Project Manager

Job Requisition: 6803.1

Project Manager(Direct Hire)  

Greater Chicago Area, IL 

Job Requisition6803.1

Description for Project Manager:

Our client is currently seeking an experienced Project Engineer to join our Project Management Office (PMO) team. The PMO team is responsible for developing and leading projects in the areas of Industry 4.0, Supply Chain, Digital Twins, Future Factory, Systems Integration, and Cybersecurity to help America’s factories tackle grand challenges.  A successful candidate will be a strong individual contributor who thrives in a fast-paced technical environment. Core responsibilities include planning, scheduling, and communicating project status to Client stakeholders. Additionally, you will assist in developing innovative solutions and identifying synergies across projects by matching technology development efforts with manufacturers’ needs. You will report to the Manager, Projects.


Responsibilities for Project Manager:

  • Manage multiple projects from scoping to execution and deployment
  • Lead project planning and development of documents associated with project execution, including requests for proposals, statements of work, deliverables, schedules, reporting requirements, and intellectual property assertions
  • Effectively execute projects, drive regular project team meetings and communicate project status to stakeholders
  • Build cross-functional relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Support project process operations and identify and implement project process improvements
  • Support other teams by contributing technical expertise to shape workshops and identify synergies across other institute initiatives
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements for Project Manager:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline preferred; other technical bachelor’s degrees will be considered
  • PMP, ScrumMaster, or other Project Management certification preferred
  • Two to four years of technical project management experience preferred
  • Government project and contracting experience preferred
  • Experience in a technical environment including research, engineering, product development, and/or manufacturing; experience with digital manufacturing technologies preferred
  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills along with excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Ability to interface at all levels of an organization, including the executive levels of both the company and company commercial and academic partners
  • Self-driven with the ability to work in a highly dynamic collaborative environment
  • Proficient with MS Office; familiar with, Slack, Trello, and/or MS Teams
  • cation
  • Must be available to work onsite at least one day a week and on an as-needed basis for other onsite events
  • All employees must be fully vaccinated against COVD-19 or provide a religious or medical exemption

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