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Senior Project Manager

IT/Technical & Product Development
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The Project Manager provides support to the Engineering Program Management (EPM) team and is directly responsible for significant, cross functional technical projects with large budgets and sizeable staff. This position is focused on meeting project commitments including communications with sponsors and stakeholders. This entails fostering and managing productive relationships with executives by partnering with sponsors in understanding and creating opportunities and in making timely choices. The Project Manager spends majority of time on IT project management responsibilities and leads the design, testing, planning, and implementation of complex software application development projects using agile and/or hybrid methodologies.


Project Management

  • Lead the development and implementation of a broad, coordinated set of plans and programs to meet the goals and priorities of the business unit in a matrixed environment.
  • Meet financial objectives by forecasting future resource needs; preparing and maintaining a project budget; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions.
  • Establish contacts, relationships and a network both inside and outside Technology. 
  • Determine the objectives and measures upon which projects will be evaluated at completion.
  • Develop and maintain project artifacts to document project activities.
  • Develop a schedule for project completion that effectively allocates the resources to the activities.
  • Determine the resources (time, money, equipment, etc.) required to complete projects by working with Technical Resource Managers.
  • Monitor all budgeted project expenditures and communicate variances to stakeholders on a monthly basis.
  • Effectively negotiate project trade-offs with stakeholders.
  • Escalate complex issues and decisions to senior-level colleagues. 
  • Effectively communicate project status including schedule variances and mitigation options.
  • Identify and make recommendations for improvements to existing processes and procedures. 
  • Maintain compliance with corporate and public regulations. 
  • All other duties as assigned.



Practices Self-Development

  • Takes ownership of own development and career
  • Initiates regular conversations with manager, coach or mentor regarding self-development
  • Understands what is required by the business to be successful and maps development plan accordingly
  • Learns from success and failures
  • Looks to build challenges into current assignments
  • Utilizes formal and informal networks effectively

Solves Problems and Analyses Issues

  • Is able to ask effective questions and collect facts from multiple sources in order to solve problems
  • Is able to effectively identify and analyse problems and propose solutions
  • Effectively manages day-today issues and problems without intervention

Communicates Powerfully and Prolifically

  • Provides clear instructions and direction to others
  • Is able to both actively listen to and effectively question to understand another’s viewpoint
  • Helps others understand situations by communicating business context

Collaboration and Teamwork

  • Encourages co-operation between all members of the team
  • Seeks team members’ input and expertise; facilitates open and interactive discussion of matters affecting the team
  • Helps people to resolve conflict
  • Identifies and removes barriers to team performance
  • Identifies ways for further collaboration across teams

Builds Relationships

  • Establishes rapport with others on the team and across teams
  • Works effectively with others to get work done
  • Treats all individuals with respect
  • Handles difficult situations, minimizing conflict

Inspires and motivates others to high performance

  • Brings to the group a high level of energy and enthusiasm
  • Supports others when they go the extra mile
  • Takes time to understand individuals holistically, i.e. what is important to them both at work and outside of work
  • Fosters a supportive environment where appropriate coaching, training and development and other resources are provided to increase the competence, morale and confidence of team members

Develops Others

  • Shares own specialist skills and knowledge with other members of the team
  • Acts as a buddy to new individuals on a team
  • Looks for opportunities to provide feedback to others

Drives for Results

  • Communicates expectations clearly
  • Follows through on commitments to ensure they are successfully completed and goals are achieved
  • Promotes a strong sense of urgency for reaching goals
  • Builds commitment in others for their individual and team objectives



Minimum Years of Experience

  • 5+ years in IT Project Management


  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical subject (Computer Science or Engineering discipline) is preferred, but not required.
  • Technical knowledge – Software Development Lifecycle. Familiarity with Agile methodology.
  • Project governance certification (PMP, PRINCE2, Scrum, etc.) preferred 


  • Jira
  • Confluence
  • MS Project
  • MS Office
  • MS Visio (preferred)


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