Job Description :
Project Manager/Leader - Level 3 Toronto, ON Start Date 2021-01-18 End Date 2021-03-31 Description MSP Notes Shortlisting Date: Thursday, Jan 7th at 2:00 pm ET Maximum number of Candidate Submissions: 1 (One) Role: Senior Project Manager (10+ years) Must Haves (must be demonstrated): Treasury and Finance experience (5+ years) Business case experience (over 10+ years) Experience with large projects larger than $5M Working with a governance structure to be able to identify decision-makers Other Notes: A note on Assignment Type: This position is currently listed as "Hybrid", however, the consultant will be remote due to COVID-19 related Work From Home (WFH) direction. Once the IT cluster staff are required to return to the office, the resource under this request will be required to work onsite as well. Requirements Description Project Background The OntTax application is the Ontario Government's implementation of a COTS (Commercial off the Shelf) tax administration system called GenTax developed and supported by FAST Enterprises (FAST The Ministry of Finance's, Tax, Benefits & Local Finance (TBLF), uses GenTax to administer tax revenue programs and a growing number of benefits programs for the Province of Ontario. In 2006, OntTax was originally implemented with version 6 of GenTax. The last GenTax upgrade occurred in April 2014 and saw GenTax upgraded from version 7 to version 9. An upgrade to version 12 (V12) will prolong the life of OntTax through the adaption of newer technology and more recent best practices. It also ensures that the GenTax product, continues to be fully supported by the vendor. In addition to the application upgrade, the project will implement the latest support software and infrastructure; refreshing the underlying technology environment. 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 Skills Experience and Skill Set Requirements Experience & Skill Set The resource must be able to demonstrate knowledge of, and experience in the following skills, activities or areas. The knowledge and experience must have been gained through work on a project(s) similar in size and scope to this project. Experience with leading projects Experience with Project Management methodologies Experience establishing Business Cases for approval at the Treasury Board level Experience working with Governance structures and processes Experience with building relationships and leading executive level meetings Experience in preparing executive level reporting and presentations Experience with leading and delivering a tax management system understanding/alignment of Business and IT strategy proven leadership, support of organization and decision making utilizing various tools/frameworks. The resource must be available to start work in accordance with the specified time frame and have the skills to produce the services requested as detailed within this document. The resource must be able to demonstrate the ability to deal tactfully with people and have excellent interpersonal, communication and writing skills. Other project related tasks as deemed relevant by the Project Manager/Delivery Manager. Evaluation Breakdown Per Role Business Analysis & Planning / Project Manager/Leader / Level 3 Price - 30% Skill - 70% - Project management, leadership capabilities and communication.