Associate Project Manager

Associate Project Manager

Location Ottawa, ON
Start Date January 2, 2019
Security Clearance Reliability Status
Duration 18+ months
Date Posted December 19, 2018
Job ID 11347

Maplesoft Group is currently seeking an Associate Project Manager to join one of our clients located in Ottawa

The consultant will execute best practices in the areas of project management, governance, guidelines, process and tools.  The Associate Project Management services will provide project management capabilities throughout the project lifecycle and will ensure the successful completion of the assigned small sized projects or support a Senior Project Manager in the delivery of large/complex projects. The consultant may aqlso be called upon to manage a variety of projects utilizing management best practices, processes and tools.

Tasks include but are not limited to:

Manage small sized assigned projects and/or support a Senior Project Manager in the management of large/complex projects                             
• Manage the project planning sessions to establish scope, assumptions, constraints, deliverables, interim milestones, work breakdown structure and timelines according to established project level category.
• Develop the work breakdown structure to manage projects and to facilitate communication with team members and stakeholders.
• Prepare the detailed project schedule based on best practices scheduling techniques.
• Prepare the resource plan and track resource utilization
• Prepare all project documentation and obtain sign-off from the project sponsor where applicable.
• Monitor, track and report on project risks and issues.
• Setup the issue log, risk log and other supporting project documentation based on size and complexity of project.
• Establish the project control and monitoring guidelines. Communicate to team members.
• Develop and monitor the project Financials. Provide monthly project financial reporting.
• Analyze variances and prepare action / recovery plans as appropriate.
• Prepare regular status updates and provide into to the senior management monthly project reviews, including updates on top issues, risks and variances.
• Actively promote best practices and project management competency.
• Ensure all the technical guidelines and standards are adhered to.
• Share knowledge and project experiences with the project management community.
• Apply project management discipline in accordance with project categorization guidelines.                        
Communication and Project Status Reporting                              
• Establish and manage the project communication plan for stakeholders.
• Utilize project management tools such as MPS to capture and report on the status of each project including all tasks and resource utilization.
• Provide regular status reports.
• Participate in Steering Committees and management review sessions as appropriate.
• Prepare report analytics as per governance guidelines.

• Strong MS Project skills
• Project management knowledge (process, tools and techniques)
• IT Governance and project delivery excellence best practices
• Outcome driven
• Demonstrated knowledge of the software development lifecycle
• Negotiation and influencing skills
• Effective written and verbal communication skills
• Demonstrated excellent organizational skills
• Analytical and problem-solving skills
• Strong team player
• Experience with Microsoft Project Server

• 3-5 years of recently demonstrated project management competency as an associate project manager or project coordinator for Business Solutions projects with technology components
• Post-secondary education or equivalent combination of education/experience
• CAPM or PMP certification would be an asset

Maplesoft Group prides itself on its distinct corporate culture and recognizes that success is a direct reflection of our most valuable asset - our people.  Therefore, attitude and ambition are key personality traits we seek out, along with skill and aptitude, in potential employees.

We thank you for your interest in Maplesoft Group and wish to advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

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