Project Manager – Research Services Implementation Team

We are currently seeking a Project Manager in Research Services to join us as we continue to grow our SaaS analytics business. As a Project Manager, you’ll get to:

  • Manage the delivery of client implementation projects from initiation to successful completion while reporting to the Director of Research Services
  • Help evolve and mature the project management practice

If you are interested in ensuring high-quality delivery across complex public sector projects and implementing an evolving data science platform while collaborating with experienced entrepreneurs, we believe this is an unprecedented opportunity to experience it first-hand.


  • Manage multiple simultaneous client implementation projects to successful on-time completion and within the scope
  • Develop and maintain detailed project plans to track progress vs baseline
  • Prepare project status and provide updates on a consistent basis
  • Escalate issues and risks as early as possible to enable the appropriate corrective action to be taken
  • Schedule and drive internal, client, and joint meetings as necessary and take detailed notes and actions for distribution
  • Communicate to all stakeholders any projected changes to project scope and schedule for awareness and agreement
  • Establish and maintain relationships with internal and client resources
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation
  • Lead post-project evaluations to identify opportunities for improvement
  • Perform other related duties as assigned
  • Periodic travel within the US is required

The Candidate:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, business or related to field
  • 5-10 years of project management and related experience
  • Proficiency with project management tools, methodologies, and best practices
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously through the full life cycle
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
  • Ability to negotiate and resolve conflicts.
  • High energy, enthusiasm, and professionalism
  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multitasking skills
  • US work authorization (required)
  • Able to pass FBI fingerprint-based background check
  • Proficient in MS Office applications

Preferred qualifications

  • Prior experience managing projects involving data/analytics
  • Experience in service/customer-oriented roles, consulting in a fast-paced and constantly evolving environment
  • Prior experience with Smartsheets and Asana is a plus
  • MacOS experience is a plus
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) / PRINCE II certification is a plus

Who We Are:

Founded by a group of seasoned entrepreneurs, Benchmark Analytics is a SaaS technology startup housed in the Ravenswood technology corridor on Chicago’s Northside. In partnership with the University of Chicago (who is part owner of our company), we are building a predictive analytics platform for law enforcement human capital management. Our series of predictive tools help police departments support officers along a wellness continuum and provides individualized, research-based interventions and supports.

We are a double-bottom line company – our management team is comprised of former police officers, former city officials, and current change-makers who believe in (and have witnessed) the power of data to transform government….and in this case, improve policing. If you are interested in the intersection of public sector operations, research and data analytics, and building amazing software we believe this is an unprecedented opportunity to experience it first-hand.  We’re an agile, fast-growing company and you’ll get to do much more as the company grows.

What We Offer:

  • A truly unique experience to work for a fast-growing company with a purpose
  • The satisfaction that comes with being part of a solution that is making a difference within the institution of policing and law enforcement
  • The excitement that comes with the need to endlessly innovate and transform our market
  • We cover 75% of Medical (BCBS) Premiums, Dental & Vision Premiums, and offer 100% company sponsored Life Insurance as well as a 401k plan
  • Unlimited PTO

The Fine Print and How to Apply:

Thank you for your interest in our company and what we are building!

  1. Benchmark Analytics is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity of all kinds in our effort to create a stellar workforce of committed and passionate team members.
  2. Unfortunately, we are not able to sponsor employment visas at this time, so we can only accept applications from candidates who are authorized to work in the US.
  3. If you’d like to apply for the Project Manager role, please email your resume to