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Robert Half Project Manager in CHICAGO, Illinois


Our local client is looking for Senior Project Managers in the Financial Services industry to work onsite with their existing team. This long-term contract to full time opportunity is based in the Chicago, Illinois area. We are seeking Senior Project Managers to manage key projects as part of our client's strategic business plan in their new position. This job is important because it ensures that changes are delivered to the expectations of stakeholders, serving as a key member of the team. You will strengthen your candidacy if you can be responsible for managing projects to successful completion, ensuring that projects deliver on time, on budget, and in accordance with standards and guidelines over the entire project. Submit an application for this position now!

Your responsibilities in this role:

  • Provides the RACI matrix for projects in a product line

  • Work in close cooperation and communicates with technical team members, designers, stakeholders, and developers

  • Confirms project with suitable ticket workflows and boards

  • Help cross-product teams to manage dependencies

  • Sets out schedules and milestones, manages project scope and timelines, and inputs from all other teams assigns to that product

  • Equips detailed reporting to management on milestone completion, project status, and risk assessments

  • Assists to manage, identify, and classify risk for functional improvement requests

  • Congregates details from QA leads, technical leads, and business analysts into a proposal

  • Affirm that the functional requirements are achievable, met, and tracked

  • Observes and schedules projects - as per the Project Roadmap defined by the Business Owner

  • Work in close partnership with the Business Analyst, QA Manager, Product Specialist, and Product Owner/Product Manager

  • Manages the daily stand-ups, securing they are timely, brief, and focused

  • Operates with the Product Owner/Product Manager to turn the product roadmap into executable projects

  • Supervises deployment scheduling in coordination with Dev Ops, tech lead, and Product Owner

  • Supervises project planning

  • Programs and administers the sprint planning and grooming meetings and routes ticket assignments

  • Foster the team focus on the on-time delivery of agreed products

  • Provide assistance to facilitate creation and maintenance of the Project Roadmap with the Product Owner/Product Manager

  • Collaborates with Product Owner/Product Manager to secure that the product vision and high-level business objectives are clean and feasible


  • Ability to prioritize work and balance multiple projects and deadlines

  • Active problem-solver who listens for customer cues and actively resolves problems with grace and integrity

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant Project Management experience

  • Proven flexibility to adapt to changes in procedures and job assignments

    • Proficiency using commonly accepted scheduling and project management tools is required for success at this position
  • Project management skills, strong operational abilities, and demonstrated leadership and supervisory qualifications

    • If you're looking for job openings and have experience working with e-learning and blended learning programs, you might be a good fit for this position.

    • Ability to understand and communicate technical concepts to both technical and non-technical colleagues

    • You're sure to succeed in this position if you are familiar and comfortable with IT project management methodologies

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