Senior Project Manager (one year term)



  • Information Technology
  • Job Code: 9D645745213
  • Posted: February 13, 2019
The Job has been filled
David Aplin Group, one of Canada's Best Managed Companies, has partnered with our client to recruit for an Information Technology Project Manager, for a one year term with the possibility of extension.

The Role:

  • Provide leadership to a multifaceted team consisting of employees, contractors and third party vendors.
  • Acquire a thorough understanding of our Client’s business as it pertains to the project.
  • Review the project’s current progress, take ownership, and develop a plan to deliver successfully.
  • Develop a project recovery strategy.
  • Develop design architecture with technical experts.
  • Manage the scope, schedule, and budget.
  • Ensure the people, process and technology are aligned to deliver successfully by:
    • facilitating regular, productive team meetings;
    • developing and managing an effective strategy for facilitating task estimation by team members;
    • ensuring all team members remain accountable for their deliverables and take action when tasks slip; and
    • reviewing current test practices, providing recommendations for improvement, and monitoring for success.
  • Deliver weekly status reports that include scope, schedule, budget, and barriers that require leadership decisions.
  • Review and identify gaps in the artifacts used on the project and implement or coordinate resolution where required.
  • Develop and maintain the artifacts necessary for your role in managing and reporting on the project, including:
    • project charter, including scope, measurable business objectives, roles, and corresponding responsibilities;
    • project plan, including milestones, timelines, and resource requirements;
    • risk management plan and log;
    • decision management plan and log;
    • issue management plan and log;
    • change management plan and log;
    • effective meeting agendas;
    • actionable meeting minutes;
    • communications plan;
    • stakeholder management plan;
    • quality/test strategy and plan, including strong test case development understanding;
    • transition plan; and
    • weekly leadership project status report.
  • Establish the terms of reference for an IT governance committee, participate as a member of the committee, establish meeting schedule, and document agendas and minutes.
The Ideal Candidate:

  • At least 10 years’ comprehensive experience in project management.
  • Demonstrable skills and experience identifying barriers to success and developing strategies to eliminate them.
  • A portfolio of success stories for medium/large scale IT project implementations spanning multiple functional business units.
  • A thorough understanding of the principles related to project management.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Superb leadership.
  • A PMP designation is required.
  • Experience in a Business Analyst role is desirable.
  • Experience working with the ServiceNow platform is an asset.
  • Be an effective, motivational leader that can provide a positive atmosphere to rally a team.
  • Understand all aspects of an IT project lifecycle.
  • Enjoy providing mentorship to team members who are looking for guidance.
  • Demonstrated ability in successfully turning around projects.
  • Proven successful system implementation.
If you are interested in this position and meet the above criteria, please click the Apply button to send your resume in confidence directly to Deborah Dodd, Partner - Aplin Information Technology. We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. #LI-EDM


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