Associate Project Manager

Consulting Chicago, Illinois


*Relocation Assistance is Available*

IPM is a project management consulting firm that advises on and executes companies’ most complex initiatives. Headquartered in Chicago with offices in Boston, Parsippany, NJ, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Los Angeles and San Francisco, IPM has led more than 4,000 projects for over 400 clients in the United States and across continents. Our clientele ranges from Fortune 100 companies to startups.  

IPM has been named a “Best Workplace” for eight consecutive years by the Great Place to Work Institute®.

Our Project Management Consultants are our full-time employees. They are our most important asset and the competitive advantage that sets us apart from the rest.  


The Project Management Associate (PMA) supports the planning, scheduling, monitoring, controlling, analytical and other tactical aspects of projects, or manages straightforward projects or sub-projects with more autonomy, as assigned.  As a Project Management Associate, he/she works closely with the project manager and project team to ensure detailed planning of activities, comprehensive documentation of critical project information, and sound decision making through thorough analysis of information

Primary Responsibilities and Duties

  • Support development of Project Plans and Schedules that represent the appropriate level of detail and task interdependency.  
  • Compile and analyze data and develop summary reports/presentations.
  • Support development of project budgets and update, as required.  Develop summary reports and analysis suitable for PMC review.
  • Support development and update of Project Plans governing communication, risk, roles and responsibilities, etc.
  • Support development and distribution of project status reports, dashboards, meeting minutes, action item logs, etc. to the project stakeholders.
  • Research appropriate technologies and apply technical knowledge to ensure effective delivery of project requirements.
  • Manage straightforward projects or sub-projects with appropriate support of a supervisor, including conducting initiating, planning, monitoring, controlling, and closing the project in conjunction with the client team.
  • Produce and present clear, concise, and professionally written communications.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Strong analytical and data analysis capabilities.
  • Ability to multitask and juggle competing priorities.
  • Strong technical aptitude and displayed ability to grasp a general knowledge of multiple disciplines and technologies.
  • Displayed potential to grasp strategic concepts.
  • Strong leadership potential.
  • Ability to effectively organize and structure activities.
  • Basic understanding of business and financial principles.
  • Professional and effective written and oral communication skills in the English language.
  • Demonstrated work ethic, integrity, and professional conduct.
  • Proficiency in core Microsoft software products (e.g., Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Project) and a strong aptitude for learning new software products. Visio proficiency preferred.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a science field, engineering, or healthcare (preferred)
  • 2 – 5 years of related experience.
  • Full-time employment with a growing company whose  management is committed to job stability
  • Bench time in between projects dedicated to personal  and professional development
  • Formal new hire orientation to position you for success
  • Paid vacation, holiday and sick time
  • Annual performance bonus potential
  • 100% employer-paid health, dental, and life insurance coverage for employees
  • 401(k) matching
  • Business development incentives 
  • Philanthropy driven culture
  • Paid training and certification
  • 100% promotion from within
  • Quarterly social activities
  • Cell phone reimbursement
  • Assistance with relocation