Program Director, PMO

Aerospace - Halifax, NS (7 months ago)

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Position Overview:
Reporting to the VP Programs, this position will lead the PMO (Program Management Office) and be responsible for establishing, implementing, enforcing, and maintaining Portfolio & Project Management governance, rules, documentation, and systems to be followed for all Projects undertaken by IMP Aerospace.

Key Areas of Responsibility:
Develop, implement and maintain effective Program Management governance and standards including Standard Plant Procedures (SPPs) and Work Instructions (WIs).
Develop and implement standard Program Management Tools and Templates in an acceptable and consistent format and include but not be limited to Program/Project Management Plans, WBS Dictionaries, Schedules, and Risk Management Registers.
Ensure the appropriate training and development of Program and Project Managers.
Review, approve, and provide support for specific Project-related artifacts such as Project Charters and Project Management Plans to ensure they are consistent with the required standards.
Supervise the Manager, Planning and Scheduling.
Establish, Develop, and Manage the PMO.
Develop, maintain, and allocate Project Management resources.
Effective management of PMO personnel and performance of their responsibilities.
Support Program and Project Managers in the development and maintenance of their various Program/Project Management Plans including routine audits.
Review and Approve Project Charters.
Plan long-term PMO resource requirements based upon long-term contracts and forecasted opportunities.
Ensure that company adheres to standardized Portfolio & Project Management principles, suitable to the organization, and in line with industry best practices.
Build and foster working relationships with other departments to build a successful project-focused culture within the organization.
Promote risk-based thinking and ensure that the Risk Management Plans and Risk Registers are consistently used across the company by all departments.
Promote Project Management and best practices throughout the organization.
Other duties as required.

Position Requirements:
Post-secondary education – Technical or Engineering degree would be an asset.
A minimum of 10 years of Program Management experience with proven PMO leadership responsibilities.
Experience in the Aerospace and/or Defence Industry.
Advanced program management experience in an earned value management (EVM) environment is essential – must have previous experience managing major programs.
Program Management course (PMI) or equivalent is an essential requirement.
Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
Exceptional interpersonal skills and teamwork ability.
Motivated self-starter who is results driven, with exceptional multitasking skills.
Strong problem-solving skills and conflict resolution skills as applied to complex issues.
Extensive experience in management positions managing or interfacing with multi-disciplinary teams.
Advanced computer skills with MS Office Suite, including Microsoft Project.
Demonstrate a personal commitment to IMP Occupational Health, Safety and Environment policies.Continually focusing on your individual safety and the safety of others who may be affected by your work and to fully comply with all Federal Health and Safety Legislation.
Participate in Continuous Improvement, Lean & 8S activities in your area.
Must be eligible to meet requirements for Canadian Controlled Goods Program (CGP), U.S. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Canadian government security clearances.

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a resume online at

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IMP is committed to Employment Equity and our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative at all job levels. We welcome applicants from Aboriginal People, Visible Minority Groups, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations of positions where they are under-represented. If you are a member of one of the equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on either your cover letter or resume.