Project Manager, Application Development

Location: Edmonton, AB, Canada
We are assisting our client in looking for a senior resource with extensive Project Management experience and a proven record of successful project management engagements. Our Project Managers are typically responsible for managing either very large IT projects or a number of smaller IT projects concurrently. The successful candidate will be leveraged on projects as required.

The Senior Project Manager will be responsible for applying proper project management methodology and processes (PMBOK) to ensure the successful completion of project goals within identified schedule and budget constraints. These projects would be related to Application Services (ie Application development, transformation and transition of application services, application modernization)

This successful candidate will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following duties:
• Develop Project Charters or Project Statements of Work (SOW) in consultation with the client
• Produce Project Management Plan documents and detailed Project Plans (e.g. MS Project) and gain Project Sponsor approval
• Ensure the project is undertaken in accordance with the standards, processes and documentation which follow PMI standards
• Produce deliverables on time, within budget and to specification ensuring project objectives are met
• Ensure the work products and deliverables are completed in compliance with technical standards
• Monitor and report on project performance: scope, schedule, cost, and quality of project deliverables
• Identify, monitor and manage risks related to the delivery of the project
• Work closely with the team on a day to day basis to ensure the team is engaged and deadlines are being met
• Provide timely and proactive communications and reporting regarding projects risks, issues and concerns to the team, Project Sponsors and relevant stakeholders
• Organize and facilitate multi-stakeholder workshops, meetings and prepare presentations
• Work collaboratively with key client contacts throughout the project lifecycle
• Develop project change requests (scope, time and cost) while negotiating and sharing financial implications and/or impact with the Project Sponsor
• Managing Team health by ensuring conflict is handled and that members receive recognition, etc.
• Proactively Identify changes to resourcing requirements.

Skills Requirement: The successful candidate will possess the following skills and experience:
Valid Project Management Professional (PMP) or able to complete within 6 months of hire date
• Minimum ten (10) years of experience as a practicing Senior Project Manager across a variety of project and government sectors
• Previous experience that includes at least one (1) significant multi-million dollar project that may have contained multiple concurrent and in-ter-related projects. Budget details and success factors must be stated
• Previous experience managing teams of at least ten (10) individuals comprised of employees and contracted resources
• Project Manager must be on site in Edmonton
Proven record of achievement as a Project Manager demonstrating experience in successfully delivering project including working in a multiple project environment with an ability to prioritize, meet deadlines and work under pressure
• Proven record of achievement as a Project Manager demonstrating experience in successfully managing: team resources, systems development, estimating effort and costs, and planning and scheduling project activities
• Previous experience as a Project Manager on at least one (1) application development project involving more than ten (10) development team members
• Previous experience communicating complex and highly technical concepts to technical and non-technical people (both written and oral) with various levels within an organization
• Previous experience organizing and facilitating multi-stakeholder workshops, meetings and presentations
• Previous experience leading projects that involved implementing major changes to business systems and processes
• Demonstrated ability to prepare or oversee the development of project documents (e.g. status/progress reports, detailed budget, resource estimates, project plans and proposals, strategies, project close-out documentation including transition to operations and “lessons learned”)
• Demonstrable experience recognizing and resolving issues early and thoroughly
• Demonstrable experience conducting presentations, effectively leading meetings and facilitating workgroups with diverse business interests to reach consensus
• Demonstrable experience communicating technical concepts to a variety of technical and non-technical audiences
• Strong interpersonal skills with proven experience working with all levels within an organization and understanding business priorities
• Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate people and encourage collaborative teamwork in an environment with internal and external stakeholders

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