Randstad Project Manager in Chicago, Illinois

Project Manager

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job details:

  • location:Chicago, IL

  • date posted:Friday, August 4, 2017

  • job type:Contract

  • reference:569184

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Role Overview/Description:

  • Has expertise in managing all phases of systems development from concept through implementation and maintenance.

  • Overall responsibility for structuring a project, performing the detailed planning, and managing project execution and completion of moderate or large projects

  • Defines the phase deliverables, tracks milestones and incurred expenses versus planned expenses, schedules role sand resources, evaluates risks and recommends contingency plans Manages the development of the technical strategy.

  • Assigns resources and tasks, and manages quality assurance, resolution of issues, status reviews and reporting, development of standards, change control, customer support, and compliance with all policies and procedures. Able to facilitate workshops such as JAD, RAD and DRP sessions


  • There are 4 major types of projects : 1) Regulatory that impact Benefit Payments participants which are mandated by both state and federal governments. These have specific due dates. 2) Projects coming from Product that might provide enhancements or new functionality 3) Bank-wide initiatives that are mandated by the government the impact many applications including BPP and 4) Life-cycle projects that include mostly include software upgrades or software replacement.

  • We are currently in the midst of an application and database upgrade (#4). The PM would need to step into a project that is already in progress. The upgrade was migrated to UAT on July 24th and we are working through issues, The production migration is scheduled for late September. The upgrade must also be migrated to Canada and that piece is just starting. The PM would be working with vendors from the US and Canada and the Infrastructure teams at the client.

  • This PM would need to be very good at managing many projects with various deliverable dates (1, 2, 3). We have projects that range in length from a couple of weeks to 9 months to over a year. We can have 10 - 15 initiatives at once. This is in addition to the application upgrade we are currently doing. The PM would need to work with our Benefit Payments Tech-Ops Partners on scope, requirements and testing and with the BPP developers on project estimates.

  • The project manager is required to know MS products like word, excel, project, powerpoint, outlook, Sharepoint.