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Technical Project Manager

Chicago, Illinois

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Company Description

Founded in 1966, Heitman LLC is a global real estate investment management firm with approximately $40 billion in assets under management.  Heitman’s real estate investment strategies include direct investments in the equity or debt capitalization of a property or in the securities of listed and publicly traded real estate companies.   Heitman serves a global client base with clients from North American, European, Middle Eastern and Asia-Pacific institutions, pension plans, foundations and corporations and individual investors. Headquartered in Chicago, with offices in Los Angeles, London, Luxembourg, Frankfurt, Munich, Warsaw, Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo, and Melbourne, Heitman’s more than 325 employees offer specialized expertise – from a specific discipline to local insight.

Job Description

The Chicago office is seeking a Technical Project manager. The Technical Project Manager will lead technology, security, infrastructure, and software deployment efforts. He/she will manage key initiatives within IT in support of critical system and security-related initiatives for Heitman. The individual must be extremely adaptable, an independent contributor, and provide overall quality control to the project. Experience in leading technology solutions is required with a firm understanding of technical project management methodologies. The role collaborates to define scope, requirements, project governance, design, testing, timeline, and budget, and adheres to Heitman PMO standards.  The role requires exceptional communication skills and an ability to build and maintain working relationships with team members, vendors, and other departments involved.  The position may lead/and or direct the work of others.

The responsibilities of a Technical Project Manager include, but are not limited to:

  • Serves as the project manager for technology, security, infrastructure, and software application deployment initiatives. 
  • Defines, leads, and manages all aspects of the project, scope, budget, financial forecasting, scheduling, resources, and quality control of work products following Heitman PMO standards and governance guidelines and project management best practices.
  • Develops and implements templates and standards for project deliverables and work products
  • Documents meeting minutes and decisions, tracks, and manages project risks and issues
  • Creates and presents status reports and executive dashboards on project progress and issues
  • Facilitates impact analyses of current/existing technologies for the project
  • Supports management in data gathering for regulatory and third party reviews
  • Complies with the corporate policies and enterprise project management standards
  • Monitors project execution and escalates project issues as necessary
  • Maintains and updates all project related data on an Internal Project Management tool
  • Tracking of milestones with IT executives
  • Ability to multitask and manage multiple projects simultaneously with all necessary documentation.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • PMP certification is a plus
  • 5+  years of technical project management experience with demonstrated success
  • Formal training in technical project management
  • Demonstrated ability to execute complex projects within budget and on time
  • Must possess strong interpersonal, organizational, team building, and communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Ability to communicate concisely and with brevity
  • Information technology and information systems experience
  • Experience with IT security and infrastructure projects is a plus
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office, MS Visio, and MS Project
  • Ability to build relationships at all levels of the enterprise and with external vendors
  • Ability to work independently and with minimum direction
  • Ability to multi-task and respond to multiple priorities.
  • Strong understanding of technical project management methodologies

 Additional Information

Interested professionals should apply via our website at www.heitman.com. Please make sure to select “careers” under the About tab to submit your cover letter and resume. If you are a Heitman employee, please make sure to apply using your Heitman email address.

 Equal Employment Opportunity: Heitman is an equal employment opportunity employer and complies with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, physical, medical or mental disability or condition (including, without limitation, HIV and AIDS), developmental disability, handicap, denial of family and medical care leave, denial of pregnancy leave, domestic partner status, status as a victim of sexual or domestic violence (or familial relationship to such victim), veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, arrest records, citizenship status, criminal history that has been expunged, unfavorable discharge from the military, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws.