Project Manager


CPI is seeking a results-oriented, customer-facing project manager to provide proactive leadership for establishing and leading multiple customer engagements and initiatives. Project Managers lead a variety of different types of projects and rely on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Partnering and maintaining relationships with internal and external customers is paramount to success.


  • Accountable for defining, planning, orchestrating and delivering one or more customer initiatives including business, operational, and technology deliverables
  • Ensures end results are of the highest caliber with a clearly articulated scope
  • Directs large-scale, complex projects often involving multiple internal and external  stakeholders and partners
  • Directly manages all aspects of the project lifecycle and works with matrixed technology teams to oversee all SDLC phases of a project
  • Rigorously manages scope to ensure commitments are achieved within agreed upon time, cost, and quality parameters
  • Validates financial forecasts and provides on-going reconciliation of resources and other related project expenditures
  • Develops communication plans and interfaces effectively with key stakeholders to execute responsibilities
  • Demonstrates a general understanding of current products, services, technology, and capabilities in order to clearly follow the work of the project team and to routinely brief key stakeholders on different aspects of a project
  • Represents the project in various project governance and inter-department forums
  • Develops statement of work, integrated project plan, resource plan, contingency plan, and related project management artifacts
  • Defines and tracks project milestones while developing, maintaining, and reporting on an overall integrated delivery plan
  • Publishes periodic program status reports and regularly reviews progress with management, customers, and key stakeholders
  • Proposes recommendations and adjustments to deliver project outcomes and achieve business results


  • Proven ability to quickly build relationships and earn the trust of sponsors and key stakeholders
  • Effectively navigate a highly matrixed organization, mobilize and motivate teams, and set direction and approach
  • Ability to resolve conflict, deliver tough messages with grace, and execute with limited information and ambiguity
  • Positively influences others to achieve project and organizational goals
  • Sound business and technical acumen
  • Partners with colleagues at various levels to solve problems, improve work processes, or accomplish specific tasks
  • Focused and versatile team player that is comfortable under pressure
  • Communicate technical and non-technical concepts at all levels with clarity and precision both written and verbally
  • Remove barriers and enable teams to complete their objectives
  • Demonstrated, applied experience establishing and delivering complex projects
  • Excellent problem-solving and critical-thinking skills
  • Exemplary core project management skills including all aspects of the PMBOK
  • Extensive knowledge and expertise in the use of project management, SDLC, and  Agile methodologies and tools


  • Ability and willingness to support multiple customers in a fast-paced environment
  • Willingness to travel throughout the United States as required
  • Be able to work daily from our corporate headquarters in Bolingbrook, IL 

Preferred Education and Experience

  • At least 3 years of project management experience in a leadership role
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience
  • Extensive experience leading customer-facing, fixed price projects for external customers
  • Experience working in a software as a service organization
  • Active PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification
  • Previous law enforcement or criminal justice experience

About CPI

Computer Projects of Illinois, Inc. (CPI), is a privately held corporation that delivers market-leading software solutions to the law enforcement industry. CPI develops & maintains many different best-in-class, mission-critical criminal justice solutions for law enforcement & public safety agencies around the world with their OpenFox® Product Suite. The work we do is unique & highly rewarding. Working in a creative environment where an excellent work-life balance ensures that all employees are happy & productive and supported by amazing benefits. We have fun, but at the end of the day, all our hard work impacts the safety of citizens & law enforcement officers across the country. Work hard. Play hard. Save Lives.

Background Check

CPI has contracts with State, Federal, and Local Law Enforcement Agencies. As a result of this activity, CPI personnel encounters sensitive data, including Criminal History Records. Therefore, each candidate must pass an extensive background check.


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