Sr. Project Manager

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Type: Contract

Are you a Senior IT Project Manager looking for a new challenging opportunity?


Optomi, in partnership with a Chicago-based technology firm, is seeking an experienced Project Manager to support a variety of both Infrastructure and Application Development projects.  This Project Manager will join an established, yet growing PMO group responsible for delivering on key IT initiatives both large and small for enterprise clients. 


Apply today if your background includes:

  • 6-10 years cross-functional project/program management experience
  • Experience in Project Management and execution of multiple related development projects simultaneously with working knowledge of Systems Development Lifecycle and Project Management Lifecycles


What the right professional will enjoy:

  • A “key to the city” role leading highly-visible, mission critical projects from creation to completion
  • Opportunities to make improvements and let your experience make an impact in a well-established, but always improving PMO
  • Industry leading compensation and access to cutting-edge technology


Key Responsibilities:

  • Manages the full project management lifecycle for the implementation of enterprise projects
  • Set and continually manage project expectations with team members and other stakeholders
  • Work effectively with internal and external clients, third party vendors and Senior Management in accomplishing project objectives
  • Plan, schedule, and track project timelines, milestones, and deliverables.
  • Identify and communicate resource needs and/or constraints
  • Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential risks, and devise contingency plans
  • Conduct post mortems and maintain lessons-learned inputs on project successes and improvements for utilization on future projects


Additional Competencies:

  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent work experience
  • Development Lifecycle and Project Management Lifecycles
  • The individual must be a self-starter with good self-management skills and comfortable working with minimal supervision. Experience at working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment is essential.
  • PMI Project Management Professional (PMP)