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Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
JOB #R2003552

Sr. Project Manager

@ ICF Next, we are fearless in finding new ways to solve problems, relentless in making sure it pays off for our clients and committed to making a positive change in the world. Join our community of mission-driven creatives, communicators, strategists, and technologists to challenge the status quo.  

The position is in Chicago.

We’re currently hiring for a Project Manager. 

As a Project Manager, you will: 

  • Track contract, billing and financial details

  • Monitor invoice schedule and initiates client and vendor invoices

  • Monitor and drive project schedules

  • Ensure project financial close-out, reconciling OOP expenses

  • Raise and maintain awareness of all project issues and risks (including and especially those financial in nature), and work with appropriate personnel to develop solutions

  • Manage project financial lifecycle, including estimates, revenue forecasts, invoicing, payables, receivables, etc.

Project planning & execution

  • Manage for project intake, setup and scoping

  • Work with client team as well as any and all members of assigned project team to estimate costs and timing for tasks, utilizing established estimating process and tools

  • Coordinate activities of the project team and ensure that project tasks are completed by: scheduling and facilitating project-related team meetings (i.e. kick-offs, status, internal/client reviews, etc.), communicating action steps to team, and delivering weekly status reports to project team, the client and management

  • Develop, maintain, review and/or disseminate all project documentation including status reports, invoices, change orders, project schedules, budgets, and post mortem reviews.

  • Ensure that all project documentation is produced in the standard format, follows internal documentation processes and is reviewed and approved

Team management & support

  • Execute collaboration and admin tools across teams

  • Consult and execute training on financial processes

  • Act as day to day point of contact for account leads

  • Partner with finance and accounting

As a Project Manager, you will have:

  • 5-7 years of experience managing relevant projects in a consulting or agency environment

  • Bachelor’s degree required

  • Competent knowledge of one or more of the following: PR and social projects, media and advertising projects, brand project, digital strategy projects

  • Competent understanding of project management methodology including the ability to identify and resolve issues, manage risk, develop detailed work plans and specifications, perform resource allocations and run team meetings

  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills

  • Proven team-building skills; experience facilitating teams and clients

  • Ability to solve problems with keen instincts and organizational experience

  • Strong MS Office skills

  • Must have a focus on detail and driving results

  • Working knowledge of contract interpretation and negotiation

  • Strong attention to detail is a must

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.

ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity). For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

Reasonable Accommodations are available for disabled veterans and applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.

Chicago, IL (IL14)

Who is ICF?

A global consulting services company with +7,000 people across +70 countries, but we are not your typical consultants.

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ICF is growing, and we add new open roles to our site regularly. If you're waiting for that perfect opportunity at ICF or want an inside look at what it's like to do world-changing work, join our talent network to stay updated.