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Senior Project Manager, Applications

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    Posted: 08/18/20
    Job Type: Full Time
    Location: Ottawa

    Reporting to the Director, Enterprise Applications the Senior Project Manager, Applications is accountable to plan, execute, and finalize highly complex projects according to strict deadlines and within budget. This includes acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of team members and third-party contractors or consultants in order to deliver projects according to plan. The Senior Project Manager will also define the project’s objectives and oversee quality control throughout its life cycle.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Leads complex, corporate high profile technical projects by defining project scope, goals and deliverables that support business goals in collaboration with key management personnel and stakeholders, which involves assigning staff, determining the technical requirements/specifications for the internal client and participates in the prioritization and planning of IT department projects.
    • Set and effectively communicate project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion and liaise with project stakeholders on an ongoing basis.
    • Plan, define and schedule project timelines, success criteria and milestones using appropriate tools, track project milestones and deliverables, and determine the frequency and content of status reports from the project team, analyze results, and troubleshoot problem areas.
    • Conduct project post mortems and create a recommendations report in order to identify successful and unsuccessful project elements, which will serve to develop best practices and tools for continuously improving project execution and management.
    • Estimate the resources and participants needed to achieve project goals and submit budget proposals to secure investment, and recommend subsequent budget changes where necessary.
    • Determine and assess need for additional staff and/or consultants and make the appropriate recruitments if necessary during project cycle.
    • Direct and manage project development from beginning to end, including post go-live support, develop full-scale project plans and associated communications documents, and delegate tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personnel.
    • Identify and manage project dependencies and critical path, and develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations.
    • Provide leadership and technical guidance to all levels of personnel regarding system related issues.
    • Build relationships with business partners and IT support groups.
    • Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential crises, and devise contingency plans.
    • Lead project team members and contractors, and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work.

    Requirements:

    • University degree in Computer Science or Business or equivalent education and work experience.
    • Minimum of 10 years of related business experience.
    • Certification in project management (considered an asset).
    • Minimum of 10 years of direct work experience in enterprise application project management, including all aspects of the system development lifecycle, process development and execution.
    • Leading projects with a significant enterprise applications component.
    • Strong technical understanding of software engineering principles.
    • Thorough understanding of business analysis methods.
    • Strong project management, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
    • Strong knowledge of IT applications/systems and tools.
    • Strong knowledge of Enterprise Resource Planning principles.
    • Strong familiarity with project management software, such as Microsoft Project.
    • Technically competent with various software programs, such as Microsoft Office suite and Visio.
    • Excellent persuasive, encouraging, and motivating skills.
    • Strong written and oral communication skills and interpersonal skills.
    • English is essential; bilingualism (English and French) is an asset.

    If you qualify for the mandatory requirements, and if the above describes your abilities and interests, please forward your resume and cover letter in confidence to careers@mint.ca.
    We thank all candidates who apply, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. If selected for an interview or testing, please advise Human Resources if you require accommodation.
    The Royal Canadian Mint promotes equity in employment: As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

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