21566 Senior Project Leader

November 9 2020
Industries Energy
Categories Project Management, Business Analysis, Information Technology, IT, Project management
Chalk River, ON

INTRO

The Project Leader is responsible for managing the delivery of medium to high risk IT projects characterized as having any of the following:

  • Many work packages and interfaces,
  • Safety and licensing requirements involving internal and external regulatory interactions,
  • Work packages spanning multiple years in duration, and
  • Involving a moderation financial commitment.

Using general knowledge of project management principles, the Project Leader is involved in:

  • Project planning,
  • Budgeting and resource allocation,
  • Discussions with internal clients to define the scope of the project, deliverables and timing,
  • Approving project scope of work and determining project priorities and division of responsibilities,
  • Reviewing the project regularly with the Project Team for updates on deliverables against the plan,
  • Identifying and managing project risks,
  • Motivating team members to meet quality, scope and cost constraints.

DUTIES

  • Planning projects from initiation to implementation
  • Drafting of project management documents such as project scope statements, project charters, project execution plans, risk management plans, risk registers, etc…
  • Identifying of stakeholders and their impact on the project success
  • Identifying project team members and clearly understanding their roles and responsibilities
  • Leading of the project team, stakeholders and vendors
  • Estimating project duration and effort
  • Experience with building project schedules in programs such as Primavera or MS Project
  • Prepare project budgets
  • Prepare various types of reports such as monthly progress reports, cost reports, stakeholder reports, two week look-ahead, etc…
  • Updating project schedules at regular intervals to track progress against the baseline
  • Understanding of earned value management
  • Understanding of processed to secure funding through gating and sanctioning
  • Support project team members
  • Drafting of procurement documents such as statements of work or request for information.
  • Developing a vendor evaluation matrix to be used to measure proponents in a fair and equitable manner
  • Measuring project benefits against the requirements
  • Confirming project deliverables align with expectations and standards
  • Controlling project procurements
  • Controlling project costs and working within the approved budget
  • Identifying risks and risk resolutions
  • Take the lead role for controlling project scope as defined in the project scope statement
  • Celebrating project successes
  • Directing and leading all aspects of the project activities
  • Managing stakeholder expectations
  • Developing a communication strategy and managing as expected
  • Understanding of requirements
  • Closing out projects and filing all documents as records.
  • Tracking lessons learned
  • Ensure a safe work place for everyone

QUALIFICATIONS

Education

  • Graduation from a recognized educational institution in computer science OR
  • Graduation from an equivalent formal educational program and relevant IT technical and project management experience.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) designation is highly desirable

Experience

  • Ten or more years of recent related industry and demonstrated experience in a technology field aligned with departmental deliverables
  • Three or more years of demonstrated experience in a supervisory/leadership or project management role

Abilities and Skills

  • Proven ability to successfully apply project planning, monitoring and control techniques, as well as accurately estimate resource and budgetary requirements
  • Proven track record for managing efficient cost and schedule performance and quality of deliverables for contracted services for large projects
  • Demonstrated ability to lead diverse teams of professional employees, consultants and contractors
  • Consistently demonstrates understanding of project management principles (can quote principles and explain PMI concepts including EV and CPI)
  • Consistently demonstrated ability to work independently, handle deadline pressures, and effectively escalate project issues.
  • Demonstrated expertise in business systems analysis, technology-appropriate integration/deployment/development methodologies, and analysis and design techniques as applied over the entire lifecycle of an information system
  • For software-related roles, demonstrated application in one or more SDLC methodologies (e.g. Waterfall, RAD, JAD, Iterative) and able to provide input to recommendations for application of methodology to optimize development.
  • Ability to accurately estimate development efforts
  • Understands software testing techniques and toolsets
  • Demonstrated interpersonal, presentation and customer service skills to build relationships with internal staff and external suppliers
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills to prepare required documentation
  • Demonstrates influencing and negotiation skills to optimize the outcome of project deliverables, working in partnership with peers, business users and IT service providers.
  • Remains current with industry trends and best practices as they relate to their IT specific area.
  • Strong knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Communicates effectively in oral, written, and electronic form as appropriate for the needs of the project team.
  • Demonstrated personal accountability.
  • Makes effective presentations to project teams.
  • Must be professional in all dealings and demonstrate tact, diplomacy, and sensitivity.
  • Ability to multi-task, organize priorities and manage time well to meet deadlines.
  • Adaptive, able to respond to changing conditions quickly.
  • Logical thinking.
  • Demonstrated willingness and ability to learn.
  • Detail oriented, accurate.
  • Get-things-done attitude.

Job/Industry Specific Knowledge

  • Experience and understanding of project management methodologies
  • Experience with the delivery of IT applications and SaaS solutions with and understanding of various methodologies including Agile, Scrum, Iterative and Waterfall.
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