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