smaller integration projects, including security and Engineering integration

  • Follow up on various Mergers and Acquisitions efforts by various teams to obtain status

  • IT Project Manager independently leads multiple small to medium sized waterfall projects simultaneously

  • Supports leads in all program governance activities

  • Proactively works with all techs leads and project resources to resolve issues and remove roadblocks

  • Confidently leads and facilitates all status meetings, recording and following up on action items, decisions, risks, and issues

  • Prepare and present status updates to leadership and project stakeholders

  • Develop and improve project plan workflow through full project lifecycle from discovery to closure.

  • IT Project Manager creates and logs new processes and procedures, reports, and project artifacts

  • Ensure electronic documentation repository is up to date for all project documentation, business/technology documents related to initiatives, projects, and programs

  • Coaching teams through the project workflow and ensuring resources are available and delivering on time

  • IT Project Manager will ensure overall successful project execution (on-time, on-budget, high quality, meeting business outcomes)

  • Manage schedule, working with vendors, and internal teams to ensure proper resource capacity to meet demand

  • Bachelor's degree

  • PMP Certification

  • 4-7 years of experience focusing largely on infrastructure oriented, (PC, servers, external websites, engineering IP), network integration, compute/servers, PC & Service Desk integration projects

  • 4 years of experience in IT project management

  • Experience in Waterfall framework

  • Experience with Smartsheet's

  • Experience leading multiple teams and work streams

  • Analytical skills - ability to perceive and analyze problems, develop alternatives and recommend sound decisions

  • Project management skills - ability to drive and lead meetings independently, create, execute project plans, proactively manage risks/issues, and maintain compliance with company project management processes

  • Ability to keep the project team and the business held accountable on tasks simultaneously

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills: Identifies opportunities or problems and acts quickly and decisively to respond to the situation

  • Ability to drive productive conversations and team meetings

  • Proficient in basic Google Applications (Sheets, Docs, Slides) and project management software

  • Experience using Waterfall methodologies on projects

  • Highly organized, strong detailed documentation, and communication skills

  • Recognize and deal appropriately with confidential and sensitive information

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, demanding, and rapidly changing environment

  • Strong aptitude to learn and self-motivated

  • Proven ability to lead project management process development and improvement

Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.Compensation Type:HoursMinimum Compensation:98.00Maximum Compensation:115.00