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Requisition Id: RQ04651 Title: Senior Project Manager
Role: Program/Project Manager Submission Deadline: Jan. 25, 2023, noon
Start Date: Jan. 30, 2023 End Date: Feb. 2, 2024
Location: Toronto, ON #Candidates: 1

Job Description :

AMANST Inc. is looking for Senior Project Manager for a contract opportunity with Ontario Government.

 

Estimated Business Days: 253 days

 

Must Haves:

  • Expertise in MS Office 365 - Jira and Confluence, Agile/Scrum
  • Hiring Manager is looking for person who has 7- 8 years experience Data Analytics Project/ Data Engineering

 

Nice to have:

  • Public sector experience

 

Responsibilities:

  • Provides project management on large scale, complex, high profile and high risk projects for OPS I&IT initiatives.
  • Ensures project deliverables meet clients’ business requirements on time, scope and budget, with a focus on cost-effectiveness, efficiencies and compliance with OPS project management methodologies and frameworks.
     

General Skills:

  • Leads organizational development, strategy development, business planning, and Ministry funding requests.
  • Gathers and develops requirements in order to create and maintain a detailed project schedule and/or integrated plan.
  • Ability to monitor and forecast project costs and provide reporting and input to ensure targets are met
  • Experience developing and managing project schedules, deliverables, and scope
    Ability to promote I&IT project management best practices and adherence to standard methodologies
  • Demonstrated experience directing project teams to ensure project deliverables are delivered on time and adhere to government and ministry standards
  • Extensive experience coordinating and monitoring project processes, and developing/communicating guidelines and procedures
  • Sources, selects and on-boards team members in various disciplines, clarify roles and responsibilities and set task/deliverable/performance expectations for resources that are both OPS unionized employees as well as fee for service (FFS) consultants.
  • Resolves resourcing and inter-personal conflicts, negotiates changes to resourcing, ensures knowledge is shared among team members such as project objectives and deliverables are met.
  • Develops complex project budgets based on multiple funding channels and cross ministry dependencies.
  • Effectively manages large project budgets and ensures a high level of fiscal control and accountability including estimates, forecasts and reconciliation/confirmation of actuals.
  • Proactively identifies potential risk events and issues before they occur so that proper mitigating strategies can be developed.
  • Articulates and prioritizes issues and risks at senior executive levels and recommends mitigation strategies for decision makers.
  • Establishes and participates in steering committee and stakeholder forums
    Provides, project, program, and/or portfolio reporting to multi-stakeholders at senior executive levels.
  • Uses appropriate strategies and actions to overcome resistance to change and capitalize on forces in support of change during all stages of projects – concept, definition, planning, implementation and close-out.
  • Promotes OPS I&IT standards and best practices for project management to facilitate control of system quality, adherence to standard methodology and the control of the use of I&IT resources.

 

Desirable Skills:

  • Knowledge and understanding of Project Management’s Institute’s Project Management Body of Knowledge
  • Knowledge and understanding of Information Management principles, concepts, policies and practices
  • Knowledge and understanding of Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act (AODA) and related regulations and standards
  • Ability to make recommendations on the acquisition of software, hardware, and technology resources
  • Experience managing and coordinating project monitoring, anticipates and troubleshoots issues, provides ongoing expertise, resolves problems and provides project effectiveness
  • Ability to identify conflict between project and functional areas and develops responses to successfully address conflict
  • Ability to handle client relationships to manage expectations, provides updates as required, identifies potential conflicts between project and functional areas

 

Skills and Experience

  • Experience facilitating diverse system stakeholders in highly integrated and complex solution delivery environments, providing leadership and advice to establish common business objectives and solution roadmaps, while developing business standards and realizing system automation.
  • Demonstrated experience leading projects that involve system vendor management, issues management, and system integration across multiple vendor solutions.
  • Experience identifying and assessing technical project risks, mitigation strategies and contingency plans.
  • Ability to gather and develop requirements in order to create and maintain a detailed project schedule and/or integrated plan.
  • Ability to monitor and forecast project costs and provide reporting and input to ensure targets are met
  • Experience developing and managing project schedules, deliverables, and scope
  • Demonstrated experience directing project teams to ensure project deliverables are delivered on time and adhere to government and ministry standards
  • Extensive experience coordinating and monitoring project processes, and developing/communicating guidelines and procedures
  • Provides, project, program, and/or portfolio reporting to multi-stakeholders
  • Uses appropriate strategies and actions to overcome resistance to change and capitalize on forces in support of change during all stages of projects – concept, definition, planning, implementation and close-out.

 

Resume Criteria:

 

Criteria 1: Relationship Management and Communication

Criteria Points: 40

  • Demonstrated experience in communication and mediation skills with business teams and core team members to ensure Client products are progressing according to schedule or product road map
  • Demonstrated experience in team building, consensus building and relationship management skills
  • Demonstrated experience with strategies and actions to overcome resistance to change and capitalize on forces in support of change during all stages of products – Discovery, Alpha, Beta, Live or similar delivery methodologies
  • Demonstrated experience in negotiating with business stakeholders on functional design issues and detailed solution design sessions, negotiating on issues for production 
  • Demonstrated experience in documenting project status reports, project tracking for resources, finances, progress, issues and risks

 

Criteria 2: Product Management – Knowledge, Risks, Issues, Scheduling & Reporting

Criteria 2 Points: 40

  • Demonstrated experience with identification to risk events and issues before they occur so that proper mitigating strategies can be developed.
  • Ability to articulate and prioritize issues and risks at program management and senior executive level and recommend mitigation strategies for decision makers
  • Ability to create and maintain a product road map which describes how your product is likely to evolve over time.
  • Ability to delivery on a product with a balanced team (product owner, user experience designers, developers) utilizing Agile (SCRUM) delivery methodologies. Scrum master experience is preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience gathering and developing requirements in order to create and maintain a detailed product schedule and/or integrated plan
  • Demonstrated experience with product program, and/or portfolio reporting to multi-stakeholders at senior executive levels;
  • Demonstrated experience with participating in steering committee and stakeholder forums.

 

Criteria 3: Technical Skills

Criteria 3 Points: 20

  • Demonstrated experience delivering Salesforce solutions and coordinating Salesforce development teams
  • Demonstrated knowledge of online collaboration tools such as MIRO, Atlassian Confluence and Trello, Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Teams
  • Knowledge of Backlog Management tools such as JIRA and Azure DevOps,
  • Knowledge and understanding of digital product development, implementation and management
  • Demonstrated experience applying various project and product delivery methodologies such as:
    • Agile/Scrum
    • Waterfall
    • Iterative Agile
    • Product management

 



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