Senior Project Manager (Application)
ABOUT I&T AT CN
CN harnesses the power of information every minute of every day to make better decisions. Almost every aspect of our business relies on technology;
this is why CN invests around $100 million every year on I&T projects and infrastructure. And with close to 1,000 in-house employees, CN’s I&T team is more than a first-
class technology shop they’re railroaders, dedicated to enabling our people to work better and to helping our trains run safely.
WHY YOU WANT THIS JOB
Responsible for the coordination and cosmpletion of projects within the information technology department. Oversees all aspects of projects.
Sets deadlines, assigns responsibilities, and monitors and summarizes progress of the project. Builds and maintains working relationships with team members, vendors, and other departments involved in the projects.
Prepares reports for upper management regarding status of the project.RESPONSIBILITIES
Responsible for coordination and completion of large scale and more complex projects;
Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures;
Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals;
Negotiates changes in scope, budget or calendar with Project Owner and / or management;
Leads and directs the work of others;
Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit / department;
Identify resource requirements;
Identify milestones and critical success factors;
Communicate and collaborate with people across the organization, partners, clients and vendors to get work done;
Ensure project transparency with timely and effective project communications;
Escalate issues and risks with available options as appropriate;
VERY IMPORTANT : Lead steering committee with the Senior Managers.
At least 10 years experience in IT Project Management.
Mandatory PMP Certification.Prince 2 certification a plus
Experience in project management for Application development and / or Application integration and / or Application upgrade and / or Mobile solutions and / or SAP projects (several positions to fill).
Master project management best practices and strong interpersonal and communication skills to interact with different levels and types of users.
Ability to deliver projects on-time / on-budget that meet business objectives;
Ability to coordinate interdependencies with other projects.
Strong leadership, negotiation, facilitation and interpersonal skills;
Quick learner, autonomous and comfortable managing ambiguity in a fast paced, changing environment;
Knowledge of Microsoft Project Professional Server (PPM) / PWA);
Intermediate to expert skill with MS Excel or MS PowerPoint.
Excellent communication of both written and spoken English and French.
Experience working in the Transportation or Rail industry on IT projects is an asset.
CN is an employment equity employer and we encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only candidates under consideration will be contacted.
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