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Project Manager

Consulting | Chicago, IL | Full Time and Contract

Job Description

Location - Oak Brook, IL

Project Manager - Contract Position (with potential for Contract to Hire)

Lake Shore Associates (LSA) is looking for IT Project Managers to support our client’s projects. We look for project managers that have a strong understanding of client needs, that are collaborative, work well in a cross-function team environment and are results-oriented.

  • Lead and support project to accomplish IT objectives.
  • Define project priorities, scope, approach and resource requirements in a matrixed organization.
  • Utilize technically sound methods of investigation, analysis, design, planning, and scheduling, adhering to the IT methodologies and conventions.
  • Coordinate project activities with teams within the IT organization and those in the business or other requesting organizations as well as any 3rd-Party Suppliers and Vendors. 
  • Manage and monitor project budget, scope, schedule, progress, and risks.
  • Work with client to align IT strategy and services provided.
  • Establish and facilitate ongoing reviews of scope, resources, schedule and budget.
  • Manage stakeholder engagement and expectations during the lifecycle of the project.
  • Integrate work-plan maintenance and monitoring.
  • Perform issues and risk management, tracking, prioritization, resolution facilitation, reporting and trending analysis.

Required Qualifications:

  • 8+ years of IT Project Management experience.
  • At least 5 years’ experience using MS-Office, MS Project, Clarity PPM tool and SharePoint and scheduling & time tracking tools.
  • 3-5 years of experience leading and/or supporting technical integration projects.
  • Possess an understanding of application develop, system integration, IT security, system design & client/server architectures.
  • At least 3-5 years experience in leading and managing 3rd-Party Suppliers and Vendors relationships.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience with project management process, methodologies and techniques.
  • Proven experience deploying and managing industry-standard Project Management methodologies.
  • Excellent written and oral communications and facilitation skills.
  • Ability to build team cohesiveness to achieve results.
  • Ability to self-start and be versatile in a dynamic environment.

Local- Chicago based Candidates Only