• Public Sector ERP Project Manager

    Location US-IL-Chicago
  • Company Overview

    Your Journey at Crowe Starts Here:

    At Crowe, you have the opportunity to deliver innovative solutions to today’s complex business issues. Crowe’s accounting, consulting, and technology personnel are widely recognized for their in-depth expertise and understanding of sophisticated process frameworks and enabling technologies, along with their commitment to delivering measurable results that help clients build business value. Our focus on emerging technology solutions along with our commitment to internal career growth and exceptional client value has resulted in a firm that is routinely recognized as a “Best Place to Work.” We are 75 years strong and still growing. Come grow with us! 

    Position Summary


    Public Sector ERP Project Manager


    Crowe is currently seeking a strong Public Sector ERP Project Manager to help lead and manage the delivery of public sector ERP implementations, as well as lead and manage the scoping and creation of fixed fee proposals for ERP public sector implementations.


    This position is for a Public Sector ERP Project Manager in a growing national ERP implementation practice. Crowe has been successful in building the market for airports, transportation authorities, lotteries, and other public sector agencies throughout the United States, and is looking to aggressively grow this practice. The government ERP implementation practice offers a strong, path to partner or director within the firm.




    Responsibilities (ERP Implementation Project Management)

    • Plan and manage client projects (typically fixed fee projects)
    • Develop strong relationships with clients and manage client communication and expectations throughout the implementation.
    • Lead and mentor functional and technical resources throughout the ERP implementation
    • Oversee the definition of client business requirements and the configuration of the Dynamics ERP solution to meet the defined business requirements
    • Assist in managing business process redesign activities, as needed
    • Oversee the technical team for any installation, data conversion, and functional enhancement activities
    • Oversee the validation of the new solution and help drive the cutover planning and preparation
    • Help grow younger staff within the public sector ERP practice

    Responsibilities (ERP Proposal Creation)

    • Proactively manage and coordinate multiple resources (functional and technical) to develop scope, plan/estimate, technical architecture and responses to RFP on a defined timeline.
    • Assist in the development of scope for the fixed fee implementation.
    • Develop the project plan, estimated cost, timeline and milestone payment schedule for a fixed fee, fixed scope implementation.
    • Proactively work with subcontractors (if needed) to finalize the subcontractor’s scope of work, plan, assumptions and cost – and integrate into the overall proposal.
    • Develop key sections of the proposal (e.g. implementation approach, project management approach, training, assumptions, support, project team/governance, etc.)  


    • Previous consulting experience
    • 5+ years of experience managing ERP implementations
    • 2+ years of experience managing the delivery of public sector ERP projects, primarily at the state and local level
    • 2+ years of experience developing proposal responses
    • Strong organizational skills
    • Strong communication skills (written and oral)
    • Solid experience managing fixed fee projects
    • Experience working with technical resources regarding installation, custom development and other technical activities required to successfully deliver a large scale ERP project.
    • Experience building teams and developing staff
    • Some familiarity with financial and operational processes, including:
      • General Ledger, Financial Reporting
      • Budgeting
      • Procurement
      • Accounts Payable, Cash Management
      • Projects and Grants
      • Accounts Receivable
      • Fixed Assets

    The following items would be nice to have:

    • Experience working with Dynamics AX 2012
    • Familiarity with governmental financial and operational processes 

    Travel Requirements


    Locations: Chicago; may consider other locations


    About the Team:

    The Performance consulting team at Crowe provides extensive, industry-focused experience to help organizations improve their performance through a portfolio of innovative technology solutions.  Above all, Crowe’s Performance consulting team is frequently singled out by satisfied clients for their high professional standards, industry expertise, innovative technology solutions and responsive hands-on approach to client service.  Learn more about our Performance Consulting team


    Our Benefits:

    At Crowe, we know that great people is what makes a great firm. We value our people and offer employees a comprehensive benefits package.

    Learn more about what working at Crowe can mean for you.


    How You Can Grow:

    We will cultivate your talent in an inclusive culture that values diversity. You will have the chance to meet on a consistent basis with your Career Coach who will guide you in your career goals and aspirations.

    Learn more about where talent can prosper.


    More about Crowe:

    Crowe ( is one of the largest public accounting, consulting and technology firms in the United States. Crowe uses its deep industry expertise to provide audit services to public and private entities while also helping clients reach their goals with tax, advisory, risk and performance services. Crowe is recognized by many organizations as one of the country's best places to work. Crowe serves clients worldwide as an independent member of Crowe Global, one of the largest global accounting networks in the world. The network consists of more than 200 independent accounting and advisory services firms in more than 130 countries around the world.




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