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Organization: Bruce Harris & Associates, Inc.
Title: Project Manager
Location: Batavia, IL
Application Deadline:
Posted: 2018-06-12

Position Description:

Organization: Bruce Harris & Associates, Inc.
Title: Project Manager
Location: Batavia, IL

The Project Manager is responsible for defining, planning, and overseeing the execution of all projects and project related tasks. Ensuring quality control throughout the project life cycle are essential to this position. The business environment is made up of multiple small and large scale projects encapsulating solution development, GIS data production, and GIS analysis activities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Project Manager takes on the following responsibilities:

Project Inception/Initiation

  • Assists with business development process capturing, defining, and analyzing customer requirements.
  • Assists in establishing timeframes and milestones for project completion based on resource availability and priorities.
  • Assists in establishing and adhering to realistic customer expectations from project inception/initiation through project closeout.
  • Assist with proposals/scopes of work based on customer requirements identifying and incorporating scope, time, resources, and risk; communicating and managing customer expectation from a project management aspect.
  • Reviews project/customer requirements with technical staff and establishes estimates for effort, duration, and costs for project tasks.
  • Assists with contract finalization.
  • Provides scope overviews to all team members as required to ensure their understanding of the project goals, requirements, big picture and their role and responsibility in the project.

Project Execution

  • Supports project kick-off meeting activities as required through onsite meetings or conference calls.
  • Maintains a master project schedule/project queue, identifying resources required and assignment of tasks based on resource availability.
  • Monitors and reviews task progress based on project scope and expectations, effort and duration; changing priorities, staff assignments and goals.
  • Resolves project issues and escalates to senior management as required.
  • Manages and monitors all aspects of project management procedures including milestone dates and activation of change management practices when required.
  • Ensures project processes and procedures are followed including testing, review, documentation, and status reporting.
  • Tracks and reports expended hours in a timely manner; ensures projects are on task and scope is adhered to including mitigating and monitoring scope creep.
  • Quality controls deliverables prior to final delivery to the customer.
  • Communicates project status to customer support personnel as well as to clients.
  • Assists with month end progress reporting to clients.

Project Close Out

  • Works directly with client support staff to obtain signoff from the customer of all milestones and deliverables.
  • Encapsulates project metrics and project documentation into a project portfolio.
  • Holds project meetings with the project team to capture lessons learned and evaluation of opportunities for continuous process improvement.


  • Bachelor's Degree in GIS, business or a related field or equivalent experience.
  • 8 years of experience in project management with an emphasis on GIS or related field.
  • Strong working knowledge of PMI and PMBOK practices in overseeing and executing projects. PMI Certificate is a major asset.
  • Experience with methodologies such as EPIC, TOGAF, Lean Six Sigma, SEI CMM and other software development and IT practices and principles and assisting teams in implementing concepts.
  • Strong familiarity with project management tools and/or software packages.
  • Demonstrated leadership in managing projects.
  • Experience working in a team-oriented collaborative environment.
  • Excellent communication, leadership, problem solving, and analytical skills.

Other Requirements:

Must be able to provide 3 technical references with contact information that can verify your skills and proficiency. Candidates must be able to show previous professional experience related to the specific skills and qualifications listed above. Must be authorized to work in the United States. Travel may be required to existing/potential clients. Applicants must be able to provide own transportation. Applicant will be reimbursed for travel related expenses monthly.

To Apply: Please submit your resume and cover letter to jobs@bruceharris.com.
No Phone Calls Please