Project Manager

Management | Chicago

A Project Manager (PM) is responsible for overseeing the successful completion of projects and can work in a wide variety of fields, such as information technology, construction and advertising. Although specific tasks will depend on a Project Manager’s employer and their current project, they will generally be responsible for the creation, organization, execution and completion of specific projects. This includes managing relevant employees, setting deadlines, communicating with company executives about the state of the project, ensuring projects stay on track and on budget, and adjusting if necessary to meet new requirements.

Project Managers typically manage six different aspects of projects: scope, schedule, finance, risk, quality and resources.

Project Manager duties and responsibilities

Over the course of a project, the Project Manager will need to communicate with staff and clients, make decisions and monitor the progress of the project to keep it on schedule. Important duties and responsibilities for a Project Manager include:

Project Manager skills and qualifications

A Project Manager requires both hard and soft skills to excel in the position. To find a great Project Manager, consider including some of these common skills in your Project Manager job description:

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