Program Manager

Program Manager

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Calgary, AB

Information Technology




Location: Calgary, AB, Canada

Job Type: Contract

Date: 8/5/2022

Job ID: MG12468085

Category: Information Technology

Join a top employer and advance your career. Aplin has partnered with a Canadian-based company to hire a Program Manager to be responsible for optimally prioritizing, defining, managing, and delivering programs, which are groups of projects, from inception to completion, and ensuring program outcomes are balanced.
This is a 12-month hybrid contract open to candidates in the Vancouver, Calgary, or Toronto areas.
  • Ensuring that a Project Lifecycle (from Initiation to Closure) is implemented in adherence to TDS & PMO policies and frameworks as defined in and in compliance with the TDS PMO standards
  • Leading the programs from initiation to closure with a committed goal of delivering on time, on budget, scope complete with a high level of quality and business satisfaction
  • Senior partner engagement at Director and VP levels within the function and the Business
  • Recruiting (selecting) or contracting staff to be assigned to the Program(s) (employees or contractors)
  • Working with Operations and Departmental managers to request and acquire required resources
  • Handling all funds spent in relation to the program(s) includes maintaining an overall current view of the budget, actuals, and forecast numbers
  • Providing transparency into program health through published schedules, regular status reporting, and current budget and forecasts
  • Acting as a mediator between program partners and the program team(s)
  • Single point of accountability for executing and delivering the assigned Program Scope
  • Ensuring execution of all phases of the projects are conducted in a responsible, safe manner ensuring there are no unreasonable risks taken that would jeopardize safety in any way
  • Conducting ad-hoc project audits to confirm they are on track with documentation, budget, schedule, and scope to mitigate potential risks to compliance or project success
  • Ensuring all controls are in place and effective for corporate SOX and related audits
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience
  • 10+ years in a Project Manager role leading project teams
  • Practical experience handling projects greater than US$5M
  • Agile Software Development experience
  • Tech-savvy with experience in technologies such as Metaverse, Digital Twins, VR/AR, AI, ML, UX/UI, Geomatics, etc.
  • Experience managing a multitude of niche vendors and well-known consultancy firms
  • Start-Up experience
  • The Technology and Innovation group is embarking on several initiatives demonstrating the latest developments in Metaverse, Geospatial Solutions, VR/AR, AI, and Digital Twins. A senior project or program manager is required to orchestrate the development of technology solutions, as a proof of concept and/or field trials.
  • Understanding the Mining or Natural Resources business with exposure to Field locations or sites is a bonus
  • Proficient Spanish, both written and spoken, is considered an asset
Job ID: MG12468085
If you are interested in this position and meet the qualifications, apply today! We thank all applicants; however, only those who are authorized to work in Canada or are selected for an interview will be contacted.
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