Sr. Project Manager - Marsh & McLennan Companies Corporate - Urbandale, IA
Marsh & McLennan Companies - Urbandale, IA

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Marsh & McLennan Companies is a global professional services firm providing advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy and human capital. It is the parent company of a number of the world's leading risk experts and specialty consultants, including Marsh, the insurance broker and risk advisor; Guy Carpenter, the risk and reinsurance specialist; Mercer, the provider of HR and related financial advice and services; and Oliver Wyman, the management consultancy. With over 50,000 employees worldwide and annual revenue of approximately $10 billion, Marsh & McLennan Companies provides analysis, advice and transactional capabilities to clients in more than 100 countries. Its stock (ticker symbol: MMC) is listed on the New York, Chicago and London stock exchanges.

Marsh & McLennan Companies Corporate serves as an internal business function providing infrastructure and operational services to our family of companies. Through a shared vision and best practices, we provide efficient and sustainable solutions to meet internal customer business needs. We are looking for talented and motivated individuals to join our team!

As a

Sr. Project Manager

in our Global Technology Infrastructure (MGTI)department, you will be a member of our global team of project managers. This role will provide project planning and project implementation services for all infrastructure components to our various operating company colleagues/businesses with an emphasis on

desktop projects

. The ideal candidate will be hands-on, pragmatic and confident, with strong presentation skills and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.


Meet the overall program goals and objectives by managing infrastructure projects and sub-projects of differing sizes. These will include large Global, Pan-Region and country -specific based projects (typically more than 5 project staff and 0.5 million plus USD project budget) covering user communities in multiple countries.

Ensure that realistic project, sub-project and quality plans are prepared and maintained. Oversee selection and appointment of services and resources to the sub-projects. Tracks all activities against the plans, providing regular and accurate reports to senior management, project office and client management as appropriate.

Liaise with project sponsors, and other managers within the function and within the business; managing expectations for projects and facilitating public relations for the program.

Ensure that comprehensive project quality, and risk plans for projects of a complex nature are prepared and maintained.

Lead infrastructure projects, developing and maintaining manpower plans for the staff involved, resolving resource conflicts and monitoring the deployment of individuals to ensure that they are contributing effectively whilst developing skills and experience.

Ensure that significant problems are identified at the earliest opportunity and that solutions are identified and implemented inline with the change control process.

Monitor changes to project budgets and is able to understand and communicate the effects on the overall program enabling cross project rationalization and at all time looking for economies of scale.

Understand the requirements of new assignments by ensuring that assumptions are challenged, technical proposals are tested and business requirements validated with a view to obtaining the best result for the company as a whole.

Ensure that IT resources are made available to undertake the agreed infrastructure projects and they are properly utilized and accounted for. Advise client or user management on the resources that they must provide.

Participate in the implementation. of the MGTI infrastructure, including standards, methods, guidelines, techniques, tools and control structures.

In a specified area of authority, work with client or user management to define and initiate infrastructure projects which support the organization's objectives and strategic plans. Communicates information about planned projects to IT and client/user management.

Working with client or user management, monitor and report on the progress of infrastructure projects within area of responsibility. Maintain an emphasis on the early identification and, where possible, rectification of problems and deviations from schedule, including changes in requirements, especially where these have resource implications.

Manage project interface into change control procedures gaining agreement for revisions to the project(s) from project sponsors. Actively represent the Technical Infrastructure project teams, ensuring that effective relationships are built and maintained with the business.


Must have 10+ years of broad range infrastructure project experience with an emphasis on leading desktop projects.

Experience in technical project management including network implementation/deployment, desktop/image deployment, data center build out/consolidation, security implementation/deployment, server implementation/deployment, operational implementation/deployment.

Must possess a high degree of professional confidence and credibility with the presence and communication skills to represent IT related concepts effectively with senior level management.

Proficiency in Project Management Principles, methods, techniques and tools for the effective management of projects from initiation through to implementation. Example: PRINCE, PMI

Proficiency in progress reporting methods and techniques; risk management methods and techniques; project management tools to assist in automating mechanical tasks such as scheduling, resource balancing, and time recording (Examples: PMW, Mercury IT governance, Microsoft Project).

Proficiency in project planning and control techniques associated with planning and monitoring progress of projects. Examples: work breakdown structures, critical path analysis, earned value.

Should have a demonstrated portfolio of previously managed projects supported by references.

Relevant certification in project management and/or a degree in relevant technology.

Marsh & McLennan Companies offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits and programs including: health and welfare, tuition assistance, pension and 401K, employee assistance program, domestic partnership benefits, career mobility, employee network groups, volunteer opportunities, and other programs. For more information about our company, please visit us at:


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