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*IT Project Manager III - 8447 | Flight Dispatch

Apex Systems Chicago Contractor
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For additional details on this Technical PM role, please contact APEX at 773.824.1032. 

Job Title: Technical Project Manager   Description: Project Specifics:

• Looking for a strong PM to manage an IT project to implement several integrated software solutions to improve efficiency for flight dispatchers.
• The team currently develops and supports software, both in-house and vendor-supported, that flight dispatchers use to plan and monitor flights
• Today they must rely on many different applications to perform their jobs, and the workflow required to do so with the current tools is inefficient
• The current workload for dispatchers is not sustainable with the current and anticipated growth of the company
• Project focus on improving and streamlining the dispatch process through the consolidation of tools, automation of simple, repetitive tasks, and enhancement of the current applications to improve the user experience


• Responsible for managing the project through all phases, from requirements definition through implementation
• Coordinating with business stakeholders, vendors and our development team to ensure that project milestones and deliverables remain on track
• Escalating and resolving issues as necessary
• Will need to coordinate several parallel efforts between onsite and offshore developers while partnering closely with business stakeholders to ensure the desired results are agreed upon and delivered
• Will also be responsible for providing regular status reports to all stakeholders, including senior leadership (this project has very high visibility at the senior level right now)
• Responsible for the coordination and completion of projects within the information technology department
• Sets deadlines, assigns responsibilities, and monitors and summarizes progress of project
• Builds and maintains working relationships with team members, vendors, and other departments involved in the projects
• Prepares reports for upper management regarding status of project.

Required Experience:

• 7-10  years experience in a Project Manager role
• Bachelors Degree required
• Technical PM position requiring general system knowledge and experience
• Communication skills are crucial
• Ability to know when and how to escalate (1 on 1 vs. up the reporting chain)
• Willingness to perform the basics of project management consistently
• Must possess and inner urgency with tasks on projects
• Strong Excel abilities
• Must be a quick learner and adaptable in a fast-paced environment

•** Ideal candidate will be both technically and functional sound. This is a technical project but will really need a strong process-oriented candidate
•** In person interview will be required. Pleas ensure all submitted candidates can commit to an in-person interview

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*IT Project Manager III - 8447 | Flight Dispatch
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Apex Systems is a division of the 2nd largest IT staffing and services firm in North America. From consulting to staff augmentation, we connect top tech talent with great companies in all industries.


Apex earned Inavero’s Best of Staffing™ Client Diamond and Talent Awards for providing superior service to clients and job seekers, putting the company in the top 2 percent of all U.S. staffing agencies.


We take the time to understand a candidate’s talents and needs to ensure a good match with companies for contract, contract-to-hire, and direct hire positions. Each recruiter within Apex is focused on a specific skill area within infrastructure, applications, and project management. This focused discipline enables our local recruiters to work directly with our candidate’s and focus their talent on the right position at the right time.


We serve Fortune 500, mid-market, and emerging companies from a wide variety of industries, including communications, energy, financial services, government services, healthcare, technology, and utilities. 


Apex has branches in over 70 locations across the U.S. and Canada and more than 1,000 employees dedicated to supporting the needs of our clients and contract team members. Visit www.apexsystems.com to find a local branch or connect with an Account Manager or Recruiter.

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