Project Manager

Chicago, IL, USA
Job Type
Full Time

About the Role

Summary: As a Project Manager, you will be responsible for overseeing the overall management, control, coordination, and execution of assigned projects provided by Laconic and their associated environmental monitoring services and products.

This position is based in Chicago, IL, and requires in-person attendance.


  • Manage the efficient coordination and accomplishment of planning, scope, development, design, and direction for major projects.
  • Act as the project manager, implementing corporate decisions, guidance, laws, regulations, and policies in developing the project and intermediate products in support of the project.
  • Coordinate the planning, design, cost, and other aspects for projects with substantial scope and complexity, as measured by geographical area, management demands, technical intricacies, and public issues.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for assigned projects with sponsor/customer; foreign federal, state, and local government agencies; interested external organizations; and higher authorities.
  • Oversee concurrent work efforts to ensure on-time, on-budget delivery and achievement of targeted benefits while focusing on customer satisfaction, anticipating project sponsors’ needs, and proactively delivering high-quality results.
  • Apply full lifecycle project management processes and tools using Laconic’s project management philosophies, from project initiation and planning to execution and closure.
  • Ensure proper coordination and execution of all environmental monitoring and survey activities within established policies and procedures, laws and regulations, and safety guidelines.



  • Required Experience: Five years of specialized experience at mid-level management level, which includes working with project management processes and policies of assigned projects; managing the efficient and effective coordination and accomplishment of the planning, scoping, design, construction, and direction of assigned projects; managing project milestones and budgets of assigned projects. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone–no substitution of education for experience is permitted. VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. You will be evaluated on your level of competency in the following areas: 
  • Oral Communication 
  • Project Management 
  • Technical Competence with environmental monitoring and computer information systems suites 
  • Writing 

About the Company

Laconic leads the global market in providing Environmental Intelligence services. We employ cutting-edge remote data sensing and geospatial technologies, human intelligence, AI and ML informatics, and predictive analytics to offer Environmental Monitoring, Risk Management, Decision Support, Domain Awareness, and Natural Capital Monetization applications. Our integrated technology platform and services enable governments, financial institutions, and corporations to make strategic business decisions in response to operational challenges arising from the intersection of ecology, economy, and security domains. As a member of the UN’s Global Marketplace, we design our services and applications to help clients achieve each of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Our advanced SADAR™ Environmental Intelligence platform allows clients to assess various environmental scenarios promptly and make informed business decisions based on our proprietary analytics with the highest data pedigree. SADAR™ gathers environmental data through multi-modal ingestion from numerous global sources and organizes it using Laconic’s unique Universal Environmental Identifier (LUEI), which enables data fusion, contextual search, and custom ML models for our clients.

We collaborate with clients to develop tailored solutions that address diverse issues such as regional food security, decarbonization, financial compliance obligations, and habitat preservation. Our solutions maintain local social, cultural, and economic norms while actively promoting sustainable growth.

Our team comprises experienced professionals from a wide range of business, academic, and governmental sectors. We work with client nations and organizations to integrate newly available insights from the environment into strategies that reduce risk, boost profitability, and drive innovative initiatives.

At Laconic, we envision a world where humanity’s progress aligns with the protection, restoration, and ongoing sustainability of natural systems. We believe that responsible economic growth supports a thriving planet. Equipped with the necessary tools to deliver timely, relevant insights, our committed team upholds uncompromising excellence, high standards, and honest communication. Discretion and the power to choose our actions lie at the heart of Laconic’s core values.

Laconic, founded in 2019, holds Public Benefit Corporation (PBC) status and has its headquarters in Chicago, with additional offices in Bali, San Diego, and Toronto.