Senior Program/Project Manager in Chicago, IL at Signature Consultants

Date Posted: 8/8/2019

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Senior Program Manager/Project Manager Summary:

Signature Consultants has an opportunity for a senior level Program/Project Manager to work on business and IT projects in downtown Chicago with some travel. Our client is seeking someone who will be responsible to provide direction, prioritization and structure to enable efficient implementation of assigned projects and initiatives. The candidate will be responsible for directing the implementation of strategic planning, leading and directing all aspects of major, diverse, and highly complex programs impacting the operation.


  • Owns hands-on delivery of programs
  • Provides specialized technical aviation knowledge or equivalent, program management expertise, business acumen, and leadership skills to facilitate the identification and management of all interdependencies and areas of risk
  • Will adhere to the Program Management Life Cycle framework and all policy, procedure, guidelines as applicable
  • 40% - Lead and manage projects as assigned, both tactical and strategic
  • 40% - Deliver high quality artifacts and outcome through all phases of PMLC including Envision, Design, Build, and Activate as needed to realize measurable business results
  • 10% - Coach, guide, train project team members and other PMs on EDBA, PMLC and related artifacts and deliverables
  • 10% - Assist team members and research operational and performance data to provide statistics, trends, and reporting that inform leadership steering and decision-making, and as assigned


  • Undergraduate degree in business, technical, or aviation related discipline required
  • Advanced degree preferred
  • Project Management (PMI) Certification (Preferred)
  • Lean Six Sigma certification

Required Skills:

  • Experience managing multiple large, complex projects across multiple functions
  • Experience managing and mentoring project management staff
  • Proven expertise successfully managing business and technical resources under an integrated project plan to ensure the alignment of resources
  • Experience presenting, escalating, and providing solutions to senior leadership
  • Demonstrated experience delivering measurable business benefit through project execution
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency in facilitating, delegating and motivating cross functional groups or activities
  • Exposure with change management/facilitation, enterprise communication and training
  • Highly organized, and the ability to multi-task competing priorities
  • Provide leadership, guidance, influence and mentoring for project teams
  • Experience with process/system mapping and analysis
  • Ability to conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities
  • Experience with process/system mapping and analysis
  • Ability to conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities
  • Proven project management experience
  • Ability to manage business and technical resources with an integrated project plan
  • Experience presenting, escalating, and providing solutions to senior leadership
  • Experience working within SDLC/PMLC and a track record of delivery
  • Microsoft Suite - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and Project proficiency


  • 7+ years' work experience
  • 5+ years' managing projects
  • Demonstrated successful project delivery using fundamentals of PMBOK practices/methodologies
  • Demonstrated successful execution using SDLC, PMLC, DMAIC or DFSS methodology
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship
  • Successful completion of interview required to meet job qualification
  • Reliable, punctual attendance is an essential function of the position
  • Has discretion in making tactical decisions; provides input on strategic decisions to management as required
  • Decisions and achievement of results could have a significant impact on the group's overall performance
  • Effects could be long-lasting; expected to be creative to develop high-impact changes in processes or strategies.

About Signature Consultants, LLC

Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Signature Consultants was established in 1997 with a singular focus: to provide clients and consultants with superior staffing solutions. For the ninth consecutive year, Signature was voted as one of the "Best Staffing Firms to Work For" and is now the 15th largest IT staffing firm in the United States (source: Staffing Industry Analysts). With 27 locations throughout North America, Signature annually deploys thousands of consultants to support, run, and manage their clients' technology needs. Signature offers IT staffing, consulting, managed solutions, and direct placement services. For more information on the company, please visit