IT Project Manager

Location Charlottetown, Canada
JobType Temporary
Salary
Reference 13546

Job Title: IT Project Manager 
Type: 1 year contract
Location: Charlottetown PEI 
 

Project Manager duties include the following:

  • Confirm project scope, goals and deliverable that support goals in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders
  • Effectively communicate project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion
  • Liaise with project stakeholders on an ongoing basis
  • Set and continually manage project expectations with team members and other stakeholders
  • Cooperatively plan and schedule project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools with vendor project leader
  • Track project milestones and deliverable
  • Determine the frequency and content of status reports from the project team, analyze results, and troubleshoot problem areas
  • Define project success criteria and disseminate them to involved parties throughout project life cycle
  • Conduct project postmortems and create a recommendations report in order to identify successful and unsuccessful project elements
  • Develop best practices and tools for project execution and management for deployment with other projects
  • Confirm estimates of resources and participants needed to achieve project goals
  • Confirm budget proposals, and recommend subsequent budget changes where necessary
  • Determine and assess need for additional staff and/or consultants and make the appropriate recruitment if necessary during project cycle

Work with the vendor Project Leader to:

  • Direct and manage project development from beginning to end
  • Develop full-scale project plans and associated communications documents
  • Delegate tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personnel
  • Identify and resolve issues and conflicts within the project team
  • Identify and manage project dependencies and critical path
  • Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations
  • Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential crises, and devise contingency plans
  • Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project team members and contractors, and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work
  • Build, develop, and grow any business relationships vital to the success of the project
  • Drive project execution: track project activities to ensure delivery, monitor & handle changes, conflicts & escalations
  • Handle customer & stakeholder engagement: manage & build stakeholder confidence & trust, ensure project progress arranging meetings & customer events

Must Haves

  • University degree or college diploma in the field of Business Administration, Project Management, or a related field and/or an equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • 5 years of proven project management in a large scale IT environment
  • Strong familiarity with project management software, such as MS Project
  • Demonstrated experience in leading change and change management
  • Solid working knowledge of current Internet technologies
  • Demonstrated experience in personnel management

Nice to Haves

  • Certifications in process improvement, Lean Six Sigma, and /or Leading Change would be considered an asset
  • Experience with implementing an ERP system within a post-secondary institution would be considered an asset
  • Experience implementing large scale network modernization projects based on Cisco technologies would be considered
  • Database and operating systems experience with MS SQL, SQL Server, MS SharePoint, Business Objects
  • Competent and proficient understanding of ERP platforms, such as Ellucian's Colleague
  • Technically competent with various software programs, such as O365. Google, MS Project, Process Modeling, Tableau