Apex Systems Project Manager in Lansing, Michigan

Project Manager in Lansing, MI at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 10/11/2018

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Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:


  • Location:

Lansing, MI

  • Job Type:

Project Management Office (PMO)

  • Experience:

Up to 4 year(s)

  • Date Posted:


Job Description Job #: 903618



The individuals filling this role will be expected to be capable of leading a variety of projects in large complex enterprise or government environments


  • Leads and directs small to medium sized high-priority projects, which often require considerable resources and high levels of functional integration and interaction with customer executives

  • Interfaces with customer management on a regular basis

  • Presents project status and issues to customer personnel through formal presentations

  • Conducts regular meetings with executives documenting current status of project including technical, schedule and financial issues that may be present

  • Coaches and mentors new project managers and/or contractors on established project management processes

Project Management

  • Manages projects from original concept through final implementation. Interfaces with all areas affected by the project including end users, distributors, and vendors

  • Ensures adherence to quality standards and reviews project deliverables

  • Responsible for all aspects of the project over the entire project life cycle life (initiate, plan, execute, control, close)

  • Responsible for developing a schedule to ensure timely completion of the project

  • Manages financial aspects of the project against assigned budgets

  • Overall responsibility for the project

  • Assist and review all Startup and Planning documents

  • Manages the scope, risks, issues, deliverables, and schedule of individual project tasks

  • Attend the Executive Committee meetings and provide project status updates

  • Monitoring team dynamics and team accountability related to delivery commitments

  • Assigning project tasks and coordinate resources, including the review of individual issues and concerns (e.g., vacation and time-off requests) and resolving or escalating such issues as needed

  • Managing (e.g., tracking, updating, reviewing) the dashboard and executive reports using metric data

  • Establishing and enforcing the use of the project’s Change Control process

  • Establishing and enforcing the use of the project’s Communication Plan

  • Establishing and enforcing the use of the project’s Quality Plan

  • Presenting details of the project Risk Management Strategy to the Steering Committee

Business Development

  • Reviews and edits Statements of Work or proposals generated by the technical team

  • Assists proposal generation process

  • Identifies and documents potential sales opportunities at customer sites

  • Communicates customer needs and desires with the assigned Business Development Executive

  • Responsible for maintaining relationships with customer personnel to ensure contract renewals occur

Project Management Office

  • Supports the development and expansion of internal Project Management Office

  • Implements policies and system controls to ensure the successful management and reporting of all corporate initiatives related to the PMO

Time Keeping

  • Performs weekly time entry in accordance with established time reporting requirements

Professional Development

  • Continues professional development through attendance at meeting, professional seminars and conferences


  • Provide superior client service.

  • Provide superior employee management.

  • Contribute to the growth of the company.

  • Enhance own professional and personal skills.

  • Meet assigned financial targets.


  • Required: Bachelor’s degree plus two to four years’ related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience, Preferred: Master’s Degree, PMI Certification, related experience utilizing Agile methodologies

Knowledge of:

  • Technical and administrative aspects of all phases of project management, including management of information systems used to develop construction projects and preparation of engineering design plans

  • All related codes, guidelines and regulations necessary for a variety of information technology projects

  • How to facilitate and communicate in a multidisciplinary environment.

Skill/Ability to:

  • Interpret regulations and to communicate with others; create project schedules using Microsoft Project

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, clients, stakeholders and the general public

  • Demonstrate proficiency in both oral and written communication

  • Operate computers using standard word processing, spreadsheet, as well as related Microsoft Project software.

EEO Employer

Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at 844-463-6178