Software Implementation Project Manager in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Seeking Project Managers with a proven track record of managing external complex large scale software implementation projects preferably in the utility/energy sector.

The role of the Project Manager is to plan, execute, and finalize projects according to scope, deadline and budget. This includes directing resources in a matrixed organization and coordinating the efforts of team members in order to deliver projects according to plan. The Project Manager will also define the project’s objectives, participate in project planning during and after the sales cycle and oversee quality control throughout its life cycle.

  • Define project scope, goals and deliverables that support the business goals and requirements in collaboration with account sales executives, senior management and stakeholders.
  • Proactively manage changes in project scope to maximize success and minimize risk to the customer and the company.
  • Meet with clients to take detailed ordering briefs and clarify specific requirements for the contracted scope of the project(s).
  • Develop complete project plans and associated communications documents.
  • Identify and resolve issues and conflicts within the project team.
  • Identify and manage project dependencies and critical path.
  • Track project milestones and deliverables.
  • Define project success criteria and disseminate them to involved parties throughout project life cycle.
  • Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project team members and contractors, and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work.
  • Build, develop, and grow any business relationships vital to the success of the project.
  • Conduct project post mortems and create a recommendations report in order to identify Successful and unsuccessful project elements.

Requirements

  • 6+ years of Project Management experience with large systems in the utility industry
  • Experience with configuration, building and testing of custom applications
  • Bachelors’ degree in (computer science), electrical engineer, or power systems engineer
  • PMI certified
  • Project managers should have a background in business skills, management, budgeting and analysis
  • Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail, multi-tasking skills, Advanced time management and analytical skills
  • Expertise in the energy/utility industry

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