Project Manager

Holmes Murphy

Holmes Murphy has always believed that investing in our employees, the spaces in which they work, and the environment that we provide are all critical to our culture, purpose, and the services we offer. After all, we know that employees who feel appreciated and recognized for their hard work and dedication results in employees who feel immensely invested in the success of our clients and our company. On top of this, our employees have a seat at the table and the opportunity to pave their own way. Cool, right?! If you nodded yes, check out our open Project Manager position and apply!

We are looking to add a Project Manager to join our Strategy team in Waukee. This role is responsible for leading medium to large sized project(s) and team(s) towards successful project completion within scope, deadlines, and budget. The ideal candidate will have strong skills in developing and overseeing project plans and is accountable for ensuring the objectives of the project are achieved.  Partnering with business and technology stakeholders to ensure a successful start-up and completion of a project is an integral part of the role. 


  • Schedule Management: Lead efforts involving schedules, resource, and capacity planning to drive project towards timely completion.
  • Resource Management: Lead the design, development, and implementation of work plans to determine the required tasks and resources for complex projects spanning multiple business units. Organize, facilitate, and lead teams towards successful project completion.
  • Integration Management: Coordinate projects with other on-going efforts.
  • Financial Management: Monitor project progress and anticipated total spend against budget and ROI.
  • Risk Management: Identify and anticipate risks and issues; facilitate resolution, mitigation, and appropriate escalation.
  • Vendor Management: Communicate and manage work with third-party vendors to meet project requirements.
  • Stakeholder Management: Identify all stakeholders impacted by the project, managing their expectations and project involvement as needed.
  • Quality Management: Ensure quality standards are defined, monitored, and met throughout the project.
  • Communication Management: Ensure all key stakeholders are kept informed of project issues, obstacles and progress, including status reporting. Conduct post project reviews and communicate lessons learned.
  • Scope Management: Partners with business and other areas such as IT, Marketing and HR to manage scope of projects. Manages reductions and additions to scope through an established change management process to ensure right work is done to complete the project.

Attributes, Knowledge, and Skills:

  • A sense of foresight in anticipating potential issues
  • Willingness to voice recommendation, objection, or difference of opinion
  • Demonstrated and proven track record of successful project implementations.
  • Experience of the whole project life cycle.
  • Ability to manage projects, lead people, and influence change.
  • Ability to successfully plan and facilitate meetings to uncover and resolve issues, drive decision making, and keep objectives in focus.
  • Ability to have a strong impact and influence key decisions.
  • Ability to manage the scope change process and issue identification/resolution with all stakeholders.
  • Ability to Liaise between enterprise services and business partners to ensure collaboration and coordination.
  • Ability to consult in an organization with a matrixed environment.
  • Must be knowledgeable of and comply with HMA’s Client Privacy Policy, HIPAA regulations and E&O procedures and policies.


  • Education: Bachelor’s degree or related experience required. PMI certification preferred.
  • Experience: 4-7 years of experience as a project manager. Experience in both waterfall and agile environments helpful.

Benefits:  In addition to core benefits like health, dental and vision, also enjoy benefits such as:

  • Paid Parental Leave and supportive New Parent Benefits — We know being a working parent is hard, and we want to support our employees in this journey!
  • Company paid continuing Education & Tuition Reimbursement — We support those who want to develop and grow.
  • 401k Profit Sharing — Each year, Holmes Murphy makes a lump sum contribution to every full-time employee’s 401k. This means, even if you’re not in a position to set money aside for the future at any point in time, Holmes Murphy will do it on your behalf! We are forward-thinking and want to be sure your future is cared for.
  • Generous time off practices in addition to paid holidays — Yes, we actually encourage employees to use their time off, and they do. After all, you can’t be at your best for our clients if you’re not at your best for yourself first.
  • Supportive of community efforts with paid Volunteer time off and employee matching gifts to charities that are important to you — Through our Holmes Murphy Foundation, we offer several vehicles where you can make an impact and care for those around you.
  • DE&I programs — Holmes Murphy is committed to celebrating every employee’s unique diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) experience with us. Not only do we offer all employees a paid Diversity Day time off option, but we also have a Chief Diversity Officer on hand, as well as a DE&I project team, committee, and interest group. You will have the opportunity to take part in those if you wish!
  • Consistent merit increase and promotion opportunities — Annually, employees are reviewed for merit increases and promotion opportunities because we believe growth is important — not only with your financial wellbeing, but also your career wellbeing.
  • Discretionary bonus opportunity — Yes, there is an annual opportunity to make more money. Who doesn’t love that?!

Holmes Murphy & Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer.