Associate Project Manager - Chicago, IL

Integrated Project Management - Chicago, IL (30+ days ago)4.0


IPM is a project management consulting firm that advises on and executes companies’ most complex initiatives. We take our client’s vision or challenge and transform it into an actionable roadmap and provide an onsite leader to drive the initiative through completion. Headquartered in Chicago with offices in Boston,Parsippany, New Jersey, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Los Angeles and San Francisco, IPM has led more than 4000 projects for 350 clients in the United States and across continents. Our clientele ranges from Fortune 100 companies to startups.

In 2016, IPM was recognized as one of Forbes magazine’s 25 Best Small Companies in America. In addition, IPM has been named a “Best Workplace” for seven consecutive years by the Great Place to Work Institute®.

Our Project Management Associates are our full-time employees. They are our most important asset and the competitive advantage that sets us apart from the rest.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Project Management Associate (PMA) supports the planning, scheduling, monitoring, controlling, analytical and other tactical aspects of projects, or manages straightforward projects or sub-projects with more autonomy, as assigned. As a Project Management Associate, he/she works closely with the project manager and project team to ensure detailed planning of activities, comprehensive documentation of critical project information, and sound decision making through thorough analysis of information

Primary Responsibilities and Duties

Support development of Project Plans and Schedules that represent the appropriate level of detail and task interdependency. Assist in communicating and expediting late tasks.
Compile and analyze data and develop summary reports/presentations.
Support development of project budgets and update, as required. Develop summary reports and analysis suitable for PMC review.
Support development and update of Project Plans governing communication, risk, roles and responsibilities, etc.
Support development and distribution of project status reports, dashboards, meeting minutes, action item logs, etc. to the project stakeholders.
Conduct project-related analyses such as PERT, EVA, Monte Carlo simulation, etc.
Support documentation of business processes including process flow diagrams, work instructions, etc.
Support the development and maintenance of the project file (hard and electronic document storage).
Research appropriate technologies and apply technical knowledge to ensure effective delivery of project requirements.
Ensure timely follow-up to all commitments (IPM and client-related).
Develop accurate resource planning estimates to effectively manage personal workload and maximize individual productivity and revenue generation.
Manage straightforward projects or subprojects with appropriate support of a supervisor, including conducting initiating, planning, monitoring, controlling, and closing the project in conjunction with the client team.
Continuously enhance personal understanding and application of the science and profession of project management and supporting tools and methodologies.
Produce and present clear, concise, and professionally written communications.
Support project team members and other IPM employees to ensure the success of their projects and realize synergistic benefits. Provide/receive peer and supervisor performance feedback as appropriate.
Focus to customer service principles in all dealings with clients and coworkers.
Ensure compliance to IPM procedures and project management protocol including documentation, Project Plans and Schedules, and Project Files. Identify and implement continuous improvement to our protocols to enhance Company-wide efficiency and effectiveness.
Ensure compliance to IPM corporate policies and procedures including housekeeping, safety, and appearance. Identify and implement continuous improvement to these protocols to enhance Company-wide efficiency and effectiveness.
Focus to building healthy, communicative relationships with co-workers, clients, and others.
Complete activities that promote professional development including Development Plan and Training objectives.
Support Company established initiatives and Annual Plan requirements.
Ensure a professional perception founded in neatness, organization, and maturity.
Consistently represent IPM's philosophies and standards (as stated in Our Mission and Beliefs) in interactions with clients, potential clients, co-workers, etc. to portray a positive image and maintain and enhance the Company’s reputation.
REQUIRED SKILLS
Strong interpersonal skills.
Strong analytical and data analysis capabilities.
Ability to multitask and juggle competing priorities.
Strong technical aptitude and displayed ability to grasp a general knowledge of multiple disciplines and technologies.
Displayed potential to grasp strategic concepts.
Strong leadership potential.
Ability to effectively organize and structure activities.
Basic understanding of business and financial principles.
Professional and effective written and oral communication skills in the English language.
Demonstrated work ethic, integrity, and professional conduct.
Proficiency in core Microsoft software products (e.g., Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Project) and a strong aptitude for learning new software products. Visio proficiency preferred.
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s Degree in a science or engineering field
2 – 5 years of related experience.
BENEFITS
Full-time employment with a growing company whose management is committed to job stability
Bench time in between projects dedicated to personal and professional development
Formal new hire orientation to position you for success
Paid vacation, holiday and sick time
Annual performance bonus potential
100% employer-paid health, dental, and life insurance coverage for employees
401(k) matching
Business development incentives
Philanthropy driven culture
Paid training and certification
100% promotion from within
Quarterly social activities
Cell phone reimbursement
Assistance with relocation