Senior Project Manager
Project Leadership Associates - Chicago, IL

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PLA is seeking a Project Manager - Senior Consultant at our Chicago (HQ) office to help us to grow our Managed Solutions Practice Group. This position is responsible for managing client engagements involving teams from Project Leadership, third-party vendors, and clients. Projects include IT infrastructure implementations and upgrades, infrastructure assessments, Managed Services, and Business Operations.

Key Areas of Responsibility:
Technical project management. Must have at least general working knowledge in the following technologies:

Microsoft PC and Server Technologies

Exchange & Lync, Telecom

Enterprise Networking

PC and Application Deployment/Management

Virtualization, Disaster Recovery, etc.

Lead organizations through project initiation and planning processes; Developing Project Charter, Scope, Budget, Resource Planning, Schedule, Governance

Manage Large Implementation/Upgrade Programs with budgets of $1M or larger

Develop and manage project plans

Develop Presales proposal/scope of work

Handle Hardware & software quoting, procurement, tracking and inventorying as needed

Lead and Manage project teams (both internal and client)

Facilitate required status and other meetings with executive level committees, client management, project teams and staff

Change/Issue/Risk Management, Project budget tracking/reporting

Manage projects to closure with high level of client satisfaction with both the process of service delivery and the project results

Develop and ensure consistent documentation deliverables to client

Identify other business opportunities primarily through the creation and delivery of “High Level Technology Plans” (sales influenced), Network Assessments and updating our CRM and Pipeline.

Manage existing account reviews and new account launches

Experience Requirements:
BA or BS is preferred

10+ Yrs experience in the IT field – Consulting experience a plus

Strong background in Project\Program Management

Proficient in Microsoft Office and Project

Good typing, grammar and spelling skills

Good Interpersonal, self-management and communication skills

PMP certification a plus

Knowledge of MSF and MOF methodologies

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