Job Description :
Title: Project Manager/Leader - Level 3 Location: Toronto, ON Job Type: 4+ Months Contract Must Haves: Public Sector/government experience Professional services experience MS Project AODA Experience on large modernization projects Experience managing migration to cloud projects Responsibilities Provides project management on large scale, complex, high profile and high risk projects for OPS I&IT initiatives. Ensures project deliverables meet clients' business requirements on time, scope and budget, with a focus on cost-effectiveness, efficiencies and compliance with OPS project management methodologies and frameworks. General Skills Leads organizational development, strategy development, business planning, and Ministry funding requests. Gathers and develops requirements in order to create and maintain a detailed project schedule and/or integrated plan. Ability to monitor and forecast project costs and provide reporting and input to ensure targets are met Experience developing and managing project schedules, deliverables, and scope Ability to promote I&IT project management best practices and adherence to standard methodologies Demonstrated experience directing project teams to ensure project deliverables are delivered on time and adhere to government and ministry standards Extensive experience coordinating and monitoring project processes, and developing/communicating guidelines and procedures Sources, selects and on-boards team members in various disciplines, clarify roles and responsibilities and set task/deliverable/performance expectations for resources that are both OPS unionized employees as well as fee for service (FFS) consultants. Resolves resourcing and inter-personal conflicts, negotiates changes to resourcing, ensures knowledge is shared among team members such as project objectives and deliverables are met. Develops complex project budgets based on multiple funding channels and cross ministry dependencies. Effectively manages large project budgets and ensures a high level of fiscal control and accountability including estimates, forecasts and reconciliation/confirmation of actuals. Proactively identifies potential risk events and issues before they occur so that proper mitigating strategies can be developed. Articulates and prioritizes issues and risks at senior executive levels and recommends mitigation strategies for decision makers. Establishes and participates in steering committee and stakeholder forums. Provides, project, program, and/or portfolio reporting to multi-stakeholders at senior executive levels. Uses appropriate strategies and actions to overcome resistance to change and capitalize on forces in support of change during all stages of projects - concept, definition, planning, implementation and close-out. Promotes OPS I&IT standards and best practices for project management to facilitate control of system quality, adherence to standard methodology and the control of the use of I&IT resources. Desirable Skills Knowledge and understanding of Project Management's Institute's Project Management Body of Knowledge Knowledge and understanding of Information Management principles, concepts, policies and practices Knowledge and understanding of Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act (AODA) and related regulations and standards Ability to make recommendations on the acquisition of software, hardware, and technology resources Experience managing and coordinating project monitoring, anticipates and troubleshoots issues, provides ongoing expertise, resolves problems and provides project effectiveness Ability to identify conflict between project and functional areas and develops responses to successfully address conflict Ability to handle client relationships to manage expectations, provides updates as required, identifies potential conflicts between project and functional areas