Project Control Officer  
Canadian National Railway Company
Montreal, Quebec, CA
7d ago


You help champion CN’s Corporate Project Management Office (PMO) in their mandate to define, implement and monitor the processes and practices that govern how we build the IT initiatives that support the Company’s business agenda.

As a Project Control Officer (PCO), you contribute not only to the realization of specific IT projects, but also to how some of these key projects come together to form CN’s IT roadmap.

You have fresh, innovative ideas, and the way you turn vision into reality demonstrates your leadership, maturity and conscientiousness.


Assist Project Manager with creation and maintenance of the project work plan. This includes tasks, dependencies, timeframes, resources and links with other projects.

Support up to 3 simultaneous projects.

Calculate and request month-end accounting accruals for the project, track actuals to project budget.

Identify and highlight resource loading issues within the project work plan. Facilitate the analysis by the project manager of resource and planning alternatives by providing what-if scenario results.

Assist Project Manager with documenting and tracking all risks, issues, change requests and action items.

Set up, collect and ensure completeness of actual hours with respect to project staff’s time reporting on assigned tasks and estimated time to completion.

Monitor, reconcile and process project invoices.

Provide standard and custom reports to Project Stakeholders, enter project information in various IT Systems.

Apply, and ensure compliance with, all appropriate CN IT standards (eg. Project Delivery Methodology, SOX, etc.)

Bachelor’s degree

5+ years experience in a PCO or Project Manager role

Strong proficiency with MS Project and EPM, MS Excel, Powerpoint, Sharepoint

In-depth understanding of project management methodology and tools, PMI certification an asset

Excellent communication and customer service aptitudes in both English and French, written and spoken

Autonomous and resourceful

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.

Please monitor your email on a regular basis, as communication is primarily made through email.

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