Project Manager


Posted 2 months ago

We are looking for a Project Manager! Reach out if you are interested and feel free to refer friends/colleagues!


Type of Employment: Contract
Title: Project Manager
Term: Contract – 7 months with extension
Location: Toronto – Hybrid (2 days on-site)
Industry: Government
Job ID number: C1424



  • 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.
  • Provide senior project management oversight and support for cyber security platforms that are currently being deployed and rolled out within the OPS over 2024-25 fiscal year. In addition, to lead and provide project management support for smaller security-focused projects, initiatives or iterative improvements as required based on need and capacity throughout the year.

The PM resource will provide the resource capacity required to lead:

  • Microsoft Enterprise Security (E5) capability implementation/adoption projects
  • Internal cyber security projects and improvement initiatives
  • Current state analysis and Target state operating model for protection platforms Database Protection and Privileged Access Management solution.

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


Experience and Skill Set Requirements

Strategic Planning – 85%
Analytical – 20%

  • Attention to Detail
  • Calculating Costs for Implementation
  • Critical Thinking
  • Defining Mechanisms for Input
  • Defining Purpose of the Strategic Planning Process
  • Developing a Plan for Implementing Strategies
  • Logical Thinking

Communication – 25%

  • Facilitating Group Discussion
  • Creating Mission/Vision Statements
  • Engaging Reluctant Members in Discussions
  • Negotiation
  • People Skills
  • Persuasiveness
  • Pitching
  • Public Speaking
  • Presentation / MS PowerPoint
  • Active Listening

Decisiveness – 15%

  • Building Consensus
  • Establishing Measurable Objectives for Goals/Projects
  • Creating and Enforcing Timelines
  • Prioritizing
  • Goal Oriented

Problem Solving – 25%

  • Aligning Business Practices with Emerging Strategy
  • Assessment
  • Brainstorming
  • Creativity
  • Evaluation
  • Identifying Obstacles
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Multitasking
  • Stress Tolerance

Agile Project Delivery – 15%

  • Experience working on agile project delivery teams
  • Working Experience with:
  • Backlog
  • User Stories
  • Scrum
  • Sprints

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