Project Manager

BluMetric - Ottawa, ON (6 months ago)

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The Opportunity

BluMetric (BLM) is currently seeking a Water / Wastewater Project Manager for the Ottawa, Ontario office. The Project Manager is the primary point-person responsible for planning, executing, and delivering corporate projects on time, within budget, and in accordance to specifications. To achieve these important goals, the Project Manager will define project requirements and scope, acquire project resources, and supervise the efforts of project team members. Efficient delivery of project deliverables, effective quality control, and clear communication of expectations to stakeholders, and upward reporting to the PMO are critical tasks that must be performed throughout each projects lifecycle.

Job Responsibilities

Include, but are not limited to:
Manage the entire lifecycle of the company's project portfolio, ranging from strategic planning initiatives to tactical activities;
Design, implement, and supervise the implementation of all new system installations, expansions, modifications, migrations;
Establish a Project Charter for each approved project, defining the projects goals, objectives, risks, assumptions, staffing levels, roles and responsibilities, work breakdown structure, milestones, and deliverables;
Conduct cost-benefit analyses, risk analyses, and ROI calculations to determine project feasibility;
Manage project activities throughout lifecycle, including the allocation of adequate resources, scheduling, documentation, budget, and other factors necessary for success;
Plan all project timelines, milestones, deliverables, and micro-deliverables using the appropriate software tools and/or PM methods;
Organize project teams into suitable workgroups and guide the teams throughout their efforts to produce deliverables according to specification;
Negotiate with other business units to obtain required skill sets;
Establish and deliver mechanisms for tracking project progress and reporting to stakeholders via a formal communications plan;
Conduct stakeholder meetings and forums in order to solicit feedback, input, and expectations; incorporate these into project plans;
Establish, implement, and follow a formal change management program;
Reallocate resources across multiple projects where necessary; identify and resolve any resource allocation discrepancies;
Adhere to established methodologies for project management;
Produce regular reports (status, escalations, etc.) on the progress of projects; deliver these reports during regular stakeholder meetings;
Track all project costs to ensure completion within budget; procure extra budget funding where necessary;
Closely monitor the efforts and billing of third-party workers, such as consultants, contractors, and other specialists;
Identify and resolve conflicts within project teams and associate work; create contingency plans to mitigate risk;
Manage project dependencies;
Conduct project post-mortems in order to identify areas for improvement; make recommendations based on findings;

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must have a minimum of five (5) years of experience in project management.
Post-Secondary Education in Environmental, Engineering, Construction Management or other relevant degree.
Demonstrated success in project delivery and execution of project management methods.

Preferred Qualifications/Assets

Commissioning and Plant Operations experience would be considered an asset.
Proven experience in project management and process review /selection for water and wastewater treatment.
Demonstrated experience in development of Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), scheduling and schedule analysis, cost estimating and cost control, budget development, reporting, and record/document control.
Proficient in common desktop packages, i.e. Word, Excel, Wrike (or other scheduling tools).
Certification such as CCE, PMP, or related certifications.
Strong organizational, interpersonal, problem solving and analytical skills.
Strong business acumen.