Sr IT Project Manager

Workplace Safety and Insurance Board - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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Responsible for providing overall IT project management for large, complex high profile IT initiatives, projects and/or programs within all phases of the product lifecycle. Ensure deliverables meet client and stakeholder business requirements on time, scope, and budget, following WSIB project management methodologies and frameworks.

Major Duties & Responsibilities

1. Under the direction of the IT Delivery Manager lead and manage complex / high priority technology projects from original concept through final implementation by:

Managing day to day operational aspects of projects to ensure adherence to scope, conferring with project staff to outline the work breakdown schedule (WBS), assigning duties, responsibilities and scope of authority, directing and coordinating activities of project personnel, modifying schedules or plans as required and effectively applying and enforcing acceptable project methodology.
Supporting and participating in defining business and technical requirements, ensuring integration of technical documentation, ensuring all project business documents, artifacts and deliverables are completed and signed off while at the same time confirming that deliverables meet business needs.
Managing all IT project/initiative scope, deliverables, goals and milestones including reviewing and signing off on all IT documentation.
Acting as a corporate liaison and providing presentation/briefings to the executive team, holding and facilitating regular status meeting with project teams and ensuring project status reporting is completed on a regular and timely basis.
Managing conflict within IT teams including taking a leadership role in mentoring other team members in project management best practices.
Providing project/product lifecycle best practices and execution against plan for all IT deliverables.
Leading the development and implementation of IT performance measures, indicators, benchmarks and guidelines to ensure project resources are used appropriately and the achievement of quality assurance standards as well as adherence to mandatory WSIB project rules and methods.
Identifying and managing resource allocation and constraints.
Conduct retrospectives/lessons learned.
Leading project status meetings / 'stand-ups' to progress activities and ensure stakeholder communications on status/issues/risks
Attending and participating in Enterprise 'stand-up' meetings to address project issues and activities
Supporting Lean and Agile methodologies and report within the project/initiative status
Leading warranty and on-going support of solutions and products

2. Identify, monitor and communicate risk and potential implementation issues to project/initiative sponsors.

3. Develop and oversee project budgets as well as forecast budget changes and communicate planned versus actual budget during the project lifecycle in order to ensure that financial targets are met and/or adjusted accordingly by:

Managing and report project budgets on a monthly basis to the project stakeholders and PMO

4. Establish, develop and maintain strong relationships with internal clients, operational staff, consultants and management at various levels to be aware of issues that impact on current and future projects, manage expectations, resolve conflict and elicit their support and co-operation.

Champion business and IT partnership by taking a leadership role with clients to ensure organizational and business readiness plans address short and long term project objectives

Job Requirements

1. Education Requirements:
University Degree / College Diploma (Related Field)

2. Experience:
10+ years managing complex and high-profile IT projects with different methodologies

As a precondition of employment, the WSIB will require a prospective candidate to undergo a criminal records name check prior to or at any time following hire.

To apply for this position, please submit your application by the closing date noted above.

We appreciate the interest of all candidates. Due to the volumes of applications we receive, we are only able to contact candidates that are selected to move forward in the recruitment process. The WSIB is an equal opportunity employer.

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