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Project Analyst/Coordinator in Chicago, IL at CRS Group

Date Posted: 7/21/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Take direction from and provide project support to assigned project managers on large project complex initiatives. Assume the project leadership role on smaller less-complex initiatives.
Role and Responsibilities Overview:
  • Meet periodically with Project Manager to align on project related priorities.
  • Assist Project Manager(s) in maintaining the project budget, including the tracking and reconciliation of actual’s vs. estimates for reporting purposes, on a monthly basis.
  • Validate accuracy of actual time entry reporting against forecasted project hours and resolve variances.
  • Support project resource planning activities and follow up with Functional Managers as required regarding staffing needs and concerns.
  • Support project estimation process by gathering various resource and cost estimates from Functional Mangers.
  • Assist Project Manager in scheduling and logistics for team meetings, including recording and distribution of meeting minutes.
  • When appropriate, update and maintain project delivery work plan information. Gather project work plan status from assigned project resources. Track, follow-up, and report on current/past due tasks from action items, risk and issue log, and project work plan.
  • Where appropriate, lead various project related meetings to obtain project status, estimate, and or schedule related information. Follow up on issues and facilitate resolution when needed.
  • Monitor and maintain project action item, issue, risk, and decision logs.
  • Assist in the creation of Project Change Controls (Lead and facilitate discussion)
  • Updating and version control of Project Documentation.

For small initiatives, assume project lead responsibilities that include:
  • Creation of Status Reporting and facilitation of status meetings
  • Creation and management of delivery work plan
  • Creation and management of approved budget
  • Identification and resolution of project action items, risks, and issues

Tools Used:
  • MS Excel
  • MS Power Point
  • MS Word
  • MS Visio
  • MS Project
  • MS Share Point