Expert Program and Project Management (Delivery Manager)
Toronto, ONTARIO, CA
4d ago

Job Summary

As an Expert Program / Project manager, you will be responsible for the management and delivery of projects within the team.

You will oversee all aspects of program / project. You will set deadlines, assign responsibilities, ensures accurate allocation of resources, lead multi-disciplinary teams, and monitor and summarize progress of the program / project.

You will build and maintain working relationships with team members, vendors, and other departments involved in the project.

You will guide and coach the project specialists’ within your project / program. You will actively participate in the deployment of project governance, standards & best practices.

You will also prepare reports for upper management regarding status of the project. Strong leadership is essential with the ability simultaneously manage multiple mandates.

Main responsibilities

  • Responsible for coordination and completion of large scale and complex projects / programs
  • Identify program / project milestones, critical success factors, risks and resource requirements
  • Ability to manage budgets and align project deliverables to expected business case benefits
  • Collaborate efficiently with partners, clients and vendors to deliver projects according to plan
  • Lead project teams using waterfall and / or Hybrid Agile methodology
  • Ensure all program / project management best practices are applied, following client methodology (Planning, Execution & Control, Closing & Transfer to Core)
  • Work closely with the Business and Product Owners to optimize delivery methods within the team
  • If applicable, work closely with the project specialist & project manager under the program to solve problems and provide guidance
  • Ensure project transparency with timely and clear progress updates to senior management
  • Negotiates changes in scope, budget or schedule with sponsor and steering committee, and ensure adherence to change management process
  • Manage project plan using Microsoft Project Professional Server (PPM) / PWA);
  • Able to work under pressure, flexible during times of change and reacts to project adjustments and alterations promptly and efficiently, while maintaining business value and respecting project deadlines
  • Education / Certification / Designation

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Commerce, or equivalent
  • PMP or PgMP certification (or equivalent) (an asset).
  • SCRUM or equivalent Agile methodology certification (an asset)
  • Skills / Knowledge

  • Knowledge of the Rail & Transportation industry and related operational and supply chain processes.
  • Comfortable with implementing leading edge technology
  • Strong capacity to communicate and enforce corrective and preventive actions
  • Strong capacity to communicate and lead project / program planning activities
  • Well-developed communication skills with ability to effectively communicate with senior leaders
  • Proactive, organized, bilingual
  • Expertise on MS Project, MS Excel & Jira
  • Experience

  • Minimum 7 years of IT project / program management experience
  • Experience in transportation industry
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